Back in the early 90's, I was lucky enough to be a part of the launch of DC's Vertigo line—working with a wonderful artist named Paul Johnson on a graphic novel called Mercy. The story was a little different from the dark and twisted comics of the day: it was a tale rooted in hope, in the belief in a benign—and conscious—universe that's here to love and support us, especially in our most difficult times. Now, all these years later, the good people at Dover Books are bringing Mercy back into print, with a new edition.
Mercy: Shake the World features original scripts, character designs, layouts, production art, a lengthy conversation between myself and Paul J discussing the story's genesis—as well as an Afterword by our original editor, the great Art Young. I'll be doing a signing at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York on June 17th to celebrate the release of the new edition and, if you live in or around NYC, consider this your personal invitation to stop by Hanley's, say hello and get a signed copy of the book. (You can bring other things for me to sign, too: I'm not proud.)
Hope I see you there.