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Videos from past Comics Relief live streams live here. Check back soon for updates to see your favorite creators in conversation with each other and the First Second creative team.

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Videos from past Comics Relief live streams live here. Check back soon for updates to see your favorite creators in conversation with each other and the First Second creative team.

Space Comics with Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks, and Alison Wilgus

Join Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks, author and illustrator duo of Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, and editor and author Alison Wilgus (The Mars Challenge) as they discuss researching, writing, and illustrating comics about space. They’ll discuss drawing from photo references, collaborating as a writer and cartoonist on nonfiction works, and beyond!

Originally broadcast 6/6/20

Maker Comics with Falynn Koch, JP Coovert, and Sarah Myer

Join Falynn Koch (Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro), JP Coovert (Maker Comics: Draw a Comic), Sarah Myer (Maker Comics: Create a Costume), and First Second Editor Robyn Chapman as they discuss the Maker Comics series and what it takes to create an entertaining and instructional comic book. You’ll also learn creative and fun DIY ideas for at-home learning!

Originally broadcast 6/6/20

Documentary Comics with Brian “Box” Brown and Calista Brill

Join New York Times bestselling author Brian “Box” Brown and First Second Editorial Director Calista Brill as they discuss Brian’s library of nonfiction comics, including Andre the Giant, Tetris, and Cannabis, as well as his upcoming fiction graphic novel, Child Star. All of Brian’s work takes on a “documentary film” style of comics, and you’ll learn more about that here!

Originally broadcast 6/6/20

Comics Creators Getting Coffee with Clint McElroy, LeUyen Pham, and Mark Siegel

Join New York Times bestselling comics creators Clint McElroy (The Adventure Zone series), LeUyen Pham (Real Friends, Best Friends), and First Second Creative Director Mark Siegel as they chat about all things graphic novels and answer questions from you, the audience!

Originally broadcast 6/6/20

The Creative Life with Gene Luen Yang and Mark Siegel

Join bestselling author Gene Luen Yang (DRAGON HOOPS) and First Second Creative Director Mark Siegel as they discuss the creative process, focusing on how they brainstorm ideas for new projects.

Originally broadcast 4/18/20

Writing A Script with Lily Williams, Karen Schneemann, and Emily Feinberg

Join creative team Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (GO WITH THE FLOW) and Editor Emily Feinberg as they discuss collaborating on script-writing for graphic novels.

Originally broadcast 4/18/20

Thumbnails with Kirk Benshoff and Lisa Brown

Join award-winning author Lisa Brown (THE PHANTOM TWIN) and First Second Art Director Kirk Benshoff as they discuss creating thumbnails for the pages of their comics.

Originally broadcast 4/18/20

Inking with Kirk Benshoff and Kat Leyh

Join Kat Leyh (SNAPDRAGON) and First Second Art Director Kirk Benshoff as they discuss inking, the process by which an artist outlines, interprets, finalizes, retraces their drawings, bringing them one step closer to the finished page.

Originally broadcast 4/18/20

Coloring + Lettering + Beyond with Ngozi Ukazu and Kirk Benshoff

Join bestselling author Ngozi Ukazu (CHECK, PLEASE) and First Second Art Director Kirk Benshoff as they discuss coloring, lettering, and beyond, including promoting your own work and the many ways to reach readers.

Originally broadcast 4/18/20

In Conversation with Ngozi Ukazu, Lucy Knisley, Gene Luen Yang, and Mark Siegel

Join bestselling authors Lucy Knisley (GO TO SLEEP, I MISS YOU), Ngozi Ukazu (CHECK, PLEASE), and Gene Luen Yang (DRAGON HOOPS) and First Second Creative Director Mark Siegel as they chat about all things comics.

Originally broadcast 4/18/20