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 A Non-Binary Goofy Movie Meets Spirited Away in Love, Misha YA OGN
A story about a non-binary teen and their mother who, during a contentious road trip, take a wrong turn that lands them in the Realm of the Spirits, where they are surrounded by trickster spirits who aren't so keen on human trespassers, with no obvious way out.  Love, Misha has been picked up by Samia[...]
Dave Roman Sells Three Unicorn Boy Graphic Novels To First Second
The first three books of Unicorn Boy have been picked up by Calista Brill at First Second to begin publication in the autumn of 2032, with Steve Foxe as editor Dave Roman's agent Linda Pratt at Wernick & Pratt negotiated the deal for world rights Dave Roman tweeted "My next book series, Unicorn Boy has officially[...]
Monstrous, A New YA Graphic Memoir By Sarah Myer
Picked up by Robyn Chapman at First Second, with Michael Moccio co-editing, Monstrous will be published in 2023. PR shot of Sarah Myer from their website Sarah Myer is a comic book writer and artist from Maryland, who taught as an adjunct professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design for three years[...]
Why The People: The Case For Democracy by Beka Feathers & Ally Shwed
Why the People: The Case for Democracy is a new graphic novel by Beka Feathers and Ally Shwed to be published by First Second in June as an addition to their World Citizen Comics line of comic books, aiming to offer an analysis and history of American democracy, framed as a debate between two people[...]
Boya Sun Sells New Graphic Novel, Patch, To First Second For 2025
Mark Siegel at First Second has bought Patch. The first book is tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2025. Boya Sun is an illustrator based in Los Angeles and is the co-creator of the graphic novel Chasma Knights and the 5 Worlds series and  Boya Sun's agent Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary Agency sold world rights to[...]
Eowulf and the Descendant Dilemma by Mike Cavallaro
Eowulf and the Descendant Dilemma by Mike Cavallaro, is a middle-grade graphic novel spinoff of the Nico Bravo graphic novel series, bought by Mark Siegel at First Second Eowulf and the Descendant Dilemma follows Eowulf, pint-size descendant of the monster slayer Beowulf, who played a major role in Nico's adventures and now stands poised to take center[...]
Myth Valley Medical, a New OGN by Gavin Aung Than, From First Second
Now it's time to get to work!" Gavin Aung Than, PR: Wendy Cartwright Photography Mark Siegel at First Second has preempted world rights to Myth Valley Medical, which will be published in the spring and summer of 2024 Gavin Aung Than's agent, Chelsea Eberly at Greenhouse Literary Agency, negotiated the deal. First Second Books is an American graphic[...]
Everyone Is White On The Internet by Nadia Shammas & Molly Murakami
It has been picked up by Kiara Valdez at First Second to be published in 2024. Nadia Shammas is best known for the recently released Ms Marvel: Stretched Thin original graphic novel for Marvel, Care Bears for IDW and for her upcoming graphic novel Squire for HarperCollins for February next year She posted about Everyone Is White[...]
Former DC Editor Rex Ogle's Odyssey Graphic Novel With Joe Casanova
Bought by Kiara Valdez at First Second, The Odyssey will be published in the autumn of 2025 Rex Ogle and Joe Casanova's agent, Brent Taylor at Triada US negotiated the two-book deal for world rights. Editor at DC Comics from 2008 to 2011, Rex Ogle also worked as a Senior Editor at Scholastic from 2011 to[...]
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[...]