Actor & Bestselling Author Team For Vertigo Graphic Novel
As part of a growing trend toward actors and authors writing comics, an unlikely pair of celebrities have teamed up on a new graphic novel.
Best-selling horror novelist Peter Straub and actor Michael Easton united to write The Green Woman, a new graphic novel just released by publisher Vertigo. Featuring art by painter John Bolton, the story follows both a homicide detective and the seemingly reformed serial killer he’s hunting.
It’s not the first time either Straub or Easton has worked within the world of graphic novels, and they’re part of a growing trend. From Stephen King’s just-finished comic work on American Vampire to Kevin Smith’s recent Batman comic, actors and novelists dabbling in comics is becoming a familiar occurrence. Names like Nicolas Cage, Milo Ventimiglia, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer and Ian Rankin have turned up on the front of graphic novels and comics.
“Michael and I are both very fond of graphic novels,” Straub told Newsarama of their choice to write in the medium. “I read all the way through the Preacher and the John Constantine books because Michael raved about them to me — and he was right about them, of course, they’re great works of complex storytelling.”
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