Sunday, July 27, 2008

Some thanks and some kudos

Yesterday the very lovely Caroline Munro was at Who in Blackpool and, of course, I wandered along and got her to sign my Dracula AD 1972 and Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter DVDs. I also got the rather snazzy looking picture of her and Christopher Lee from AD 72, which heads this blog entry.

Caroline’s homepage is located here and many thanks to her for coming to Blackpool.

Whilst I am saying thanks, I really must thank Paul B. He is someone who I work with on occasion and was in Brighton when I was there for the week in May. One evening we were talking and he mentioned the Vampire – the Eternal Struggle collectable card game. I had heard of it but hadn’t actually seen any of the cards.

I was up in London a couple of weeks ago and bobbed in to see Paul, he not only very kindly had said cards with him but gave me the starter deck as my gothic need, as he put it, was greater than his. Sir, a public thank you.

I also thought I’d mention the creative activities of a couple of friends. Their work isn’t within the vampire genre but they are friends and so I think deserving of some kudos here. First of all there is Emma Brown. Emma’s first book is “The Legend of Billy Davies.”

This is the tale of a disturbed young man, a horror obsessed man. A man just released from a psychiatric hospital with a very definite idea of how he wants to spend the next Halloween.

Emma’s MySpace page is here, and you can read an extract from her book in the MySpace blog.

Also a mention to Debra-Lyn Williams, who’s first comic “War Wounds” – written by Debra-Lyn and drawn by Peet! Clack – was published in the Girly Comic and can be viewed online over 4 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4). This is a chilling look at post traumatic stress and some of the unseen victims of war.


Derek "Ruthven" Tatum said...

\m/ Ventrue! \m/

Taliesin_ttlg said...

lol - thanks Derek, nice to hear from you.