Posts Tagged ‘Renaissance’

(You will recall ‘The Beast’ was another of the Countess’s sobriquets). Anyway, here is the full package for The Scarlet Countess, photographed just moments before that first trip to the Post Office. The handwriting on the envelope is Sam Robinson-Horley’s. Zoom in close enough and you can see some of the cover letter and synopsis which accompanies the 28 pages of artwork. Tantalizing, isn’t it?

PS: A big thank you to the Hungarian Comics magazine Kilencedik, who published a story about us (in Hungarian) on Friday.


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

Press “play” is all you have to do for an early look at the visual development from the heavily researched new graphic novel on Countess Erzsébet Báthory. Written by Sam Robinson-Horley & Scott Alexander Young, with artwork by Tamás Vári & colouring by Máté Vadas.

Just who, it is possible you may ask if you’ve been living under a rock for the last 400 years, was Báthory? Well, The Dark Lady was a Hungarian noblewoman of the renaissance era, who was accused of torturing and murdering 100s of young girls; serving wenches at first, and then …as her diabolical appetites grew, daughters of the nobility. Before her arrest, she had been one of the wealthiest women in Hungary, and widow to one of its most fearsome warriors, Ferenc Nádasdy, known in his own time as the “Black Knight” of Hungary.