Man-Size (man_size) wrote,

Paste: The 15 Best Vertigo Miniseries and OGNs of the Last 15 Years

Nice to receive a recent acknowledgement for The Alcoholic, my collaboration with Jonathan Ames, considered as one of the 15 Best Vertigo Comics from Paste Magazine:

The Alcoholic
Writer: Jonathan Ames
Artist: Dean Haspiel
Release Date: October 2008

"Midway through the last decade, Vertigo began branching out more aggressively into original graphic novels wholly unrelated to the dark fantasy genre most associated with the imprint. Novelist Jonathan Ames’ mostly biographical rumination on his struggles with alcoholism, writing, and love, brought to life by Dean Haspiel (also of Harvey Pekar’s excellent Vertigo offering, The Quitter) was one of the best results. With nary a supernatural element in sight, Vertigo proved it could publish affecting, literary standalone works at the same level as Pantheon and other boutique imprints at traditional publishers. Also: the creative duo would later be immortalized by Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis in the HBO comedic noir, Bored to Death."

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