Posts Tagged ‘Erszébet Báthory’

Aye, our sweet prints hath finally come. If you haven’t yet had the patience to scroll through THE SCARLET COUNTESS Chapter III PDF online, well then this slide show illustrates what a splendid folio we are sending off to graphic novel publishers of repute. Though we are not currently crowdfunding per se, for the right patron “of wealth and taste”, we could of course hurry the whole publication business along. Hint, hint.


Yes, we are now just waiting for prints of The Scarlet Countess booklet to come back from, who else, but the printers, so we can do our mail-out to the right graphic novel publishers. Meanwhile, another kind of Prince! He is Prince Gábor (Gabriel) Báthory. Nephew of the ‘Scarlet Countess’, and leader of Transylvania at the time of her arrest. Considered by the Báthory clan their last and best hope to place the crown of the Holy Roman Empire on the head of a true Hungarian warrior king. This is another one of Tamás Vári’s wonderful character sketches. Here he is dressed as if in his own quarters. In the panels for the graphic novel however, we get to see Gábor in full plate armor, sitting on a Transylvanian throne. All good things to those who wait…

Prince Gabor


We have to admit. The juice has been running out of our Countess Báthory crowdfunding campaign like the blood from, well one of the scarlet lady’s victims, as illustrated. Writers Sam and Scott have been so busy with their respective projects – in Sam’s case an almost around the clock commitment to a prestigious film school, in Scott’s preparing the galleys for a children’s book he authored being published in the US later this year.

So, what does that mean? We just fold up our tents and just give up on the dream? Not on your life. We’ve worked too hard and been obsessing over Báthory for too long just to give up now. Have no fear or doubt: every pound, dollar or euro contributed thus far will be well spent, on realizing a presentation to send out to publishers. There’s just a week left on the IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign now, and every injection, every infusion helps. So you know the drill. Get a bloody move on!

Torture 2

The agony and the ecstasy. Crowdfunding for Báthory the graphic novel got off to a great start last week. 7 funders in 7 days, putting in 465 pounds sterling, which is a bit more than 10 percent of our goal. So we hardly want to use the thumbscrews on the horror, history or vampire loving public. Or indeed employ a device like the Rack, Iron Maiden, Catherine wheel, Stone of Shame or some other exotic form of extraction. Countess Báthory’s (alleged) methods are not for us, however much we might secretly admire the Scarlet Lady.

But… we do believe we have a unique approach to a cracking good story – the Female Dracula for pity’s sake – and we are dependent on the generosity of fans to make it happen. We have lots of lovely incentives for those who back us. Even a five pound infusion is rewarded with a badge or sticker decorated with the Báthory dragon family crest. And you should see what a 1,000 pounds gets you. So come on. Give until it hurts…