Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro’s graphic novel, Decelerate Blue, published by First Second couldn’t have been released at a more opportune time. Dystopian stories are seeing a renewed rise in interest lately, of which I personally believe can be thanked to the U.S.’s current political state of affairs. Just last month, Amazon reported a rise […]
Recently, Battling Boy and The Sculptor publisher First Second announced the launch of a new e-newsletter. The publication will feature a variety of comics recommendations, a list of convention appearances, and updates on office happenings and upcoming titles. Most excitingly, the newsletter will also exclusive comics from First Second’s roster of creators. The newsletter is currently slated to […]
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 […]
Calista Brill discusses her cosplay experience and reveals the people she’d like to work with most!
First Second’s Executive Editor discusses what led her into comics and gives tips to aspiring comics editors!
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 […]
Carlson and Blair’s Kickstarted graphic novel is headed for wider publication next year
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 […]