The horror of vampires has been diluted somewhat in recent years by their portrayal as pasty-faced heartthrobs and teenage mallrats with unfortunate yellow trenchcoats, but in the latest piece donated to our Comic Book Legal Defense Fund benefit art auction, Chris Samnee has conjured all the drama and dread that the original Lord of Vampires used to command. Samnee, who is oft namechecked on ComicsAlliance for things like his amazing Batman timelapse drawing, is currently the artist on the Marvel comic Thor: The Mighty Avenger, and is also a member of the illustrious Comic Twart art blog.

If you missed our previous Monsters Project updates, take a look at Jeffrey Brown's take on Frankenstein, Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi's Medusa, Tom Fowler's Sad Frankenstein, also Dean Haspiel's Frankenstein, and Anthony Clark's Nedroid Dracula. If you'd like to purchase one as a Halloween gift for yourself or a loved one or just generally the cause of free speech in comics, you can bid now on the Monsters Project art at the CBLDF. Check out a bigger version of Samnee's Dracula after the jump.