Who is Mark Siegel?
Mark Siegel is known both as an author, illustrator, and as the editorial director of First Second Books, which publishes graphic novels for all ages. His books in print to date are Seadogs, An Epic Ocean Operetta, Long Night Moon and To Dance, A Ballerina's Graphic Novel and Moving House, his first picture book as author and illustrator. Upcoming books include more children's stories as well as a graphic novel for adults called Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson which has been serializing online since 2010
Under the banner of First Second Books, located in the Flatiron Building in New York City, Siegel is the editor of works by authors and artists such as Joann Sfar, Eddie Campbell, Paul Pope, Jessica Abel and Lewis Trondheim, Jane Yolen, and Adam Rapp.
In 2006, First Second published American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, the first graphic novel ever nominated for a National Book Award, and the first ever to win the American Library Association's Edward L. Printz Award.