Do you love basketball? Hate it? Know absolutely nothing about it? Then you need to read DRAGON HOOPS, the new graphic novel from former American Ambassador for Children’s Literature and New York Times bestselling author, Gene Luen Yang! It has just received a starred review from School Library Journal, which concludes: “this title will have…

GO WITH THE FLOW Launches in Italy

The Italian publisher of GO WITH THE FLOW by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (First Second) have just launched their edition, with a great article and  interview with the authors in Vanity Fair! and here’s the full article: Mai più imbarazzo, and some additional press: Spanish and French editions are coming soon!    


Attention all cat lovers! Coming in April from Square Fish is the hilarious CATS ARE PEOPLE, TOO by Dave Coverly. Can’t wait to see this followup to Dave’s previous book, DOGS ARE PEOPLE, TOO!

Breakthrough for Graphic Novels at Major US Awards!

Graphic novels are no longer outsiders in the prize-winners category, and School Library Journal has published a great article detailing the graphic novels that have just won major children’s literary prizes. For example, Jerry Craft’s New Kid became the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal and it also won the Coretta Scott King…

ON A SUNBEAM – a Best of 2019 in France!

According to the French magazine Les Inrocks, Dans un Rayon de soleil  is one of their  25 best books (graphic novels/comics) of 2019!   Congratulations to author Tillie Walden, French publisher Gallimard, and First Second, who originally published  ON A SUNBEAM in the first place!


Look what just arrived! Our edition of the Latin American edition of THIS WAS OUR PACT! Just out from Oceano de México. Ryan Andrews’ book is really on a roll!

Three Ignatz Awards for LAURA DEAN!

Hats off to Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me (First Second) by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell for winning three Ignatz Awards at SPX 2019 last weekend!   It won both for “Outstanding Story” and “Outstanding Graphic Novel” and illustrator Valero-O’Connell won the award for “Outstanding Artist”.

A STUCK RUBBER BABY 25th Anniversary Edition Is Coming in 2020!

In May 2020, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its first publication, First Second will re-publish Howard Cruse’s award-winning STUCK RUBBER BABY. There will be a new cover, plus additional front- and back-matter to make this a must-have edition. Howard Cruse’s career as an underground cartoonist was launched during the 1970s, and in 1980 he…

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LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell             and THIS WAS OUR PACT by Ryan Andrews were featured on Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List– “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers.” LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME appeared on The AV Club, an online newspaper and entertainment website with all of the…

Two New Clients for Graphic Novels

We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now representing the American graphic novelist Jennifer Hayden for world rights! Her graphic memoir, THE STORY OF MY TITS, has already been published in both Spain and Italy, but other rights are still available.                       Our…