As some of you probably already know, last October saw the release of Monsterverse's new anthology comic 'Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave'. I really enjoyed the first issue, it was a lot of fun. And I'm really looking forward to the second issue that will be released this summer, with a cover by Rick Baker! You can check for updates on this great new comic series here.
This is a piece of fan art that I did last year, around the time that the first issue was released.
I draw Lugosi a lot. Mainly because I never feel like I 'get' him just right. It's become a goal of mine to draw what I would consider to be the 'perfect' Lugosi. So every couple of weeks, I'll do a bunch of Lugosi sketches. I have a bunch of old horror film books, and I'll use them for reference sometimes. This piece was drawn from a famous promotional photo from 'Dracula' featuring Lugosi and actress Helen Chandler who played 'Mina'. It originally was Lugosi & Chandler that I drew. Then I had the idea that I should draw BLTftG's new female character 'Nosferina', in place of Chandler. I've never been a huge fan of Helen Chandler in the Dracula film, and drawing this new icon seemed like more fun to me. I had a good time creating this piece and I'm pretty happy with my Lugosi here (although I will continue my aim for perfection).
By the way, while Lugosi gives me trouble in drawing, Karloff is fun & easy to do. Peter Cushing too.
I leave you with a trailer for 'Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave' #1. Pick one up if you haven't already. And be on the look out for issue #2 coming soon!!