Another Starred Review for a First Second Title!

LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki (THIS ONE SUMMER) and Rosemary Varlero-O’Connell has just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! Read it here. The book will be published in May by First Second.   Rights have already been sold for : French (Rue de Sèvres), Italian (Bao), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Portuguese…

Comics Authors Have a Sense of Humour!

Science can be fun, too! Just ask Maris Wicks, author of HUMAN BODY THEATER!                                 Her book is coming out in Italy today.             It has already been published in France (Marabulles) and Spain (Norma)….

He’s Waiting…

The Angoulême prize (“le Fauve jeunesse”) is waiting for his mistress to arrive!  


Jen Wang’s THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER, published in France by Akileos under the title Le Prince et la couturière, won the best kids’ book prize at the Angoulême international comics festival last week! (Read the announcement here.) Jen will be in France for a mini-tour from the 31st of January until the 9th of February….

MONK! – Best Jazz Book of 2018 in France!

The French edition of Youssef Daoudi’s graphic novel biography MONK! (First Second) has been selected Best Jazz Book of 2018 by the Académie du Jazz! For a selection of French reviews, click here. What a great way to start off the New Year!    

Nine Out of Twenty! WOW!

Paste Magaine has published their list of 20 Best Kids Comics of 2018, and nine of the twenty are from our clients! From First Second: there’s MARGO MALOO AND THE MONSTER MALL in first place!                   Then come the DELILAH DIRK series and THE NAMELESS CITY series at…

Graphic Novel News from First Second

There’s a lot happening, so this is long! CHECK, PLEASE! by Ngozi Ukazu is garnering major media buzz, with more to come! NPR Books says, “With Bitty’s ever-contagious optimism and Ukazu’s sprightly drawings, life inside this soap bubble is as nice as it should be everywhere else.” Read the full review here. Den of Geek calls CHECK, PLEASE!…

PW Best Books of 2018 Lists

Publishers Weekly have published their Best Books of 2018 lists, and three graphic novels from our clients are on the YA list! In alphabetical order, they are: HEY, KIDDO by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Graphix) – also a National Book Award finalist.             ON A SUNBEAM by Tillie Walden (First Second)….