Angoulême Prize Nominations

The official selection of nominees for the 2022 Angoulême Festival de la Bande Dessinée has just been announced, and two of our clients’ books are on the short lists! STUCK RUBBER BABY by Howard Cruse (Casterman/First Second) is in the Sélection Patrimoine. And SNAPDRAGON by Kat Leyh (Kinaye/First Second) is in the Sélection Jeunesse 12-16…


World Spanish-language rights to the multiple award-winning graphic novel THE HUNTING ACCIDENT by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair (First Second) have now been acquired at auction by Planeta Cómic. Italian rights are under negotiation now.


THE HUNTING ACCIDENT was originally published in English by First Second, and the French edition from Sonatine éditions had already won the Ouest-France / Quai des Bulles prize in 2020. Now, it has won the Fauve d’Or, the most important French prize for a graphic novel, at the 2021 Angoulême Festival International de la Bande…


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”.