First Second Books

First Second Books

First Second Books is an American publisher of graphic novels that are innovative, daring, and entertaining. An imprint of Roaring Brook Press, part of Holtzbrinck Publishers, First Second bridges ages, genres, and countries, bringing graphic novel readers high quality fiction, biographies, personal memoirs, history, visual essays, and comics journalism by both well-known and brand new creators from countries across the globe who have backgrounds in drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and prose. Through this diversity of approach, First Second aims to expose a wider audience to the graphic novel.

First Second launched in U.S. stores and online in May 2006. It is distributed by Macmillan in the rest of the English-speaking world.

It is headed by editorial director Mark Siegel.

First Second Publications

Graphic Novels::Spring 2006::*"A.L.I.E.E.E.N.", by Lewis Trondheim::*"Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda", by Jean P. Stassen::*"The Fate of the Artist", by Eddie Campbell::*"The Lost Colony v. 1: The Snodgrass Conspiracy", by Grady Klein::*"Sardine in Outer Space", by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar::*"Vampire Loves", by Joann Sfar

:Fall 2006::*"American Born Chinese", by Gene Luen Yang::*"Journey Into Mohawk Country", by George O'Connor::*"Kampung Boy", by Lat::*"Klezmer", by Joann Sfar::*"Missouri Boy", by Leland Myrick::*"Sardine in Outer Space 2", by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar

:Spring 2007::*"The Black Diamond Detective Agency", by Eddie Campbell::*"Garage Band", by Gipi::*"The Lost Colony v. 2: The Red Menace", by Grady Klein::*"The Professor's Daughter", by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar::*"Sardine in Outer Space 3", by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar::*"Tiny Tyrant", by Lewis Trondheim and Fabrice Parme

:Fall 2007::*"Laika", by Nick Abadzis::*"Notes for a War Story", by Gipi::*"Robot Dreams", by Sara Varon::*"Sardine in Outer Space 4", by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar::*"Town Boy", by Lat

:Additional forthcoming books include:::*"Battling Boy" by Paul Pope::*"Foiled" by Jane Yolen and artist TBA::*"Gus" by Christophe Blain::*"Kaput & Zosky" by Lewis Trondheim::*"Life Sucks" by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, and Warren Pleece::*"The Secret War" by Carla Jablonski and Leland Purvis::*"The Third Horseman" by J.T. Petty::*"Three Angels" by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham

Other creators mentioned on First Second's website (but without any details) include Catherine Clinton, Greg Cook, Will Davis, Matt Madden, Adam Rapp, Richard Sala, and Tanitoc. ("Healing Hands" by Derek Kirk Kim was announced by both First Second and Kim as an upcoming graphic novel, but it has been changed to an untitled project).

External links

* [http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/ First Second Official Site]
* [http://www.firstsecondbooks.typepad.com/mainblog/ First Second Blog]
* [http://shuffleboil.com/2007/10/18/sara-varon-robot-dreams/ Article on Sara Varon's "Robot Dreams"]


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