Awhile back, we blogged about RYAN KELLY’S covers for SAUCER COUNTRY and how a bunch of them came out of his initial concept sketches. But issue #3 is a totally different beast...literally.
The Hugo Award finalists for 2012, honoring excellence in science fiction and fantasy, were announced in the UK. In the Best Graphic Story category, the finalists include two Vertigo titles:
DC ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE “BEFORE WATCHMEN,” DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 AND VERTIGO AT KAPOW!
SILVER SPACE LADY. GREYS. ZETA RETICULA. MEN IN BLACK. BARNEY & BETTY HILL. MISSING TIME. PHANTOM AIRSHIPS. PROJECT BLUEBIRD. AREA 51. ROSWELL.
If these terms mean something to you already, then SAUCER COUNTRY is the book for you. If they don’t, then SAUCER COUNTRY is STILL the book for you!
Sometimes a series comes with an artist attached to it but, in my experience at Vertigo, that’s pretty rare. Usually I have to work closely with the writer to get an idea of how they see the series in terms of the art – the look, style, and tone of it. I have my own ideas often but it’s always a back-and-forth since the writer is the one who has the pictures in his/her head.
Every comic series good, bad or otherwise begins with a pitch.
Sometimes it’s a writer sending in 5-6 short ideas and asking you to “pick one” (Appreciated!); Sometimes it’s a writer approaching you at a convention after a panel to ask, “What you’re looking for?” (Answer most often given by me? “I’ll know it when I see it.”); Sometimes it’s even a drunken writer cornering you in the men’s room to berate you about his misunderstood genius (True story).
DC Entertainment Releases New VERTIGO App
Last week, we linked to all of the exclusive previews of the new Vertigo series launching in March. Below, take a look at all the previews that ran (sorted in the order of publication and separated by cover--FAIREST March 7, SAUCER COUNTRY March 14, DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD March 21, THE NEW DEADWARDIANS March 28), compiled here in one easy location for your convenience. [gallery link="file"]
Vertigo Preview 2012 landed in stores today. In case you didn't get a physical copy at your local retailer yet, you can see the previews from Vertigo's new series launching this March at the outlets below.
USA TODAY spoke to writer Paul Cornell about SAUCER COUNTRY and ran the exclusive first look inside issue #1.