Posts Tagged ‘First Second Books’

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat with Jim Ottaviani

Jim Ottaviani is a former nuclear engineer turned librarian who writes non-fiction comics in his spare time. He specializes in writing books about science and scientists, then he commissions an artist to illustrate them. His first book, Dignifying Science, comprised mini-biographies of scientists. He followed that with Two-Fisted Science, focusing on women scientists. His other books [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With George O’Connor

The Library of Congress' National Book Festival is happening on the Mall this Saturday and Sunday, with most cartoonists appearing on Sunday in the big new Graphic Novels tent. George O'Connor is sneaking in on Saturday, however, where he'll promote Journey into Mohawk Country, a historical graphic novel on an early Dutch explorer's travels in what became [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With Nick Bertozzi

Nick Bertozzi has been working in comics for just over a decade, starting with his self-published, Xeric-grant-financed, map-formatted Boswash in 2000. I thought The Salon, a ghost and murder mystery featuring Cubists like Picasso and Braque, was one of the best graphic novels of 2007, but his nude drawings of Picasso (specifically his penis) led to [...]