The Block Island Times

The 'scary ferry'

By Stephanie Turaj | Oct 31, 2012
Artwork by: Corinne Adams The First Block Island Times Newspaper (circa 1692)

Something spooky lurks at the Block Island Ferry.

At least, artist Corinne Adams has found enough scary there to conjure up inspiration for her Halloween and vampire drawings. You can find Adams in Point Judith during the summertime, answering phones for Interstate Navigation — she may have taken your car reservation or given you information.

“Some of my best inspiration has come to me while working there,” she said. “It’s a super place to work. The employees have a great sense of humor along with being very professional.”

Adams, who holds a degree in fine arts and teaches at the Narragansett Elementary School in the winter, has now published an Ebook titled “The Vampire Chronicles, a Collection of Illustrations,” which can be found online at Amazon. It showcases 44 of her illustrations, along with a short story.

Her whimsical sense of humor shines through in her work. While the drawings boast a whole cast of terrifying characters, the expressions on their faces are more hilarious than anything. She has sketched more than 250 illustrations to date, and on them you’ll find grinning skeletons, smirking cats plotting to behead a terrified dog, and vampires hanging out with a barnyard of animals. All of them have a backdrop of a coffin behind the characters.

Adams has also crafted some Block Island-specific drawings, such as one that says: “Welcome to Block Island. Where no one will hear you scream.”

“It’s all in good fun,” she said. “My next Ebook is going to be called ‘So Shades of Vampires!’ Maybe that’ll boost the sales.”

Adams refers to her work as a “hobby,” and she also has taught free Halloween Cartooning classes for children at the Narragansett Free Library.

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