galleryStephen King cartoons10.25.09galleryStephen King cartoonsStephen King is finally taking the plunge into comics with American Vampire. Its creator, Scott Snyder, speaks with The Daily Beast about the high-profile guest writer.10.25.09 5:36 PM ETRafael Albuquerque / Vertigo/DC ComicsSkinner SweetRafael Albuquerque / Vertigo/DC ComicsPearlRafael Albuquerque / Vertigo/DC ComicsSkinner SweetRafael Albuquerque / Vertigo/DC ComicsPearlScott SnyderScott SnyderScott Snyder is best known for his first collection of stories, Voodoo Heart (Dial Press). Stephen King picked two of the included stories - "Wreck" and "Dumpster Tuesday" - for the 2007 Best American Short Stories anthology shortlist. Snyder teaches writing at Columbia University, NYU and Sarah Lawrence College and is working on a novel is called The Goodbye Suit, to be published by Dial in 2011. He lives in New York City. This is his first comic book series.Mark Mainz / Getty ImagesStephen KingStephen King is the bestselling author of The Stand, The Shining, The Dark Tower books and multitudes of other works, most recently Under the Dome. AMERICAN VAMPIRE marks Stephen King's debut with Vertigo/DC Comics; it is the first comic book writing he's done, based on original material, as opposed to existing characters.