Get Von Herling, Vampire Hunter for Christmas!

Tell me…are you a horror fan?  Do you know someone who is into horror?

If that’s the case, then I’ve got a superb Christmas present to offer and that is my graphic novel Von Herling, Vampire Hunter!

Von Herling page 45

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter page 45

In the tradition of the original novel by Bram Stoker of Dracula and the acclaimed Hammer Films of England, Von Herling is a superior horror comic on par with the Walking Dead, Vampirella, Hellboy and the Tomb of Dracula.

Set in the remote village of Richten in Eastern Tennessee, a locale combining the elements of the South with Transylvania, a youth named August Von Herling has arrived in town.  But this outsider is here on business – he has tracked a sinister vampire here, Vlad Magnus.  Can Von Herling destroy this unholy scourge before it’s too late?

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter page 84

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter page 84

Created by Max West and published by Different Mousetrap Press LLC, Von Herling’s gripping Gothic adventure has won critical acclaim!

Author Max West is a connoisseur of classic horror movies and novels, in which vampires were a menace to be rightfully feared, and it shows in this excellent tale of suspense. – Midwest Book Review

Von Herling is a classic vampire tale that sports thrills and chills all the while being acted out through anthropomorphic animals done is Max’s patented style. – A.P. Fuchs, Independent Author

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter (ISBN 9780989069618) is available for sale at Amazon in both trade paperback and in Amazon Kindle format.  Any retailers wanting to carry this book should contact Ingram or Baker & Taylor.

Well, what are you waiting for?  Christmas is almost here so go get your copy of Von Herling today!


Von Herling, Vampire Hunter put to bed!

Attention! Von Herling, Vampire Hunter has finally been put to bed! The digital files have been processed and sent to the printer!

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter Teaser 2

There’s a second teaser trailer up on YouTube for Von Herling, Vampire Hunter.



Von Herling Early Press Release

For immediate release

For more information, contact Different Mousetrap Press LLC

Independent publisher announces vampire graphic novel

Different Mousetrap Press of North Carolina has announced a potent,
gripping graphic novel, titled Von Herling, Vampire Hunter, due for
release in spring of 2014.

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter is a pulse-pounding tale of the Gothic and
supernatural, rendered in the mesmerizing medium of pen & ink.

“Von Herling is a throwback to the time-honored Gothic horror
tradition,” the publisher said in its official statement, “We want to
move away from postmodern depictions of vampires as tragic and

In this stunning tale, the precocious August Von Herling arrives in
the town of Richten in Eastern Tennessee.  He’s hot on the trail of
the vampire, Vlad Magnus.  Can the sophisticated Von Herling save the
town and the whole Southeastern United States from this unholy terror?

Von Herling is being written and illustrated by the trailblazing
creator, Max West.  A resident of Greensboro, North Carolina, Mr. West
is renowned for his cutting-edge comics series, Sunnyville Stories,
and has garnered attention from the admired Library Journal.  The
Library Journal describes Mr. West’s creation as having “clean artwork
and an idyllic story line.”

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter is set for nationwide release in spring
2014.  It will be offered through select retailers and wholesale
through the dependable Brodart Company of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Early artwork and sample pages have met with a spectacular response.
Different Mousetrap Press has speculated that there may be future Von
Herling adventures.

Sorcerer and Demon


This was a pencil drawing I did in a sketchbook one Halloween.  I forgot about it for quite sometime.  Quite fitting for a Halloween drawing, isn’t it?


sorcerer and demon