We are very excited to announce that the exclusive first preview of AMERICAN VAMPIRE issue #1 will run on Monday March 15th with THE DAILY BEAST, the influential and popular news and arts website started by co-founder and editor-in-chief Tina Brown. And to accompany the preview, they will have an interview with the master of horror: AMERICAN VAMPIRE co-writer Stephen King.
Today, I’m ecstatic to reveal the variant cover of AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1. Not only is the story going to keep you captivated, so are all the covers. This is the first variant as the next 4 issues will also have variant covers by some of the top names in the industry.
I asked Jim Lee about working on the cover of this amazing new series and here’s what he had to say:
“Every time Rafa sends a cover (or anything, really), it makes my day. He's a main driving creative force behind the series - his story-telling instincts, the different tones he creates for my story and Steve's, the expressiveness of the characters, the way he brings them to life on the page... What I love about his covers specifically is the way he manages to conjure up two really compelling but completely different moments from the issue - one from Steve's story and one from mine - and somehow put them together to make this weirdly coherent, beautiful, spooky whole.
Hi Graphic Content Readers!
Rafael Albuquerque here! Pamela Mullin asked me to talk about the creative process for AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2 cover!
So... The main ideas for the cover concept of AMERICAN VAMPIRE are:
-Presenting the characters in a mysterious way
-Reiterate the format of the book, which brings together two tied-in stories.
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In case you missed today's announcement of the new Vertigo horror comic book series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, check out the coverage below and get ready to get sucked in this March 2010.
Celebrated short story writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque will launch a new monthly comic book series from Vertigo in March 2010 with a unique contribution from New York Times bestselling novelist Stephen King. The new ongoing series, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, will introduce readers to a new breed of vampire—a more muscular and vicious species of vampire with distinctly American characteristics. The series’ first story arc, to be told over the course of five issues, will feature two different stories, one written by Snyder, the other by King.