Abercrombie's The First Law graphic novel

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


During the last week, Joe Abercrombie posted on Facebook several drafts or work in progress sketches, hinting at a graphic novel for his trilogy, The First Law. Today, the actual project was presented on his page. The team working on the comic is lead by Rich Young of Blind Ferret, adapted by Chuck Dixon, with art by Andie Tong, colours by Pete Pantazis, lettering and design from Bill Tortolini.

The first 12 pages are already out and free to read at First Law Comic. But even better:
The first twelve pages are up there now.  You can go look at them.  For nothing.  And there’ll be new pages added every monday, wednesday, and friday, if things go according to plan, for years to come.  And you’ll be able to look at those too.  For nothing.  The hope is, that when we’ve finally completed this project, there’ll be well over a thousand pages of high quality First Law graphic novel up online.  For nothing.
It will also be available at Comixology. Here's the final first page (or the end in the beginning....):


Also, here's another sketch for Logen.  He looks more familiar to my imagination in this illustration than in the actual graphic novel.  However, it's impossible to depict that character in the way that will satisfy everyone.  In my mind, Logen looked more seasoned, bulkier and less handsome. What about you?


3 comments:

Nikola said...
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Nikola said...

Definitely more ugly :)

Justin Steele said...

I'm not really digging the look of the characters at all. I think they are all quite off. Also, the art doesn't nearly pull off the grittiness of Joe's works. As much as I love Abercrombie's works, I am definitely going to give these graphic novels a pass.

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