French Rights Sale for THE STORY OF MY TITS!

Les Presses de la Cité have acquired French rights to Jennifer Hayden’s Eisner-nominated and highly praised graphic memoir THE STORY OF MY TITS! According to Editorial Director Frédérique Polet, publication is planned for the autumn of 2022, to coincide with France’s “Octobre Rose” breast cancer awareness month. This is the third sale for this fantastic…

Eisner Nominees and a Winner

It’s San Diego Comic-Con time again in California, and a lot of our clients’ books earned nominations across the categories. The nominees were: Best Publication for Kids (9-12): GO WITH THE FLOW and SNAPDRAGON from First Second; TWINS from Scholastic Graphix Best Publication for Teens (13-17): CHECK, PLEASE #2, DISPLACEMENT, A MAP TO THE SUN…

MES RUPTURES AVEC LAURA DEAN Longlisted for the Prix Farniente!

More good news in the graphic novel department! Mes Ruptures avec Laura Dean (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me – First Second) by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (published in France by Rue de Sèvres) is on the list of ten graphic novels selected for the Belgian Farniente prize, which will be announced in…

Sneak Peek at LA BIBLIOTECARIA!

Here’s an advance look at Loreto Aroca’s cover of the graphic novel adaptation of Antonio Iturbe’s LA BIBLIOTECARIA DE AUSCHWITZ (by Salva Rubio and Loreto Aroca) coming next year from Planeta Cómic. Click here for a sample. Rights sold: French: Rue de Sèvres; English: Godwin/Holt; German: Bahoe Books. All other translation rights are still free,…

Children’s Publishers’ Favorite Titles of 2020

Publishers Weekly has just published a selection of the favorite children’s and YA books of publishing professionals, and four of our clients’ titles are on the list! One is from the Scholastic Graphix list: And three are from First Second: Read the article and see the full list here.

We Have a New Client for France!

We are very pleased to announce that we are now representing the HarperAlley graphic novels list for France! Check out their new catalogue here.

Our Clients Are Prizewinners!

Our clients walked away with a bunch of Eisner Awards at the 2020 Virtual San Diego ComicCon last weekend! The big winner was Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second) with “Best Publication for Teens”, as well as “Best Writer” going to Mariko Tamaki and “Best Penciller/Inker” to Rosemary Valero-O’Connell!      …

BE PREPARED Wins Again!

UN ETE D’ENFER, the French edition of Vera Brosgol’s hilarious graphic novel, has won the Prix Bédélys Jeunesse for graphic novels for 7-12-year-olds in Quebec! (The jury is made up of young readers from the libraries in the City of Montreal.)

Comics Relief Festival This Saturday!

Saturday, 18 April (17.00 to 23.00 European time) Join us for Comics Relief: A First Second Festival—our first ever virtual festival—taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 11am – 5pm ET. Have you always wondered how your favorite comics are made? This free virtual festival will give comics fans an in-depth look at the key…

Yet Another Award for LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME!

The First Second title, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME, by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell just keeps racking up awards! It has just been named as a special mention honoree in the Young Adult category of the inaugural 2020 BolognaRagazzi Comics Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair! Congratulations to all…