For the sixth year in a row, The Beat is proud to present the Comics Industry Person of the Year, as chosen by voters in our annual creator survey: Gene Luen Yang. The the Team of the year: Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.
Illustrator and cartoonist Natalie Andrewson has produced work for major publications including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Polygon, and Medium. Now, Andrewson is set to publish a brand new graphic novel through First Second. Entitled The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Andrewson’s comic will retell the classic holiday story of The Nutcracker as a “dark fantasy.” First Second describes the book […]
We’re all just wrapping our head around getting through Christmas, but ever efficient and forward looking First Second has just announced its full Fall 2017 slate, with full cover reveals. Tillie Walden, Gene Yang, Cucumber Quest, Pele…it’s quite a season. The EW link has comments from publisher Mark Siegel, so you’ll want to check that […]
The human fascination with death is as old as mankind itself. From the Egyptians to the Greeks and from ancient myth to American Gothic stories, death has provided us with many lenses for examining life. Today, we are pleased to announce that First Second plans to publish The Land of the Dead by writer Brian McDonald and artist Toby […]
Earlier today, we mentioned that :01 (First Second Books) started serializing the Spillzone graphic novel as a webcomic. :01 likes to do that as a form of marketing, because webcomics sell as print collection. To that point, earlier today at io9, it was announced that :01 is going to be releasing a print edition of […]
:01 (First Second, if you prefer letters to numbers) likes to serialize their graphic novels online before the print edition is available and their latest serialization is now on line at http://www.thespillzone.com/. This YA science fiction adventure about a girl dealing with the aftermath of a mysterious and deadly event (partially inspired by the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone) is […]
We mentioned yesterday that the Brooklyn Book Festival is raging throughout the boroughs this week with a ton of Bookend Events, but the MUST DO is tonight: a party to celebrate 10 years os First Second at the newish Brooklyn comics shop Mama Says Comics Rock. Thursday, September 15 7:00pm Free Come join us […]