Happy World Dracula Day…

Today is World Dracula Day. BOO! Bram Stoker's book was published in 1897. One of my favourite books to read with its unique and terrifying mood. The description of the Count's physical appearance always reassures me and blows the dust off the nineteen-fifties' Hollywood imagery. Incisors: not canines. Balding: not widow's peaks. And the most impressive real estate portfolio by Victorian standards. I used to walk past Bram Stoker's house off the King's Road every day. It was a pretty house, with dog roses and other flowers in full bloom in summer. I find it hard to believe he once lived there.

 Book jacket designs for Alma Books' edition of  Dracula  by Bram Stoker (unpublished).

Book jacket designs for Alma Books' edition of Dracula by Bram Stoker (unpublished).

 From a notebook.

From a notebook.