Well, I’ve been an action figure and a dancing hamster in a labcoat, and now it appears I’m the inspiration behind a cuddly vampire named Professor Corpussal. His creator, Holly Golightly and her husband Jim came to my show in Sellersville, and gave me a copy of her comic book School Bites containing this artwork. You can view more of Holly and Jim’s work at Jim Balent Studios.
In Holly’s words:
“The character you inspired is named Professor Corpussal the Teacher of Blood Drinking 101 at the Shadow Academy, School for Vampires. He instructs his students on how to drink responsibly ! He is very scientific in his approach to, as he calls it, “plasma intake”…. He also is prone to fits of hyper-active excitement at the idea of teaching and so exuding with that wacky mad scientist energy! He is the main guide to my characters education of vampiric survival. In School Bites 3, Prof. Corpussal will reveal a very interesting method on how to choose ones victim.”
“A cross between Harry Potter and Anne Rice, this original graphic novel is fun for lovers of Goth, Manga and all things Cute! “SCHOOL BITES” Follows, rebellious gal, Cherri Creeper as she discovers that there is indeed a School to teach fledgling Vampires to Drink Responsibly! Creator Holly Golightly (colorist of Tarot, creator of Vampfire, wrote/penciled Sabrina, Josie& the Pussycats and CosmoGirl) is gearing up to have the 3rd School Bites out by Autumn of 2006!”
Holly’s also a regular on my Forum. Here’s a pic husband Jim took at the meet’n'greet at the Sellersville Theater.