This moment kills me. And I guess I never realized how differently it was handled in the movie.
Wow, yes. It’s been years since I read the graphic novel and I’d forgotten that there, it’s Claudia comforting Madeleine…
I don’t actually draw, like, ever, but… have some okay doodles of Lestat and Claudia? (I say doodles like this bit didn’t take me embarrassinly long already. Hah.)
Anyway, I was trying to copy from the graphic novel “Claudia’s story,” and neither looks anything like the original, but it still looks okay I think so whatever.
Also, can we talk about how very badly I want Ashley Marie Witter to do a multi-volume illustrated version of The Vampire Lestat. I love Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story.
don’t test me bitch
Some doodles of the trio while reading to Ashley M. Witter’s Interview with the Vampire.
Submission from @baroquebat:
So while snooping around online, I managed to find a Japanese edition of The Vampire Armand and I have never seen anyone post the cover art, which is just gorgeous to me!
There seems to be an alternative cover as well:
I found them on Amazon.co.jp, here are the links in case anyone is eager to import!
Also there seems to be other titles of Anne Rice’s work also in a similar retro shoujo style if you look at her author page on Amazon.jp. It’s a shame that it’s only for the covers, I’d love to read an Armand manga in this style, why does only IWTV to get one, you know?
^Above covers and text submitted by @baroquebat, thank you, much appreciated! I had never seen these before, they’re lovely ❤
>I’d love to read an Armand manga in this style, why does only IWTV to get one, you know?
*nods* Me too!
Of course we have our awful graphic novels of the 90′s but whatever…*
IWTV and TVL got the graphic novel treatment in the 90′s, I’m not sure how far up canon those went bc I didn’t really like them 😛 IWTV and TVL only, I think. It seems to me that the publishers are missing out on an incredible financial opportunity. I don’t know the backstory on how the IWTV graphic novel Claudia’s Story got made, but I would think that The Vampire Armand would have to go through a similar approval process.
We do have these, and CS is the best of them, IMO.
I KNOW RIGHT??!
But actually I would rather wait patiently than rush anyone in charge and possibly get a worse adaptation than QOTD.
Technically, I think the most recent VC adaptation we got was Claudia’s Story, (2012) by Ashley Marie Witter (deviantart here), which was gorgeously illustrated and very well-written. It’s IWTV from Claudia’s POV. I got myself a copy. 10/10 Highly recommend.
Check my #VC news tag, in which we’ve been taunted with VC adaptation news occasionally.
If anyone knows anything on this subject, please tag me or send it to me so I can share! Include a link or screencap tho, so it’s more legit ;]