You may have heard that the next AMERICAN VAMPIRE storyline is a World War II epic. The first issue of this sprawling, romantic, action-packed tale of heroism and horror has a variant cover by the talented young artist Sean Murphy (JOE THE BARBARIAN) that illustrates the massive scope of what’s to come.
Seven, they say, is a magic number. And this morning, we can't disagree.
Because DC and Vertigo have put on an impressive showing, combining to win seven, yes seven of IGN's thirteen awards for the Best of 2010.
Here's the rundown...
Today is the day to reveal the winners of the AMERICAN VAMPIRE Volume 1 hardcover!
This was a tough contest that really encouraged a close reading of the first arc. Thanks to all for participating and congratulations to the winners! I hope you enjoy this magnificent hardcover with intro by Stephen King!
The holidays are here again and that’s cool, because you’re going to visit with family, party with friends and get lots of sweet presents (unless you were naughty, then it’s coal for you, punk).
But the holidays also SUCK because you have to go shopping and you’re like, “Aw, crap, what the hell am I going to get the people on my list THIS year?!”
Next month Mateus Santolouco takes on AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Today, I have a conversation with him and ongoing series artist Rafael Albuquerque. Let’s get right to it.
How long have you known each other?
RA: We met in 2006, when my studio got a big deal of comic production for a Middle Eastern company and I was looking for help. A common friend introduced us and we’ve been working since then.
MS: Yeah, that's pretty much it.
Brazilian artist Mateus Santolouco is taking the reins from AMERICAN VAMPIRE series artist Rafael Albuquerque for a two-part story beginning with issue 10 (in stores this December). Funny thing is, he’s Rafael’s studio-mate and a rising star.
Check these stunning sample images that convinced us he’s the man for the job:
Have you ever been absolutely terrified in a candy store?
I was driving back from a wedding in Massachusetts a few months ago when my girlfriend suddenly shouted, “Ohmygodstopthecarstopthecar!” I hit the breaks. “Did I hit something?” “No,” she said, “there’s a candy store over there with Skinner’s name on it.”
This weekend is Halloween. The day for tricks and treats...and costumes!
So, if you find yourself dressing up as, say Gus from SWEET TOOTH, Skinner Sweet from AMERICAN VAMPIRE, John Constantine and Epiphany Greaves from HELLBLAZER, Fly Catcher from FABLES, Delirium from SANDMAN, or any of Vertigo’s many amazing characters this weekend, do send us a photo. And maybe, just maybe, we’ll post a bunch of them next week.
So get your outfits together and your camera’s ready!