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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over 1 year ago
– Fri, Oct 04, 2019 at 12:20:06 PM
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Renfield, you have betrayed me....
over 1 year 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 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.
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!
We did it!!!! We raised the dead!!
over 1 year ago
– Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 06:21:34 AM
WE NAILED IT!!
Thanks to all of you, this project will now become a reality! We can't tell you how excited we are to move forward with DRACULA Illuminated! In early 2020 we will launch our third in this series of Classic Horror Creations, so please keep your horrific radars on for the emails and be sure to follow us here on Kickstarter.
What happens next?
At this very moment, Kickstarter is finalizing all of your payments. If there are any issues, they will send you a notification via the email address you have listed. Please watch for these emails as they sometimes get lost in spam folders. If there are any issues, you will need to address those with Kickstarter directly (we have no control over that part of the process). In 2 weeks we will get the final cleared number of orders and will be able to move forward with BackerKit, but we will undoubtedly talk again before that happens :-)
Thank you again for all of your support and help with this campaign. Keep an eye out for our new Patreon account which will offer lots of great stuff for subscribers!
New Stretch Goal UNLOCKED!!
over 1 year ago
– Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 04:04:10 AM
New Stretch Goal UNLOCKED
With just a day left in our campaign we have unlocked another stretch goal:
Every edition of DRACULA Illuminated will include tissue covers for each of the six tipped-in plates!
SHARING THE CAMPAIGN:
We are so touched by everyone sharing this campaign. Your support means so much to us and we thank you for it! With only a day left in the campaign we hope we can reach at least one more stretch goal - Frontispiece Illustration (Matt has a fantastic idea for it). If you share the campaign please tag us so that we can properly thank you! Our Instagram is @etherealvisionspub , Twitter@EtherealVisPub , and Facebook@EtherealVisionsPub
Final Hours - a quick Q & A of common questions...
over 1 year ago
– Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 04:02:45 AM
We are less than 12 hours away from the ending of our DRACULA Illuminated campaign and we are so thrilled that you are a part of it!
We have received some inquiries that we thought would be good to share:
How do I add a copy of Frankenstein Illuminated to my pledge?
To add a copy of the first in this classic horror series you need to increase your pledge by $65. You will be able to select Frankenstein within your BackerKit survey at the end.
How do I add a copy of Edgar Allan Poe: This and Nothing More to my pledge?
Unfortunately, we are not able to add this item to your pledge through KS, but you can purchase a copy of this edition through our website at www.evpub.info by CLICKING HERE
How do I add a copy of DRACULA to my pledge?
To add a copy of the standard edition of DRACULA Illuminated to your pledge increase the pledge amount by $55. You will be able to select DRACULA within your BackerKit survey at the end.
I selected the NOIR Limited Edition. Is there a way that I can also have my name included in the book as a contributor?
Yes, to have your name included in this edition of DRACULA you will need to add the $100 to your pledge and select the Contributor Reward as an add-on within your BackerKit survey at the end (only Kickstarter backers can add this to their pledge)
Will you be offering a pin with this book as you did with Frankenstein Illuminated?
It is too late to offer an exclusive DRACULA pin for this campaign, but we are in the planning process of creating an EVPub Patreon that will include exclusive offers for supports, and this will definitely be something we consider. If you have any other suggestions for our Patreon, please send them our way! (We are planning exclusive artwork, prints, gifts, early purchasing of editions, and book giveaways)
Will the original artwork for DRACULA still be available after the campaign ends?
Yes, we plan to offer all of the available tipped-in plate and chapter header originals after the campaign ends (these will not be offered at the Kickstarter campaign price, though).
If we have missed anything, please don't hesitate to send us a message and we will respond as soon as possible!