Halfway into a pleasant Oakland morning I met up up with Jason Shiga in his family home. At a nearby cafe, we talked about his recently completed comic Demon, his approaching yearlong residency in Angoulême, France, and a variety of other topics over breakfast. Comics Beat: Right now, when people think of Jason Shiga they […]
By: Nicholas Eskey During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, writer and artist Ben Hatke is spending time with publisher First Second to help commemorate their 20th anniversary. Fortunately for me, I got a chance to sit down with Ben in the hot San Diego sun and take some time from his already busy dance card. […]
A while back, we covered the announcement of Teen Boat artist John Patrick Green’s first solo graphic novel, Hippopotamister. Recently released by First Second Books, Hippopotamister is about two animals who decide to escape the run-down zoo they called home in order to forge better lives for themselves. They go out into human society to look for jobs, […]
Artists of the realm, prepare to take up your swords and pencils once more! I
The plan was simple: steal chicken eggs, “raise the chicks, scare them, and eat them. But things don’t go exactly as he planned…”
Every year on the first Saturday of May, millions of people around the United States flood comic book stores for Free Comic Book Day. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the holiday, and to celebrate, First Second Books is joining in on the festivities!
Lucy Knisley talks about her new book “Something New,” the process of having authentic experiences, upcoming projects, and Mark Rothko.
Lucy Knisley is at it again. As we just showed you, Something New, her graphic novel exploring her wedding has just come out, and after a wedding there is often a baby. Thus, her new books, Kid Gloves, is coming in 2018. As shown in a charming comics preview at Mutha Magazine, the book will […]
Lucy Knisley is rapidly becoming a household name in the world of memoir, alternating between travelogues such as French Milk and Displacement and more thematic memoir work such as her New York Time’s Bestselling Relish and her brand new, well, Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride all about her experiences of getting married as well as a critique of […]
From First Second Books comes a new series about a young girl and her artistic alter ego!