The launch of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books, followed swiftly by the blockbuster movies, brought a storm of interest in gothic art, films and fiction to the willing minds of an entire generation of young adults. The lure of the forbidden and the pale seductions of the fantastic, romantic imagination are boldy brought to life in this beautiful new book which features the art of Anne Stokes and Jasmine Becket-Griffith and many others, with a fascinating text on the history of the modern vampire in books, films and art.
Russ Thorne (author) has published several titles on body art, including Tattoo Art, and contributing regularly to national newspapers and magazines. He lives suspiciously close to the Count's stomping grounds of Whitby, but try as he might cannot make his skin sparkle in the sun. Foreword by Ann Stokes. Ever since she was a child and her father read her The Hobbit, Anne Stokes has loved the world of fantasy and loves to share her visions of fantasy and gothic worlds with other people. Acclaimed internationally she has produced artwork for the games industry, including Wizards of the Coast's Dungeon and Dragons. She has also created a whole host of beautiful, gothic femmes fatales, angels and vampire characters.