Well, it makes sense, doesn’t it? What goes in, must come out, and in the case of a vampire, it’s going to be crimson colored.
Originally I wasn’t going to stick a caption on this cartoon. But then I started wondering, is it clear that “Vlad” is a vampire? I was thinking of Vlad the Impaler when I drew the cartoon, but not everyone believes VTI was a real vampire, just a guy who liked to spike people for the holidays.
Also, Vlad is a popular name in Eastern Europe. The guy in this cartoon might not be a vampire at all, just part of some Romanian fight club who’s kidneys took a pounding that night.
And, of course, I wasn’t about to redraw the thing to say “Dracula” – that would have been silly and ruined the serious tone of what you see here.
Vlad is a popular vampire name in any case. Vampire moms just love the name. Remember cute little “Laddie” from the Lost Boys? See, this cartoon doesn’t need a caption, just vampire literacy.
It’s a very peaceful scene, in any case. As a cartoonist that struggles not only with recognition, but actual art, I’m quite pleased at the pleasant mood this one evokes. I can almost hear the soft patter of snowflakes touching the ground amongst the faint screams from the castle dungeon.
So concludes Snow Week on Grinsane. Did you see the crazy snowman those creepy girls built on Tuesday? Check back next week for more strange and weird horror comedy cartoons!