First Second Books Creators To Sign AT Midtown Comics

Official Press Release

George O'Connor, the creator of Journey Into Mohawk Country, (September 2006) and Grady Klein, the creator of The Lost Colony: The Snodgrass Conspiracy (May 2006) will be signing copies of their books at Midtown Comics at Times Square (New York City: 200 West 40th Street, on the corner of 7th Avenue), 212-302-8192, on Thursday, September 21st, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information please visit us online at http://www.midtowncomics.com.

George O'Connor is a renowned picture book author and illustrator. Journey Into Mohawk Country, an adaptation of the diary of a seventeenth century Dutch explorer, is his first graphic novel-and a fascinating look at a little-known part of New York history. Publisher's Weekly called this book "a groundbreaking effort that will earn praise as an unusual comics work and as a work of history."

Grady Klein comes to the graphic novel from the world of animation. The Lost Colony, which Booklist called "[a] witty, sophisticated, candy-colored adventure," is the story of a young girl, Birdy, who decides that if only she had a slave, her mother would decide to spend more time with her and love her again. Birdy's adventures bring slavery into sharp relief as an ugly scar on the face of American history.

:01 First Second Books publishes graphic novel for all ages-young children through adult-by veteran comic book creators and talented newcomers-by international creators as well as those from the U.S. For more information about First Second Books please visit our website: www.firstsecondbooks.com.

Cover scans:

Journey Into Mohawk Country TP

Lost Colony Book 1 Snodgrass Conspiracy SC


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