Press “play” is all you have to do for an early look at the visual development from the heavily researched new graphic novel on Countess Erzsébet Báthory. Written by Sam Robinson-Horley & Scott Alexander Young, with artwork by Tamás Vári & colouring by Máté Vadas. Just who, it is possible you may ask if you’ve been living under a rock for the last 400 years, was Báthory? Well, The Dark Lady was a Hungarian noblewoman of the renaissance era, who was accused of torturing and murdering 100s of young girls; serving wenches at first, and then …as her diabolical appetites grew, daughters of the nobility.
”Years in the making” as the cliche goes, our graphic novel is indeed the result of years of research, delving into archives some 400 years old, meeting with Hungarian historians, visiting the locations where Báthory’s alleged crimes took place, and reading deep and wide on the history of the region. Heady stuff, you can be assured.