Vertigo has lots of wonderful graphic novels slated for 2011 and we're going to make some publishing news today. We've got the announcement of a memoir, the unveiling of a terrific blurb and an exclusive first look at an interior piece of art from one. Enjoy. So you’ve read Persepolis, Palestine, and CUBA: My Revolution among others. What’s next to curb your appetite for smart, personal, and poignant graphic novels? Well, we’ve got it. Get ready for MARZI to be published this Fall.
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!
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!
I thought it would be fun to get to know some of the editorial group behind your favorite comics and graphic novels a bit better, so I started asking questions. First up, Mark Doyle. PM: What was the first Vertigo book you read? MD: Sandman. I blame that book for my current occupation.
Most of you reading this blog on a regular basis would likely agree that the re-coloring initially done for ABSOLUTE SANDMAN was: a) Beautiful. b) So beautiful it’s hard to put it into words. c) “Lavish.” (As described by the DENVER POST, PATRIOT NEWS and LIBRARY JOURNAL) d) Or, in the words of the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, “Beautiful… lavish.”
For all you fans of DEATH and, of course, Neil Gaiman, THE ABSOLUTE edition will be published this October! It looks amazing and includes anything and everything DEATH, including an Introduction by Amanda Palmer, solo artist of Dresden Dolls fame, and a Gallery of DEATH which includes numerous artist renditions of the delightfully goth fan-favorite among other extras. Catch a glimpse of the gallery here: By Jeff Smith (color by Daniel Vozzo)