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First Second Buys The Greater Good OGN by Whit Taylor & Joyce Rice.
Scott Chantler has seen his middle-grade graphic novel Squire & Knight and its sequel, picked up by Mark Siegel at First Second Squire & Knight is a graphic novel about a brainy young squire who solves mysteries involving monsters and magic, but the overbearing knight he serves takes the credit every time.  Squire & Knight will be[...]
First Second Buys The Greater Good OGN by Whit Taylor & Joyce Rice.
Mochikoa is a new three-book debut young reader graphic novel series written by JT Petty and drawn by Boya Sun, that has been acquired by Mark Siegel at First Second to be published in the autumn of 2023 Mochikoa tells the story of an ambitious koala-like character who tries to become a ping-pong champion. JT Perry is the writer[...]
Kathy Macleod Sells Continental Drifter Graphic Novel To First Second
Picked up by Robyn Chapman at First Second, it will be published in 2023 Kathy Macleod's agent Chad Luibl of Janklow & Nesbit Associates negotiated the deal for world rights. Kathy Macleod posted on Instagram, saying "I'm so excited to finally share this news! I'm working on a graphic novel about my childhood for @01firstsecond I'm[...]
First Second Buys The Greater Good OGN by Whit Taylor & Joyce Rice.
The Greater Good is a new graphic novel written by Whit Taylor, with art by Joyce Rice about "public health and the policy and infrastructure that facilitates it." Mark Siegel, Editorial & Creative Director at First Second, bought world rights to The Greater Good, to be published in 2023 Whit Taylor is a comic book[...]
FCBD Free Comic Book Day 2021 Preview
Including a preview of a preview, with the fourth volume of John Patrick Green's Investigators, Ants In Pants, from First: Second. FCBD Preview: John Patrick Green's Investigators – Ants In Pants FCBD 2021 INVESTIGATORS ANTS IN PANTS SNEAK PEEK FIRST SECOND BOOKS APR210005 (W) John Patrick Green (A/CA) John Patrick Green Get a sneak peek at book 4 in the bestselling[...]
Quinne Larsen Sells First Graphic Novel, Fool's Gold, At Auction
Fool's Gold is a new graphic novel by Quinne Larsen, their debut middle-grade graphic novel, which tells the story of "the unlikely duo of enthusiastic Pili and suspicious Clover travel across an endless desert full of small towns and strange people, getting into trouble and helping those who need it—all in the hopes of[...]
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." An illustrative example of Bowen McCurdy's art from their portfolio. 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 in New York City,[...]
Million Print Run For Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham’s Comic, 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 - 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 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
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[...]
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
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 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[...]