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Books to look for--Summer 2011!

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.

Scott Snyder talks AMERICAN VAMPIRE continues, with a look towards issue #6

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.


Over the years the Vertigo imprint has produced smart, shocking and critically acclaimed series such as The Sandman, Preacher, Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer and Fables, to name a few. Now, Vertigo’s latest ongoings are poised to join those legendary ranks.


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