The New Deadwardians… new from Abnett and Culbard
That’s the work of I.N.J. Culbard, artist of SelfMadeHero’s Sherlock Holmes (4 volumes), Mountains Of Madness, Dorian Gray. And yet still magnificently described as a newcomer in the DC/Vertigo press release talking about the new 8-part series The New Deadwardians, written by Dan Abnett:
“Set in post-Victorian England, nearly everyone in the upper class has voluntarily become a vampire to escape the lower classes who are all zombies. Thrust into this mayhem is Chief Inspector George Suttle, a lonely detective who’s got the slowest beat in London: investigating murders in a world where everyone is already dead! But when the body of a young aristocrat washes up on the banks of the Thames, Suttle’s quest for the truth will take him from the darkest sewers to the gleaming halls of power, and reveal the rotten heart at the center of this strange world.”
Here’s what Culbard has to say:
“The cat is out of the bag. Vertigo have announced a new mini-series. The New Deadwardians by Dan Abnett and me! I have had to keep that one a secret for absolutely AGES!!! But its out now (well, first issue is out in March 2012) but I can finally say I’m doing a series for Vertigo!”
It’s been a while since DC & Vertigo came headhunting in the UK. They couldn’t have chosen anyone better. One to look out for in March.