Publishers Weekly reports that Vertigo is positioning two editors to acquire original graphic novels in the DC Comics imprint’s push for new material.
Editors Jonathan Vankin and Joan Hilty will focus on graphic-novel acquisitions. Hilty will continue to handle some DC Universe titles.
Graphic novels will be the focus of today’s 3 p.m. “Vertigo Voices” panel, headed by Senior VP-Executive Editor Karen Berger and Group Editor Shelly Bond, where they’re expected to announce three new books: Second Lives, by cartoonist Peter Bagge; Luna Park by author Kevin Taylor and artist Daniel Zezelj; and The Nobody by cartoonist Jeff Lemire.
According to PW, Vertigo is opening the door to literary agents and creators to pitch a variety of material.