Neil Young’s epic GREENDALE has made headlines as a powerful concept
album, a performance piece and a movie. Now Vertigo, the publisher of Sandman, Preacher and Y The Last Man, will
publish a graphic novel based on Young’s ambitious concept piece. The
project was announced today by Karen Berger, the Senior Vice President
and Executive Editor of Vertigo, during the San Diego Comic Convention.
GREENDALE will continue to find new audiences as an original graphic
novel, written by Joshua Dysart (SWAMP THING, VIOLENT MESSIAHS) from
characters and concepts by Young, and featuring full color artwork by
Sean Murphy (OUTER ORBIT, OFF ROAD).
It’s the fall of 2003 and the nation is marching blindly into a war
that the rest of the world doesn’t seem to want. The media pipes in
stories of global unrest and criminal politics. GREENDALE tells the
story of Sun Green, a teenager and burgeoning activist whose life is
changed when a mysterious stranger pays a visit to her small town. In a
matter of days the only symbols of uncorrupted authority, unconditional
love and youthful rebellion are swept clean form the streets, sending
the town into a disillusioned spiral and Sun on a surrealist,
transformative journey through familial tragedy, failed romance and
Politically and environmentally aware, GREENDALE is a meditation on the
magic of activism and the nurturing strength of humanity in all of us.