Last year, renowned conceptual designer Ricardo Delgado brought a new version of Bram Stoker's classic horror story to undead life with his illustrated novel Dracula of Transylvania, which had a successful release through Clover Press. Now, Delgado is expanding his take on the iconic bloodsucker with The Art of Dracula of Transylvania, a new 200-page art book collecting more than 150 pieces of Delgado's artwork from the world Dracula of Transylvania.

With The Art of Dracula of Transylvania now having a pre-launch page on Kickstarter via Clover Press, we've been provided with exclusive artwork from the collection to share with Daily Dead readers!

You can check out the exclusive art and the official press release below, as well as a look at preview pages and some of the ghoulish goodies that will be offered to supporters of the Kickstarter campaign.

To learn more about The Art of Dracula of Transylvania, keep an eye on the art book's official Kickstarter page!

Press Release: Back in 2021 Ricardo Delgado, a graphic novel artist and one of Hollywood's leading conceptual designers, unleashed his bold and bloody take on the Prince of Darkness with his illustrated novel Dracula of Transylvania. Now, following the success of the sold-out illustrated novel by Clover Press, creator Ricardo Delgado turns his attention to the creatures that roam the world of Dracula in THE ART OF DRACULA OF TRANSYLVANIA. Only limited by his imagination, the Hollywood storyboard artist has nightmarishly dreamed up demons, witches, vampires, and other unholy, deformed, grotesque beings which wander in the universe of Dracula of Transylvania and collected them all in THE ART OF DRACULA’s 200-page lavish hardcover book. A must for any collector of Delgado’s work or any die-hard Dracula fan, the book also features a foreword from horror writer/director Donald F. Glut and an introduction by noted film historian Gary D. Rhodes, as well as detailed annotations from Delgado himself as he discusses his process and shares thoughts on his creations.

The original illustrated novel is set in 1899 Transylvania, which bleeds history and evil. Young Solicitor Jonathan Harker braves ghosts, demons, living skeletons, and armies of rats, as he encounters Dracula of Transylvania, the Son of Satan. The demonic, shapeshifting vampire imposes his wrath, malice, and vengeance upon an England about to enter the Modern Era, crushing everything in his path in this fresh, bold retelling of the classic Stoker dark fairy tale with the pulse-pounding pace of the modern thriller.

One of Hollywood's leading conceptual designers, Ricardo Delgado has been the storyboard artist and character designer for films including Apollo 13, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Incredibles, Men in Black, and Wall-e, and his Age of Reptiles graphic novels are universally acclaimed for their stunning depiction of dinosaurs and prehistory. "The world of DRACULA OF TRANSYLVANIA is a vast, macabre tapestry of light mixed with shadow,” said Ricardo Delgado. “An entire supernatural realm is now revealed to the world. I’m glad that everyone who enjoyed the novel can now pick up this wonderful companion piece to further experience this elemental parable of good and evil. I am thankful to Bram Stoker for his original, visionary work of literature, and happy that DRACULA OF TRANSYLVANIA can be a part of this incredible legacy”

“Dracula of Transylvania is a stunning work from Ricardo. He created a rich new Transylvania, and we felt that the artwork in his illustrated novel just wasn’t enough,” said Clover Press Publisher, Hank Kanalz. “When we were chatting with Ricardo about his next project with us, he revealed he had a few more pieces he hadn’t shared. A few meaning well over 150 additional pieces — so we knew we had to follow up with this art collection.”


“Ricardo Delgado's reimagining of Dracula is strange and bold and brilliantly original. I love it and WOULD be stunned by it if it wasn't coming from Ricardo. But brilliant is pretty much what I've come to expect from him. Still... He may have surpassed his usual brilliance here.”—Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy

“Ricardo Delgado does for vampires what he has done for dinosaurs! His elegant and bloody take on Stoker's classic tale is refreshingly original and scary.”—John Landis, Director of An American Werewolf in London and Thriller

“Less brooding, more wholesale slaughter…. Dracula is no doubt one of the most iconic villains in pop culture. But where most modern takes on that classic story tend to paint this undead villain as a figure of tragedy, designer and artist Ricardo Delgado has a very different take in mind. His new illustrated novel Dracula of Transylvania aims to explore a more terrifying side of Vlad Dracula.”—IGN

“Dark and disturbing but so BEAUTIFUL. I am always mesmerized by his artwork, now after this, it’ll be hard to sleep. Thanks Ricardo!”—Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Primal and Samurai Jack

“Like nothing you’ve seen before.”—HORROR DNA

“Delgado’s work always impresses. And the illustrations for his Dracula novel are yet another example of his fantastic design sense and his absolutely horrifically fucked up imagination!”—Tim Miller, director of Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate

“Ambitious.”—DAILY DEAD

“Ricardo Delgado breathes new life into the prince of the undead like he has done with every genre he has worked in!”—Geof Darrow, creator of Shaolin Cowboy, conceptual designer for The Matrix films.


“If you thought Ricardo Delgado was a great dinosaur artist...well,you're right—he is! But with his Dracula book, Ricardo has outdone himself. He has dramatically risen to a new artistic plateau in a genre and territory previously unassociated with him. Dracula will long be remembered as a major marker in Delgado's impressive body of work as a graphic storytelling artist. Bravo, myfriend!”—William Strout, author of The New Dinosaurs

“Darkly twisted.”—AIPT Comics

“Stunning artwork and unforgettable prose. Delgado’s book is a must-have for every Horror and vampire fan.”—Gary Rhodes, Ph.D, author of The Birth of the American Horror Film and writer/director of Lugosi: Hollywood’s Dracula



“Amazing.”—COMIC WATCH

 “Delgado takes us on a wild ride as he skillfully introduces the next generation of Vampire hunters in a style reminiscent of the original Dracula novel.”— Dacre Stoker, co author of Dracula the Undead and Dracul, and great grand nephew of Bram Stoker

THE ART OF DRACULA OF TRANSYLVANIA campaign is live now through November 8, 2022. For updates, follow Ricardo Delgado on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, follow DRACULA OF TRANSYLVANIA on Twitter, and follow Clover Press on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

To support the campaign, visit Kickstarter:

About the artist: Ricardo Delgado is an American-born artist/writer of Costa Rican descent. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1964. Ricardo is a graduate of the prestigious ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, where he presently teaches.

As a film Illustrator, Ricardo has helped design such live-action films as Apollo 13, Men in Black, Star Trek: First Contact, Jurassic Park 3, The Matrix Reloaded and Revolution. In Animation, Ricardo has designed for animated features like Disney's Atlantis—The Lost Empire, The Emperor's New Groove, Pixar’s The Incredibles, Wall-e, Dreamworks' How to Train your Pet Dragon as well as TV shows like Nickelodeon's Avatar—The Last Airbender and Disney's Tron—Uprising.

Ricardo has worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, James Cameron, John Landis, Ron Clements, John Musker and the Wachowski siblings. Among Ricardo’s career titles are Comic Book Creator, Novelist, Director, Production Designer, Art Director, Concept Artist, Background Designer, Prop designer, Character Designer and Storyboard Artist.

Ricardo's dinosaur comic book series, Age of Reptiles, for Dark Horse Comics, has been published all over the world for a quarter of a century. His first two novels are the children's novella Sam Specter and the Book of Spells and the hard-boiled science fiction noir Warhead. He is a family man who enjoys a quiet life, the outdoors, ancient architecture, old libraries, monster movies, sports, people who speak other languages and a well-done cheeseburger.

About Clover Press: Headed by IDW co-founders Ted Adams and Robbie Robbins, along with Matt Ruzicka and Hank Kanalz, Clover Press publishes a wide variety of collected and original content ranging from re-mastered reprints of Terry and the Pirates, to horror graphic novels, and high-quality art books. Clover Press is working with a wide variety of creators including Kevin Eastman, Craig & Clizia Yoe, Dean Mullaney, Steve Niles, Gabriel Rodriguez, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Timothy Truman, Jorge Coelho, Richard Bennett, Ray Troll, John K. Snyder III, Stewart Kenneth Moore, Aron Wiesenfeld, and more.

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To learn more about The Art of Dracula of Transylvania, keep an eye on the art book's official Kickstarter page!

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