You guys! Derek is offering for sale some of the pages from the Eisner Award-winning story "Urgent Request" in The Eternal Smile. They're the watercolor ones! And they're completely gorgeous. I actually have one of them hanging up in my house, so you can stamp 'First Second Employee Approved' on this whole art sale thing. [...]
An Evening with Derek Kirk Kim, Sarah Oleksyk and Jesse Reklaw at Powell's Books. Derek Kirk Kim, Sarah Oleksyk, and Jesse Reklaw read from their latest works at Powell's Books this coming Monday, April 27th. Kim will debut his latest graphic novel, "The Eternal Smile" (in collaboration with writer Gene Luen Yang) from First Second [...]
From the drawing board of Derek Kirk Kim [This post was originally written in my private journal on 8-31-07, a couple weeks after my latest book, Good As Lily, had hit bookstores.] I stopped by my local Barnes & Noble this afternoon to see how Good As Lily was doing. This particular Barnes [...]
ALEXIS SIEGEL "Translation Guru" From the first second I knew First Second had to be highly international. That's meant fostering a talent pool from all around the world, and putting every possible care into our translations. My brother Alexis works at the U.N. as a translator, and many of you have read his work on [...]
HILARY SYCAMORE "The Color Farm" Hilary runs her color farm "Sky Blue Ink" out of Tennessee, but her assistants aren't only from her neighborhood; they live as far as England and New Zealand. She's taught and researched color theory and color therapy, and you'll be seeing lots more of her magic in coming seasons. Her [...]
TANYA McKINNON "Miracle Gro" Tanya is a fellow gardener. First Second's vision needs an editor like Tanya to become reality. She coaches, cajoles, encourages, thrashes and nurtures like no other. Several creators swear by her and show her first anything they ever write.
GINA GAGLIANO "Buzz Maker" As :01's Marketing Associate, Gina works with Lauren to make sure you know about us. And if there's a comic Gina's never heard of, then it probably doesn't exist.
DANICA NOVGORODOFF Art & Design Adventures Danica actually wore that red cape when she won the Isotope Award for her mini-comic A LATE FREEZE. When she isn't working on her own projects, she's busy designing a zillion things for :01, including some of our best covers.
Some of you ask who is behind FIRST SECOND... If you've been wandering around this website, you've met me, and Simon Boughton and Lauren Wohl at the FAQ page... Let's continue then, and introduce some of the teammates... KAT KOPIT "Signals Office" Kat came onboard as an editorial assistant, and has become invaluable, as many [...]
photo by Matthew Sandager