Tag Archives: First Second Books

Exclusive: Drew Weing’s ‘The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo’ Lands at First Second

Exclusive: Drew Weing’s ‘The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo’ Lands at First Second

First Second Books recently acquired Drew Weing’s amazing ‘The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo’ (which updates weekly online) for a series of books, and the first is scheduled to come out in September 2016. We recently caught up with Drew to chat about his process, taking ‘Margo’ to First Second, and monster hunters. Read More

Fight to the Last Man — Interview With the Creative Team Behind ‘The Stranger’

Fight to the Last Man — Interview With the Creative Team Behind ‘The Stranger’

Here’s an interview with the creative team behind ‘Last Man’: Balak, Michaël Sanlaville, and Bastien Vivès. The first book in the series, ‘The Stranger,’ focuses on a gladiatorial contest–the Games–in what seems to be a medieval world in which magic is not only possible but also the very soul of the Games. Teams compete and wield elemental powers against one another in the ring (think ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ meets Ultimate Fighting). Read More

Ben Hatke’s Lost Creatures Blog Tour

Ben Hatke’s Lost Creatures Blog Tour

To celebrate the release of Julia’s House of Lost Creatures, Ben Hatke is doing a blog tour, and GeekDad is proud to be his first stop! Follow along to see concept sketches and art from the book, with some details about the fantastic creatures that find their way to Julia’s house. Read More

Bounded Enthusiasm #4: Gene Yang and Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero

Bounded Enthusiasm #4: Gene Yang and Sonny Liew on The Shadow Hero

Today’s episode of Bounded Enthusiasm is a double interview with Gene Yang and Sonny Liew, author and illustrator (respectively) of The Shadow Hero, a new comic book just out this month from First Second Books. It’s a new origin story for an obscure WWII-era superhero named the Green Turtle, created by a Chinese-American artist. If the rumors are true, the Green Turtle is the first Asian-American superhero. Read More

My Favorite Thing About Zita the SpaceGirl

My Favorite Thing About Zita the SpaceGirl

Zita is back! The final volume of Ben Hatke’s sci-fi graphic novel trilogy is out now: The Return of Zita the Spacegirl. To celebrate, First Second Books asked bloggers and librarians and teachers and authors to write or draw a piece called “My Favorite Thing About Zita the Spacegirl,” and I was happy to join the party. Read More