Let us go forth and drive back the vampire hordes from our great nation. This is my interpretation of “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter“. In this illustration, I chose to take a more stylized, caricatured approach to give it more of a pulp comic feel. Abraham Lincoln is depicted in a traditionally regal, “Lincolneqsue” pose with his shoulders back and head held high. I wanted his expression to enhance the concept and convey the juxtaposition between his disgust for the vampires and his pride in himself for coming out “on top” in his recent battle against them.
Like much of my darker work, I again try and infuse a bit of dark humor through the expressions on the faces of Lincoln’s newly beheaded vampire foes. As our vampire hunting 16th president glares downward at them, they return the stare (even after beheading) upwards at him in mutual disdain. Their expressions tell the story of their unhappiness in the knowledge that their heads are now mere battle trophies since being “emancipated” from their shoulders by the Great Emancipator himself.