2010: YOU'VE GOT SOME NECK! The Diary - Irish Independent. October 30th, 2010
It's Halloween tomorrow night and The Diary hopes you won't run into this bad-tempered bloodsucker around Fairview way.
Fairview, of course, was the old stomping ground of Irish writer Bram Stoker (1847-1912).
This depiction of the Count is the work of Irish artist Jonathan Barry, something of an expert on all things Transylvanian. "I've been a huge Dracula fan since I was a child and once even visited Vlad Dracula's tomb in Lake Snagov, near Bucharest," Barry told The Diary.
Bitten by the bug, or should we say "bloodsucker", the Dubliner wrote and illustrated a book called, Dracula Celebrating 100 years, published in 1997. To date, Barry has illustrated three other Dracula tomes.
Some of his works can be seen along with other "scary paintings" including Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Hannibal Lecter, and the scariest picture of all, Daniel O'Donnell, at an exhibition called All Things Scary -- the Halloween Show at the Balla Bán Art Gallery in the Westbury Mall, Dublin, which runs until next Tuesday.