Over on THE SOURCE, The DCU is celebrating 75 years of DC Comics by revealing a bunch of amazing variant covers. But these aren’t just any variant covers, they are of some of the most classic and iconic images from DC’s illustrious history re-imagined by some of the biggest names in the industry.
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THE UNWRITTEN #12 is one off with amazing artwork by two newcomers Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon. I asked them a few questions about working on THE UNWRITTEN, so read along and check out their art, then pick up a copy on Wednesday!
PM:Tell me a bit about yourselves. You're both recent grads? Where'd you go to school? What projects were you working on prior to taking issue #12 of THE UNWRITTEN on?
Thank you all for entering. I really enjoyed reading which literary figures some of you would have liked as parents. I have to say that I too am intrigued by Edgar Allan Poe—though I’m not sure as a parent. Maybe I’ll go visit his cottage in the Bronx so I can see the last place we would have lived…haha? J.M. Barrie was another that caught my attention, and I have to admit, that someone picking the real life couple Brian Azzarello and Jill Thompson made me smile.
Now, for the winners:
The Vertigo Blog was nice enough to ask me to talk about my art process on The Unwritten, using some art from our soon to be classic issue #1, and when the Vertigo Blog asks for something, I jump to it...
THE UNWRITTEN is about the power of story and it incorporates all kinds of literary references. In Volume 1 Carey and Gross include mentions of George Orwell’s 1984, Charles Dicken’s No Thoroughfare, Joseph Heller’s Catch 22, Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and many many more.
In the Vertigo Voices piece in THE UNWRITTEN #9 (see below in ital), on sale today, co-creators Mike Carey and Peter Gross ask:
Is there a story you read as a child that still has huge power and resonance for you now - and if so, what?
Answer it and who knows, maybe your fact will influence Mike and Peter's fiction?