Earlier this week, it was revealed that Fox Animation has picked up Eisner Awarding-winning writer Ben Hatke’s series Zita the Spacegirl with Chernin Entertainment to produce. According to Deadline, screenwriters Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles are set to adapt Hatke’s graphic novels. The story focuses on Zita, a young girl who is forced to become an intergalactic hero […]
We mentioned yesterday that the Brooklyn Book Festival is raging throughout the boroughs this week with a ton of Bookend Events, but the MUST DO is tonight: a party to celebrate 10 years os First Second at the newish Brooklyn comics shop Mama Says Comics Rock. Thursday, September 15 7:00pm Free Come join us […]
By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]
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. […]
2016 is the year of Hope Larson.
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
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 […]