At a recent HarperCollins preview I learned about the latest vampire-classic mash-up: Little Vampire Women. Yes, Louisa May Alcott, who was no slouch herself when it came to a thriller, is collaborating with one Lynn Messina on a new edition of Marmee’s girls’ story, the undead meeting up with pickled limes this time round.
The title immediately made me think of Joann Sfar’s Little Vampire which is another species entirely. I fell in love with the little fellow some years ago in the graphic novels Little Vampire Goes to School and Little Vampire Does Kung Fu! and was delighted when First Second reissued them and an additional story (Little Vampire and the Society of Canine Defenders) in one volume. An excerpt from the school one can be read here.