Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque talk "new species of vampire" for Vertigo's American Vampire

Some Vertigo news out of San Diego Comic Con 2010. Anyone reading this book? What is its appeal?

What was heard:

After thanking the crowd, [Vertigo Senior VP and Executive Editor Karen] Berger kicked off the discussion with a preview of the cover to issue six of “American Vampire.” Writer Scott Snyder explained that issue six would take readers a decade further into the world of the series. The backdrop for the story will be Las Vegas in 1935. A new set of characters, including “a young sheriff who is in over his head” will be introduced and called upon to solve a mysterious set of murders.

Snyder promised Skinner and Pearl would return, and that the new arc would introduce readers to “new species of vampires.”

Berger then asked “American Vampire” artist Rafael Albuquerque how he approached the two styles of art he employed for the book. Albuquerque said he was influenced by movies, particularly the silent movies of the 1920s and the “gritty and dirty” Westerns of Sergio Leone.

Berger then pointed out that despite their collaboration, today was the first time Albuquerque and Snyder had actually met in person. Snyder joked, “We chat like schoolgirls on instant message.”

Source: CBR

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