Launch Party with Mark Siege Editorial Director of First Second Books

Jul ’06
12:00 am

Mark Siegel, Editorial Director of First Second BooksSaturday July 8th 7:00PM
Mark Siegel, Editorial Director of First Second Books (and a creator in his own right?he?s won the Bluebonnet Award for his illustrations on Lisa Wheeler?s Sea Dogs, and To Dance, a graphic novel composed by Mark and his wife, will be published by Simon & Schuster in the fall), has created an interactive multi-media presentation about graphic novels. Joann Sfar, Eddie Campbell, Jessica Abel, Matt Madden? all have upcoming projects with First Second Books.
Celebrating the launch of First Second Books, Mark?s presentation will be FUN and informative. Come join the party! With:
Book trailers?Grady Klein, the creator of The Lost Colony, has created a trailer for his graphic novel. Grady is both a comic artist and an animator, which lead him to the creation of a trailer for his graphic novel.
Comics-related music–one of Mark?s areas of interest is the interplay of the worlds of music and art/literature. He expresses this interest through the graphic novels he publishes, like Klezmer, a graphic novel by Joann Sfar about the origin of klezmer music in Eastern Europe.
?Lecture?? Mark is an excellent public speaker, and he?s very passionate on the topic of graphic novels. In this audience-guided lecture, Mark will speak about the position of graphic novels in society, literature, and art today. He?ll discuss the ?explosion? of graphic novels and upcoming media on the horizon.
Comics Jam?great art and great writing in graphic novels today has inspired people everywhere to attempt their own comic art. First Second encourages comics creation with a few simple exercises designed to help people understand the basics of the underlying structure of comics.