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28 posts from March 2006

March 30, 2006

A LATE FREEZE available for sale online


Many have been asking: well here's the answer! A Late Freeze by Danica Novgorodoff is now available for purchase at her website.


Diary of an author, waiting. Part 12

Quotations. I'm not so much a collector of them as a user. When I published a monthly comic I'd always start the letters page with one, and when I had a website I'd put a new one at the top of the home page as often as i could. Inevitably I'd use them up quicker than I could come across new ones in my day to day reading so I'd bookmark those sites who make it their business to collect and store quotations. Since The Fate of the Artist is our obsession of the moment, and the subject of this author's interminable wait, I draw your attention to an excellent site at artquotes.net and borrow one from their archives:

The problem with the youth of today' is that one is no longer part of it.
::: Salvador Dali :::

Since my esteemed editor Mr Siegel is more likely to use my blog entries if I include a picture with my words, here's a quick scribble of Dali.


March 29, 2006

BOOKLIST spills over with FIRST SECOND!

Guess who's on the cover of BOOKLIST?


That's not all, either: :01 seems to be haunting this whole issue! Between the reviews, our ads, and a couple feature pieces (including an interview of yours truly bloggily), this all adds to our pre-launch with a mighty buzz.

BOOKLIST is the reference magazine for the American Library Association.

Big country.

Lots of libraries.

March 28, 2006


Diary of an author, waiting. Part 11

Among the flotsam and jetsam of today's egosurfing, the author comes across a short session filmed at the last San diego con. Or do we say 'taped' still? The author has no idea about the technical processes. In fact he can't figure out how to get a look at the thing. Do us a favor, check it out and if he look like a twerp, let us know so we can remove this link. 

The link: http://www.spacecast.com/videoplayer_1867.aspx

Comic Artist Eddie Campbell

Writer and artist Eddie Campbell talks about The Fate of the Artist.

March 27, 2006

Guest Blogger: NICK ABADZIS


Two kids got on the bus and sat behind me. They started talking about someone called Felicity. Felicity could have been a friend or someone they hated, for all I knew. I couldn't tell the difference. At first, I thought it might've been the rather lanky ponytailed girl who sat across from me (pictured). But I slowly realized Felicity wasn't present.

"Don't you think Felicity breathes really loudly?" one of them ventured.

There was agreement, and laughter from both. They got off the bus at the next stop. All I could think was, "Poor Felicity. She might have asthma."

March 23, 2006


Don't miss it! On March 25th, Matt Madden and Jessica Abel are doing a comics jam at the fantastic Rocketship store in Brooklyn, NY.


As those of you who've visited regularly know, Danica Novgorodoff, Russian spy and First Second Designer -- is also a talented comics artist. She just self-published her first book A LATE FREEZE!

And Graeme McMillan gives it its first review here at The Savage Critic -- and I quote:

With an art-style somewhere between Chris Ware and Lauren McCubbin – and something that has an amusing eye for detail, as the floating Hanes briefs underwater show – and writing that reminds me of Hope Larson and the Perry Bible Fellowship, this is something that’s well worth looking out for. Excellent.


So, Danica, where can someone get their own copy?

March 22, 2006

:01 Catalog reviewed

That's a first!

Our catalog got a review... And a good one, mostly! It's from David Welsh at the PRECOCIOUS CURMUDGEON.


Yes, yes, yes, the rumors are true: Paul Pope is working on a massive, epic project for First Second -- in full color and for young readers.


Here's a quote from Pope in this week's PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY COMICS WEEK, just to whet a few appetites:

Battling Boy is aimed at kids and it's coming out from First Second in 2007. It's a kind of a fairytale kid Beowulf, or a Peter Pan with teeth. It's set in a mythical city called Monstropolis, a city the size of a continent that's overrun with monsters.

Yet another glimpse of KLEZMER

[...and one more, from Joann Sfar... This scene from book 2 will set many hearts racing... ]


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