Comics Publisher First Second’s SDCC Schedule Revealed

San Diego Comic Con is this week and children’s book and comic imprint First Second has revealed their signing schedule. For parents heading to SDCC, First Second’s events are well worth a look.

You might know First Second from their comic offerings here on, from nostalgic video game comic strip Legends of the Joystick to the more recent selections from Nursery Rhyme Comics to the various contributions of their author Faith Erin Hicks. Check out the creators and artists form First Second at Booth #1323!

Below, their signings and panels at SDCC.


First Second In-Booth Signings

Thursday 7/12:
12:00 – 1:00pm – Thien Pham, LEVEL UP
2:00 – 3:00pm – Zack Giallongo, BROXO
3:30 – 4:30pm – Dave Roman, ASTRONAUT ACADEMY

Friday, 7/13:
11:00 – 12:00am – Nate Powell, THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS
12:30 – 1:30pm – Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado, GIANTS BEWARE!
2:00 – 3:00pm – Vera Brosgol, ANYA’S GHOST
3:00 – 4:00pm – Thien Pham, LEVEL UP
4:00 – 5:00pm – Jen Wang, KOKO BE GOOD

Saturday, 7/14:
10:00 – 11:00am – Vera Brosgol, ANYA’S GHOST
11:00 – 12:00am – Zack Giallongo, BROXO
12:30 – 1:30pm – Dave Roman, ASTRONAUT ACADEMY
1:30 – 2:30pm – JT Petty, BLOODY CHESTER
2:30 – 3:30pm – Nate Powell, THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS
4:00 – 5:00pm – Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado, GIANTS BEWARE!

Sunday, 7/15:
12:00 – 1:00pm – JT Petty, BLOODY CHESTER
1:30 – 2:30pm – Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado, GIANTS BEWARE!
3:00 – 4:00pm – Dave Roman, ASTRONAUT ACADEMY


First Second Panels:

The Bookstore Crowd, Thursday 7/12/12, 3:00 – 4:00, Room 23ABC


Nate Powell (The Silence of Our Friends)
Kate Beaton (Hark a Vagrant)
Alison Bechdel (Are You My Mother?)
Brecht Evens (The Night Animals)
Jenni and Matt Holm (Babymouse)
Jason Shiga (Meanwhile)

Graphic Novel Library Awards, Friday 7/13/12, 1:00 – 2:00, Room 4
Sponsored by First Second

Nate Powell Spotlight, Friday, 7/13/12, 2:00 – 3:00, Room 9

Comics & Music, Saturday, 7/14/12, 4:00 – 5:00


Calista Brill (Senior Editor, First Second)
Mark Siegel (Editorial Director, First Second)
William Stout (Legend of the Blues)
Charles Kochman (Abrams)
Sheila Keenan (Abrams)

Kids Read!, Sunday, 7/15/12, 11:00 – 12:00, Room 11AB


Jorge Aguirre (Giants Beware!)
Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules)
Raina Telgemeier (Smile)
Colleen AF Venable (Pet Shop Private Eye)
Moderated by Scott Robins

Kids Draw!, Sunday 7/15/12, 12:00 – 1:00, Room 11AB


Zack Giallongo (Broxo)
Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware!)
Dave Roman and John Green (Teen Boat!)
Moderated by Cecil Castellucci

What’s Cool in Graphic Novels? Sunday 7/15/12, 1:30 – 2:30, Room 8


Zack Giallongo (Broxo)
JT Petty (Bloody Chester)
Raina Telgemeier (Drama)
Doug TenNapel (Cardboard)
Moderated by Calista Brill


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