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SDCC: Gene Yang & Paul Pope in Conversation

SDCC: Gene Yang & Paul Pope in Conversation

The most unlikely super team in comic books, Paul Pope and Gene Luen Yang come together to discuss the simultaneous launch of their books from First Second - "Battling Boy" and "Boxers & Saints."

Seagle Reminds Us of What's Truly Important in

Seagle Reminds Us of What's Truly Important in "Genius"

Writer Steven T. Seagle spoke with CBR about the importance of the "small" things in "Genius," his latest original, semi-autobiographical graphic novel with frequent collaborator, artist Teddy Kristiansen.

Mechner Hatches a Historical Heist in

Mechner Hatches a Historical Heist in "Templar"

"Templar" creators Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham & Alex Puvilland talk to CBR News about their nearly five hundred-page Medieval adventure-heist and its five year journey to completion.

Paul Pope's

Paul Pope's "Haggard West" Closes One Door, Opens Another

Paul Pope gives readers a one-two punch of adventure and annihilation in "The Death of Haggard West," a one-shot prequel to his highly anticipated, long-awaited "Battling Boy."

Ottaviani & Wicks Monkey Around with

Ottaviani & Wicks Monkey Around with "Primates"

Writer Jim Ottaviani follows up his "Feynman" biography with "Primates," a story about the studies and discoveries of primatologists Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas with art by Maris Wicks.

Castellucci & Varon Find the

Castellucci & Varon Find the "Odd Duck" in All of Us

Writer Cecil Castelluci and artist Sara Varon spoke with CBR News about their new children's book "Odd Duck," and how the story manages to find the odd in even the most normal of ducks -- and humans.

Shen & Hicks Go Back to High School with

Shen & Hicks Go Back to High School with "Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong"

Writer Prudence Shen and artist Faith Erin Hicks, the creators of First Second's "Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong," spoke to CBR about their new high-school set graphic novel.

Matt Kindt is

Matt Kindt is "Red Handed"

The man behind "MIND MGMT" and the writer of "Justice League of America's" Martian Manhunter stories, Matt Kindt spoke with CBR News about his latest graphic novel, the Dick Tracy-inspired "Red Handed."

Knisley's

Knisley's "Relish" is a Memoir and Cookbook Combination

Cartoonist Lucy Knisley spoke to CBR News about her latest project, "Relish: My Life in the Kitchen," a hybrid memoir and cookbook comic book that deals with life, foie gras and more.

Boaz Yakin's Voyage to

Boaz Yakin's Voyage to "Jerusalem"

Writer/director Boaz Yakin's new graphic novel from First Second is as poetic as it is harrowing. CBR News spoke with Yakin about its development, how directing informs his comics and more.

Comics A.M. - Gene Luen Yang Announces Two-Volume Graphic Novel

Comics A.M. - Gene Luen Yang Announces Two-Volume Graphic Novel

"American Born Chinese" creator Gene Luen Yang announces "Boxers and Saints"! Jim Rugg on improving print quality! Jerry Robinson estate donate six original "Batman" scripts to Columbia University library! Plus more!

Revisit CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012

Revisit CBR's Top 100 Comics of 2012

With 2012 over, take another look at the insanely-strong group of comics that conquered CBR's Top 100 of the Year list, from creator-owned hits that dominated to the superhero titles that rose above and much more.

Cartoonist Thien Pham Levels Up for

Cartoonist Thien Pham Levels Up for "Sumo"

CBR spoke with writer/artist Thien Pham about "Sumo," why he has no designs on becoming a full-time cartoonist and how he ended up creating a graphic novel named after a sport he knew little about.

Giallongo Brings Barbarians, Zombies & Magic to

Giallongo Brings Barbarians, Zombies & Magic to "Broxo"

Cartoonist Zack Giallongo tells CBR about "Broxo," his debut graphic novel from First Second Books, a fantasy novel of zombies and barbarians, and explains why fantasy stories require a map.

"Sailor Twain" and Beyond with Mark Siegel

The Editorial Director of First Second Books, Mark Siegel, tells CBR News about publishing his first graphic novel, "Sailor Twain," and discusses the publisher's plans for 2013.

Comics A.M. - Marvel Sues Jerusalem Store Over Spider-Man Yarmulkes

Comics A.M. - Marvel Sues Jerusalem Store Over Spider-Man Yarmulkes

Marvel sues well-known Jerusalem store for selling unlicensed Spider-Man yarmulkes! SPX sees record-breaking sales! Stan Lee’s Comikaze draws big crowds! Ann Nocenti talks "Catwoman"! Mark Siegel talks "Sailor Twain"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - First Second's Success; More on Moore-Kirkman Suits

Comics A.M. - First Second's Success; More on Moore-Kirkman Suits

Mark Siegel talks First Second's success! Tony Moore's attorney explains federal-court filing in "Walking Dead" dispute! Greg Capullo on his lifelong love of Batman! Jeff Smith talks "Bone" and "RASL"! Plus more!

Martinbrough, Illidge and Williamson Bring

Martinbrough, Illidge and Williamson Bring "The Ren" to Life

Shawn Martinbrough, Joseph Illidge and Grey Williamson expound on their upcoming graphic novel "The Ren," which explores a love story during the Harlem Renaissance, coming soon from First Second.

Faith Erin Hicks Is

Faith Erin Hicks Is "Friends With Boys"

Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks spoke with CBR about her new book "Friends with Boys," discussed her weekly comic "The Adventures of Superhero Girl" and weighs in on blogging, zombies, KGB cheerleaders and more.

Comics A.M. -

Comics A.M. - "Anya's Ghost," "Zita the Spacegirl," Win Cybils

"Anya's Ghost" and "Zita the Spacegirl" win 2011 Cybils Awards! Sony shutters PSP comics service! Oprah lauds "Blankets"! Why is "One Piece" so popular? The return of "Stumptown"? Plus more!

Mark Siegel & Calista Brill on First Second in 2012

Mark Siegel & Calista Brill on First Second in 2012

Editorial Director Mark Siegel and Senior Editor Calista Brill speak to the direction of First Second, web serialization, strong female heroines, Paul Pope's "Battling Boy" and exclusive preview pages of this year's titles.

Yang & Pham

Yang & Pham "Level Up" Their Comics

The creators behind the acclaimed YA graphic novel "Level Up," Gene Yang and Thien Pham pit video games against medical school, discuss the secrets of Pac-Man and debate their own comics collaboration as well as Tiger Mother parenting.

Talking Comics with Joe Infurnari & Glenn Eichler

Talking Comics with Joe Infurnari & Glenn Eichler

ROBOT 6's Tim O'Shea spoke with "The Colbert Report" writer Glenn Eichler about his and artist Joe Infurnari's new book out from First Second, "Mush!: Sled Dogs with Issues."

Derek Kirk Kim Says

Derek Kirk Kim Says "Tune," "Mythomania" are the "Same Difference"

The award-winning cartoonist talks about the new HC edition of "Same Difference," his current webcomic, the first print volume of which comes out this year and his filmmaking debut.

ALL COMICS EVE: Nicholls & Flood Battle

ALL COMICS EVE: Nicholls & Flood Battle "Orcs: Forged for War"

Novelist Stan Nicholls and artist Joe Flood celebrate ALL COMICS EVE with CBR by discussing about their new graphic novel, the "New York Times" bestseller "Orcs: Forged for War," just out from First Second Books.

Ottaviani Relates the Extraordinary Life of

Ottaviani Relates the Extraordinary Life of "Feynman"

Writer Jim Ottaviani, best known for his self-published comics about science and scientists, spoke with CBR about tackling one of the great figures of the 20th century in his new biography about Richard Feynman.

Blast Off with Roman's

Blast Off with Roman's "Astronaut Academy"

Cartoonist Dave Roman discusses transitioning "Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity" from the web to print, explaining what is "Teen Boat!" and sharing an exclusive look at this fall's "Nursery Rhyme Comics"

Bertozzi Brings

Bertozzi Brings "Lewis & Clark" to Comics

Award-winning cartoonist Nick Bertozzi spoke with CBR News about writing and drawing his new graphic novel from First Second Books, the sometimes surprising true tale of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Siegel on

Siegel on "Sailor Twain"

Mark Siegel, the Editorial Director of First Second books talks to CBR News about his webcomic centering on the Hudson River and mermaids working in charcoal and designing wine labels.

Faith Erin Hicks on

Faith Erin Hicks on "Band Camp," Wolverine & More

Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks talks to CBR about “Brain Camp,” just out from First Second Books, as well as her Wolverine and Nextwave stories for Marvel Comics.

Jen Wang's

Jen Wang's "Koko Be Good"

In September, First Second debuts "Koko Be Good," an original graphic novel by Jen Wang. We spoke with Wang about her story of two people deciding how their lives will be lived and what it means to be a good person.

Jordan Mechner on

Jordan Mechner on "Prince of Persia"

The creator of video game classic "Prince of Persia" talks to CBR about diving into comics with two new projects: an anthology prelude to the upcoming film and a Knights Templar adventure in "Solomon's Thieves."

Interrogating First Second’s “City of Spies”

Interrogating First Second’s “City of Spies”

Playwrights Laurence Klavan and Susan Kim and artist Pascal Dizin talk to CBR News about their debut graphic novel “City of Spies,” out now from First Second Books.

C.C. Colbert on

C.C. Colbert on "Booth"

John Wilkes Booth, the man who shot Abraham Lincoln, is the subject of historian C.C. Colbert's first graphic novel. CBR spoke with Colbert about "Booth," which will arrive later this month from First Second.

Carla Jablonski Joins The

Carla Jablonski Joins The "Resistance"

April sees the release of "Resistance" from First Second Books, exploring life in Nazi-occupied France through the eyes of three children. CBR News spoke with writer Carla Jablonski about the book, the first in a trilogy.

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Mark Siegel & Calista Brill

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Mark Siegel & Calista Brill

First Second Books' editorial team takes CBR on a tour of their Spring slate from the new adventure by "Prince of Persia's" Jordan Mechner to historical tales of fanboy spy smashers and much more.

O'Connor Introduces

O'Connor Introduces "The Olympians"

The writer/artist behind the new series of graphic novels from First Second Books, George O'Connor talked with CBR about "The Olympians" and provided a look at his designs and approach to the characters and the series.

Hammer-Cracking Sci-Fi & Lightning-Cracking Mythology

Hammer-Cracking Sci-Fi & Lightning-Cracking Mythology

First Second creators George O'Connor & Adam Rapp deliver two kinds of twisted genre tales from the post-apocalyptic 'Ball Peen Hammer' to the expansive exploration of ancient 'Olympians'

Glenn Eichler Gets

Glenn Eichler Gets "Stuffed!"

Glenn Eichler, an award winning writer on "The Colbert Report," speaks with CBR News about his new graphic novel about family, race and repatriation, "Stuffed!," featuring artwork by Nick Bertozzi.

Danica Novgorodoff talks “Refresh, Refresh”

Danica Novgorodoff talks “Refresh, Refresh”

Fresh off her Eisner Award nominated debut graphic novel, “Slow Storm,” Danica Novgorodoff speaks with CBR News about her new graphic novel from First Second Books, "Refresh, Refresh."

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