The Art of Fan Art
Interview with the Vampire Edition
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.
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
2. Interview with the Vampire (colored) by JuliaMadrigal
3. Tom Cruise as Lestat by Shishkina
4. Lestat by LadySherry
5. Ma Chere by M4dH4tter
6. The Devil’s Trio by Taralen
7. Louis & Lestat by Alexielart
8. Claudia by Libellula
9. Interview with the Vampire by Diablera
10. Interview with the Vampire (plush) by Mrs-Lovetts-Meat-Pie