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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Joan Hilty on STUCK RUBBER BABY

In her wonderful introduction to our new edition of Howard Cruse’s Eisner-winning graphic novel STUCK RUBBER BABY, originally published in 1995, Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) writes: “Howard recreates the details of life in the South during ‘Kennedytime’ with a staggering archival fidelity…accomplished long before there was such a thing as Google Image Search.

From the Editor's Desk: Joan Hilty on Cuba

Final files are rolling in from Jose Villarrubia for Inverna Lockpez’s and Dean Haspiel’s CUBA: MY REVOLUTION, each page colored directly from pencils. It’s a beautiful stylistic departure for Dino, who’s dubbed the color scheme “a cross between Preston Sturges and I Love Lucy.” Now that’s a Valentine’s Day sneak peek waiting to happen — so, here you go!

From the Editor's Desk: Joan Hilty

By now, you’ve heard the news out of San Diego: Indie star Matt Kindt (Pistolwhip, Super Spy, 3 Story) will make his Vertigo debut with the graphic novel REVOLVER in August 2010. It’s a surreal thriller about an ordinary guy living in two wildly different realities, gradually realizing he alone has the power to avert the series of apocalypses that’s destroyed one world, yet finding himself freer and more alive there than he ever was in the other. (Check out this design sheet, which I think says it all.)

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