Short horror film progress shots
Lots (and lots!) of great First Second authors will be attending SPX this year, and we’re so pleased to have them all signing at Table E5!
We’re also thrilled to have two books up for this year’s Ignatz Award — Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer and Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers & Saints. Those books are both so good, you guys! We hope you’re enjoying them too.
Here’s when our authors will be signing!
11:00am — James Kochalka — The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza
12:00pm – Dave Roman — Astronaut Academy
1:00pm — Ben Hatke — Zita the Spacegirl
2:00 — Jillian Tamaki — This One Summer
3:00 – James Sturm — Adventures in Cartooning
4:00 – Zack Giallongo — Broxo
12:00pm – Nick Bertozzi — Shackleton
1:00pm – Ben Hatke — Zita the Spacegirl
2:00pm – Farel Dalrymple — The Wrenchies
3:30pm – Jillian Tamaki — This One Summer
4:30pm – Greg Means and MK Reed — The Cute Girl Network
You can also catch Jillian on the ‘Stories of Girlhood’ program at 12:30 on Sunday in the White Flint Auditorium.
We can’t wait! See you this weekend.
Happy Book Birthday to Ben Hatke’s adorably charming picture book comic, Julia’s House for Lost Creatures!
I think this book is just lovely — you guys should definitely all check out a copy!
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures! It’s out today! Find it here:
or more about it here:
Fan art of Lissa Treiman’s meeting doodles.
Her work is here:
It’s Gene Yang and Sonny Liew’s updated golden age hero: The Green Turtle!
One from Ben Hatke’s ZITA THE SPACEGIRL visits the First Second booth at San Diego Comic-Con!
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures giveaway ( and a look at my messy desk). More here:
References to Final Art in Little Robot.
PWPLS:Teens is proud to present an exclusive interview with Ben Hatke, one of our very favorite graphic novelists and author of the Zita the Spacegirl series. His most recent book is The Return of Zita the Spacegirl, the third volume in the series, which follows the continuing adventures of a young girl who has been transported through a portal into the far reaches of space.
PWPLS: What were some of your favorite books and/or comics as a teenager?
Ben Hatke: Elfquest by Wendy and Richard Pini, Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hobbit! One of my favorite picture books has always been Rotten Island by William Steig. (I still liked that even as a teen). The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander were also favorites. My mom started feeding me Stephen King stories when I was a teenager, too, and I remember losing sleep over the idea of a wind-up monkey.
PWPLS: When did you start making comics? What was your first story about?
BH: I started making comics early. I started with comic strips. One of my first ones was very much influenced by Garfield, but was about a group of birds. Birds who played together in a rock band.
Later in about 7th grade, I made a short graphic novel (probably only 35 or 40 pages) about my friends and me. It was a Halloween story about all the jack-o-lanterns coming to life and attacking people.
Ben Hatke draws ZITA THE SPACEGIRL at the NYPL Summer Reading Kick-Off!
We’re very excited about Ben Hatke’s next book — a picture book comic that’ll be in stores in September. It’s called Julia’s House for Lost Creatures, and it’s absolutely adorable.
How can you resist this red-headed heroine and her collection of fantastical creatures?
Check out more photos of our advance copy on the :01 blog: http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/books/new-book-julias-house-for-lost-creatures/