Wednesday, October 06, 2010


My friend Gerry Mooney has finished his SISTER MARY DRACULA graphic novel. He sent me a copy, which I read and liked very much. I'm posting some information and links below that Gerry sent. Please consider looking at SISTER MARY DRACULA.

Take it away, Gerry:


press release
For immediate release

Sister Mary Dracula Halloween Treat, No Trick!

For the month of October, you can read "Sister Mary Dracula", the graphic novel by Gerry Mooney, online at

The 103-page story, in the works for 4-1/2 years and completed this summer, tells the tale of Terry Malloy, a ten-year-old at St. Egregius the Stricter Catholic School, who is convinced that his teacher is a vampire. Even his best friends think he's crazy.

Sister Mary Dracula began as a Flash animation created in 2000. It gained a following online and was selected to be shown at the San Diego Comic Con's Independent Film Festival in 2004. The animation can still be seen on the Sister Mary Dracula website.

Gerry Mooney has been drawing funny for most of his life, doing humorous illustration in the New York market for 20 years for such clients as Forbes, Parents Magazine, American Express, The Daily News, Newsweek, Mad and lots more, including a dozen covers for The New Republic.

His humorous feature "Mooney's Modules" ( appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine for three years and spawned the now-legendary Gravity Poster ( which has sold over 4,000 copies and has been cited in Scientific American.

Lately Gerry has moved into animation and is developing independent projects as well as being involved currently in two online animation jams, one of which is Bill Plympton's "Guard Dog" animation jam, a project that includes 70 animators from all over the world, each one animating a single shot from the five minute short.


A real paper edition of the graphic novel will be available later this month.

Related: I reviewed the first chapter of SMD when it was released as a comic book in 2007.


Brian Fies said...

Congratulations to Gerry for getting this out into the world! I know it's been a long time coming--seems like I can remember when he started--and hope he sells a few copies.

skarab said...

Thanks for the nice comment, Brian, and thanks for the excellent coverage, Mike!

HomeSlice said...

I read SMD all the way through in one sitting. I had intended to read just a few pages because I had a lot of other things to do that day, but I couldn't help but keep turning the pages. Gerry's perspective on the whole Catholic school thing is hilarious and his perspective on a young boy's imagination will find sympathy with any adult reader. Highly recommended!

skarab said...

HIya kids, as promised, there are now printed copies of SMD available at the ComixPress online store. Get yours before they're all gone!