Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Vampire's Day Soiree 2015

Ah, Valentine's Day - the perfect day to celebrate one's love of vampires with one's fellow darklings! Thank you for hosting this fabulous event, lovely Holly - I am raising a glass of blood wine in your honour. ;D

My contribution to the evening's festivities is a collection of  gorgeous vampy art, created by some of my favourite artists.

First up this evening is Dark Shadows' Barnabas Collins by the queen of gothic illustrations, Abigail Larson:

'Barnabas Collins' by Abigail Larson
Next is a piece published earlier today by The Happy Undertaker, aka illustrator Drazen Kozjan - thank you my dear Little Gothic Horrors for introducing me to Drazen's work!

'V is for Vanya Vampire's Valentine Kiss'
by The Happy Undertaker
Lowbrow graphic artist and illustrator Marcus Jones, aka Screaming Demons, is responsible for more than a few items on my wishlist, but I particularly love his monster mugshots. Here is his Nosferatu:

'Nosferatu Mugshot' by Screaming Demons

Having only discovered his beautiful dark art earlier this year, I have fallen fast for the work of Rick "Dienzo" Blanco - I'm sure you can see why:

'Scarlotta' by Dienzo

Not technically a vampire painting, but this one features my favourite vampire slayer as depicted by the godfather of Pop Surrealism, Mr Mark Ryden

'Slayer' by Mark Ryden
This vampire bat painting is one of many gorgeous illustrations featured in Ryan Heshka's spooky-cute children's book, 'Welcome To Monster Town':

Illustration from 'Welcome To Monster Town' by Ryan Heshka
The next two pieces are the work of Mr Monsters 'n' Martinis himself, lowbrow painter Mike Bell:

'Marilyn Noir' by Mike Bell
'Smarmy Extraordinaire' by Mike Bell

Here is ladies' man Dracula again as depicted by the utterly fabulous painter, illustrator and designer Josh "Shag" Agle: 

'Dracula - Dark Hall Mansion's Universal Monsters X Shag'
Folio by Shag
And finally, speaking of fabulous, here are some vintage monster valentines:

Vintage monster valentines
Happy Vampire's Day everyone!


  1. Loving the Slayer painting! Thanks for gathering these cool images.

  2. Ooooh, I've never seen the Barnabas Collin's one before - he's quite handsome! Of course, I LOVE Smarmy Extraordinaire. Who knew Bela could look so sleazy? :)

  3. Oh, all this art is utterly vamptacular!!! When I win Tatts (I was so busy this week that I didn't manage to get my Valentine's Day Tattslotto ticket! Sacré bleu!) I will NEED to have a vampire room in my gothic mansion covered in vamp art! ^_^

  4. Oh, they're all wonderful! I especially love...

    'V is for Vanya Vampire's Valentine Kiss' by The Happy Undertaker.

    Happy Vampire's Day, lovely Rebecca!

  5. Great stuff, Gothic Flamingo! I just love 'Scarlotta!

  6. Wonderful art work, I especially love those by Mike Bell.

  7. Mark Ryden is a fave. These are great pics! Happy Vampire's Day to you!!!

  8. Love this delicious gallery you've set up for us to enjoy. And I, too, have fallen in complete love with Dienzo's art. Every time I see one of his pieces, I want to write about it. It's quite inspiring. ^♥^

  9. Nothing better for the palsating heart than excellent illustration! Masterful Collection indeed.

  10. What a fabulous feast for the eyes! Loving the Marilyn Noir image :D XXX

  11. *Clinks wine glass with yours* Cheers! I ADORE all this art! I want that Welcome To Monster Town book!
    Thanks so much for attending the Soiree! Hope you had a happy Vampire's Day! ^♥^

  12. I love the collection of blood suckers you've shared with us. WHat a fabulous offering you have presented. I thoroughtly enjoy it. Oma Linda

  13. I love Abigail Larson! I really need some of her prints one day!
    The v print is awesome too!

  14. This post is so cool! I love it all! Great pieces of bloody art ;o)