THE LOSERS Coming April 23rd To Theatres
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The Vertigo Blog was nice enough to ask me to talk about my art process on The Unwritten, using some art from our soon to be classic issue #1, and when the Vertigo Blog asks for something, I jump to it...
Comic book editors come from all kinds of interesting origins. Some are writers, some are artists, others use incriminating photos. Me, before getting into comics, I had a writing and film background, so maybe that’s why I’m so fascinated by the ins and outs of comic book artists and the voodoo that they do.
THE UNWRITTEN is about the power of story and it incorporates all kinds of literary references. In Volume 1 Carey and Gross include mentions of George Orwell’s 1984, Charles Dicken’s No Thoroughfare, Joseph Heller’s Catch 22, Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and many many more.
I thought it would be fun to get to know some of the editorial group behind your favorite comics and graphic novels a bit better, so I started asking questions. First up, Mark Doyle. PM: What was the first Vertigo book you read? MD: Sandman. I blame that book for my current occupation.
Like many bright, young Jewish Americans, Sarah Glidden participated in a Birthright trip to Israel. HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS by Glidden is her first person account of that journey. Here, she questions everything she knows, or thinks she knows, about Israel and being Jewish and everything her tour guides tell her about Israel and being Jewish. Check out the cover [Please note: The cover is not final]:
The second is A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY by award winning crime novelist Denise Mina in her first graphic novel and artist Antonio Fuso for Vertigo Crime. Sometimes the greatest mysteries, and the most frightening horrors, occur right at home. I’m sure some of us can attest to that. Well, together, Mina and Fuso unravel a dark story of a family destroying itself from the inside out. Check out the cover [Please note: The cover is not final]:
Throughout the day I’m going to reveal covers to three graphic novels that are coming out this Fall. The first, FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND by Bill Willingham and artists Jim Fern and Craig Hamilton, follows Bigby Wolf as he searches for a new home for Fabletown. That’s right, Bigby is getting his own book…where he is the center of attention! Check out the cover [Please note: The cover is not final]:
DEMO is back! Following the success of the Eisner nominated and critically acclaimed short story collection, Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan (American Virgin, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) reconnect with DEMO Volume 2, a compelling 6 issue mini-series of self-contained stories that are extremely powerful and emotionally charged.
LOOKS 10, DANCE 3 For those of you who think I require little more than a 263,000 watt spotlight and a brief excursion to the Courreges Universe, you're clearly mistaken. I've decided to share the stage with my old accomplice Peter Milligan, one of the original Vertigo provocateurs of pop fiction. He’s currently the writer of the monthly GREEK STREET (think fresh blood/ancient myths), the upcoming crime