Dracula, Motherfucker

Wednesday, October 14
4:00 PM Eastern/1:00 PM Pacific
Live on Facebook, YouTube and right here (see below)
Sponsored by Image Comics

Acclaimed creators Alex de Campi and Erica Henderson join forces to bring fans of psych-horror their pulpy, pulse-pounding graphic novel Dracula, Motherf**ker! just in time for Halloween. Written by de Campi and illustrated by Henderson, this noir novel reimagines the classic vampire tale, transporting it from 1889 Vienna to sunny Southern California during the mid-70s. The pair joins Books on Tap Live to discuss their inventive take on the age-old story and the art influences on the novel that have defied conventions and served to elevate the art form.

The novel first finds Dracula in Vienna at the end of the 19th century entombed in his coffin by his brides. Nearly a century later, Dracula reappears in 1970s L.A., revived by an aging Hollywood starlet intent on maintaining her youth. Let loose on the city, the count sets off on a killing spree, and Quincy Harker, the crime scene photographer, is the only man who can stop him. But will Quincy be able to end the killings before he gets his own chalk outline?

We're happy to be giving away a limited number of copies. Be one of the first to enter below for a chance to win. If you‘d like to ask a question of our guests, you can submit it in the form as well. Upon submission, you'll automatically be signed up to receive an email reminder of the event because we can't expect you to remember everything.

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de Campi

Alex de Campi writes comics. She is best known for her critically acclaimed teen survival thriller No Mercy and the groundbreaking, digital-native comic Valentine. Her latest work is the spy noir miniseries Mayday. She was nominated for an Eisner for her first comic work, Smoke, and it’s all been downhill from there. Alex also directs music videos, and has worked with acts as diverse as Grand Duchy (Frank Black / Violet Clark), Joan As Police Woman and Amanda Palmer to the retro-fabulous Puppini Sisters.

Find her around the web at alexdecampi.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/alexdecampi
Twitter: @alexdecampi
Instagram: @alexdecampi
Vimeo: vimeo.com/user405634/videos


Erica Henderson is a multiple Eisner winning comic artist known most for rebooting The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead. She has not lived in New York for a decade but still has very strong opinions on bagels.

Find her around the web at ericafails.threadless.com/
Patreon: patreon.com/ericafails
Twitter: @EricaFails

PubTechConnect 2017

Calvin Reid is a senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, editor of PW Comics World, PW’s online graphic novel coverage, and editor of The Fanatic, PW's comics and pop culture newsletter.

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