What if the vampire Bram Stoker based Dracula on is still around and pissed that he didn’t get his piece of the action his story has earned over the decades? Varney the Vampire is here to tell you, in a decidedly adult but at times laugh out loud funny, new comic. The creators have a new Kickstarter to raise funds for the series.
From their press release:
KICKSTARTER FOR NEW THRILLBENT COMICS VAMPIRE DRAMEDY SERIES: DIGITAL AND PRINT
LOS ANGELES, Ca. — February 17, 2014 — On February 17th and February 24th, Mark Waid and John Rogers’ Thrillbent.com is launching parts one and two of the premiere chapter of an original, free-to-read, online comic, VARNEY THE VAMPIRE, as part of an independent creator’s thirty-day Kickstarter campaign that launched on February 15th to fund and print the initial arc of the series in digital and print.
“As I’ve been saying, in my mind, it’s not ‘Digital versus Print,’ it’s Digital AND Print. It’s about maximizing outreach, which this does,’” said Thrillbent publisher Mark Waid. “
VARNEY THE VAMPIRE is a dramedy about the world’s first vampire, who reawakens with a vengeance in the 21st century after having been forgotten, his exploits stolen and usurped by Bram Stoker in “Dracula” and later made a legend by Hollywood. Now, he’s hungry to re-establish his rep… and his sole-surviving screenwriter kin might be just the man for the job.
Here’s a bit of art to whet your appetite:
Varney the Vampire is written by Scott Massino with art by Scott Kolins. You can find their Kickstarter here.
First read part one of Varney for free at Thrillbent!
“Varney the Vampire” Red Band Trailer
“Varney the Vampire” Behind the Scenes with Mark Waid and Scott Massino