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!

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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?

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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 and Gothic fiction

Work is progressing on Von Herling’s further adventures. ¬†I consider Von Herling to be a work of the Gothic genre, specifically Gothic horror.

When I saw “horror”, many of you readers out there conjure up images of Freddy Krueger, Jason, Leatherface and any number of characters from movies where there’s lots of blood and gross ways of dying. ¬†That is one kind of horror (known as “splatter”), but it’s not the kind I use in Von Herling. ¬†What I do is Gothic horror. ¬†But what is Gothic horror? ¬† Read the rest of this entry »

Von Herling Update December 2, 2015

Work is slow but steady on the Von Herling sequel. ¬†I’ll have more news to share next week. ¬†I do want to remind you that copies of the first adventure with August Von Herling is available on Amazon, both in print and in Kindle format, as well as Indyplanet.

If you are a retailer who wants to carry Von Herling, Vampire Hunter (ISBN 9780989069618), the title is available through Ingram and Baker & Taylor through BCH Distribution of New York.  If you are a library interested in adding this title to your collection, it is available through Brodart Company.

As a reminder, the planned sequel will be release in digital format initially.  A print copy may be released in the future.

Von Herling to return!

Hello, my friends. ¬†It’s been eons since I’ve updated this blog.

I have some announcements to make. ¬†First, most of the action is on my primary blog of Sunnyville Stories¬†so anyone wanting to see what I’m up to should check that blog out.

Second, I’m planning a new book starring my vampire hunter August Von Herling. ¬†His debut title¬†Von Herling, Vampire Hunter¬†(ISBN 9780989069618) is still for sale on Amazon. ¬†(Newer editions of the book will be printed in the future.) ¬†While you’re at it, be sure to check out my other titles like¬†Sunnyville Stories Volume 1,¬†Sunnyville Stories Volume 2¬†and¬†Sunnyville Stories Volume 3.

Anyway, the working title of this book will be “Von Herling Returns”. ¬†It will be an anthology consisting of about three stories and maybe more with a framing device connecting the various stories. ¬†The book will be initially released in digital format, both for Kindle on Amazon and in PDF to be sold on DriveThru Comics. ¬†A print edition may eventually follow. ¬†We’ll keep you posted.

I will be giving periodic updates via this blog to report on my progress as well as to share sketches, concept art, character sketches and other material.  So stay tuned.  This blog is back in business and there will be more of August Von Herling in the future!  

Plenty of Von Herling copies available!

I have an announcement and it’s regarding my graphic novel¬†Von Herling, Vampire Hunter (ISBN 9780989069618).

You still don’t have your copy of it yet? ¬†Well, Amazon has a ton of copies for sale both on its main site and through its market place. ¬†While the suggested retail price is US$16.99, it’s being sold at excellent prices so you can get a good deal on my tale of Southern Gothic! ¬†Be sure to get your copy today!

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter Now Available!

Ladies and gentlemen, Von Herling, Vampire Hunter has officially been released for sale!

Look for it wherever books are sold. If you are a vendor interested in carrying it, the book is available from Ingram and Baker & Taylor. If you represent a library interested in carrying the book, it is available through Brodart Company.

Von Herling, Vampire Hunter by Max West

Published by Different Mousetrap Press LLC, ISBN 9780989069618, Library of Congress Control Number 2013946269, 144 pages

CAVEAT: Von Herling contains material that may not be suitable for younger readers. Parental discretion is advised.

Von Herling reviewed in MBR!

The Midwest Book Review gave a promising review to Von Herling, Vampire hunter in the Dec. 2013 issue of its Small Press Bookwatch!