Stephen King rocking a vampire comic

vampirecomicOh I am really quite excited by the news that Stephen King and Scott Snyder are making this awesome looking vampire comic. Illustrated by Rafeal Albuquerque – whose art I have taken an instant shine to – American Vampire will be released by Vertigo and looks like a stellar collaboration.

Vampires are always awesome (unless featuring in overhyped and overvalued teen franchises – sorry Twilight series, you’re good at what you do) so I have high hopes for what looks like an original take on the mythology.

When I was very, very young I used mouldy old black sheets found in the garage to try and transform my bunk beds into a coffin. I’ve left a lot of that early Vampire infatuation (largely sparked by the hilarious The Reluctant Vampire novel) behind, but I’m not quite over it yet and comics like this are sure to just carry on feeding the addiction.

Steven King’s novel ways with nudes

Steven King doesn’t exactly need to do much to raise his profile – the horror king has sold hundreds of millions of copies of his back catalogue – but his latest publicity stunt is sure to secure him a few new fans. The writer has revealed the opening lines of his new short story, Morality, on the naked form of Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli!

The picture graces the cover of Esquire magazine where the words are painted directly onto her body in a variety of fonts. The concept is to celebrate the magazine’s special Story of our Times edition and Mortality is a tale of a financially struggling couple.

If this is how the short story is being supported, I can’t wait to see what they pull out the box for his next novel – Under the Dome – to be published at the end of this year!