Biographic by Steve McGarry

Biographic

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  1. Neko Jita

    Neko Jita said, about 2 years ago

    @Steve McGarry
    What an amazing tribute to the greatest Dracula of all time. Thank you, Steve.

    (Fun fact: the sight of real blood made Lugosi so squeamish that he fainted often.)

  2. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, about 2 years ago

    I appreciate the fact that you rightfully included that Lugosi didn’t die “during the production of Plan 9,” but was cut into it some time after he passed. Few ever get that right.

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 2 years ago

    I miss the old-style vampires. Back when they were scary instead of dreamy.

  4. Doghouse100

    Doghouse100 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Many, many, many thanks Mr. McGarry for choosing Bela Lugosi as your subject for this week’s Biographic strip. He was the only actor who could play Bram Stoker’s vampire. But, did you also know that Lon Chaney Sr. was originally slated to play Dracula after his much-praised performance in the movie “London After Midnight.” But, sadly, Mr. Chaney passed away in August, 1930 after a long bout with lung cancer. When Universal Studios began putting the word out that the lead role was available, Mr. Lugosi beg, pleaded, conjoled, and practically camped outside the studio executives’ office until he got to audition for the Dracula part. Although he won the role that would make him a legend, Mr. Lugosi would pay a terribly huge price for it. For the rest of his career, he was typecast. The worst thing that could happen to any actor.

    One other thing about Bela Lugosi that is interesting to note. He and (my favorite horror movie actor) Boris Karloff made 13 movies together. Sadly though, the two men remaind rivals for the rest of their careers, and never became friends. However, the friendship that never materialized between Mr. Lugosi and Mr. Karloff has manefested itself in their children, Sara Jane Karloff, Bela Lugosi Jr., and the grandson and great-grandson of Lon Chaney Sr. and Lon Chaney Jr., Ron Chaney.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    In the “Night On Bald Mountain” sequence in Walt Disney’s :“Fantasia” Lugosi played the demon-devil that the animators used as a model for the animated character. While in Florida in the 1920’s H.P. Lovecraft mentions seeing the Lugosi “Dracula” but wasn’t impressed by it. (He was very hard to impress.)

  6. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 2 years ago

    Outstanding Biographic and all comments were on target and informative!

  7. Steve McGarry

    Steve McGarry GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Thanks all … glad you enjoyed it.
    Best,
    Steve

  8. John Duncan

    John Duncan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Informative Biographic on Bela Lugosi and great artwork!

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