As of today, the whole 24 page first issue of The First Law Graphic Novel is up at www.firstlawcomic.com. You can go check it out, entirely free of charge. It is our GIFT to you ungrateful lot, and new pages will carry on being posted every monday, wednesday, and friday.
For those who’d rather not wait, though, all 22 pages of Issue 2 are also available as of now on ComiXology, and it’s a humdinger, with the appearance of the Union’s most self-obsessed young officer, Jezal dan Luthar, not to mention his reluctant fencing partner Collem West and the latter’s unconventional sister Ardee. Meanwhile Logen wanders into the sort of trouble you can only get out of with a blade, and Inquisitor Glokta shows the results that can be achieved with a cleaver, a set of fingers, and the will. The art and colours I feel just keep getting better. Both I and Collem West urge you to contribute to this righteous cause.
Go on, he could do with cheering up, he’s got the weight of the world on his shoulders. As well as cinematic-style guided view, ComiXology will also provide you with a bonus package of inks and pencils. Incidentally, it looks as if a physical collection of the first four issues should be available around end of August, but more on that as I have it. I’ll also be looking at the development of some of the pages from script, to pencils, to inks, to colours, over here as we go.
In the meantime, a few interviews about how this project came to be, how it’s got where it is, and where we hope it’s going:
With veteran comics writer Chuck Dixon, who’s adapting the books, plus a comment or two from me, over at Comic Book Resources. You’ll also see a few panels from the second issue in that one.
With me at Graphic Novel Reporter.
With me and Rich Young, the editor and co-ordinator of the project, over at Pipedream Comics.
Then there’s a piece with the artist, Andie Tong, over here.
A quickie at Sword and Laser.
More in-depth at NerdSpan.