When designing the cover for AMERICAN VAMPIRE #6, we wanted something really bold, to announce the new cycle, but we also wanted to be consistent with the feel of the covers that came before. It was a tough job - but as always, Rafa was an incredible trooper, and produced a number of great sketches and ideas. The first two he did were more abstract, more graphic. The first I loved (but was a little too noir-ish), and the 2nd I loved even more.
Scott Snyder, creator of AMERICAN VAMPIRE took some time to tell us what it was like to write the first page of the last issue of the first arc. Here's what he has to say,
While working on this final issue of the first arc with a big climax, I wanted to get everything just right.
Over the years the Vertigo imprint has produced smart, shocking and critically acclaimed series such as The Sandman, Preacher, Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer and Fables, to name a few. Now, Vertigo’s latest ongoings are poised to join those legendary ranks.
Though we’re in the midst of Skinner and Pearl’s first storyline, get ready to look ahead as we unveil the bonus features in this can’t-miss collection on sale September 29 in comic stores and October 5 everywhere books are sold!
Along with the first five issues of the hit Vertigo series — written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King, with art by Rafael Albuquerque — AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 1 includes: