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26 posts from January 2007

January 31, 2007

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SECOND CREW

Hilary

HILARY SYCAMORE
"The Color Farm"

Hilary runs her color farm "Sky Blue Ink" out of Tennessee, but her assistants aren't only from her neighborhood; they live as far as England and New Zealand. She's taught and researched color theory and color therapy, and you'll be seeing lots more of her magic in coming seasons. Her style and palette change with each new artist's line work. With the majority of First Second books, color is as essential as a movie's soundtrack.

January 30, 2007

SPRING 2007 PREVIEW OF THINGS TO COME!

Hey everyone! A most splendiferous season of FIRST SECOND books is unveiled on our CATALOG page, complete with sample pages. Check it out.

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SECOND CREW

Tanya

TANYA McKINNON
"Miracle Gro"

Tanya is a fellow gardener. First Second's vision needs an editor like Tanya to become reality. She coaches, cajoles, encourages, thrashes and nurtures like no other. Several creators swear by her and show her first anything they ever write.

January 29, 2007

Nick Abadzis, sketches

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Here are some more sketches from the session down at the cookery school...

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SECOND CREW

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GINA GAGLIANO
"Buzz Maker"

As :01's Marketing Associate, Gina works with Lauren to make sure you know about us.

And if there's a comic Gina's never heard of, then it probably doesn't exist.

January 26, 2007

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SECOND CREW

Danica

DANICA NOVGORODOFF
Art & Design Adventures

Danica actually wore that red cape when she won the Isotope Award for her mini-comic A LATE FREEZE. When she isn't working on her own projects, she's busy designing a zillion things for :01, including some of our best covers.

January 25, 2007

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SECOND CREW

Some of you ask who is behind FIRST SECOND... If you've been wandering around this website, you've met me, and Simon Boughton and Lauren Wohl at the FAQ page... Let's continue then, and introduce some of the teammates...

Kat

KAT KOPIT
"Signals Office"

Kat came onboard as an editorial assistant, and has become invaluable, as many of you know who work in any way with First Second -- without her it would be train wrecks daily.

And what a cool name, don't you think.

January 24, 2007

YALSA BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE made it to YALSA's TOP TEN Best Books of the Year for Young Adults!

American Born Chinese, Kampung Boy, and Deogratias all made the larger ALA list of Best Books.

AMERICAN BORN CHINESE quick hits

Several mentions of ABC, winner of the Printz Award, in mainstream media:

1. USA Today (print edition)—Life section; mention in larger piece on awards http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2007-01-22-childrens-books-awards_x.htm
2. Seattle Post Intelligencer—mention in larger piece on awards http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/books/300670_kidbook23.html
3. Washington Post—feature http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/22/AR2007012201463.html

Bookslut on Eddie Campbell's BLACK DIAMOND DETECTIVE AGENCY

Yay! That classy Jessa Crispin of BOOKLSUT, has our first Eddie Campbell mention for 2007:

The book I'm most excited about in 2007 is Eddie Campbell's Black Diamond Detective Agency . As I have said a billion times before, Campbell's Fate of the Artist was one of my favorite books of last year. And I finally replaced his collaboration with Alan Moore, From Hell , and have begun rereading it. (The new edition has French Flaps! It almost makes it worth having to buy a second copy.) And I am addicted to Campbell's blog , what with the look at the From Hell script and his tale of finding the original version of Alec in an attic.

First Second Books has created a trailer for Black Diamond, complete with an overblown voiceover ("a crime that would SHAKE THE WORLD!") to get you excited.

This has been your Eddie Campbell update for the day. I'm sure this will get tiring after a while.

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