So this is a cool little post on the official Vertigo blog, wherein Mike Carey (truly one of the best writers working in comics today) and artist Peter Gross share their stories about how their first gigs with Vertigo came about. It’s full of neat little behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and a nice quote from Karen Berger:
“When I told her I was waiting for my big break to come along, she said, ‘There’s no such thing – it’s a whole lot of little breaks.'”
I also like Carey’s story about how he essentially blew it when he had his first opportunity to pitch to editor Shelly Bond.