Exclusive: Vertigo Unveils VERTIGO QUARTERLY: CMYK Anthology Series

By Dan Casey


Anyone who has installed an ink cartridge in his or her printer has likely encountered four familiar colors, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. No, you didn’t accidentally buy a cut-rate cartridge; these are the four colors that comprise the four-color printing process, the dominant means through which comic books were produced from the 1940s through the 1970s. Comic book publishers sought to lend a level of depth to their books that black and white alone could not offer. Unfortunately, four-color printing wasn’t the panacea they thought it would be; what it was though was an iconic style unto itself.

Pick up an older comic book and take a look at the heavily saturated colors, the dot-matrix style of printing, the way the colors bleed into one another. It creates a unique visual aesthetic that instantly evokes the feeling that only comes with thumbing through a comic book. From paper to ink, comic book quality has improved tenfold over the years, but now Vertigo is paying homage to the medium’s past with a brand new series we’re proud to exclusively announce. Meet Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK, an anthology series inspired by the printing process that helped define the medium as we know it, …read more

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