Gary Reed has written a number of graphic novels including Killing Scarecrows, Baker Street, Saint Germaine, Red Diaries and many more. He often works with historical or literary settings and some of his books have been used in college classrooms for both literature and as comic writing guides. He is probably best known for his long running series, Deadworld, which received numerous awards and nominations over the last couple of years. He is also the publisher of Caliber Comics. When not involved in storytelling, Gary is an Adjunct Professor of Biology at community college in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four daughters.
Galen Showman has been a comic illustrator for over 20 years having worked on such properties as Star Wars, Hellboy, Negative Burn, Justice League of America, Deadworld, and Killroy.
(5 issues & Graphic Novel)
Renfield is haunting and sophisticated mini-series of the bug eating inmate from Bram Stoker's classic Dracula novel. It centers on a man who is slowly being consumed by madness because of the visions and voices that intrude upon his dreams and nightmares. While the events from the Dracula novel swirl around him, Renfield faces his pre-ordained task of preparing for his mysterious "master" and struggles to understand what his "messiah" is asking of him. Upon discovering that Dracula is offering him eternal life, Renfield realizes that for beings such as Dracula to live, others must die. This includes Mina Harker who Renfield reveres and this conflict throws Renfield into an internal struggle of the darkness of immortality against his own humanity. And as such Renfield struggles to grasp the overwhelming need to serve the darkness.
Staying true to the original Stoker story in chronological order and events, this mini-series focuses primarily prior to Dracula’s actual arrival in England.
From writer Gary Reed (Saint Germaine, Deadworld) and artist Galen Showman (Star Wars, Hellboy, Justice League of America).
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10 out of 10. "...a rare treat; a truly classic piece..." - Dimestore Reviews
"Renfield calls Dracula his master, but I must say that Gary Reed proves that he is the master of storytelling and Renfield proves it!" - Paul Dale Roberts, Jazma Online
"Most intelligent graphic novel I've ever read." - Combo Magazine
"One of the best..." - Tomorrow's News
The Creative Team
Written by: Gary Reed
Art by: Galen Showman
Print: Black and White