Tag: First Second Books

  • The Power of Kayfabe: An Interview with Box Brown

    The Power of Kayfabe: An Interview with Box Brown

    The accolades continue to pile up for artist and graphic novelist Box Brown. Aside from his Ignaz Award, his publishing house, Retrofit Comics, continues to put out quality independent graphic art. And aside from all that, of course, Brown’s labor of love, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend (First Second Books, 2014), spent three weeks on…

  • This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

    This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

    Summer is float-time for some people, especially kids, and as This One Summer‘s pre-adolescent protagonist Rose says, “It feels good. Floating. It feels like flying.” But it’s worth noting that Rose clings to an inner-tube as she says this; no one can float forever, not safely, anyway. Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki’s poignant graphic novel…