First Second Books

First Second Books First Second Books publishes great books that are comics on the inside.

First Second is all about publishing great books! We put our books first, so here they are: Adventures in Cartooning; Alan's War; A.L.I.E.E.E.N.; The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard; American Born Chinese; Americus; Anya's Ghost; Astronaut Academy; Baby's in Black; Bake Sale; Ball Peen Hammer; The Black Diamond Detective Agency; Bloody Chester; Booth; Bourbon Island 1730; Brain Camp; Broxo; Cat Burglar Black; City of Spies; The Color of Earth; Dawn Land; Deogratias; Drawing Words and Writing Pictures; The Eternal Smile; The Fate of the Artist; Feynman; Foiled; Friends With Boys; Garage Band; Giants Beware!; Gus & His Gang; Jerusalem; Journey Into Mohawk Country; Kampung Boy; Kaput & Zosky; Klezmer; Koko Be Good; Laika; Level Up; Lewis & Clark; Life Sucks; Little Vampire; Lost Colony; Marathon; Missouri Boy; The Moon Moth; Mush!; Notes for a War Story; Nursery Rhyme Comics; Olympians; Orcs; The Photographer; Prime Baby; Prince of Persia; The Professor's Daughter; Refresh, Refresh; Relish; Resistance; Robot Dreams; Sailor Twain; Same Difference; Sardine in Outer Space; The Silence of Our Friends; Slow Storm; Stuffed!; Sumo; Three Shadows; Tiny Tyrant; Tune; The Unsinkable Walker Bean; Vampire Loves; The Zabime Sisters; Zahra's Paradise; and Zita the Spacegirl

Mission: First Second Books publishes high quality graphic novels for everyone who loves to read. We are committed to excellence in storytelling, in artwork, and in production. First Second publishes books of lasting value, books that stay in your heart and mind, and on your bookshelf.

Have you heard?!?! The McElroys are going on tour for The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! Tickets go on ...
05/16/2019

Have you heard?!?! The McElroys are going on tour for The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, May 23rd at 12pm local time for each venue!

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Happy Book Birthday to Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell! http://bit.l...
05/07/2019

Happy Book Birthday to Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell! http://bit.ly/2DXNLiq

Happy Book Birthday to Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story by Tiffanie DeBartolo, Pascal Dizin, and Lisa Reist! http:...
04/30/2019

Happy Book Birthday to Grace: Based on the Jeff Buckley Story by Tiffanie DeBartolo, Pascal Dizin, and Lisa Reist! http://bit.ly/2DEtM8g

Happy Book Birthday to Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades by Mike Cavallaro! http://bit.ly/2DumaVz
04/23/2019

Happy Book Birthday to Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades by Mike Cavallaro! http://bit.ly/2DumaVz

Happy Book Birthday to Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths by Graham Annable! http://bit.ly/2D9AaUy
04/10/2019

Happy Book Birthday to Peter & Ernesto: The Lost Sloths by Graham Annable! http://bit.ly/2D9AaUy

Acquisition News: First Second is publishing White Oak, Matt Rockefeller's middle grade fantasy graphic novel about a cu...
03/18/2019

Acquisition News: First Second is publishing White Oak, Matt Rockefeller's middle grade fantasy graphic novel about a cursed, dying land where humans depend on the life-sustaining blood of monsters called White Oak for survival. http://bit.ly/2CsAvl8

Mark Siegel Books
03/14/2019
Mark Siegel Books

Mark Siegel Books

This new offering is beyond partisanship—for anyone, young and old, red and blue, who values *Democracy* as our imperfect, best option for government.

Hence it includes @DanRather's luminous #WhatUnitesUs.

And it's worth stating the obvious: First Second Books is home to authors across a broad range of political views. Macmillan is strongly committed to the First Amendment.

Happy Book Birthday to Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw! http://bit.ly/2CrhEqH
03/12/2019

Happy Book Birthday to Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw! http://bit.ly/2CrhEqH

Acquisition News: First Second is publishing Win!, debut author Cynthia Yuan Cheng's YA graphic memoir about a shy and g...
02/27/2019

Acquisition News: First Second is publishing Win!, debut author Cynthia Yuan Cheng's YA graphic memoir about a shy and geeky Taiwanese-American teenage girl who joins her high school's boys' football team.

Acquisition News: First Second will be publishing No One Returns from the Enchanted Forest, Robin Robinson's middle grad...
01/14/2019

Acquisition News: First Second will be publishing No One Returns from the Enchanted Forest, Robin Robinson's middle grade graphic novel about goblin sisters on an adventure in a magical forest. http://bit.ly/2AJfJwM

Acquisition News: First Second will be publishing Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado's middle grade graphic novel about Igg...
12/18/2018

Acquisition News: First Second will be publishing Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado's middle grade graphic novel about Iggy, a Colombian-American teen who gets help from his grandparent's ghosts to win over his crush. http://bit.ly/2A7f2wP

This Candlenights season, there's no better gift than the endearingly off-kilter storytelling from the McElroys and ador...
12/12/2018

This Candlenights season, there's no better gift than the endearingly off-kilter storytelling from the McElroys and adorable art by Carey Pietsch from The Adventure Zone graphic novel! Pick up a copy today: https://bit.ly/2Md6PLk

Welcome to The Adventure Zone!

SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure!

READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters!

MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time!

Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance.

With endearingly off-kilter storytelling from master goofballs Clint McElroy and the McElroy brothers, and vivid, adorable art by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There be Gerblins is the comics equivalent of role-playing in your friend's basement at 2am, eating Cheetos and laughing your ass off as she rolls critical failure after critical failure.

The gifting giving season is the perfect time of the year to share your love of TAZ with all your friends! Don't forget ...
11/23/2018

The gifting giving season is the perfect time of the year to share your love of TAZ with all your friends! Don't forget to grab them a copy of The Adventure Zone graphic novel: https://bit.ly/2Md6PLk

THE ADVENTURE ZONE: HERE THERE BE GERBLINS written by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch; illustrated by Carey Pietsch

Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance.

With endearingly off-kilter storytelling from master goofballs Clint McElroy and the McElroy brothers, and vivid, adorable art by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There be Gerblins is the comics equivalent of role-playing in your friend's basement at 2am, eating Cheetos and laughing your ass off as she rolls critical failure after critical failure.

Acquisition News: First Second will be publishing Other Boys, debut author Damian Alexander's middle grade graphic memoi...
11/16/2018

Acquisition News: First Second will be publishing Other Boys, debut author Damian Alexander's middle grade graphic memoir that touches upon issues related to gender, coming out, bullying, and the death of a parent. http://bit.ly/2OI8cCt

Happy Book Birthday to Science Comics: The Brain by Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins! http://bit.ly/2ylyHbl
10/16/2018

Happy Book Birthday to Science Comics: The Brain by Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins! http://bit.ly/2ylyHbl

Happy Book Birthday to The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy Boxed Set by Ben Hatke! http://bit.ly/2ya1zUa
10/09/2018

Happy Book Birthday to The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy Boxed Set by Ben Hatke! http://bit.ly/2ya1zUa

Happy Book Birthday to Cucumber Quest: The Flower Kingdom by Gigi D.G.! http://bit.ly/2yb7h8e
10/09/2018

Happy Book Birthday to Cucumber Quest: The Flower Kingdom by Gigi D.G.! http://bit.ly/2yb7h8e

Happy Book Birthday to Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes! http://bit.ly/2NWLdIl
10/02/2018

Happy Book Birthday to Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes! http://bit.ly/2NWLdIl

Happy Book Birthday to Science Comics: Solar System by Rosemary Mosco and Jon Chad! http://bit.ly/2Nq6A4F
09/18/2018

Happy Book Birthday to Science Comics: Solar System by Rosemary Mosco and Jon Chad! http://bit.ly/2Nq6A4F

Check out a glowing review of Youssef Daoudi's MONK, in Paste Magazine:"...both deeply intimate and huge in scope...""It...
09/14/2018
Iceman, Cemetery Beach, Criminy & More in Required Reading: Comics for 9/12/2018

Check out a glowing review of Youssef Daoudi's MONK, in Paste Magazine:

"...both deeply intimate and huge in scope..."

"It’s a must-read title for people who love jazz, and a wonderful experience even for readers who couldn’t name a single jazz musician off the top of their heads."

If frozen X-Men aren’t your thing, Joe Golem gets an origin story, Archie goes back to his roots with new wartime relevance, Warren Ellis and Jason Howard re-team for a new action-focused story, House of Whispers expands the Sandman Universe in never-before-seen directions and the long-anti...

Happy Book Birthday to Castle in the Stars: The Moon King by Alex Alice! http://bit.ly/2MSPv2X
09/05/2018

Happy Book Birthday to Castle in the Stars: The Moon King by Alex Alice! http://bit.ly/2MSPv2X

Happy Book Birthday to Kitten Construction Company: Meet The House Kittens by John Patrick Green! http://bit.ly/2MPuIx5
09/05/2018

Happy Book Birthday to Kitten Construction Company: Meet The House Kittens by John Patrick Green! http://bit.ly/2MPuIx5

Volume three of THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE by Riad Sattouf has finally been translated into English and our friends at Metro...
09/02/2018
ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY!

Volume three of THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE by Riad Sattouf has finally been translated into English and our friends at Metropolitan Books are giving away a set of the whole series to celebrate! Ends tonight!

The Arab of the Future, Volumes 1-3

Happy Book Birthday to Idle Days by Thomas Desaulniers-Brousseau and Simon Leclerc! http://bit.ly/2MvSZre
08/14/2018

Happy Book Birthday to Idle Days by Thomas Desaulniers-Brousseau and Simon Leclerc! http://bit.ly/2MvSZre

Check out this podcast episode with Gene Luen Yang!
08/09/2018
The Greater Good Science Center

Check out this podcast episode with Gene Luen Yang!

Happy Book Lovers Day!

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang is our guest on the newest episode of the Science of Happiness podcast. What is your favorite comic book/graphic novel?

You've read The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins graphic novel (you have, right?) and you saw an exciting note in ...
08/09/2018
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited

You've read The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins graphic novel (you have, right?) and you saw an exciting note in the back of the book about what's to come (you saw that, right?). Well now it's time to talk about it.

NYCC announced their event for THE ADVENTURE ZONE graphic novel! https://bit.ly/2MzRg0y

On October 5th, join co-creators of The Adventure Zone and co-adapters Travis McElroy and Clint McElroy as well as co-adapter and illustrator Carey Pietsch to learn more about The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited, coming in 2019 from First Second.

Tickets for The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited in New York from ShowClix. You've read the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins (you have, right?) and you saw the exciting note in the back of the book about what's to come (you saw tha

We hope you'll join us The Brooklyn Strategist on August 15th, where Carey Pietsch will be signing copies of #TheZoneCas...
08/02/2018
The Brooklyn Strategist

We hope you'll join us The Brooklyn Strategist on August 15th, where Carey Pietsch will be signing copies of #TheZoneCast graphic novel in store!

Do you love The Adventure Zone? We do too! On August 15th starting at 6:30pm we will have Carey Pietsch, the artist who brought this wonderful podcast's first season to the pages of a graphic novel in our store for a book signing event.

We will be selling the book at the event to be autographed for free! If you already own one you can bring it and get it autographed with your $10 walk-in.

THAT'S NOT ALL THOUGH! Join us that night as our DND encounters groups will be running the module Griffin McElroy wrote. Our DMs will be supplied with the module to run that night and we will have one to send you home with for participating so you can run it for all your friends.

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Don't miss your chance to win a copy of The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Ju...
07/17/2018

Don't miss your chance to win a copy of The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch plus some really cool swag! Today's the last day to enter: https://bit.ly/2JwHKcj

Happy Book Birthday to The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Tra...
07/17/2018

Happy Book Birthday to The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch! http://bit.ly/2uuznJH

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Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
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