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Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art Hardcover

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sideshow Collectibles, the renowned specialty manufacturer of collectible figures and statues beloved for their excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail, and quality. In honor of this landmark, Sideshow teamed up with publisher Insight Editions, known for creating enduring, innovative, and visually stunning books on photography, film, and popular culture.

A deluxe gallery of Sideshow’s best work from its beginning to present day, Capturing Archetypes: Twenty Years of Sideshow Collectibles Art (Insight Editions / $50.00 / April 22, 2014) showcases the stunning creations they’ve produced over the past two decades in one breathtaking collection. Featuring iconic and universally adored characters from franchises including Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Lord of the Rings, Capturing Archetypes celebrates Sideshow’s astonishing ability to capture the essence of archetypal characters in their phenomenal art pieces.
 
A must-have collectible in its own right, this elegant book is the artistic culmination of Sideshow’s incredible ambition and undeniable skill. With a removable acetate bellyband over a multilevel debossed cover, Capturing Archetypes will delight pop culture enthusiasts and dedicated collectors alike.

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Bryan Cranston To Write Memoir of His ‘Breaking Bad’ Years

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Bryan Cranston, the veteran actor and celebrated star of “Breaking Bad,” has agreed to write a memoir of his life and work, his publisher said on Thursday. The publisher, Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, said it would release the book in fall 2015.

In a statement, Mr. Cranston said he planned to “tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting ‘Breaking Bad’.”

Nan Graham, the publisher of Scribner, said that Mr. Cranston “writes the way he acts — with fierce commitment, intelligence and humor.”

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Cemetery Dance To Publish Six Volume Set of Special Collectible Editions of Stephen King’s Doubleday Books Beginning With Carrie

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Specialty Publisher Cemetery Dance has signed an exclusive deal to produce a six volume set of special collectible editions of Stephen King’s early books that were originally published by Doubleday back in the 1970s and early 1980s! These books are Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Night Shift, The Stand, and Pet Sematary, six classics of the horror genre and all-time Stephen King fan favorites!

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These special editions will be beautiful and oversized volumes like CD published for From a Buick 8, It, Doctor Sleep, and many other King books over the years.

The first title in this special six volume set is Carrie, which will be published later this year and is available for preorder immediately. Other volumes in this series will follow approximately every six months after that and several acclaimed artists are already creating stunning art for these books. These special editions will feature exclusive bonus features such as introductions, afterwords, artwork, and even deleted material in some cases.

Strong demand for these special editions of Stephen King’s extraordinarily popular early books is expected, and collectors who preorder Carrie directly from us will be the first collectors offered the opportunity to order the next volume before the general public.

Carrie: The Deluxe Special Edition (Volume One in the “Doubleday Years” Collection by Stephen King will feature full-color wrap-around artwork by Tomislav Tikulin and six full-color interior paintings printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book!

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About the Book:

Carrie was the odd one at school; the one whose reflexes were always off in games, whose clothes never really fit, who never got the point of a joke. And so she became the joke, the brunt of teenaged cruelties that puzzled her as much as they wounded her.

There was hardly any comfort in playing her private game, because like so many things in Carrie’s life, it was sinful. Or so her mother said. Carrie could make things move—by concentrating on them, by willing them to move. Small things, like marbles, would start dancing. Or a candle would fall. A door would lock. This was her game, her power, her sin, firmly repressed like everything else about Carrie.

One act of kindness, as spontaneous as the vicious jokes of her classmates, offered Carrie a new look at herself the fateful night of her senior prom. But another act of furious cruelty forever changed things and turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction.

She made a lighted candle fall, and she locked the doors…

Special Features Exclusive to this Deluxe Special Edition:

- An introduction by Stephen King detailing why he wrote the book
- A lengthy afterword by Tabitha King discussing the book’s unbridled exploration of adolescent terror, sexuality, and the unknown
- Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
- Printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
- Epic wrap-around full-color dust jacket artwork by Tomislav Tikulin
- A different full-color dust jacket for the Artist Edition painted by Tomislav Tikulin
- Six full-color interior paintings by Tomislav Tikulin
- Interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
- High-quality embossed endpapers and fine bindings for all editions
- Full-page reproduction of the telegram Doubleday editor Bill Thompson sent Stephen King to announce the publisher was buying the book
- Extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the tens of millions of copies of this novel you’ve seen in bookstores over the last 40 years!

Published in three states:

- Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 3,000 copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and embossed endpapers; and featuring a unique black-and-white limitation page ($85)

- Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Edition signed by the artist and limited to only 750 hand-numbered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a different fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and different embossed endpapers; featuring a full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our previous Stephen King traycased editions ($225)

- Traycased Oversized Hardcover Artist Lettered Edition signed by the artist and limited to 52 hand-lettered copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound in two different fine materials in a hand-made three piece binding featuring spine hubs, gilded page edges, two color hot foil stamping, and imported hand-marbled endpapers; featuring a different full-color signature sheet signed by the artist; and housed in a traycase similar to our Legacies Lettered Edition ($1000)

For more information, please click HERE.

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My Office

Superman needs his Fortress of Solitude and Batman has the Bat Cave. We all need a favorite space to relax, reflect, write, read a book, watch a movie or showcase a favorite collectible or souvenir.

Maybe it’s a game room, library or secret space hidden by a moveable bookcase that leads to a man cave.

I’ve always been curious what curios J.J. Abrams keeps close by, what books fill Stephen King’s shelves, what collectibles does Patton Oswald possess, what artwork lines Jim Lee’s walls, how many toys fill John Lasseter’s Pixar office and what movie memorabilia does Steven Spielberg showcase? Perhaps someday I will find out!

The answers would reflect the owner’s personality, interests, accomplishments, etc. Equally as fascinating to me would be how the items were displayed.

So, I thought I would let you into my world and show you my office and give you the nickel tour.

I wanted my Southern California office to reflect my varied interests and showcase some of my favorite things.

I have collected Stephen King books since 1983. He’s my favorite author and I’m also a fan of his son, Joe Hill. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both authors on numerous occasions and they are wonderful talented friendly people. The bottom shelf of my bookcase is filled with oversized art books featuring the work of Walt Disney, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, Charles Schultz and Tim Burton.

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My Funko Pop! Batman collection guards my graphic novels. Batman is my all-time favorite comic book character as reflected in the art, toys and books in my work space.

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Some of my prized collectibles are an original Batman ink commission by Brazilian artist, Rafael Grampa (I also have his Batman Black & White statue), a signed Adam West Batman photo, a signed Drew Struzan Stephen King Dark Tower print and a series of Jock letterpress Batman prints signed by the artist.

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A fun 3D light up replica of Iron Man’s mask appears to be bursting through my wall.

I also collect posters, many of which are from MONDO, a boutique art gallery based in Austin Texas. They release limited print runs of pop culture posters that are lovingly rendered by amazing artists. Some of my cherished prints are based on the Universal Monster movies by Francesco Francavilla, Star Wars by Tyler Stout and The Incredibles by Tom Whalen. Another favorite piece is my Batman Rogues Gallery print set by Olly Moss; With only a few simple brush strokes the UK artist cleverly captures the essence of the Joker, Poison Ivy and the Riddler.

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The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller from 1986 is my favorite graphic novel so I had to pick up this statue of Batman vs. The Joker by Kotobukiya. I was a huge fan of both the original Batman TV show and the Batman Animated series so the 1966 Batmobile and the vinyl Animated Batman figure are prominently displayed.

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By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain eBook By Joe Hill Due On April 29, 2014

On April 29, 2014 author Joe Hill will release his short story, “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain” on eBook.

The 100 page story originally appeared in the book, “Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury” in 2012 and is described as a tale of childhood imagination, squabbling, parental disinterest and dinosaurs that manages to be science fiction, fantasy and reality tale all at the same time.

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Patton Oswalt on a Lifetime of Reading Stephen King Books

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HERE is a fun article in which my favorite comedian discusses my favorite author.

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Carrie, Stephen King’s first novel, published on April 5, 1974. Gilbert Cruz from Vulture.com spoke to actor, comedian, and King fan Patton Oswalt about his lifetime fascination with the horror writer and his work.

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Star Wars Reads Day Strikes Back On October 11, 2014

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Bookstores and libraries will once again feel the power of the Force.

Disney Publishing Worldwide and its publishing partners announced today the third annual Star Wars Reads Day, to be held October 11, 2014. Last year, Star Wars authors and costumed volunteers participated in over 2,000 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America and, for the first time, around the world. On October 11 of this year, Star Wars fans, authors, and artists will again come together in this multi-publisher initiative that celebrates reading and Star Wars. Participating publishing partners include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, Disney Book Group, DK, Klutz, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, and Workman Publishing.

“With the debut of our new animated series Star Wars Rebels launching on Disney XD this Fall, and the upcoming theatrical release of Episode VII in 2015, our third Star Wars Reads Day comes at an exciting time,” says Carol Roeder, Director of Lucasfilm Franchise Publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide.

The following authors are confirmed to participate in official Star Wars Reads Day events: Chris Alexander (Star Wars Origami), Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda series), Jeffrey Brown (Goodnight Darth Vader, Star Wars: Jedi Academy), Troy Denning (Star Wars: Crucible), Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, William Shakespeare’s Empire Striketh Back, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return), Jason Fry (LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded, Star Wars in 100 Scenes), Daniel Lipkowitz (LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles), John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Kenobi), Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas (Star Wars: Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual), Daniel Wallace (The Bounty Hunter Code, The Jedi Path), and Ryder Windham (Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide, Star Wars Rebels Junior Novel).

For updates and more information, please follow Star Wars Reads Day on Facebook.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition By Roald Dahl

Celebrate fifty years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. First published in 1964 with whimsical illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory became an instant classic. Now this special commemorative edition ($17.99) brings back Schindelman’s beloved original illustrations. Perfect for old fans and new fans alike, it’s sure to become a treasured family favorite.

This special 161 page hardcover will be published on August 5, 2014.

Roald Dahl was, quite simply, one of the best-loved children’s book authors of all time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity and that of his books—Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, James and the Giant Peach, and Danny the Champion of the World, to name just a few—continues to grow.

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Peter David Announces Adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower II: The Drawing of The Three

During his Emerald City Comicon Secret Origins panel, Peter David was asked by a member of the audience whether he enjoyed the collaboration with his co-creators on the “Dark Tower” comics. Rather than answer directly, he revealed the Marvel adaptations of Stephen King’s fantasy epic will resume with “Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three.” He also provided the ‘secret origin’ of how the project was greenlit.

“We are going to be doing more ‘Dark Tower.’ ‘The Drawing of the Three’ will actually be happening in comic book form,” David stated. “We are very, very pleased about that. I literally just got an email about this, two days ago. And it’s really funny — would you like to know why we’re doing more ‘Dark Tower?’ OK, no — well, yes, but — OK. Funny story! [Laughs]

“I had a stroke about a year and a couple months ago, and I was in a recovery center down in Jacksonville, FL, because I had the stroke down in Orlando, FL, during our vacation to Disney World,” David continued. “Go to Disney World, have a stroke and then go see Goofy! [Laughter] Because you’re both going [imitates Goofy's laugh]! At any rate, so — I get an email from Robin Furth, who is my co-writer on ‘Dark Tower,’ and she says, ‘Stephen would like your email. Can I give him your email address?’ So I go, ‘Sure!’ So I get an email from Stehen King, and Stephen says, ‘I’d like to come up and visit you, you know, up in the hospital. I’m down in Florida.’ And I went, ‘OK – sure!’ And he drove up. And I thought that he was in Jacksonville. No — he was five hours away. He did a five hour drive to come up and see me, because I think he was really relating to the concept that I was having to teach myself how to walk again. Because he had to go through the same thing when he got hit by that van, so this was really his wheelhouse. And while he was there, I said to him, ‘You know, we should really do more ‘Dark Tower,’ ’cause I get a lot of people coming up to me, saying, “I want to see ‘The Drawing of the Three.’ I want to see the next book.”‘ And Steve said, ‘Really?’ And I went, ‘Yeah!’ and he says, ‘OK — we’ll do that!’ And then he contacted Marvel Comics, and… Marvel went, ‘OK!’ And lo and behold, now we’re doing ‘Dark Tower’ again, so thank God I had a stroke!”

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Something to Take on the Trip Charity Anthology eBook Now Available

Something to Take on the Trip ($3.99) is loaded with short stories for people who have a limited amount of time to read a bit of something everyday.

Aimed at commuters and people on journeys short and long, each story is just the right length for your trip. Comedy, romance, drama, mystery, science fiction and everything in between, there is something here for you whatever your mood!

This is no ordinary anthology. Aimed at readers 18 – 80 it contains a variety of genres from a variety of authors. The writers who contributed to this book come from locations across 4 continents, and kindly donated their work in aid of a children’s hospital charity.

Contributing Authors: Kevin J. Anderson, Aditi Bathia, Graham Brand, Donald R. Broyles, Cora Burhlert, Neil Bursnoll, Jamie Campbell, Michael Carmella, T.L. Champion, Helen Cho, Samuel Clements, J. David Core, Cate Dean, Stephen Drivick, Dan Fiorella, Erin Garlock, David Gerrold, Edward M. Grant, Sheila Guthrie, Jamie Horyski, Mary Kincaid, Paul B. Kohler, Paul Levinson, Kevin A. Lyons, Kelly Lytle, Ron McLarty, John L. Monk, Lindy Moone, E. Percy Muove, Debadatta Pati, Dario Solera, H.S. Stone, Joe Tannian, Vincent Trigili, Karen Tucker, Rich Walls, Stella Wilkinson, Richard Wolanski and Frank Zubek.

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Fun-Boy Brand Milk Chocolate From Uranus Lands Nationwide!

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Children’s book author & illustrator Ralph Cosentino’s Fun-boy Brand Milk chocolate bars have broken thru the distribution stratosphere! With the help of Michael Goodman from “The MLG Production Company”, Uranus bars are now available exclusively across the country in all IT’Sugar retail store locations. To check locations, click HERE.

Not only tasting “DEE-LICIOUS” as the Fun-Boy mascot exclaims on every wrapper, but having a unique brand of fun humor and retro aesthetic helped the chocolate bars fit perfectly within IT’Sugar’s humorous and edgy product sensibilities. Made from 100% Belgian Milk Chocolate and premium ingredients, these high quality chocolate bars are made in the U.S.A.

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Fun-boy brand Novelty Treats are an off-shoot of products based on Ralph’s main character from his whimsical childrens book, “The Marvelous Misadventures of Fun-Boy” originally published by Viking Childrens Books. Under his shop hub “Jumbee”, Ralph showcases many of his character properties thru a variety of product and media. Jumbee currently features a range of Fun-boy products including prints, t-shirts, desktop games and a digital version of the Fun-boy book for desktops and mobile devices.

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Sleep Donation By Karen Russell

Sleep Donation” (Atavist Books), by Karen Russell, is available today (March 25, 2014). Russell’s new novella is the first title from digital publisher Atavist Books.

The eBook tells the story of a lethal insomnia epidemic that has swept America, creating a social and medical crisis that is being battled through new bureaucratic infrastructure. The narrator works for the powerful and mysterious Slumber Corps, an organization that recruits healthy citizens to donate their sleep to victims. She has lost her sister to the nightmarish disorder.

The interactive cover was designed by Chip Kidd and Kevin Tong. The eBook has been receiving a ton of buzz and is available for $3.99 via iTunes and Amazon.

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The Film Art of John Alvin Due On August 26, 2014

John Alvin’s movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films such as Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and Pinocchio, to Empire of the Sun, Gremlins, Blazing Saddles, Predator and the Star Wars 30th anniversary posters.

This 160 page hardcover encompasses some of Alvin’s finest work, and also includes previously unseen comprehensives and in progress sketches. Accompanied by commentary from Alvin’s widow, this is a unique insight into the work of one of the 20th century’s great artist/illustrators.

The Film Art of John Alvin ($35) will be published by Titan Books on August 26, 2014. The book can be pre-ordered HERE from Amazon.

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Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years Hardcover Due On July 16, 2014

Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton, John Broome, Dennis O’Neil, Archie Goodwin, Steve Englehart, Mike W. Barr, Doug Moench, Greg Rucka, Chuck Dixon, Paul Dini, Scott Snyder and others.

Art by Bob Kane, Dick Sprang, Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams, Alex Toth, Marshall Rogers, Frank Miller, Michael Golden, Alan Davis, Jim Aparo, J.H. Williams III, Greg Capulo and others.

Cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

This amazing Batman best-of collection includes stories from Detective Comics #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, Batman #1, 49, 181, 497, Batman #2 (The New 52), World’s Finest Comics #94, DC Special Series #21 and Batman Special #1!

The 384 page hardcover will go on sale July 16, 2014.

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Full Cover Art Revealed For Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

StephenKing.com just revealed the full jacket cover artwork for Mr. Mercedes which includes additional artwork on the back cover.

In the gloomy pre-dawn hours of a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of unemployed hopefuls are lined up for a job fair. Without warning, a merciless driver plows through the crowd in a roaring Mercedes. Eight people are killed; 15 are wounded. The killer escapes into the early-spring fog never to be seen from again. Until now…

Detective Bill Hodges is a battle-hardened and streetwise crime fighter originally assigned to the Mercedes killings. Now retired, Hodges has lost his way in boredom and depression craving the thrills of taking down the region’s most notorious criminals. When a disturbing letter from the Mercedes Killer arrives at his door, Hodges soon finds himself uncontrollably drawn into a cat-n-mouse pursuit with stakes beyond comprehension.

Mr. Mercedes is Stephen’s first “hard-boiled detective tale.” It will transport you into a vibrant and dangerous world filled with gritty characters living on the bleeding edge of reason. Be prepared, Mr. Mercedes will be released in hardcover, eBook and audiobook formats on June 3, 2014.

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Hero Complex Gallery Announces King For A Day, An Art Tribute To Stephen King Opening On March 21, 2014

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Hero Complex Gallery invites you to join them for an art tribute to Stephen King’s full body of collected works, including his novels, short stories, scripts, television shows and films.

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A portion of the proceeds of this show will benefit Mr. King’s charity of choice, The Haven Foundation, a non-profit service that serves to benefit freelance creators of all types who have found themselves unable to work due to disease or accident.

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Who: Hero Complex Gallery
What: “King For a Day” Art Exhibition
Description: Art show celebrating the works of Stephen King
When: Opening Reception: Friday, March 21,2014 from 7-10PM
On Display: March 21, 2014 – April 6, 2014 W-Sun, 11AM-6PM
Where: Hero Complex Gallery, 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Please RSVP on the HCG Facebook Event Page HERE. The online release page located HERE will be live on Saturday, March 22nd, approx. 1pm Pacific)

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The Shawshank Redemption by Paul Shipper

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The Shawshank Redemption Close Up by Paul Shipper

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Stand By Me by Sam Gilbey

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Ouija by Eugene Kaik

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I Lie Awake And Listen by Martine Johanna

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Stephen King by Phil Ashworth

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The Green Mile by JP Valderrama

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The Mist by Ron Guyatt

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Christine by Mainger Germain

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Creepshow by Nathan Chesshir

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Stand By Me by Dani Blázquez

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Pressure and Time by Adam Rabalais

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The Body by Ale Giorgini

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The Mist by Dan Mumford

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Salem’s Lot by Zombie Yeti

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Dreamcatcher by Stephen Sampson

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The Dark Tower detail by The Dark Inker

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And Then The World Exploded by Lavennz Ooi

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Pet Semetary by Keith Carter

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The Shawshank Redemption by Karl Yvan Tagle

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The Shining by Jill Colbert- Manfish

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 Misery by Jill Colbert- Manfish

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The Works of Stephen King (Glow in the Dark) by Florey

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The Shawshank Redemption by Andrew Swainson

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The Prom Queen by Isaac Bidwell 

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The Girls by Isaac Bidwell 

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The Clown by Isaac Bidwell 

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The Plant Man by Isaac Bidwell

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Pet Sematary by Nick Comparone

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Annie Wilkes by Nick Comparone

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Carietta White by Nick Comparone

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The Shawshank Redemption by Tom Miatke

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Horlick’s Crate by Scott Hopko

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Want A Balloon? by Casey Callender

The Green Mile by Robert Bruno

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Stand By Me by  Luke Butland

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Silver Bullet by Peter Gutierrez

Silver Bullet by Peter Guiterrez*

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It’s Your Cat Now by Chris Garofalo

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I am a Dark Man by Nick Comparone

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God’s Gunslinger by Chris Skinner

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Dead Is Better by David Moscati

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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower  by Harlan Elam

Childe Roland To The Dark Tower by Harlan Elam*

Blood On Our Hands by Khoa Ho

Blood On Our Hands by Khoa Ho*

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Cover To Stephen King’s Revival Revealed

Today stephenking.com revealed the cover to the author’s upcoming novel Revival. The 520 page book is described as follows:

“A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.”

The hardcover, audiobook and eBook will be released on November 11, 2014.

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Production Begins On Under The Dome’s Second Season

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The second season of “Under the Dome” premieres Monday, June 30 (10pm, ET/PT). The show was the #1 program last summer, with an average of 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, making it the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.

“Under the Dome” tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

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“Under the Dome” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan are also executive producers.

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PS Publishing To Release 40th Anniversary Edition of Stephen King’s Carrie in April 2014

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Carrie was written on Stephen King’s wife Tabitha’s portable typewriter while the couple and their then two children were living in a trailer. It started life as a short story intended for Cavalier magazine, but King threw out the first three pages.

Fortunately, his wife noticed the pages in the trash and fished them out, advising her husband to go on and finish the tale . . . but he went one step better: he expanded it into a novel.

“I persisted because I was dry and had no better ideas . . . my considered opinion was that I had written the world’s all-time loser.”

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In April 2014, PS Publishing will release the ultra-deluxe 40th Anniversary limited edition of Carrie. The slipcased jacketed hardcover (£59.99) will feature specially commissioned pen-and-ink illustrations and color paintings from fan favourite Glenn Chadbourne plus an Introduction from James Lovegrove and an Afterword from Kim Newman. James, Kim and Glenn will be signing copies and there will be a facsimile signature from the author. Only 974 copies of the book will be printed and you can order your edition HERE.

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Stephen King To Release New Short Story eBook, “Bad Little Kid” Only In French & German

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Stephen King’s visit to Germany and France last November was not only for his fans a very special event, but also for him. To thank all his German and French fans for their warm welcome he came up with a great idea: He wrote a story, “Bad Little Kid”, which will be available in e-book format from 14th of March just in German (Böser kleiner Junge) and French (Sale Gosse). No word yet on the English Edition.

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Graham Erwin’s Poster For Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Tomorrow at a random time, Dzxtinkt Originals will release Graham Erwin’s poster for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

The poster is a 24”x36”, 4 color limited edition screen print.

The presale starts tomorrow (February 28, 2014) at a random time. Pre orders will be available for 7 days at $45, after which the go up to the regular price of $55. For more information please check out www.dzxtinktoriginals.com or follow them on twitter @DzX_OG.

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Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art

Marvel Comics will celebrate 75 of years of comics excellence in 2014. DK commemorates this special anniversary with Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Comic Art, a beautiful, large-scale book featuring some of the most impactful, inspiring, and unusual comic cover art to come out of the Marvel vault.

With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel’s 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world. Featuring the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Avengers, as well as the writers and artists who gave them life, including Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, this book brings together the beloved Marvel characters like no other has done before.

Spreads feature blown-up versions of the beautiful comic art capturing every detail while captioning facts and information about each cover’s artist, storyline, and history. Marvel Comics Cover Art is the only book of its kind to span the breadth of Marvel’s cover art and is an imperative addition to any collection.

The 320 page hardcover will be released on July 21, 2014.

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Josh Cooley To Sign New Book, Movies R Fun At Gallery 1988 On February 22, 2014

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On Saturday, February 22, 2014, come to Gallery 1988 (West) between 8-10 PM for the return of Josh Cooley. To celebrate the new book, Movies R Fun! A Collection of Cinematic Classics For The Pre-(Film) School Cinephile, G1988 will be the 1st place you can purchase Cooley’s movie-inspired children’s book and get tons of prints (and even a few originals), all limited edition. The artist will be on hand to sign the book.

The 48 page hardcover cleverly translates memorable scenes from classic contemporary films into the format of an “inappropriate Golden Book.”

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The idea for the book originated when Josh’s daughter was born and he realized it would be at least 17 years before he could share his favorite films with her. His tongue-in-cheek solution was a child’s book that could introduce some of the most memorable moments of those films

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You can see Josh’s work and purchase art HERE.

 

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Goodnight Darth Vader By Jeffrey Brown

It’s  bedtime in the Star Wars universe and Darth Vader’s parenting skills are being tested anew in this delightful follow-up to the breakout New York Times Bestsellers Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess.

Vader may be ready for his kids to go to sleep, but his twins, Luke and Leia, want a bedtime story first–one that involves the aliens, heroes, villains, and monsters of their world. From Han Solo and Chewbacca to Boba Fett and baby Ewoks, from the wampa ice creature to Jawas, all of the galaxy’s denizens are getting ready for a night’s rest in this delightful story told in verse, with plenty of nods to the rich Star Wars narrative.

Goodnight Darth Vader continues to charm Star Wars fans, and, once again, reminds parents that the experience of parenting is universal, even in a galaxy far, far away…

While Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown ($14.95) is an August 2014 publication, the book will debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego the week of July 21st.

This 64 page book differs slightly from the first two as it has a running narrative in the form of a bedtime story that Vader is sharing with his children.

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More Information About Stephen King’s New Novel, Revival

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Revival by Stephen King, another brand new 500+ page novel from the King of Horror is due from Scribner later this year! This new book is in addition to Mr. Mercedes which will be published in June 2014.

About the Book:

From master storyteller Stephen King comes Revival, a spectacularly dark and riveting novel about addiction, religion, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town more than half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs — including Jamie’s sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed.

King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knows about music, addiction, and religious fanaticism, and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Revival will be published in November 2014.

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