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The Vinyl Underground. Written by Alan Moore. Illustrated by David Lloyd. Originally published under DC. Later reissues published under Vertigo. Log In Sign Up. Ambiguous Authorities: Vertigo and the Auteur Figure Authorship, Licari Guillaume. Vertigo and the Auteur Figure.
In the s, Vertigo gained its reputation as an innovative and progressive imprint by promoting the work of British scriptwriters, who were hailed as true author figures, despite the inherently collaborative nature of the mainstream comics industry. By multiplying author figures and playfully disseminating authority, Vertigo authors question their own authorial control over the text, asserting instead the crucial role played by the reader.
She specializes in contemporary comics studies and has recently defended her PhD, which examined the British Invasion of American comics, its aeshetic evolution over time, and its influence on the editorial history of DC's Vertigo imprint.
Her other fields of interest include translation and gender studies, on which she has written several articles. She is also a translator, notably for Craig Thompson's Space Dumplins. Six of those ongoing titles were subsequently united under the Vertigo imprint in Since its inception, Vertigo has built its identity as a game-changer and has striven to destabilise conventional mainstream practices in terms of production and narrative standards: Licari-Guillaume 2 innovations.
This opposition between the supposed individuality of the author and the crucial influence of editorial control suggests that authorship should be approached as both an individual and a collective phenomenon. Vertigo creators all strove to delineate their individual posture by either adopting or rejecting the archetypal features associated with authorship in our collective imagination Meizoz This paradoxical status of the author is mirrored diegetically by narrative strategies working against the auteur paradigm.
Ultimately, poetic choices in early Vertigo texts seem to reflect the ambiguous status granted to scriptwriters within a cultural industry, which encourages individuation as a collective strategy: This issue has been tackled most prominently within film studies with the introduction of Auteur theory in the mids, popularized in the U. However, on the whole, readers tended to follow artists more than writers. Licari-Guillaume 3 to authorship posits that although the making of a film involves a number of different people, the director can be said to be the auteur of their film in the sense that they are in charge of all aesthetic choices through a control over, for instance, framing, camera movements and montage Assayas and Baecque 7.
In other words, instead of being shared by the different people involved from scriptwriter to actors, technicians, etc. Auteur theory explicitly posits an ideal auteur unrelated to issues of concrete filmmaking. Some, like Arlen Schumer, have suggested applying auteur theory to graphic storytelling. He writes: Schumer designates the artist as the primary auteur of a work.
Schumer cites Moore and Harvey Kurtzman known for his contributions to Mad as examples of such author- writers. Similarly, I would suggest that most of the British writers working at Vertigo during the long s indeed belong to this category. All of them provided detailed panel descriptions and some even attached thumbnail sketches to their typed scripts, which affirmed their involvement in the visual dimension of comics production.
Within Vertigo, the foregrounding of the writer as author in comics was accomplished through a whole body of texts that included not only comics but also a number of paratextual writings such as interviews, editorial presentations, etc.
These strategies compare very well with the way some filmmakers staged their own public image. The personae they built were, in many cases, both approachable and fascinating. Alan Moore in particular was among the first to actively seek public exposure: Fan conventions, interviews and answers to fan mail were efficient ways for creators to reach their audience in a pre-internet era.
Writers, in particular, were invited to write about their work, but also in many cases about themselves. Licari-Guillaume 5 he had to begin by practicing an activity that was representative of the ideals that he thought Vertigo embodied—in this case, bungee jumping. He continues: In a world devoid of meaningful content, I value style above all else and Vertigo, if it is anything, is surely the native land of comic-book style.
Other creators like Gaiman or Warren Ellis were similarly involved in strategies of self- branding that helped them assert their position as recognisable cultural icons. The growing popularity of comics writers also favoured their emergence onto the wider cultural scene. While most comics creators had been virtually anonymous outside fan circles, Gaiman states that he was in in the same situation as Moore had been ten years before: However, they seem to apply much better to ulterior texts such as Transmetropolitan drug use , American Virgin sexual practices and Y: This is perhaps symptomatic of the impact Morrison has had on the direction chosen by the line.
Licari-Guillaume 6 2. Some were more willing to play the game of exposure than others. Among the less interested was Peter Milligan, who distanced himself from the image-building strategies of his comrades and shared few personal details; Milligan did not rely on the Internet to create a visible public persona although he is currently gaining more visibility. In a interview, he declared: In contrast to Milligan, Vertigo writers whose work has received more critical attention tended to be very present online through websites, blogs, and then increasingly through social media.
In an interview with the website Bookslut conducted in , Gaiman even jokes about the thousands of e-mails that flooded his inbox after he wrote about the illness of Fred, his black cat Crispin n.
Another writer who came to the fore as a major internet figure is Warren Ellis. I am a brand, it's unavoidable. However, the tone used in the text is very close to that of a fictional character created by Ellis, namely Transmetropolitan hero Spider Jerusalem, whose adventures were serialised at Vertigo from to One of the measures advocated by Ellis in order to improve comics was that more retailers should rack their books by creators rather than by titles of publishers.
He insisted on the fact that readers had begun to follow writers and to a lesser extent artists when, in the past, their loyalties had gone predominantly to characters and publisher brands.
When Helix disappeared in , Transmetropolitan, its most profitable series, became part of Vertigo. This was particularly visible when narratives took a metadiegetic turn, and within Vertigo there were many instances of writers appearing in their own stories.
For example, Grant Morrison played an important role within Animal Man Although the act of drawing was consistently shown as a metanarrative signal for example on the cover of 5 where Buddy Baker is depicted in the process of being drawn , artists did not have a role to play within the narrative, where the role of author is entirely claimed by Morrison. In Animal Man, the metatextual encounter of the character with his creator in issue 24 bypasses the artist, emphasizing instead the act of writing; Morrison is shown seated at his typing machine, and his writing has a direct impact on diegetic events.
The reader is therefore encouraged to consider verbal creation as superior to graphic work, while the artist is relegated to a secondary role. Morrison has consistently defended this thesis in a number of interviews, presenting his series The Invisibles as a sigil, a text designed to change both the minds of readers and his own personal life since he identified with the main character and claims what happened to King Mob also affected him.
The magazine Rolling Stone summed up the situation as follows: He tried to blur the lines between himself and the character, adopting King Mob's lifestyle and fetish wear. It should be noted that King Mob is a handsome, charismatic martial arts fighter who specialises in tantric yoga and leads a team of anarchist activists along with his lover Robin, a mysterious and stunningly beautiful redhead.
The alter ego Morrison built for himself is a highly attractive one, fit to elicit a positive responses from readers.