Official Press Release
Vankin is the writer of VERTIGO POP!: TOKYO and VERTIGO POP!: BANGKOK, as well as Paradox Press's THE BIG BOOKS OF THE 70s, SCANDAL, BAD and GRIMM. He is the author of 80 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time (Citadel Press), Conspiracies, Cover-Ups and Crimes (Dell), and the upcoming Based on a True Story (But With More Car Crashes) (Chicago Review Press). As a writer/reporter, Vankin has contributed articles to The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Salon, L.A. Weekly, New York Press, and others. He served as Sports Editor for Tokyo's Daily Yomiuri, News Editor for the San José, CA, Metro, and Staff Writer for the Worcester, MA, Worcester Magazine.
"To me, there's no place in comics like VERTIGO, producing consistently high quality, innovative, even experimental work," says Vankin. "So when I was generously given the opportunity to join VERTIGO as an editor, there was no way I could let it go by. As a writer, I've had nothing but exciting, creatively challenging experiences with VERTIGO, and I'm hoping I can duplicate that experience for other writers. I can't wait to work alongside Karen Berger, Shelly Bond, Will Dennis and the rest of the VERTIGO and DC crew and hopefully, with their support, have a hand in producing the great comics that VERTIGO readers - and I'm one of them - expect."
"Jonathan brings a writer's passion for story, and an investigative journalist's probing mind to VERTIGO," says Karen Berger, VP - Executive Editor, VERTIGO. "His sensibility for the strange and weird in everyday life is a perfect fit for us, and we're thrilled to have his skills and talents behind an editor's desk."