Next month Mateus Santolouco takes on AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Today, I have a conversation with him and ongoing series artist Rafael Albuquerque. Let’s get right to it. How long have you known each other? RA: We met in 2006, when my studio got a big deal of comic production for a Middle Eastern company and I was looking for help. A common friend introduced us and we’ve been working since then. MS: Yeah, that's pretty much it. _____
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Brazilian artist Mateus Santolouco is taking the reins from AMERICAN VAMPIRE series artist Rafael Albuquerque for a two-part story beginning with issue 10 (in stores this December). Funny thing is, he’s Rafael’s studio-mate and a rising star. Check these stunning sample images that convinced us he’s the man for the job:
Have you ever been absolutely terrified in a candy store? I have. I was driving back from a wedding in Massachusetts a few months ago when my girlfriend suddenly shouted, “Ohmygodstopthecarstopthecar!” I hit the breaks. “Did I hit something?” “No,” she said, “there’s a candy store over there with Skinner’s name on it.”
BOOKLIST gives a rave review to AMERICAN VAMPIRE Volume 1 by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and artist Rafael Albuquerque. "It would be entirely understandable if no one wanted to read another vampire book ever again. It would be a shame, though, to miss this one. The story centers on an Old West outlaw named Skinner Sweet, who, in death, made the evolutionary leap to a whole new breed of bloodsucker: one who thrives in the sun, is
It's 1935, Las Vegas. Skinner Sweet is suspect number one behind the mystery of the bloodless victims – but could he just be a blood-red herring? Meanwhile, young police Chief Cash McCogan has his hands full with two FBI agents who may not be what they seem. Don't miss part two of "Devil in the Sand," and learn the secret history of Las Vegas! Pick it up tomorrow! [gallery link="file"]
Co-author of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Stephen King discussed vampires, sex, religion, and horror in a provocative conversation with the screenwriters of Twilight and Let Me In at the New Yorker Literary Festival this past weekend.
With Summer 2010 having just come to a close, we’re about to look into the future at Summer 2011. See the list of Vertigo highlights below, including books by such great writers as Scott Snyder, Grant Morrison, and Max Allan Collins! AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 2 HC Writer: Scotty Snyder Artists: Rafael Albuquerque and Mateus Santaluoco Collects: AMERICAN VAMPIRE #6-10 $24.99 US, 160 pages Scheduled for release in May WE3 DELUXE EDITION HC Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frank Quitely Collects: WE3 #1-3 plus bonus materials $24.99 US, 144 pages Scheduled for release in June 99 DAYS HC
Why Rafael Albuquerque is Amazing (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hire a Cover Artist) We weren’t even thinking about him for the covers. We knew we wanted something that said “horror” but could also be literary and elegant too. We wanted a strong design that showcased a cool logo and the creator’s names. A daunting task. I thought about it constantly. We were throwing around a lot of names, some big names, some unknowns. But we certainly weren’t even considering Rafael Albuquerque for the covers—he was too busy kicking ass on the interiors.