DRACULA ILLUMINATED EDITION

Created by Ethereal Visions Publishing

One of the most iconic horror characters, Bram Stoker's Dracula helped create an entire genre of horror that is still popular in film and literature today. This timeless 1897 classic is the second in our three-part series of Classic Horror Creations. Each page of this edition is beautifully decorated in the traditional style of artists from the early to mid-1900s, such as Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham, and accompanied by six tipped-in color plates which focus on crucial moments of the reader's journey. This edition contains an introduction byWilliam Parker Stoker (Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker) and a foreword by Sean Kotz (Radford University Instructor, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions).

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We just wanted to give everyone a quick update regarding the production schedule for Dracula. As many of you are aware, the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) has caused serious issues worldwide for everything from toilet paper to Medical Face masks. Since 90% of all printed books are produced in China, the recent shut down has crippled the publishing industry. All projects scheduled from January to today have been put on hold due to the shutdown. This has impacted us at EVPub as well.

Matt is still on track to complete the files and have everything ready for the printer but given the COVID-19 situation and the radio silence, we have been receiving from the printers we expect there to be delays on their end. We hope to have a more definite idea of what delay we are looking at once the printers open back up for business. Hopefully, we can still get close to our May 2020 delivery date.

In the meantime, we are still investigating other printers that may be capable of producing this project. If we are lucky enough to locate a new printer we will let everyone know immediately!

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Renfield, you have betrayed me....
6 months ago – Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 10:56:10 PM

Renfield, you have betrayed me...

Fresh from the asylum comes the fifth illustration for the DRACULA ILLUMINATED book, The Blood Is The Life!

The blood is the life!

The History behind the madness

When researching this well-known character, Matt found several portrayals of the character by legendary actors such as Alexander Granach, Dwight Frye, Jack Shepherd, Tom Waits, and Samuel Barnett. The one that was the most intriguing, however, was the legendary portrayal that never happened (at least not on film) - the one by Bernard Jukes.

Bernard Jukes as Renfield

Do any search for the Renfield character, and you will, no doubt, stumble across this image, which came out before the 1931 portrayal of Dracula. Many have mistakenly contributed this image to Dwight Frye, but given the recognizable front tooth gap that Bernard Jukes possessed, it is Mr. Jukes in this image.

"Having appeared onstage in various productions of "Dracula" in the role of Renfield over 1,000 times by his estimation, Mr. Jukes campaigned heavily to perform the part in the 1931 film version as well, ultimately losing out to Dwight Frye. As a result, publicity photos of Jukes in character as Renfield are frequently mistaken for - and published as -- photographs of Frye." - IMBd.com

With such mystery and legend surrounding this character and actor, it was only fitting that the fifth illustration for our DRACULA ILLUMINATED book pay homage to Bernard Jukes!

Hope