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Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra – Frankenstein

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Angry Skull

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Angry Skull

Horror Ink Sketches

As part of our Halloween countdown, we’re posting one new ink sketch every day until even after the 31st. Miguel is inspired by classic monsters and created a few of his own.

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“Born on a dark and stormy night, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is a true masterpiece of terror that began as a fireside ghost story and grew into a worldwide phenomenon. Its teenage author, the future Mary Shelley, drew upon her nightmares to come up with a story as challenging as it is chilling.

In the 1770s the Italian scientist Luigi Galvani conducted experiments that caused muscle convulsions in dead frogs through electrical charges. Galvanist experiments became popular across Europe thanks to Giovanni Aldini, Galvani’s nephew and disciple. In 1803 Aldini carried out a spectacular demonstration of the technique on the body of an executed criminal in London. Describing the effects of the electrical stimulus, one chronicler reported how “the left eye actually opened.” Galvanism directly influenced Mary Shelley’s fictional creation, and the verb “galvanize”—to stimulate to action—soon passed into the English language.” [click here to read more]

Miguel’s Frankenstein

Horror Ink Sketches by Miguel Guerra - Angry Skull