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Bowen McCurdys Cover Your Tracks &#8211 A Queer OGN For Post-Apocalypse

Bowen McCurdy's Cover Your Tracks – A Queer OGN For Post-Apocalypse

Visually, I’m hoping to balance beauty with the grotesque, somewhat like a dark modern fairytale."[caption id="attachment_1335439" align="aligncenter" width="600"] An illustrative example of Bowen McCurdy's art from their portfolio.[/caption]Cover Your Tracks has been picked up by Kiara Valdez at First Second to be published in 2024 First Second Books is an American graphic novels publisher based[...]

Million Print Run For Shannon Hale &#038 LeUyen Pham OGN Friends Forever

Million Print Run For Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham OGN Friends Forever

First Second will publish Friends Forever, the third book in the Real Friends graphic memoir trilogy by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham, in August 2021, and has announced a first printing of one million copies It might however suggest that the kids who Dav Pilkey and Raina Telgemeir sold millions to are growing up -[...]

American Horses Get Their Own Graphic Novel &#8211 Wild Mustang

American Horses Get Their Own Graphic Novel – Wild Mustang

History Comics: Wild Mustang, published by First Second in February 2021, is a graphic novel about how horses were brought to the Western Hemisphere by Spanish conquistadors and immediately became a crucial part of the American story For the Spanish, they were a tool of conquest For Native Americans, they brought on a new way[...]

Wes Molebash Auctions Four-Book Graphic Novel Series To First Second

Wes Molebash Auctions Four-Book Graphic Novel Series To First Second

Wes Molebash has successfully auctioned a four-book middle-grade graphic novel series called Travis Daventhorpe for the Win! A series about an 11-year-old robotics engineer who discovers he's the prophesied hero of a magical kingdom from another dimension who must survive a school bully's atomic wedgies, new friendships, and an ancient evil while trying to master[...]

Maddie Gallegos Graphic Novel Match Point From First Second in 2023

Maddie Gallegos' Graphic Novel Match Point, From First Second in 2023

Anybody think of any? Match Point was bought by Kirara Valdez at First Second and publication is planned for 2023.And you can see some of the response to her news posted right here A lot of very pleased people Of course, before then, she and KJ have to make an online Halloween event for amphibian[...]

Hiromi Gotos Shadow Life Finally Published In March With New Artist

Hiromi Goto's Shadow Life Finally Published In March With New Artist

In February 2016, First: Second announced a graphic novel written by novelist  Hiromi Goto, Shadow Life drawn by Celine Loup, and edited by Calista Brill, about an elderly Japanese Candian woman running from death. Scheduled for 2018, it disappeared from the schedules without notice, but has now returned for March 30th, 2021.  Now it seems with […]

Mari Costa Sells Belle Of The Ball YA Graphic Novel to First Second

Mari Costa Sells Belle Of The Ball YA Graphic Novel to First Second

Described as a comedic, lesbian love-triangle story between a wallflower, a star athlete, and a head cheerleader is set amidst the trials and tribulations of high school and the many social pressures therein, Belle of the Ball was bought by Calista Brill at First Second Costa posts on Instagram, with the following art, "Thanks First[...]

Born In The USA 14/15th Amendment Graphic Novel Announced: Metaverse

Born In The USA, 14/15th Amendment Graphic Novel Announced: Metaverse

World Citizen Comics is a new line of graphic works from graphic novel publisher First Second focused on civic involvement and media literacy, which engage communities and offer tools for change They're currently running a panel on the pre-NYCC Metaverse online comic convention with Editorial & Creative Director of First Second, Mark Siegel, and creators[...]

Rhiannon a New Graphic Novel from Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki

Rhiannon, a New Graphic Novel from Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki

Rhiannon is a middle-grade graphic novel by married writer-illustrator team Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki, about three friends who spend a summer in a trailer park in a sleepy Southwest town.Kiara Brinkman and Sean Chiki also sold their Beatles-inspired graphic novel together, Lucy In The Sky, to First Second, to published in 2021, in[...]


First Second Books to Teach Kids About History Through Comics

First Second Books to Teach Kids About History Through Comics

First Second Books has announced a new line of comics aimed at middle grade readers and focusing on notable events in American history, aptly titled History Comics The School Library Journal had the official PR on the comics, which are set to start hitting stores in 2020 and serve as a compliment to First Second's[...]

Animus Chasma Knights and This One Summer: First Second May 2018 Solicits

Animus, Chasma Knights, and This One Summer: First Second May 2018 Solicits

New graphic novels Animus, by Antoine Revoy, Chasma Knights, by Kate Reed Petty and Boya Sun, and This One Summer, by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, are getting releases through First Second this May Details below.MAR181662 ANIMUS GN VOL 01 (W/A/CA) Antoine Revoy Two children confront the sinister forces residing in a haunted playground in this horror-manga-inflected graphic novel from artist Antoine Revoy[...]

First Second March 2018 Solicits: Comics Friends Forever Plus New Graphic Novels

First Second March 2018 Solicits: Comics Friends Forever Plus New Graphic Novels

Comics Friends Forever is a celebration of comics being published by First Second Comics for Free Comic Book Day 2018 Plus, new graphic novels Brazen, New Shoes, and, Science Comics: Robots & Drones. All of this is brought to you by their March 2018 solicits Details below.JAN180005 FCBD 2018 COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER (A) Vera Brosgol & Various (CA) Vera Brosgol Comics[...]

First Second Books To Publish Tillie Waldens On A Sunbeam Webcomic

First Second Books To Publish Tillie Walden's 'On A Sunbeam' Webcomic

First Second Books has announced a print edition of On A Sunbeam, the critically acclaimed webcomic by rising star cartoonist Tillie Walden.https://twitter.com/TillieWalden/status/914881592623058945The news was announced in an interview with Bookish, where Walden revealed that she has reworked the pages to work with the print format: "I don’t know if any of the challenges were unexpected, but[...]



Galleys Of Faith Erin Hicks Nameless City At SDCC From First Second

Galleys Of Faith Erin Hicks' Nameless City At SDCC From First Second

Next year, First Second will be publishing The Nameless City, a graphic novel trilogy from Faith Erin Hicks. An unlikely friendship forms between Nameless City native Rat, and Kai, whose country has recently conquered her city.  The two of them must find common ground between their cultures and foil a sinister conspiracy.  Hicks has created a[...]


Cooking Up An Undead Romance – Talking With Andi Watson

Cooking Up An Undead Romance – Talking With Andi Watson

By Cameron HathewayOn February 24th, Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula  by Andi Watson debuts from First Second Books Revolving around an overworked princess finding help in the unlikeliest of places, Watson takes the reader on a journey throughout the Underworld with werewolves, mummies, and fantastical dishes aplenty Watson was nice enough to answer some of[...]

Heart-Wrenching Realities In Hidden: A Childs Story Of The Holocaust

Heart-Wrenching Realities In Hidden: A Child's Story Of The Holocaust

From First Second, Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust written by Loic Dauvillier, with illustrations by Marc Lizano caught my eye because I’ve gravitated to the subject matter for many years The sweet simplistic style of the book is very reminiscent of a children’s book However, what lies inside, is a heart-wrenching tale filled[...]