Like most good stories, it all starts with a question: What if vampires, like all species, evolved? What if, occasionally across generations, a vampire bites someone and creates a new kind of creature—a vampire that takes its strengths and weaknesses—not just from its predecessors, but its environment. So when crusty old European vampires come to the American Old West and turn a thoroughly corrupt gunslinger named Skinner Sweet into even more of a monster, he becomes something entirely new: a new breed of vampire immune to sunlight, one that hates every last one of his aristocratic European ancestors. Chronicling the history of a new breed of vampire, American Vampire is a fresh look at an old monster, a generational epic showcasing the bloodlust that lay hidden beneath America’s most distinctive eras.
“I consider American Vampire a breakthrough in my career. Ever since I started, my art has always been very controlled and I never felt it was my natural way to draw. I was looking for something different. And then one day Will Dennis and Mark Doyle called me saying they were looking for a versatile artist, who could manage two different stories. That was the challenge I was looking for. I was told it was a book about vampires, written by a very talented newcomer called Scott Snyder. “Don’t worry, it’s not like Twilight!”, they said. I was already into it when they also mentioned that Stephen King would co-write it as well. It’s hard to say no to a proposal like that.
American Vampire had a huge reception by the fans, press, and even won the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best New Series in 2011, changing our careers forever.”