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).
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Stretch Goal #3 UNLOCKED!!
2 months ago
– Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 10:28:35 AM
We just reached another Stretch Goal! Now all 900 copies of Dracula Illuminated will have Red Gilded Stained Edges!
We have just 3 more Stretch Goals to be unlocked before we reach the $45K Goal - every book will include an exclusive "Book Curse" Ex-Libris so please share the campaign with all of your Ghoulish Vampire friends!
Thank you to everyone for their support!
THE BRIDES have risen!
2 months ago
– Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 08:20:42 AM
THE BRIDES illustration is complete!
Fresh off the drawing board is the 4th tipped-in plate illustration - THE BRIDES
CAMPAIGN ENDS THIS FRIDAY 13th
We are just days away from the end of our DRACULA Illuminated campaign (ends this Friday). We want to thank everyone for their continued support of this project and our Classic Horror Creations Series. Without you this would not be possible!
There are still a few stretch goals within our reach so please share share share with all of your friends and help us make DRACULA ILLUMINATED even more deadly but delicious!
Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein)!
3 months ago
– Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 04:05:44 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY SHELLEY!!
Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, was born on 30 August 1797. Obviously, she holds a special place in our hearts, and her monster lives on!
In the image below, you see how William Godwin recorded the birth of his daughter in his journal. The entry marking Mary's birth is the fourth down on the left-hand side and notes the "Birth of Mary, 20 minutes after 11 at night."
Below is a shot from the printers of our Frankenstein Illuminated book. It is a great progress shot as it shows the books just after the tipped-in plates have been added. It is a tedious process, but well worth the wait!
After case-in is done (cover attached to book block) the books are placed in a humidity controlled room for dehydration and to reduce moisture in the books.
Once dry the tip in pages are glued. To absorb the moisture of the glue, two pieces of art paper with gloss lamination are inserted on the front and back of the tip-in pages, that means 8 pieces of paper are inserted in the book. These sheets of course will be removed.
Quality control will check for any excess glue or markings
Tissue pages are then inserted
Just a quick shot of the kinds of steps we take with every project to ensure a beautiful, high quality book!
NOIR EDITION UPDATE: Now to include all 3 signatures
3 months ago
– Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:21:12 PM
Do to several requests to combine the NOIR Edition with the Signature Edition we have posted an update to the NOIR Edition Reward tier. Now every NOIR Edition will include a signature plate signed by William Parker Stoker(Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker),Sean Kotz(Radford University, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions) and the artist, Matt Hughes!
What if I already pledged for the NOIR Edition? If you have already pledged for the NOIR Edition your pledge just got an upgrade and will now be signed by all three contributors. You will not have to change anything
UPDATE: Every NOIR Edition will now include a signature plate signed by William Parker Stoker(Great-Great Grandnephew of Bram Stoker),Sean Kotz(Radford University, Cinema; Director, Horse Archer Productions) and the artist, Matt Hughes!
A unique item for the true collector! This edition of DRACULA ILLUMINATED is limited to only 100 copies. This edition will include:
Glow-in-the-dark black and silver gilded cover design
Black ribbon marker
Black gilded edge
Signed and numbered by all three contributors
Embossing on cover
We are reserving only 10 copies of the Noir Edition for use in the Artist Sketch Edition Reward.
FULLY FUNDED and 2 Stretch Goals UNLOCKED!!!
3 months ago
– Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 02:18:22 PM
Fully Funded In Less Than 8 Hours!
We are so overjoyed with the response given to this campaign! Your support of this project has not only launched it to fully funded status, but we have already unlocked two funding levels!
UNLOCKED: Every edition of Dracula Illuminated will now include a Blood-RedRibbon Marker as well as the upgraded Embossed Cover Design with Reptile Skin Texture
Not only are we overwhelmed by the number of pledges received in just the first day but are stunned by the fact that so many of you are sharing this campaign with friends and family on social media. For a small husband and wife publishing company such as EVPub, this means more than you know.
Matt is hard at work on the next original - The Brides - and will hopefully have something to share soon. Until then, please continue to share and spread the word! This campaign ends on Friday 13th, so we have just over two weeks before the undead are put to rest.