Thomasville artist working on new comic for Vertigo line

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John Floyd (The Winston-Salem Journal)

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — DC Comics’ “Vertigo” line is known for its smart, edgy stories, and has produced such acclaimed comics as “The Sandman,” “Preacher” and “Hellblazer.”

The latest title from Vertigo is “Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child,” a supernatural thriller set in New Orleans. John Floyd, an artist from Thomasville, is working with comics legend Denys Cowan on the art for the comic.

Cowan pencils the comic, sketching out the initial drawings, which Floyd then goes over in ink and adds finishing touches to before the art is colored. The comic is written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds.

The first issue of the monthly series was released in comic shops this week.

“It’s a departure from the superhero books I normally do,” Floyd said in an email interview. “I’ve never done a horror series for mature readers, and it’s a blast!”

Floyd is a former studio inker for legendary artist Barry Windsor Smith, and his work has appeared in such comics as “Batman,” “Conan” and “The Silver Surfer.”

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