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:

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…

Great News from First Second!

The Best Books of 2019 lists are coming out, and there are First Second titles on most of them!  Parent’s Magazine Best Kids’ Books of 2019 and Publishers Weekly Best of Books 2019 THIS WAS OUR PACT 2019 Yalsa Teen’sTop Ten List: SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL and THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER Publisher’s Weekly Best…

Jen Wang Wins Another Prize!

Jen Wang’s graphic novel El Principe y la Modista (THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER) has just been named 2019 Book of the Year by the Madrid booksellers!   Congratulations go to Jen and to her Spanish publisher, Sapristi!  

Sad News

We usually only post good news about our clients – sales, awards, bestsellers, etc. – but this is the saddest news we have ever received, and we felt obliged to share it. Ida Hatke, the youngest daughter of ZITA THE SPACEGIRL and MIGHTY JACK author Ben Hatke, was killed in a tragic accident last month….