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NYCC News: First Second to Make Maker Comics


Following on the success of their Science Comics line, First Second announced at New York Comic Con that they will launch a new line of how-to comics for middle-grade readers. The first one will be a book on baking by Falynn Koch, creator of Science Comics: Bats and Science Comics: Plague Germs (GC4K readers got a look at her work, and a hint about this particular book, in our recent interview with her). As with the Science Comics, each book will be independent, with a different creative team; future titles include Chris Schweizer (author of the Crogan adventures) on auto mechanics, Alexis Frederick-Frost (Sleepless Knight) on gardening, Sarah Myer o making costumes, JP Coovert on cartooning, and Coleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig: PI) and Kathryn Hudson on electronics and robotics.

Here are a couple of previews:





Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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