Back in 2008 Vertigo published INCOGNEGRO by Mat Johnson. This is one of the first books I worked on here at Vertigo. It received much acclaim including a NEW YORK TIMES daily review which called it an “engrossing graphic novel, with its smart dialogue and sharp images.”
This summer Mat is back with DARK RAIN: A New Orleans Story on sale in August. It’s an uncompromising look at the life and death of the American city. Mat uses the setting of New Orleans and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina intertwined with a suspenseful bank heist to explore social issues with a page-turning plot.
Editor, Jonathan Vankin posted a great piece about the book with a sneak peek at some interior pages by artist Simon Gane here on Graphic Content.
And now, here’s a look at two final interior pages: