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…

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER in PW!

Mermaids and Dressmakers, Gender and Fluidity Elizabeth Bluemle — February 27th, 2018 Publishers Weekly “ “I picked up a copy of Jen Wang’s charming graphic novel, The Prince and the Dressmaker (published earlier this month by First Second) before I knew anything about the subject matter. When I realized that it wasn’t a traditional fairy tale romance, that…

SPEAK Gets TWO Starred Reviews!

SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL Laurie Halse Anderson; Illustrator: Emily Carroll; Farrar Straus Giroux  ★ ​​”With spellbinding artwork, this exceptional adaptation masterfully does justice to its source material while adding new depth and nuance.”                                               –Booklist ★ ​​”This gripping, powerful work…

BAD JOBS, Great Review!

Congratulations to J.R. Helton, whose Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions is on The National Book Review‘s list of “Five Hot Books”!   5. Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions: Dispatches from the Working Class by J. R. Helton (Liveright) “Helton spent the Reagan years in Texas, stuck in an endless loop of menial, dead-end jobs, a shaky marriage, and…

CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES Film News

French rightsFilm rights to Natalie C. Anderson’s thriller, CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES, have gone to Universal Pictures. Read all about it here. Variously billed as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl or The Hunger Games meets The Thief Lord, this enthralling murder mystery sdet in Kenya will keep you on the edge of your seat…