Editor Will Dennis takes us behind the scenes of the short story THE WHITE ROOM featured in STRANGE ADVENTURES. Take it away Will.
Ever heard of JUAN BOBILLO -- the artist of THE WHITE ROOM, a story in Vertigo’s new STRANGE ADVENTURES anthology? I hadn’t before I met him at a comic book convention in Argentina last year. And now I HATE him.
He was at all the convention signings, dinners, parties, etc — laughing it up and charming EVERYONE. My wife just LOVES him. All week it was “Juan’s so funny, Juan’s so nice. Juan’s so talented. BLAH BLAH BLAH.” It really frosted my cone.
But, in a moment of weakness, I gave him this job and he painted a luscious sci-fi story. He took eight pages of black words on white paper and turned it into an amazing, full-color world. So, yeah, now I hate myself for loving him. Bah.
But you know who I hate even more? TALIA HERSHEWE, the writer of THE WHITE ROOM. She’s only like 21. She just graduated from the Stern School of Business with a degree that she’ll actually use. AND she’s a REAL writer – driven, inspired, professional and just twisted enough to deliver a story about future sex that will blow your mind. When I was her age I could barely write my own name. Annoyed.
Anyway, I hope you love them as much as I hate them. Can’t miss.
Read THE WHITE ROOM and more in STRANGE ADVENTURES #1, on sale now.