STORY: MARK LONG & JIM DEMONAKOS ART: NATE POWELL PUBLISHER: FIRST SECOND In the Bible, from the Book of Leviticus particularly, there is a particularly haunting yet aspirational line that reads: “You will not stand idly by the blood of your fellow” (19:16). It is a juxtaposing phrase, placed among a variety of dictums towards leading […]
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!
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 […]
“Temperature is connected to everything”
Carlson and Blair’s Kickstarted graphic novel is headed for wider publication next year