"My Pretty Vampire feels like a psychedelic Warhol spinoff from the ‘60s. Skelly maintains a tight design while lending an organic texture to her lines, forming an image at once graceful and human." — Paste
"My Pretty Vampire is evidence of Skelly’s ability to pull off deeper and deeper dives into emotional depths with the saucy self-confidence of an ‘it girl.'" — Loser City
"Mod glamour gets gruesome in this cheeky revenge tale." — Publishers Weekly
"Skelly’s newest graphic novel My Pretty Vampire is a sensual, colorful rampage." — Portland Mercury
"Katie Skelly's My Pretty Vampire is a very fresh take on the iconic bloodsuckers." — Under the Radar
"Pop art meets manga in this sex-positive tale of a young vampire girl seeking to end cruel restrictions placed on her undead life." — Library Journal
"With My Pretty Vampire, rising star Katie Skelly has a book that matches up her exquisite color sense, delightfully lurid sense of humor, eye for style and aesthetics and acidly satirical, feminist take on gothic/horror tropes." — High-Low Comics
Clover — the “pretty” vampire of the title — is a Bardot-esque blonde who dreams of the (now dead) girl she once was four years ago before becoming a fanged bloodsucker. She is being kept prisoner by her brother, Marcel, who fears Clover will be hunted by the outside world (and who may have other, more selfish motivations as well). Clover’s curiosity, however, will not be suppressed: impetuous, sensual, strong-willed, and fearless, she plans her escape. The resultant havoc would make Dario Argento proud.
My Pretty Vampire is a sexy, sophisticated horror romp that heralds author Katie Skelly as a powerful voice in comics. Her inherently sexy work wears its colorful Pop sensibility and keen fashion sense on its sleeve; that her strong visual style and sex-positive attitude is in the service of such strong female characters and emotionally rich work makes for a wonderfully moody, progressive, and engaging read.