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…

All the Latest News from First Second

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…

Nominations for the 2019 Eisner Awards!

The nominees for the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have just been announced, and many of our clients are nominated in the graphic novel categories: MONK! by Moroccan author Youssef Daoudi (First Second) is nominated for an Eisner Award in the category Best Reality-Based Work.                  …

PASHMINA Goes to Netflix!

Netflix have acquired the rights to adapt PASHMINA, the best-selling graphic novel by Nidhi Chanani (First Second) into an original CG animated musical! Read the full announcement HERE. We love the book and can’t wait to see the film! Italian rights have already been sold to Il Castoro. Other rights are still free.

PTSD Now Out in France!

Guillaume Singelin’s graphic novel PTSD,which just came out from First Second, is now available in French, too. Ankama published on 1 March:                           All other rights are still free.        

EN LA OSCURIDAD Is Out in Spain

EN LA OSCURIDAD, Sara Soler’s graphic novel adaptation of Spanish journalist Antonio Pampliega’s story of being kidnapped by Al Quaida in Syria in 2015, has just been published by Planeta Cómic, and it’s already getting great press! Here’s the first article in RTVE. Sara Soler’s stark black and white illustrations perfectly capture the terrible isolation experienced by Antonio Pampliega…