Grab your garlic and sharpen your stakes (and quill pens!), Matt Kirkland from Dracula Daily is visiting Gibson's Bookstore! In 2020, Kirkland started an email newsletter that sent pieces of the classic horror novel Dracula to readers, with prose landing in inboxes on the date the action happened in the book. Rearranging the pieces chronologically changed the narrative dramatically, as parts of the novel are told in letters or as recounting action that happened weeks or months earlier, and made for a tremendously fun reading experience!
The wildly popular email newsletter that has been described as an “internet sensation” (The New York Times) and “the coolest book club on the internet” (Fast Company) is breathing new life into Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel. Now, the internet phenomenon can be experienced in this deluxe hardcover book that includes hilarious commentary and artwork from Dracula Daily readers.
Thanks to Dracula Daily, the email newsletter that delivers the classic vampire novel in bite-sized chunks, “an old story about the undead is getting a new life” (NPR). Combining Stoker’s original text alongside reader-generated content, this version of Dracula is a fun and immersive experience, perfect for vampire scholars, Dracula Daily readers, and newcomers to the story.
Inside, you’ll find a rich selection of artwork and memes from the newsletter’s hundreds of thousands of subscribers. From comics celebrating Dracula’s famous wall-climbing ability to armchair analysis of the novel’s complicated love triangles, the witty commentary and colorful fan art bring a unique twist to the classic tale.
About the author: Matt Kirkland is the co-founder at Brand New Box, a Web design and development studio in Lawrence, Kansas. His projects have been covered by the New York Times, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and many other outlets. In 2020, he launched Dracula Daily, an email newsletter serialization of Bram Stoker's Dracula that took the internet by storm and garnered over 240,000 followers. Kirkland is also more-than-a-little obsessed with Moby Dick, Prester John, and serialized drawing projects. He's also a board member for a literary society promoting the work of obscure British writer Charles Williams, and owns more than one Herman Melville-related domain name.
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The wildly popular email newsletter that has been described as an "internet sensation" (The New York Times) and "the coolest book club on the internet" (Fast Company) is breathing new life into Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel.