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Vertigo On The Ledge: With Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose, authors of Get Jiro!

Joel Rose was the first guy to publish me--way back in the day when he was running a literary mag out of a tenement on the Lower East Side. Years later, while I was still slinging steaks, still standing next to a deep fryer, he was the first guy to see the possibilities in a book of stories about the restaurant business (Kitchen Confidential). We've stayed friends and in touch, whatever's happening in our lives, thick and thin, over the last 30 years.

Anthony Bourdain talks GET JIRO! with Jimmy Fallon

If you missed it, Anthony Bourdain, best selling author and host of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations," was on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to discuss his new Vertigo graphic novel, GET JIRO! Co-written by Joel Rose, with art by Langdon Foss and colored by Jose Villarrubia, GET JIRO! is on sale later this month. You can watch the full video here.


Jeff Lemire: BITTER SWEET …

When I started working on Sweet Tooth three years ago I thought I’d be lucky if the series made it ten issues. I never dreamed I’d be able to tell the kind of sprawling, 40-issue epic that it ended up becoming. In many ways Sweet Tooth’s likelihood of survival in the competitive comics market was about as great as Gus’ likelihood of survival in the post-apocalyptic world he inhabits. After all, who would have bet on a weird little book about a boy with antlers ever surviving in a market flooded with blockbuster cape and tight titles? But somehow it did.

Jose Villarrubia: BITTER SWEET

Working with Jeff Lemire in Sweet Tooth has been a career and personal highlight for me… After the first couple hesitant issues, where I was trying to find a coloring approach that was right for the series and Jeff’s art, it has all been smooth sailing… I feel that Sweet Tooth almost colors itself, the art is so bold, the storytelling so clear, the characters and environments so consistent, that I can see the pages in color in my mind's eye when I first receive them.

And the DC Entertainment Harvey Award Winners are:

The winners of The 2011 Harvey Awards were announced this weekend at the Baltimore Comic-Con. DC Entertainment took home awards for the following DC Comics and Vertigo titles. Best New Series: AMERICAN VAMPIRE by Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque Best Single Issue or Story: DAYTRIPPER by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon

The color of SWEET TOOTH by José Villarrubia

More than I decade ago my friend Stephen John Phillips suggested that we collaborate in the artwork for a new graphic novel, a fumetti about a harem. I did not know that this would be the beginning of a long work relationship with Vertigo. Of course, I had been aware of the imprint since its inception and enjoyed the bulk of its titles, as I matter of fact I used to buy all of the books that Vertigo published! But I was not sure if there would be other projects after this first one∑ Well, lo and behold, there have been many!

From the Editor's Desk: Joan Hilty on Cuba

Final files are rolling in from Jose Villarrubia for Inverna Lockpez’s and Dean Haspiel’s CUBA: MY REVOLUTION, each page colored directly from pencils. It’s a beautiful stylistic departure for Dino, who’s dubbed the color scheme “a cross between Preston Sturges and I Love Lucy.” Now that’s a Valentine’s Day sneak peek waiting to happen — so, here you go!
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