Stephen Gammell's Vampire Illustrations

I’d just cracked open a copy of the Eerie Series’ s Meet The Vampire and received a pleasant (for me, that is) surprise inside. A decade before Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Stephen Gammell was already weaving nightmares. The picture above is from the Vlad the Impaler section, and it’s gorgeous. If it was in the better known SSTTITD series, I think it’d be regarded as one of his best.

Of course we need a general vampire …

… some classic atmospheric vagueness with mist …

… a vampire escaping destruction by disintegrating into creatures of the night …

…  and bats that are interesting, to say the least.

I have to hunt down the werewolf volumes to see if he’s illustrated that one too. I’m pretty sure he did the Witch one.

Expect a big post this weekend; I'm going to finish off this JUMP OUT AT THE AUDIENCE chapter in one rush to get closer to the things people are expecting . . . like her.