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On The Ledge: With Mat Johnson, author of RIGHT STATE


When I was ten, I was walking through Center City Philadelphia with my mother, trying to make our way to the trains at Suburban Station and head home to Germantown. It was something we did every day, but this day was different: police officers lining the streets, barriers put up at intersections, large cranes looming above, massive trailers parked on the sidewalk.


From the Editor's Desk: Jonathan Vankin

If you read last year's Vertigo graphic novel INCOGNEGRO (and if you didn't, it's out in paperback now, so what's your excuse?) you know Mat Johnson. I've known Mat since 2004. I met him just a month or so after I'd settled into my then-new position here at Vertigo.

Vertigo: View of the Future panel highlights

Two Graphic Novels were announced at today’s panel: From Mat Johnson, award winning novelist and author of the highly acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel INCOGNEGRO, and artist Simon Gane comes DARK RAIN, an uncompromising portrait of the life and death of the American city. Johnson uses the setting of New Orleans and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina intertwined with a suspenseful bank heist to explore social issues with a page-turning plot.
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