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GENE YANG on STEREOTYPES

Apparently, MySpace has made American Born Chinese a featured book... Not all good news, though, since it seems to come with a rather tasteless ad campaign that uses the Chin-Kee character out of context, and has led to all kinds of discussions among people who haven't read the book. Gene Yang responds. Does acknowledging a [...]

By |2007-05-01T15:15:04-05:00May 1st, 2007|Uncategorized|15 Comments

Blue Bandana Kampung Boy Reader — WANTED

This letter just came in... If anyone knows who the KAMPUNG BOY reader was on the F-train, please let us know at mail@firstsecondstg.wpengine.com and we'll put you in touch with Kashminder who wants to say thank you: Hello: My name is Kash and I met a woman on April 9th on the F-Train around 7pm [...]

By |2007-04-11T09:54:19-05:00April 11th, 2007|Uncategorized|1 Comment

ON WORD BALLOONS

There are some precious lessons to be gleaned from Eddie Campbell's blog, including an entry called THE LAST WORD IN SPEECH BALLOONS. Several First Second creators have found this valuable in the midst of their thumbnails, so let's add this link to it here, in our TIPS FOR CREATIVE TYPES category (which is filling up [...]

By |2007-04-04T10:40:26-05:00April 4th, 2007|Tips for Creative Types|1 Comment

MUSING ON THE MUSE

(a doodle from the train ride) Been thinking about inspiration. I jotted a few things down on the train ride back from the Center for Cartoon Studies, where I had a most impressive visit. They're doing something amazing up there, Sturm and the gang. The following musing wasn't directly related to the CCS though, rather [...]

By |2007-04-03T17:29:20-05:00April 3rd, 2007|Tips for Creative Types|3 Comments

O, YE BOOKSELLERS OF EVERY ILK

Download onesheets.pdf BOOKSELLERS, BOOKSELLERS! All around America, I've been meeting independent booksellers, large and small. Some of those who've jumped into the Graphic Novel adventure have been very pleasantly surprised! Others aren't sure, or haven't made it work yet, and are wondering what to do. For those, we're putting together a special pamphlet we'll update [...]

By |2007-03-14T17:15:43-05:00March 14th, 2007|News|0 Comments

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SECOND CREW

WILLIAM Van DUYN "Webmeister & Magic Carpet Rides" You're on Bill Van Duyn's flying carpet right now! He's somewhere way North in Nova Scotia as we write this, weaving together the next web treats in store for you at this site.

By |2007-02-02T17:34:00-05:00February 2nd, 2007|Uncategorized|0 Comments

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SECOND CREW

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 [...]

By |2007-02-01T17:33:00-05:00February 1st, 2007|Who's on First Second?|0 Comments

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SECOND CREW

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 [...]

By |2007-01-31T05:23:00-05:00January 31st, 2007|Who's on First Second?|0 Comments