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April 13th, 2013

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Twilight’s Last Gleaming

(R: Violent Satire) Blade kills Twilight, bringing a sparkling franchise to a bloody conclusion. Read the story overview for more behind-the-scenes details.

Ink spread from bad batch of Strathmore 500 series bristol. Prominent artists Jill Thompson, Evan Dorkin and Tom Richmond have the same complaint.

Diner is hybrid of Rosebud Diner and South Street Diner, with smattering details from The Breakfast Club and The Polka Dot.

I tried getting Ed and Bella’s dialog right, but every draft got further away from what they’d actuall say to how I wanted them to sound.

The diner is full of vampires from film, TV and comics. The Kurt Vonnegut of the first panel is actually a horrible likeness of the MASH-era Elliot Gould, who was the model for ’80s cult graphic novel Greenberg the Vampire. The second panel has David Boreanaz and James Marsters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Ingrid Pitt of The Vampire Lovers.

Talk Back! (One Comment So Far...)

Funny...and it taught me something. No fair!

Jeff Joll | Posted on September 16th, 2014 at 8:37 pm   

Like the whole story, very good. I assume you saw the picture showing Blade and Buffy standing behind Edward with the caption something like, the ending to Twilight we all want to see. The blood and guts is very true to form to the Blade movies. The little bit with killing the waitress was nice / mean touch, True Blood has been going down kill for years. Having the the dying male vampire (actor) swearing at his wife (actress) was a very nice touch because in real life he HATED playing the part and did it for the mountains of cash they paid him. I don’t suppose that you have heard anything from Mr Snipes about this comic? I suspect that he would enjoy it especially the deadpan ending where he doesn’t blink an eye at the fact that he had killed a bunch of humans. I assume the idea being that people who make movies that glorify vampire culture may be even worse than actual vampires? Sort of like the people that make torture-porn. Funny and it taught me something no fair!! Good art work, good blood and guts, that stuff can be hard to get right and you got Mr Snipes almost perfectly. Good job.

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