The Art of Fan Art – Interview with the Vampire

The Art of Fan Art

Interview with the Vampire Edition

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Interview with the Vampire. Whether you are fan of the original novel, the movie adaptation, or both, the majority of vampire genre lovers can agree it is one of the better if not the best vampire story to be told.

Interview with the Vampire was the debut gothic horror themed vampire novel by American author Anne Rice, published in 1976. Sadly after it’s release, the reviews were primarily negative. It wasn’t until she released it’s followup in 1985, The Vampire Lestat, that the books began to gain popularity. Thanks to the eventual success of her books, Rice has become one of the most popular authors in America.

In 1994 the novel was adapted into a movie for the big screens. Starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, the film focuses on Lestat (Cruise) who converted Louis (Pitt) into a vampire. It follows their time together, and their turning of a ten-year-old girl, Claudia (Kirsten Dunst), into a vampire.

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On the same level of fan art, is fan fiction (fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc.) Rice initially expressed an adamant stance against fan fiction based on her works, and particularly in opposition to such fiction based on The Vampire Chronicles. Her strong stance against fan fiction, and a good deal of unhealthily obsessive fans that back her, gave her an unfortunate reputation of being an online bully. Even going as far as encouraging her fans to DDOS, hack, and harass people who leave negative reviews about her books.

Thankfully, she doesn’t seem to have issues with fan art, but her reputation even makes artists fear to step on her toes. It took more digging than usual, but here are my top 10 Interview with the Vampire fan arts, straight out of the coffin.

1.Interview with the Vampire by Yukkeky

Interview With The Vampire by yukkeKY

2. Interview with the Vampire (colored) by JuliaMadrigal

Interview with the vampire_Color by JuliaMadrigal

3. Tom Cruise as Lestat by Shishkina

Tom Cruise as Lestat by Shishkina

4. Lestat by LadySherry

Lestat by ladysherry

5. Ma Chere by M4dH4tter

Ma chere by M4dH4tter

6. The Devil’s Trio by Taralen

The Devil's Trio by Taralen

7. Louis & Lestat by Alexielart

Louis and Lestat by alexielart

8. Claudia by Libellula

Claudia by Libellula

9. Interview with the Vampire by Diablera

Interview with the Vampire by Diablera

10. Interview with the Vampire (plush) by Mrs-Lovetts-Meat-Pie

Interview with the Vampire by Mrs-Lovetts-Meat-Pie

Disclaimer: All artworks (Digital, Traditional, and/or Craft Made) are the property of the artist. The characters depicted in them are the legal property of the creators of the featured fandom. They are displayed for private viewing and the entertainment of our visitors. Artworks displayed are used for promotional purposes only, in an effort to assist in the promotion and encouraged interest in fan created works. Any of these images may be removed at the request of these owners at any given time.
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Author: Kaer Baer

Art hobbyist, lover of monsters, magic, and the cute and fluffy. Fan of all things Disney, Marvel, Pokemon, & Fantasy. Plays way too many video games, usually at the same time. Will eventually be the crazy cat lady with 100 cats.

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