Thank you all for entering. I really enjoyed reading which literary figures some of you would have liked as parents. I have to say that I too am intrigued by Edgar Allan Poe—though I’m not sure as a parent. Maybe I’ll go visit his cottage in the Bronx so I can see the last place we would have lived…haha? J.M. Barrie was another that caught my attention, and I have to admit, that someone picking the real life couple Brian Azzarello and Jill Thompson made me smile. Now, for the winners: Shazbot Heathdaddio Candlejack Tdaily Gaveedra Madeinchina Jeffburk Yodasoldia Weshardin Socratesgonemad
Greetings Graphic Content Readers! Enter for the chance to win a free copy of the THE UNWRITTEN Volume 1 by Mike Carey and artist Peter Gross! THE UNWRITTEN Volume 1 is a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller. If you haven’t read it yet, now’s your chance to win a copy so there’s no excuse. And if you’re one of the lucky people who have read it, now’s your chance to win a copy to share. So enter today!
Today, over at WIRED/Geek Dad they announced The First Annual GeekDad Awards. Among the multitude of categories is Best Comic Book. Making the list of multiple choice is, The New York Times bestseller, THE UNWRITTEN. There's also a category for Best Geek Celebrity and Neil Gaiman makes the cut! So go vote now!
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...
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.
In the Vertigo Voices piece in THE UNWRITTEN #9 (see below in ital), on sale today, co-creators Mike Carey and Peter Gross ask: Is there a story you read as a child that still has huge power and resonance for you now - and if so, what? Answer it and who knows, maybe your fact will influence Mike and Peter's fiction?