BALTIMORE: or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire is a new illustrated novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden. Above is a video interview with the duo, below a bit of PR:
With the publication of BALTIMORE, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, an illustrated novel that is a dazzling visual and literary experience, renowned comic artist and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Bram Stoker Award-winning author Christopher Golden have teamed up to create a stunning collaboration that pushes the boundaries of contemporary fiction. BALTIMORE will be published as a Bantam Spectra Hardcover on August 29, 2007.
In the novel, British aristocrat Lord Henry Baltimore, a captain in the British infantry, unwittingly awakens a vampire on a blood-soaked battlefield during World War I, unleashing a virulent plague that wreaks havoc around the world. In a desperate and solitary struggle against this advancing darkness, Lord Baltimore summons three old friends to a lonely tavern in a decimated city?men who are inclined to believe in the evil that is devouring the soul of mankind. As they await his arrival, they share their tales of terror and misadventure, and contemplate what role they will play in his battle. Readers are left with a chilling portrait of a man who has doomed himself to a tragic immortality, as well as a world forever changed by his actions.
Mignola?s 150 black-and-white ink drawings, which range from spot art to seven full-page illustrations, elevate the story?s eeriness and help to make BALTIMORE viscerally appealing to fans of fantasy, the paranormal, and graphic novels, alike.