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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.
Lot’s of great comics and lots of great press coverage this week!
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.