Artist Andy Swist has just created a complete set of fang-tastic PDF sketches featuring the characters of HBO’s True Blood that you can download and print right now to make yourself a whole mess of True Blood Paper Dolls to play with and have imaginary, bloodlust-ridden adventures! All you need is a color LaserJet printer, some heavy paper stock, lightweight cardboard, scissors, glue and your imagination for hours of dead-sexy fun! The downloads are free, but donations are appreciated! Bon Temps for everyone!
Update:Andy’s site is now off-line, but you can see what the dolls and their accessories looked like, and maybe re-create them your own, at This Link!
Fans of Vampires and the TV show Dexter are really going to drop dead with excitement at the thought of owning this gorgeous red Blood Table, which I personally love to death. See other blood-themed home design ideas at Web Urbanist Dot Com.
Have you seen the Tru•Blood marketing campaign yet? The poster above has adorned the side of a bus shelter on Avenue A and 14th Street for about the past month. I was so convinced that this was a real advertisement (I mean, I do live in the East Village, and I actually know a couple of, shall we say, eccentrics who claim to be “Vampires”) that I’ve been asking everyone if they’ve seen this drink in stores.
As it turns out, this is just a bloody clever marketing ploy! The elaborate ad campaign designed to sell a synthetic blood beverage called Tru•Blood was created by none other than HBO as hype for its new TV series True Blood, which, as far as I can tell, is about the day when vampires decide to ‘come out’ of the casket (so to speak) and live normally among us. The Un-Dead can do this apparently thanks to the advent of the True Blood synthetic blood beverage, which will suffice in place of killing off and draining us mortals. Conveniently, the synthetic blood beverage drink comes in 4 flavors: A, B, AB and O. See more about the campaign at Trubeverage.com.
Ben, Tracy and Gail are “The Desperate Housewives”!
Right now it’s about 70 degrees out on the streets of New York City, so it doesn’t feel much like Halloween. Though on my way home I did have to wade through a sea of ankle-biters and pre-schoolers all dressed-up like little Vampires and Pea-Pods on a mission to do some serious Trick or Treating at the neighborhood bodegas all along 14th Street, so that was kind of scary. Happy Halloween, Everybody!