Vampire Chiller joins ROK Comics

Liega by Rodrigo Diaz Ricci

There’s a new vampire story on comics to mobile service ROK Comics. You may have already seen the free sample (right), but now comics artist and writer Rodrigo Diaz Ricci has begun his fantastic looking horror tale Liegia in earnest.

Rodrigo was born in Valparaíso, Chile, in 1971 but later adopted Italian nationality. A graphic designer, after working in cartoons, publishing fanzines and comics he moved to Europe where he published covers for the Greek newspaper Eleftherotypia in Athens and for the horror and forbidden archaeology magazines produced by the publishing house Mondo Ignoto, owned by Dario Argento and Luigi Cozzi.

This year, he has published two stories (which he has both written and drawn) in the Italian comic book El Italiano (The Italian), based on the horror film Currículum by Patricio Valladares. It is currently being published by Nicola Pesce Editore.

He’s working on several other projects and one of these is Liegia, now appearing on British comics to mobile service ROK Comics.

“Ligeia is about a Vampire and her cat, Edgar,” Rodrigo explains. “They’re evil beings who use human beings to satisfy their purposes. The first series is centred in Transylvania and is set during World War Two when the Nazis’ Paranormal Office sends some men after Ligeia the vampire and a fabulous treasure.”

2023 UPDATE: RD Ricci and several Liega works can now be found on YouTube and Vimeo

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