Read Bite Me! A Vampire Farce by Dylan Meconis Online


Nobody expects the French Revolution, especially not the hapless vampires of Paris. Can genteel Lucien, murderous Ginevra, flaky sire Audric, crabby werewolf Luther, and the new vamp/ex-tavern wench Claire rescue their coven from a crazed revolutionary and avoid a date with Madame Guillotine?This special 13th Anniversary edition of Bite Me! includes a new 11-page story....

Title : Bite Me! A Vampire Farce
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ISBN : 9780988220201
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 175 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Bite Me! A Vampire Farce Reviews

  • Katie
    2019-05-16 06:45

    I finally got my 13th anniversary, along with all the swag from the Kickstarter campaign. It was waiting on my doorstop and I almost exploded with glee. I read this a long time ago and was sad that it was out of print. When she announced the campaign, I was on it immediately. I don't regret it, either. The book is beautiful. I got the hardcover version and the spot-gloss is really nice. It also includes two bonus stories that are cute. Even the copyright notice is funny.This is a supernatural parody of Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities. There are vampires, a werewolf, and crazy revolutionaries running through Revolutionary Paris and having a zany good time. It is one of the best parodies I've ever read. Meconis' work is diligently researched but she doesn't let this get in the way of the story. Her love of history shows through more in Family Man, in which the werewolf, Luther, has a starring role.Anyway, you should read this if you like history, vampires, and slapstick comedy. This isn't a melodramatic, paranormal romance story. It's so much more! Get on it. It's also available here.

  • Chocolate Fiend
    2019-05-09 06:52

    I want more!

  • Tim
    2019-04-25 03:05

    The great thing about early works is that they contain so many possibilities. There's always another idea, another conversational riff, another fruitful aside dropped in until the piece can be fit to bursting. They make up in pizzazz what they may want for in focus and discipline.And so it is with Bite Me! - a graphic novel begun while still in school by Eisner nominee Dylan Maconis, available to read online as well as buy. It's so good, you'll have trouble crediting she produced it so young were it not for the energy.A piece of screwball comedy with vampires set during the French revolution, Bite Me! is a pile up of le snark, sight gags and physical comedy, poking fun at Anne Rice and A Tale Of Two Cities alike. The gag-per-panel (never mind per page) ratio is ultra, ultra-high and while the story threatens to overturn at the corners it always keeps going on a crest of relentless momentum.It also manages not one but two strong women protagonists, with Clare, the (anti-) heroine coming along like an undead Katherine Hepburn in a tricolour cockade.The comic's got great art, kinetic, characterful and at the service of the story. And, if you want to check out how good Maconis has got since check out Family Man (a prequel of sorts to Bite Me with added gravitas) or her short Outfoxed. Bite Me! is a joyful potlatch of excessive inspiration. Long may young art prevail.

  • Eli
    2019-05-01 04:59

    If the western world is divisible into vampire people and werewolf people (and it is), I am firmly in the werewolf camp. So a graphic novel about vampires was never going to be entirely up my alley. Meconis started Bite Me! in her senior year of high school, and it shows, especially in the humor. A trans "joke" that probably seemed hilarious at the time really falls flat now, and the humor in general often felt forced, less "organically emerging from the situation" and more "insert punch line here."Still, Claire is the most delightfully unpretentious vampire character I've ever encountered, and the solid-if-farcical grounding in the French Revolution elevates this above the bulk of the other vampire fiction I've encountered, which seems to concern itself almost exclusively with the bloodlust and angsty love sagas of these immortal bloodsuckers. For sure read the 13th anniversary edition if you can; Meconis' footnotes on her art process and thought process while creating the comic are often the most entertaining things on the page.

  • Laura Morrigan
    2019-04-22 23:49

    This was given to me as my 'secret santa' webcomic for Webcomic Wonderland on Goodreads, and I am extremely grateful to whoever suggested it. Bite Me! is a short and very enjoyable read, it kept me both impressed and laughing the whole time. I like a story that is funny, but still takes itself seriously, and don't fall completely into ridiculousness. The story had cute protagonists and a good mix of deadpan humour and puns.There are so many wonderfully quotable lines!The 'dramatic facial expressions' as someone referred to them as in the online comments, were priceless, and the use of different fonts when people made speeches was impressive. The whole thing also appears to have been hand written, which is impressive. All the characters had their own crazy personalities, and I loved them all.There is probably nothing else I can say about this graphic novel without gushing embarrassingly, so I will stop now, and simply urge you to read it. It is free to read online, so that should make it easy. Go, read it now!

  • Maria Morey
    2019-05-07 00:52

    I first read this in my marketing class when I was supposed to be doing much less enjoyable things like trying to figure out how to use Access. It is one of the funniest things i've ever read. Dylan Meconis is an excellent storyteller and fabulous artist. I am so glad i stumbled across this. I've been trying to find a hard copy ever since i finished the first chapter. I highly recomend this to anyone who has a fancy for our finely fanged friends. And history. The French revelution specifically.January 26, 2018 - I just got the book for Christmas and it is beautiful and I still love it sooooo much.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-14 04:02

    One of the best graphic novels I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I met the author at this little comic convention and picked up the book by chance and what a lucky pick! This book is fantastic, the humor is amazing and I love the character's. All the little commentary along the bottom is a great little addition. Definitely read this if you have an hour or so to kill, or if you're ever in the mood for a great graphic novel.

  • Meredith
    2019-05-19 00:55

    This is adorable, and one of the first webcomics I ever read. It's great to have a print copy of it - signed and doodled on by Dylan Meconis herself, no less! This little comic is madcap fun. It's interesting to watch Meconis grow in her artistic talent and storytelling abilities. She's an even better artist and storyteller now - check out her new comic, "Family Man." Four stars because this freshman effort - while awesome - is not as finely developed as her later work.

  • Laura
    2019-04-30 07:04

    It's vampires in the French Revolution! What's not to love?I really love Dylan Meconis's work. She clearly loves history (which obviously puts her in my good books) but is also willing to make fun of it (which I also love). This was her first webcomic and it's really interesting to see how it differs from her current work on Family Man.

  • Micah Till
    2019-05-10 07:46

    Bite Me! is silly and straightforward in its humor. It's a quick read good for a laugh. The art is well done, the jokes spaced fairly well, and the plot engaging if not subtle. It won't be my favorite comic ever--there simply isn't enough here that's real and enduring--but it's well done as a short, complete story.

  • Crystal
    2019-04-22 03:11

    THAT is some funny stuff!!!! 1) LOVE her artwork. 2) Dickens' parody? Sign me up! (A Tale of Two Cities is just fine, but it's not THAT good, guys), 3) PUNS 4) I understand *some* French and jokes.Oh, 5) vampire jokes This was an anniversary addition. I'm clearly late to the party.

  • Valerie
    2019-05-07 05:10

    It's about vampires in the French Revolution, so naturally I love it. It's hilarious and excellently drawn and intelligent and I just love it to pieces. It's much more about characters and jokes than plot, but that's fine with me.

  • Anne Beardsley
    2019-05-14 07:01

    For what it is, it's exceptional. A bubbly, slightly highbrow, charming vampire story set in the French Revolution. It's hilarious.

  • Maham Muqri
    2019-04-25 06:03

    All I can say is, this comic book was freaking awesome! It has a very different, epic and a unique look to the vampire world.

  • Geoff
    2019-04-25 01:11

    Farce! Puns! Revolution! Vampires! Very fun and a nice lead in the the (far more serious) Family Man.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-19 01:48

    Actually archive-binged on this comic online several years ago. It's hilarious and wonderful.

  • Cate
    2019-04-24 00:09

    The Spoon!

  • Angela Dunn
    2019-05-20 04:56

    Witty, charming, and full of everything you would totally do if you suddenly got turned into a vampire. It's completely ridiculous and that's why it's the best vampire story of all time.

  • D
    2019-05-20 00:49

    I bloody love a good vampire pun.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-25 02:53

    Too fun! Went really nicely with watching Les Miserables last night :)

  • Janet
    2019-04-26 23:55

    Delicious! Funny as hell. Don't be put off by the vampires -- these couldn't bear less of a resemblance to Twilight.

  • Scarlet
    2019-04-23 06:04

    Much easier to read this in print form than online. This was a fun quick read.