So at HeroesCon this year I started taking around an empty sketchbook to some of my favorite artists and asked them to draw Sherlock Holmes. It could be any canon they’d like, even their own interpretations, and I think so far all of the artists are having a lot of fun with it. I’m SUPER lucky to have already gotten such amazing contributions from Eric Canete, Cassandra Poulson, Mad Rupert, Ming Doyle, Jackie Lewis, Scott C., and Becky Cloonan.
Continuing in the vein of Strange Adventures and The Unexpected, Vertigo is reviving another old DC title, Mystery In Space, for an anthology by some of the top talents in comics and SFF prose!
I’m very excited to see Nnedi Okorafor among the writers! Her novel Who Fears Death won the World Fantasy Award last year, and she is an avid comics fan. I’ve been hoping to see some comics work from her since reading Who Fears Death.
Other ladies contributing will be writer Ann Nocenti and artist Ming Doyle (who would also be a great team for a new Vertigo series, imjustsayin)
The final issue is going to Image this week, and on shelves later this month sometime (I’ll update when I know). I love this issue… for the whole series we’ve seen a rather external view of Mara’s changes, in that she’s not really talked much about it in her own words. This final issue does that and more, and I think it has tremendous impact.
I loved creating this with mingdoyle and @jordiecolorsthings, and Clayton Cowles who’s lettering and working with me on the collection design. All great talents, great friends, people I WILL work with again soon. This oddball, under-the-radar story I think sits right up there with the likes of Demo, Local, and even my X-Men stuff. I thank everyone who’s supported the book, and those who’ll pick up the trade when its out.