THE SECRET ORIGIN OF THE UNWRITTEN PART THREE

And here’s the big finish -- the last of Mike and Peter’s three-part trip down their Vertigo memory lane – from the pitches that didn’t stick when they tried to work together again after Lucifer to celebrating The Unwritten – the second volume having debuted on the New York Times Best-Seller’s list last week!

MIKE CAREY

Crossing Midnight # 1 – 19 (2006)

THE REAL SECRET ORIGIN OF THE UNWRITTEN Part 1

The second volume of THE UNWRITTEN, Inside Man comes out today everywhere books are sold and since THE UNWRITTEN is about the story behind stories, I thought it’d be fun to celebrate Volume 2 by going through the secret origin of Mike Carey and Peter Gross’ history at Vertigo; a kinda 3-part series about and how they went from individually breaking in to writing a New York Times Bestseller.

Be the Editor of SWEET TOOTH--Contest Extended!

There’s a very specific category of readers – a category that, judging by online chatter and the people I meet at conventions – is actually growing. They’re the readers who’ll buy a comic book in both the single issues and the trades. Even with a rough economy and a lot of competition, they love that comic so much, they want that monthly fix of “what happens this month in…” and they want the collection of that comic to keep on their bookshelves. And, honestly, for a comics creator, you can’t ask for a better fan.

From The Editor’s Desk: Pornsak Pichetshote—Be the Editor of SWEET TOOTH

There’s a very specific category of readers – a category that, judging by online chatter and the people I meet at conventions – is actually growing. They’re the readers who’ll buy a comic book in both the single issues and the trades. Even with a rough economy and a lot of competition, they love that comic so much, they want that monthly fix of “what happens this month in…” and they want the collection of that comic to keep on their bookshelves. And, honestly, for a comics creator, you can’t ask for a better fan.

From the Editor's Desk: Pornsak Pichetshote chats with Mike Carey and Josh Dysart about research

Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to fiction, I’m kind of a technique freak. I love learning how it’s all put together. And for a guy interested in that, editing is a great seat to have. For example, I edit two completely different books, THE UNWRITTEN and UNKNOWN SOLDIER.

From the Editor's Desk: Pornsak Pichetshote talks Alberto Ponticelli art

Comic book editors come from all kinds of interesting origins. Some are writers, some are artists, others use incriminating photos. Me, before getting into comics, I had a writing and film background, so maybe that’s why I’m so fascinated by the ins and outs of comic book artists and the voodoo that they do.

From the Editor's Desk: Pornsak Pichetshote

“Dude…. You’re going to be all right, right?”

That was how I decided to phrase it. Casual. Not too mother-henny. Still manly, you know? See, it was ’05, and I was on the phone with Josh. He was going to fly to Uganda, eventually ending up in Acholiland -- which had been a war zone for the past couple decades. Of course, now it was in peace talks. It was safe.

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