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Vampire Hunter

“They’re only noodles, Michael.”

This year it was decided that vampires reign supreme once again. Building off the vampire shoot last year, I got together with friend/photographer John Lauritsen for a shoot at his family’s farm in Maryland. Three models brought the vampire hunter theme to life. The cold didn’t keep us from jumping around like maniacs and fogging up a 100 year-old barn filled with lighting equipment.

Models: Amber Matthews, Chris Slovak and Laureen Taylor

Vampire Hunter by Christopher John Sztybel

Vampiress Attacks! Happy Halloween, Everybody!

Andrea Hoch as a vampiressGreat photo shoot to celebrate Halloween and my love for horror movies. There have been great vampire movies and there have been vampire movies that depict the undead nightcrawlers as the most pitiful characters in the movie. Stake through the heart. Garlic. Seeing if they have a reflection. Sparkling in the daylight. If you are a believer in the last one, you may stop reading and proceed to never read anything I post here ever again.

Models: Andrea Hoch & Vincent Meli
Makeup: Karen Buttacavole
Hair: Jessica Cleaver

Want more? View the gallery of all photos from this series.

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

How I Met James Hannon

Lost Boys of the Bronx - The Oral History of the Ducky Boys GangMy friend and fellow comic aficionado James Hannon has released a book called “Lost Boys of the Bronx: The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang”. You can purchase the printed book or downloadable book through authorhouse.

A decade ago James and I both shopped at The Little Shop of Comics in downtown Scotch Plains, NJ. At that time he needed a logo for his Lantern Media business. He still uses the logo to this day! I’d like to eventually update it a bit, but I might have a difficult time convincing him.

Without James I would have never met Steve Carlesi and countless other people over the years. So if you’re a kid reading this, buying comics is never a waste of money. It could be your big break!

So buy the book and support the guy who kick started my career.