I'm very, very, very happy for this book to be released today. It's October 8th, 2013, the day Paul Pope's BATTLING BOY is cut loose into the world. Years ago, before launching First Second Books, before I knew Paul's work, I was at Jim Hanley's Universe, one of America's greatest comics shops, at the foot [...]
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Chris is a school librarian. She told us: “I think Kampung Boy is the book that more than any other really made me understand what a graphic novel is; how intertwined, how connected text and illustrations are. I constantly found myself going back and forth – always noticing something new.” photo by Jack Demuth
Cassandre, in a cherry tree, reading Sardine in Outer Space 3. Photo by Catherine Toulsaly
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