Toronto’s Jon Evans pulls back the curtain on creating comics

Toronto is brimming with comic book talent. Award-winning novelist, blogger, and journalist Jon Evans lends his talents to comics in an upcoming book for Vertigo’s new Crime line.

He writes a piiece for the Walrus website on the process of taking a page of his script to finished page.

For those of you interested in a look behind-the-scenes at the creative process, there are interesting images of the pages in various stages from pencils through to a lettered page. The book is scheduled for release in summer 2010.

I’m less skeptical today about the survival chances for an imprint under Vertigo than when the announcement was first made in part because Vertigo has put out some truly interesting books in the past couple of years that appeal to the more discerning comic fan. But in order to get the sales  up, they need to reach a wider readership. The publisher is probably banking on the smaller bookshelf “digest” format to help – it’s easier for bookstores to shelve alongside other crime books, opening up the possibility of tapping into a new audience that doesn’t browse the graphic novel section of the store.

The first two Crime titles already appear to be selling well; Filthy Rich made the NYTimes best-seller list this month.

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