Vertigo Announces New ‘Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK’ Anthology Series
Part of the idea of an anthology is they break stories down to their basic components. They tell short stories that are often intended to represent a particular genre or storytelling device.
Perhaps that's the reasoning behind the title of Vertigo's new anthology series, Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK, which is set to debut this spring. The letters of the title refer to the four colors that were, due to printing limitations, the basis of all color in comics for decades. Creators including Jock, Fabio Moon, James Tynion IV, Martin Morazzo, and Tony Akins will contribute stories to the first issue, all of which will relate to the theme the color cyan.
Along those lines, each of the issues coming out over the next year will have covers in one of the title colors, designed by artist Jared Fletcher.
From Vertigo's solicitation info:
The four colors that are the basis of comic coloring—CYAN, MAGENTA, YELLOW, BLACK—serve as the inspiration for talent to push the boundaries of short storytelling in the VERTIGO QUARTERLY: CMYK anthology series.
Starting with stunningly simple, bold covers, CMYK will defy all conventions of traditional comic book anthologies. The unifying color may suggest a mood, a plot point, a coloring technique—limited only by the imagination of the incredible talent involved. Starting with CYAN this Spring with stories and art by Jock, Fabio Moon, James Tynion IV, Martin Morazzo, Robert Rodi and Javier Fernandez, Amy Chu, Joe Keatinge, Cris Peter, Shaun Simon and Tony Akins and more! Followed by MAGENTA in summer, YELLOW in fall and BLACK in winter, you’ll see color throughout the year as only Vertigo can deliver.
The series follows Vertigo's recent tradition of thematic anthologies. Recent other examples include Time Warp, The Witching Hour, and Ghosts.