Saturday, 19 May 2012

In Pursuit of Dracula

À la poursuite de Dracula (In pursuit of Dracula) is a book under preparation by photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu and SF/fantasy novelist Simon Sanahujas. Dubourthoumieu writes:

'The book is about our journey in Romania, UK and Paris, looking after Dracula and the modern vampyres. It is not our first collaboration. We regularly send ourselves on quests for both the fictional and historic traces of popular characters from literature. One fruit of this joint-labor is the book Conan the Texan, published in 2008, after the character Conan the Barbarian created by the Texan novelist Robert E. Howard. In 2009, we repeated this experience with Tarzan, for whom we searched throughout Gabon. Our adventures, this time, could be followed on our blog, hosted by the French newspaper Libération, and gave rise to the publication of another book, in 2010.

However, in order to collect the necessary funds to publish the book and organize a related photo exhibition, we have launched a call for contributions through the crowdfounding platform "kisskissbankbank". Our aim is to collect 3300€ in 90 days.'

So if you are intrigued to know more about this project, and perhaps contribute to its completion, please go to Kiss Kiss Bank Bank for more details. If you contribute at least €40, you will receive a signed copy of the book when it is published.

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