Whatever you might think about this famous figure - Joann Sfar thinks different. His imagination of Count-untouchable-Darcula ist quite unique. And it won't fit general views and opinions.
In his comic book "Grand Vampire" Dracula is soemewhat ... nice. Well, at least he's noct "scary". For over 560 pages French comic book artist Sfar introduces us to a number of every-day problems haunting a vampire, and certified "lord of darkness". What he has to tell us, is quite surprising.
In it's entirety Grand Vampire has become "one of the most important influences when it comes to defining the style of comic books in France", says German publisher avant, who have published a complete prestige collection. Its panels reek of the autor's famous humour, subtlety and his very special philosophy well familiar to his regular readers.
What's very funny indeed: Sfar's scatterbrained count obviously hasn't "internalized" his role at all here. Instead, he sort of appears kind of "asleep at the wheel".
There are strange rumours in the air that he rather loves to collect LPs (vinyl, of course) - and women seem to completely overburden him. Togehter with a number of strange side characters - like his buddy, the werewolf or the treegirl - he inhabits a very strange universe. Ever so fascinating, this count.