Interview: Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre Create Sequel to Beloved Giants Beware!

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By Harper W. Harris The first book in The Chronicles of Claudette, Giants Beware! was quite well received; in fact, it earned the creators several awards, including the Cybils Award for Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels. The book, and its new follow up, Dragons Beware!, follow the courageous and battle hungry Claudette, her brother and culinary […]

MoCCA Debuts from BIrdcage Bottom Books to Youth in Decline

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It’s time for our annual look at some of the comics coming out for this weekend’s MoCCA Festival, being held this year at Center 548, is located at 548 W. 22nd Street, just off the Westside Highway, with programming at the High Line Hotel on West 20th Street and 10th Avenue. And here’s the books […]

Jay Hosler Interview: Comics are the “most powerful” medium for teaching

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In Last of the Sandwalkers, Eisner nominee Jay Hosler combines his love of comics with his academic background in biological sciences and teaching.  The result is a graphic novel aimed at students, ages 10-14, that has the intellectual weight to interest a much wider audience. Tackling themes like creationism vs. evolution, space exploration, and more, Last of […]

Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Jack Baxter, Joshua Faudem, and Koren Shadmi’s Mike’s Place weaves a tale of perseverance in the face of on-going conflict

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An Exclusive first-look at the trailer for Mike’s Place, available from First Second in June

Interview: Balak, Bastien Vivès, and Michaël Sanlaville bring the award-winning Last Man to the states

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An interview with the winners of this year’s Prix de la Serie at Angoulême

Interview: James Kochalka conjures up the latest adventure of The Glorkian Warrior

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In anticipation of this week’s new release, The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie, we chat with its creator

Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi team up with First Second to further explore the world of The Dam Keeper

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The celebrated Oscar-nominated animated short will live on in graphic novel form next year

Exclusive: Guillaume Singelin’s PTSD to be released by First Second in Winter 2017

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Announcing the newest graphic novel from one of comics’ rising talents

Interview: Andi Watson crafts up a monstrous three courses with Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula

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An interview on Watson’s newest graphic novel

Sony nabs feature film rights for Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor

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One of the year’s early critical hits is going to going to be a major motion picture

Mariko and Jillian Tamaki on This One Summer winning the Caldecott and Printz Honors

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The Canadian cousins discuss their recent historic wins

Review: The Sculptor is a page-turning meditation on life, art & love

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A review of Scott McCloud’s long awaited graphic novel

Newbery! Caldecott! Librarians Honor Graphic Novels including El Deafo and This One Summer

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The American Library Association announced their 2015 youth media award winners at its Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

Covering a diverse range of titles and readers, graphic novels were among the honorees! First… The big news…

Interview: Scott McCloud on expectations, the creative process, and getting kicked out of a Holiday Inn for The Sculptor

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30 years in the making, Scott McCloud’s new opus is available on February 3rd through First Second. McCloud was kind enough to sit down with us for a lengthy discussion about the new book, critical expectations, his creative process and how he balances his busy speaking schedule with the creation of a 500-plus page graphic novel.

Jillian Tamaki wins Governor General Award for This One Summer

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Another win for a graphic novel as Jillian Tamaki won canada’s Governor General Award : for This One Summer in the Children’s Literature Illustrations category. This is a prestigious Canadian literary award, and its the first win for a graphic novel, although cousin Mariko Tamaki was nominated for their previous collaboration, Skim, and Mariko was […]

Interview: John Patrick Green Marks His Solo Debut With ‘Hippopotamister’

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By Harper Harris John Patrick Green is a Long Island-based comics creator, best known for his collaboration with Dave Roman, Teen Boat. In an announcement made yesterday by First Second, Green is striking out on his own with the younger audience based Hippopotamister: the story of a Hippopotamus and his friend, Red Panda, who leave their home […]