VERTIGO QUARTERLY #1: CYAN
The four colors that are the basis of comics coloring serve as the jumping-off point for creators to push the boundaries of short graphic fiction in the new VERTIGO QUARTERLY: CMYK series. Starting with stunningly simple, bold covers, CMYK will defy all conventions of traditional comics anthologies. The unifying color could suggest a mood, a plot point, a coloring technique - limited only by the imagination of the fantastic creators we've lined up. And starting with CYAN, we have tales by some of the best talents in comics - a who's who of creative minds. Jock, Fabio Moon, James Tynion IV, Robert Rodi, Shaun Simon, Amy Chu, Joe Keatinge, Cris Peter, Tony Akins and more will take on the challenge of telling compelling stories that scream cool 'blue.' VERTIGO QUARTERLY: CMYK will continue through 2014 with MAGENTA in summer, YELLOW in fall and finally BLACK in winter. Be prepared to see color as only Vertigo can deliver!
When I look at a comic, the first aspect that hits me is the color. More so than the pencils, inks or writing, it is the color that translates the mood and true feel of the comic so that I may fully immerse myself in the world I am about to enter. So when I heard Vertigo was doing a series of anthologies based on color as a theme, my interest was immediately piqued and after seeing the massive amount of talent roped into this I am hopeful that this will be a return to form for Vertigo after what has seemed like a lackluster couple of years.