New from First Second: LAST PICK by Jason Walz

Comics and Graphic Novels, Just out, News and reviews

LAST PICK

An alien abduction has left behind only those younger than sixteen, older than sixty-five, or too “disabled” to work. In other words, people who weren’t a threat—until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels, break free from their captors, and inspire others to do the same. It’s time for “the last picked” to step into the game.

Vivid world-building and a fast-paced adventure mix in a beautiful story of sibling devotion. With humor and action, Last Pick shares an empowering message about the dangers of labeling and writing people off.

(First of three books with book 2 in Fall 2019.)

 

★”A masterful sci-fi tale with relatable characters, skillful worldbuilding, and cinematically designed illustrations that convey his message.”Kirkus Review, starred review

★”Strong character development, atmospheric art, villainous aliens, snappy banter, cheerworthy protagonists, and well-executed suspense should give this lots of broad appeal.” Booklist, starred review

 

Jason Walz’s debut graphic novel Homesick, was nominated for an Eisner in 2014.

The full PDF is available now.

 

 

THE HUNTING ACCIDENT: Already Getting Great Reviews!

Comics and Graphic Novels, Just out, News and reviews

THE HUNTING ACCIDENTIt was just published by First Second, and already THE HUNTING ACCIDENT is garnering excellent reviews/

  • The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair was featured in GQ Magazine online:

“One of the Best True Crime Stories of 2017 Isn’t on TV (Yet)”

https://www.gq.com/story/leopold-loeb-hunting-accident-true-crime

  • The Hunting Accident was also reviewed and excerpted in The AV Club:

“A killer explains his philosophy in this The Hunting Accident exclusive”

https://www.avclub.com/a-killer-explains-his-philosophy-in-this-the-hunting-ac-1803815377

  • This Chicago true crime story was also covered in a 6 page print feature in Chicago Magazine:

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/September-2017/The-Hunting-Accident-Charlie-Rizzo/

 

  • The creators were also interviewed on WBEZ Chicago “Morning Shift” in a 13 minute segment:

“Graphic Novel Tells Fascinating Tale of Robber, Writer, Father and Prison Confidant”

https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/graphic-novel-tells-fascinating-tale-of-robber-writer-father-and-prison-confidant/aad46b84-51b4-4a8c-887c-259cdc39f478

 

  • And it was also announced in Paste Magazine:

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/10/first-second-exclusive-david-carlson-and-landis-bl.html

 

LION – the Film Is Out in France!

Film tie-ins, Just out

LION, the multi-Oscar-nominated film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, has just opened in France, and there are posters all over the Métro:

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The film is based on Saroo Brierly’s A LONG WAY HOME, his autobiographical account of looking for his Indian family after having been separated from them accidentally and then adopted and raised by an Australian couple.

City éditions published the book in France in 2014 and have now brought out a new edition for the launch of the film.

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Dev Patel won the British BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this month, beating out all the big names! And the script won the  BAFTA for best adaptation. Click here for the full list of the film’s nominations and awards so far.