Former Vertigo assistant editor and current comic artist Cliff Chiang is profiled by the Harvard Crimson:
Five years ago, this Harvard grad left his job as assistant editor for the Vertigo comics imprint—the branch of DC Comics responsible for publishing “V for Vendetta,” as well as many other mature-reader-oriented titles—to move back in with his parents and start from scratch.
The goal: become a comic book artist in his own right. The path: quite dark and twisted indeed.
The reporter spoke with one of Chiang’s professors and traces his life from his undergrad days to his editorial work to his eventual jump into drawing comics like Beware the Creeper and the
Spectre Dr. 13 feature in Tales of the Unexpected.