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Vampires Have Been “Done to Death” Says Andrew Foley

As you can see by the book posts I do every month on  new vampire releases, vampires appear to be author’s favorite subject to write about – does that mean vampires have been done to death? Well Andrew Foley thinks so, which is why he created Done to Death, a graphic novel about an editor turned serial killer who hunts down anyone dumb enough to fill her in-box with terrible vampire manuscripts and a moody vampire bent on slaughtering writers who misrepresent his kind. The answer to the overload of vampire literature – kill the writers.

Here’s the official description:

“Fed up with receiving poorly written Twilight knockoffs, editor Shannon Wade did what any reasonable person would: she started killing the worst of the would-be authors sending them to her. Meanwhile, Andy, a stuttering, overweight vampire has targeted those who portray vampires in a light he deems unrealistic. Both Shannon and Andy are killing their way toward the woman each holds responsible for their plight: Shelley DeMornay, author of a series of incredibly popular vampire romance novels. Not exactly novel but terribly graphic, Done To Death follows Andy and Shannon’s paths towards a collision as darkly funny as it is ridiculously violent.”

Here’s a look at the blood-tacular cover:

Done to Death will be released by IDW Publishing on September 26. You can pick it up HERE.

As much as I love me a good vampire book, I think Done to Death sounds fan-fucking-tastic! I admit, reading that description made me smile. I’ve lost count of all the god-awful, painfully cliché and blah vampire novels I have read over the years. Sigh. One of the bad things about self-publishing is they have no one honestly telling them they are terrible (not that all self-published authors are bad, just the majority).

Done to Death if sure to be a comic that many can relate to and enjoy, I can’t wait to pick this one up. What do you guys think?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).

6 replies on “Vampires Have Been “Done to Death” Says Andrew Foley”

This sounds pretty funny, but Lost Boys: The Thirst and Supernatural (Live Free Or Twi Hard) kind of got there first. Will I pick this up? Yeah, probably.

These constitute the final phase of the pop culture trend cycle: first are the trendmakers (Twilight, True Blood), then the bandwagoneers (Vampire Diaries, The Gates), then the parodies (True Mud, Vampires Suck, My Babysitter’s A Vampire), and finally the deconstructions and meta treatments commenting on the production of vampire fiction itself. So is the most recent vampire wave that began half a decade ago on the way out? Probably. But since vampires have been so popular for two centuries, the next wave will start even before this one is gone.

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