Will Dennis Talks SAUCER COUNTRY Covers

It’s a bit of an unwritten rule around VERTIGO that the interior artist doesn’t do the cover art. Some of it is a tradition that goes back to SANDMAN, some of it’s a time management thing, and some of it’s that often artists who are great at interiors aren’t always so great at the single image needed for a cover. It’s two totally different parts of the brain for an artist and not everyone can pull it off.

Will Dennis Talks SAUCER COUNTRY Artist Ryan Kelly

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.

From The Editor's Desk: SAUCER COUNTRY--The Pitch

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).  

Vertigo New Series Launches

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"]

Graphic Connection: Vertigo Preview 2012

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.

From the Editor's Desk: Will Dennis

New Year’s resolutions. Everybody makes them. By now, if you’re like me, you’ve already broken them. So yeah, I’ll be getting fatter this year, I’ll continue to read the comments on message boards and my personal finances will remain a mess. Oh well. So let’s change it up...A THURSDAY’S resolution. I’ll be here every Thursday to show you a little behind-the-scenes at VERTIGO. Something cool that came across my desk, into my inbox or over the transom (Does anyone really have a transom anymore?) Thursday. It’s the new Friday. peace & hair grease, Will Dennis P.S.


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