First Second Announce Graphic Novel from Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

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TweetFirst Second have today announced that one of their next big projects will come from the creative team of Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks, who’ll be working on an as-yet-unnamed graphic novel together. On top of this, the company have also signed Rowell for a two-book deal, meaning she’ll also have a second project […]

Submissions Are Open for Erotica Anthology ‘Smut Peddler 2014′

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TweetSmut Peddler, the lady-led erotic anthology edited by Johanna Draper Carlson and C. Spike Trotman, will be returning in 2014 for a new volume. And to set up for that launch, an open call for submissions from women and female/male creative teams has been put out. The anthology will feature probably quite filthy work from […]

Pedigree Chum, 16/08/13: Captain America Steps Onto The Good Ship Disney

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TweetHeidi’s away, so there’s a bit of a twist on the Kibbles N Bits section today. Well, I say ‘bit of a twist’… but what I mean to say is ‘bit of a Steve’. § Disney have worked out a way to get Marvel characters into their resorts — put them on international water. If […]

Faith Erin Hicks’ Fantastic Journal Comics from San Diego

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TweetOh yes, more from SDCC, you’re all going to be thrilled. But wait! This time round the reporting doesn’t come from anyone at The Beat – instead it comes from SDCC Special Guest Faith Erin Hicks, who has broken down her experience at this year’s convention into a journal comic. Picking up from the moment […]

Pre-order Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong and win signed comics, art & more!

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Tweet Publishers First Second currently have a fun and creative pre-order campaign for the print release of Faith Erin Hicks and Prudence Shen’s Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. It’s a tiered reward incentive model, with prizes including  not only signed copies of the book itself, but a host of other great First titles, a personalised sketch […]

Review: The Adventures of Superhero Girl

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TweetSometimes a book comes out that I’m so ridiculously excited about I get paranoid that I’m going to be disappointed in some way. And then it arrives and turns out to be even better than I hoped for. It becomes the book I take everywhere with me to thrust in people’s faces and say, “READ”. […]

Webcomic alert: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Tweet Following up on the successful webcomic to print model of FRIENDS WITH BOYS, Faith Erin Hicks is serializing her new GN for First Second, NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG, an adaptation of the YA novel by Prudence Shen. Pru and I will be blogging our way through NCPGW, offering author & cartoonist insights and […]

J. Torres finds some True Patriots for Canada

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TweetBy Steve Morris Wolverine, Alpha Flight, Jack Bauer, Captain Kirk: many of the most famous heroes in modern history have been Canadian. But despite that, Canada still has a reputation mainly for politeness, rather than spandex-based punching and flying. As an attempt to finally wake the world up to Canada’s innate ability to defeat supervillains, […]