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Interview with the Vampire - Louis' Transformation
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Published: November 20, 2012
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Here's my latest Graphic Novel project, which I hope people are actually seeing, since I hear the DA submission glitch is running rampant again. We had to adapt a few comic pages from a movie script and, being entirely predictable, as indeed I am, I went with Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. :eager: I worked from what appears to be an older draft of of the script, which can be read here: [link] All of the dialogue was pulled from there too. I was sort of hoping to get a scene with Armand included, but the transformation scene seemed more viable.

These guys are kind of one of my all time favorite couples, so I was thrilled to have an excuse to draw them. :iconiluplz: Oh Louis... why do you have to be so tsundere desu? SENPAI FINALLY NOTICED YOU, JUST GO WITH IT!

...Anyway, if you haven't read the Vampire Chronicles, go do so. You won't regret it. I actually have a few more volumes left to go myself. And before anyone points out that it was Louis' younger brother who died, I was just following the script, in which it was changed to his wife and daughter.



Interview with the Vampire/script © The beautiful Anne Rice

Art © Me
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NyxShadowhawk1Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely gorgeous. I love Lestat's face in the ninth frame.
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More, more, more! Please? I love this so much. The pace and design is superb. 
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Egnarts-OrevHobbyist Photographer
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Ade-rei9Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew that I have see it in somewhere. I has translated the script original of the movie and this scene is just incredible, I love it. You do it great. Fav!!
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :heart: Yep, that's exactly where it's from! This scene really grabbed me too; it had so much emotional weight between Louis and Lestat and moved quickly enough that I could squeeze a fair amount of action into a few quick pages. 
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Perfect, just perfect. May I get your permission for translating this fanart into Chinese and share it with more vc fans in China? I will mark your ID and the original link. Looking forward to your reply. Thank you for create such beautiful work. 
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!Pink Heart Icon  I'm so sorry for the late reply, your comment got buried and I totally forgot to write you back. But yes, go right ahead and translate it if you like. Thank you so much for offering to spread my work for me and for asking so nicely. :heart:
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A-chaotic-GlorfindelHobbyist Traditional Artist
omg yes
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Heart - Free 
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TyrantdkHobbyist Artist
I love how you draw Louis & Lestat! They're absolutely gorgeous here! This makes me fall in love with them all over again. Thank you for this wonderful artwork!
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz: The are a indeed a pleasure to draw. I'll have to get to them again sometime. :heart:
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I love it ,is this a comic?:vampire 
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NyxShadowhawk1Hobbyist Writer
This is a comic of a scene from the film version of Anne Rice's book "Interview with the Vampire."
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cloudsinveniceHobbyist General Artist
Incredible!
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :heart:
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Dark-SpectrumDSHobbyist General Artist
They look so pretty! I love your lines here. Great work altogether!:heart:
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :iconiluplz:
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Dark-SpectrumDSHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:glomp:
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad. :love:
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I haven't read that book in the longest, but damn if they did a graphic novel, you'd be top pick for the artist:#1:

These guys are the archetypes for the "sympathetic vampire" genre because they were the first. Anne Rice rekindled people's interests in the immortal bloodsuckers with her vampire series.

Twilight? TOO MUCH MOPEY TEENAGE DRAMA :noes::noes:
If I was a real life vampire and saw those movies, I'd stake myself XP
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz: Weirdly enough, they actually did just make a graphic novel of it from Claudia's perspective: [link] :ohnoes: I just received my copy the other day. It's super pretty. :love: The artwork is actually in a similar stylistic vein to mine, though it's far more refined and resolved. xD

Yeah, one of the many superiorities of Rice's characters over Twilight's and those of much of the other hokey vampire drabble out there now is that she actually managed to write characters who are both convincingly human and inhuman at once rather than just painfully uncharismatic people who just so happen to be vampires. I think what blows my mind the most is people who are able to read and enjoy both Vampire Chronicles and Twilight. Just the fact alone that literature as good as Rice's and as poor as Meyer's exist in nearly the same genre almost makes my head explode. xD
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Ooh, interesting.
But still, I gonna be a little biased and say I like yours better X3

I actually found an old memo i wrote to myself of an idea for silly comic idea featuring Louis and Lestat.

club president Dracula and a bunch of other known vampire characters (like Carmilla, Count Orlof from Nosferatu, Alucard from Hellsing, Louis & Lestat, Frost and Morbius from Marvel's Blade, Cain Knightroad from Trinity Blood, etc.) are all getting ready for an official meeting for the Bloodbanker Club and start off by introducing 2 new members.
Suddenly they notice something suspicious about them and someone yanks at their hair to reveal it's a wig.

*random vampire character*: It's Edward Cullen & Bella!! D:<

*other random vampire character*: Get them!!

They then show Edward & Bella being tossed out of the club.

Dracula (as he gives him the boot): We told you guys before, NO WHINY TWILIGHT VAMPIRES ALLOWED! >:/

Edward (pointing a finger at Louis & Lestat): What about Louis and Lestat?!
They're can be just as mopey as we are!

Louis and Lestat (speaking seperately or in unison): Maybe so, but WE don't SPARKLE. XP

I can't believe I forgot about that idea XD
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MeisekiProfessional Digital Artist
Really? :D Thank you! :heart:

Haha, you should do it. I know it's kind of a cheap shot to mock Twilight anymore, but goddamn, is it still satisfying. It's sad that for even as flouncy and effeminate as Louis and Lestat sometimes are, they still vastly out-man Edward even on their sappiest days. XD I had a parody that desperately wanted to do too, but never found time for. I wanted to draw Lestat chewing Claudia out of Louis' stomach as a satire on the ludicrous vampire birth scene in Twilight. XD
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