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 […]
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 this week, it was revealed that Fox Animation has picked up Eisner Awarding-winning writer Ben Hatke’s series Zita the Spacegirl with Chernin Entertainment to produce. According to Deadline, screenwriters Morgan Jurgenson and Alex Ankeles are set to adapt Hatke’s graphic novels. The story focuses on Zita, a young girl who is forced to become an intergalactic hero […]
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 […]
By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]