The Vertigo news from this weekend was, to be sure, intriguing. From Newsarama's coverage:
"Karen Berger then explained that Vertigo will be expanding their graphic novel efforts. Although they’ve published two to four original graphic novels a year in the past, “including terrific, critically acclaimed work, like The Quitter, Incognegro, Cairo and Sentences,” Vertigo wanted to expand this area now...They’re hoping creators will approach them with work that might’ve previously only found a home with companies such as Pantheon, Top Shelf or First Second. "
From my post on how to fix Vertigo from 10/22/07:
"Or maybe it should try its hand at original graphic novels along the lines of what Top Shelf & Fantagraphics Press -- and Image! -- put out. Maybe their "goth" and "Brit" period is over. Maybe they should be printing books like Tom Neely's Ignatz-winning "The Blot" and First Second's "Laika.""
I'm just sayin'...