I'd love First Second to bridge a host of different fields of endeavor -- and it's begun already. Historical sites who seldom turn their scholarly gaze upon comics are now posting about George O'Connor's JOURNEY TO MOHAWK COUNTRY; see for instance New York History Net...
In other news, there's a First Second interview at the indispensable iCV2.
And it's busy season in the blogs, have you noticed -- and now there's Paul Pope blogging too! By the looks of it, this may be shaping into a new manifesto for the creator of, among others BATMAN YEAR 100 and BATTLING BOY (forthcoming from :01).