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The 25th annual Anthony Award nominees were announced today. Vertigo leads the 2011 BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL category with three nominees: Best Graphic Novel Sickness in the Family - Denise Mina – Vertigo Crime Beasts of Burden – Jill Thompson/Evan Dorkin – Dark Horse Richard Stark's Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit –Darwyn Cooke - IDW Press The Chill - Jason Starr – Vertigo Crime Scalped Vol 6 - The Gnawing - Jason Aaron – Vertigo Tumor - Joshua Hale Fialkov/ Noel Tuazon - ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS
This landmark fiftieth issue features two special stories, one detailing the long bloody history of scalping and scalphunters, and the other spotlighting the founding of the Prairie Rose rez as seen through the eyes of Dash Bad Horse’s ancestor, His Many Bad Horses. Don’t Miss this all-star celebration of all things SCALPED, written by Jason Aaron and featuring art by R.M. Guera, Dean Haspiel, Denys Cowan, Igor Kordey, Jill Thompson, Timothy Truman and a cover by Jock. SCALPED #50 hits stores June 29.
Soon to be a motion picture, THE LOSERS Vol. 1&2 hits the NEW YORK TIMES Paperback Graphic Book Bestseller List! Collecting Volume 1: Ante Up and Volume 2: Double Down (issues #1-12) of the groundbreaking, Eisner-nominated Vertigo series this 304-page paperback by Andy Diggle features art by Jock and Shawn Martinbrough.
The cover to HELLBLAZER: PANDEMONIUM was a long time in the making - I'm guessing the first sketch was conceived at least a year before the final image was decided upon. In a similar way to the first issue of a series, but possibly even more so, a graphic novel cover has to have specific considerations as it will be on the shelves for a long time. This led to a number of different ideas and treatments before everyone was happy with the design.
Good morning Graphic Content readers! Today is very snowy in the big apple—the perfect day to stay in your pjs and read a good comic book or graphic novel or some of the great reviews and features they’re receiving. So, if you’re catching up on the week today here some things you should know: WIRED/Underwire interviewed Jamie Delano about the HELLBLAZER PANDEMONIUM original graphic novel set in the Middle East.