Mike Carey Celebrates Halloween Vertigo style

Mike Carey Celebrates Halloween Vertigo style

By DCE Editorial Monday, October 31st, 2011
Mike Carey, writer of THE UNWRITTEN, and I talk about Halloween and who he'd be if he were to dress up as a Vertigo character today. PM: Pumpkin seeds, pumpkin ice cream or pumpkin pie? MC: Any of the above, so long as they're certified pumpkin-free. Corn maze or haunted house? MC: Haunted house. Trick or treat? MC: Treat. Is that a trick question? What’s your favorite Halloween tradition? MC: When I was a kid, it was bobbing for apples. These days, it's making jack-o-lanterns with my kids - who, now that they're all grown up, would rather be doing serious drugs. What’s your least favorite trick-or-treating memory? MC: Trick-or-treating didn't exist when I were a lad. Not on this side of the Atlantic. So probably my least favorite memory dates from the year when I had to shepherd my eight-year-old daughter and her eight-year-old friends around the neighbourhood in their costumes, at a time when trick-or-treating was still a recent import and most of the people whose doors we knocked on thought we were either crazy people or burglars. What creature scares you the most vampire, werewolf, zombie, or ghost? MC: I guess I'd go for vampire. You can keep werewolves and zombies out by locking the door, but vampires will always find a way in. In my experience, anyway. If you were to dress up as a character from a Vertigo comic book this Halloween, who would you be? MC: John Constantine. I already own a grubby trenchcoat, so the initial outlay would be very small - couple of quid for a pack of Silk Cut, and I'd be all set. What would you claim is the scariest inspiration for your current Vertigo comic book? MC: Josef Goebbels. He only came into two issues, but his theories of propaganda are sort of in the mix. On the other hand, so is Winnie the Pooh. It's a tough call. Thanks Mike!