“CATWAD Isn’t Funny. It’s Hysterical!”

Jim Benton’s CATWAD series (Scholastic Graphix) got a great review on NPR. Read it here. CATWAD, IT’S ME. introduces the grouchy, rude cat and his overly cheerful side-kick, Blumrp. Kids love its corny “a bit rude, a lot ridiculous and a little profane” humour. The second volume in the series, CATWAD, IT’S ME, TWO. is…

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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…

How Many More Refugees Must Die?

    After the recent Australian election, Behrouz Boochani, Kurdish-Iranian author of NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAINS and a refugee imprisoned on Manus Island for the past six years, writes that he has never seen the prisoners so depressed. In just the past few weeks, there have been at least 26 suicide attempts or acts…

Another Starred Review for a First Second Title!

LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki (THIS ONE SUMMER) and Rosemary Varlero-O’Connell has just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! Read it here. The book will be published in May by First Second.   Rights have already been sold for : French (Rue de Sèvres), Italian (Bao), Norwegian (Cappelen Damm), Portuguese…

New from First Second: LAST PICK by Jason Walz

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…

“A Certified Underground Legend”

The Huffington Post has published a great portrait of Aline Kominsky-Crumb on the occasion of the publication of LOVE THAT BUNCH! Click to read the article  

A Great Review for CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES!

LA FILLE QUI N’EXISTAIT PAS (the French title of CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES) has just received a fabulous review in Le Monde Afrique! “The American Natalie C. Anderson, author of this thrilling polar, holds the reins of her story so well that every revealed secret opens a new mystery and advances us from discovery to…

More Praise for LOVE THAT BUNCH!

“Love That Bunch… It’s a form of fearless authenticity that’s now practically commonplace.”—San Francisco Magazine “Shamelessly candid… Kominsky-Crumb has brought an uncompromising honesty and fearlessness to the comics form. She has refused to be contained by anyone else’s ideas about what is permissible to depict and to write about, and her work always surprises.” —Publishers…