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Suntup Editions To Publish Signed Limited Edition of Horns By Joe Hill

Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of Horns.

A 2010 dark fantasy novel, Horns is the book with which TIME Magazine proclaimed, “Joe Hill has emerged as one of America’s finest horror writers.” Horns follows the story of Ig Parish. After the brutal murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, a grief-stricken Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing out of his head. Ig soon discovers the horns hold a mysterious power that forces people to reveal their deepest and darkest secrets to him as he defends his innocence and fights to avenge the death of his one true love.

Horns was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a richly nuanced story. Fire and brimstone have rarely looked this good.” In 2013, the novel was adapted into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe, which made its debut at The Toronto International Film Festival before receiving a theatrical release on October 31, 2014.

Joe Hill has written a new introduction exclusively for this fine press limited edition. “I am so pleased to be doing an edition of Horns by Suntup Editions,” says Hill. “Their books are remarkable.”

This is the first North American signed limited edition of Horns, and it is presented in three states: An Artist Gift edition, a Numbered edition and a Lettered edition. All three measure 6” x 9” and feature twelve full-color illustrations by Magdalena Kaczan. The Numbered and Lettered editions are signed by Joe Hill and Magdalena Kaczan, and all editions include a new introduction by Joe Hill.

Artist Gift Edition:

Signed by artist Magdalena Kaczan, the Artist Gift edition features a dust jacket with stunning wrap-around artwork by Kaczan. It is a full cloth smyth-sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and is the only edition of the three with the wrap-around dust jacket art. The book is printed offset, and is housed in a custom printed slipcase. $85

Numbered Edition:

The Numbered edition is limited to 265 copies, the first 250 of which are for sale and numbered in black. The remaining 15 copies are numbered in red and reserved for private distribution. It is a Bradel binding with Japanese cloth boards, and a genuine snakeskin spine. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine paper, and is housed in a custom two- piece die cut enclosure. $675

Lettered Edition:

The lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale, lettered A-Z in Morse code and printed letterpress on Rives cotton paper. It is quarter bound in leather with crushed silk boards. A 14-karatt gold cross is inset into the cover, with the chain of the cross foil stamped in gold. The edition features three custom pitchfork-shaped bands across the leather spine, and gilded page edges. The book is housed in a handmade rough-sawn pine box with a black velvet-lined bookbed, and designed to resemble the underside of a treehouse with a trapdoor opening. Included with the Lettered edition of Horns is a 12 page hand-stitched booklet featuring Merrin’s letter to Ig, presented in Morse code. The front cover is hand-lettered and printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Bugra paper with French flaps. $2,995

The Morse Code Booklet

Since its launch in late 2016, Suntup Editions has garnered the attention of fans, bloggers, and journalists alike. Their stunning premiere project The Eyes of the Dragon Art Portfolio with Lettered and Numbered Editions signed by David Palladini, along with The Covers Collection, limited edition fine art prints featuring original cover art from the novels by Stephen King, made Suntup Editions the ultimate “one to watch” and one of the fastest rising new printing presses on the scene.

In early 2018, Suntup Editions announced it would publish the world’s first limited edition of Misery, which was released with not only the blessing but bearing the signature of Stephen King himself.

This was followed by the announcement of a limited edition of Shirley Jackson’s classic novel, The Haunting of Hill House. Horns will mark Suntup’s fourth publication.

“Between Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Shirley Jackson, we truly have the Holy Trinity,” says Paul Suntup, owner and founder of Suntup Editions. “It’s the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost!”

The mission of the press is to publish finely crafted limited editions, by collaborating with some of today’s leading writers, artists, designers, printers and bookmakers to create an edition that is itself, an art object. By incorporating elements of the story into the design and production of the books, and enclosures, their editions offer a unique reading experience.

Publication is scheduled for Summer 2019 and will be available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press from 9am Pacific time on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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Ghost Box II Edited By Patton Oswalt Features Stories By Stephen King, Joe Hill & Harlan Ellison

The Ghost Box returns, like a Mummy or a Batman, to once again make your pupils dilate and the hair on your arms stand straight up—it’s another collection of individually bound scary stories, edited and introduced by comedian and spooky specialist Patton Oswalt.

Ghost Box II includes stories by:

– Gertrude Atherton – The Striding Place
– Louisa Baldwin – How He Left The Hotel
– Robert Hugh Benson – The Watcher
– Tananarive Due – The Lake
– Harlan Ellison – From A to Z, In The Chocolate Alphabet
– Janet Fox – Witches
– Patricia Highsmith – The Quest for the Blank Claveringi
– Joe Hill – Abraham’s Boys
– Stephen King – Gray Matter
– Julius Long – The Pale Man
– Michael Shea – Uncle Tuggs

Like last year, each handmade box features a matte-black finish, an iridescent color-shifting foil stamp on top, and a magnetized lid. The booklets once again have debossed design details and are bound with brass staples. This year’s edition also includes a ribbon bookmark.

“Because when we’re terrified about the enormity of the universe’s indifference, and our smallness in the face of it, we tell stories. When we’re powerless to shape and control our fear, we tell stories. When we feel alone, we tell stories.”

— From Patton Oswalt’s Introduction

Order HERE from Hingston & Olsen for $45.00 CAD.

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Zachary Quinto & Ashleigh Cummings Cast In AMC Horror Series “NOS4A2” Based On The Joe Hill Novel

AMC has cast Emmy-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek,” “American Horror Story”) and rising star Ashleigh Cummings (“The Goldfinch,” “Hounds of Love”) in the lead roles for its new supernatural horror series “NOS4A2” (working title). The network also announced Emmy-nominated director Kari Skogland (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Sons of Liberty”) will direct the first two episodes of the series based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel of the same name. Production began this week in Rhode Island. 

The 10 one-hour episodes are slated to premiere in 2019.

Quinto will play Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England (Cummings) discovers she has a dangerous gift.

Cummings will play Vic McQueen, a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx (Quinto). What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit.  She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

Executive producer and showrunner, Jami O’Brien said, “As a huge fan of Joe Hill’s rich, imaginative, and exciting book, I am over the moon to be working with such a phenomenal cast and creative team on this special project.”

“NOS4A2” is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The series is executive produced by Joe Hill, Jami O’Brien (“Fear The Walking Dead,” “Hell On Wheels”), who created the show for television and will serve as showrunner, and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The cast also includes the previously announced Olafur Darri Olafsson (“Lady Dynamite”) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (“The Looming Tower”) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“The Punisher”) as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.

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Netflix Officially Orders 10 Episodes of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key TV Series

Netflix has officially confirmed that they’re diving into the world of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic series Locke & Key, giving a 10 episode order to the series which was previously in development at competitor Hulu.

Locke & Key is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.

The IDW Publishing Locke & Key comic book franchise, co-created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has garnered both awards and acclaim during its ten-year run; has been translated into dozens of languages across the globe; and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

Meredith Averill (The Good Wife) will co-showrun the series with Carlton Cuse. Cuse and series co-creator Joe Hill (the son of Stephen King) co-write the first episode with Aron Eli Coleite. The new series will not retain any of the cast or footage used from Hulu’s attempt at adapting the series, instead completely re-developing the series and re-casting the parts.bThe previous version of series’ pilot was directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti.

Lindsey Springer for Cuse’s production company Genre Arts will executive produce alongside David Alpert and Rick Jacobs of Circle of Confusion. Andy and Barbara Muschietti (IT, Mama) will executive produce alongside Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment.

Locke & Key has had a long history of making it to another medium with Dimension Films purchasing the rights in 2008. Following that, a television series was in development at FOX in 2010 (which was even given a series order, but never went forward after the pilot was produced), and finally a failed film adaptation with producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci in 2014 with Universal Pictures. The failed pilot by Hulu is just the most recent link in the series’ attempts to come to life.

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Netflix Nearing Deal To Give Joe Hill’s Locke & Key A Series Order

Netflix is nearing a deal to give Locke & Key the thing it’s been trying to get for a decade: A series order. After producing a new pilot at Hulu, that streaming giant decided to pass on the series, so Netflix has snatched it up and will retain showrunner Carlton Cuse and creator Joe Hill. This marks the first time the property, which also had a failed pilot at Fox in 2010 and a failed movie development at Universal, has been given a series order, and also provides Netflix with more comic book content after their myriad Marvel shows, forthcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and their adaptation of The Umbrella Academy.

The Hulu pilot directed by Andy Muschietti (IT) will be scrapped and recast, with Muschietti unable to return for the Netflix version due to his IT: Chapter 2 commitments, though he and sister Barbara Muschietti will be credited as executive producers. Muschietti’s pilot starred Frances O’Connor, Nate Corddry, Jack Mulhern, Megan Carpentier and Jackson Robert Scott. O’Connor portrayed family matriarch Nina Locke, who moves her three children to Maine after her husband is brutally murdered. Insiders say Hulu’s new chief content officer Joel Stillerman (The Walking Dead) and senior vp Craig Erwich wanted to pick up Locke & Key for series, but the streamer’s new CEO Randy Freer gave the project a pass.

Locke & Key tells the story of the Locke family and their journey into Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!

Carlton Cuse (The Strain, LOST) and comic creator Joe Hill are set to executive produce and write the pilot script for the Netflix show, based on the IDW Entertainment comic series written by Joe Hill with art by Gabriel Rodriguez. Andy and Barbara Muschietti  (IT, Mama) will executive produce alongside Lindsey Springer for Cuse’s production company Genre Arts. Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment will also serve as executive producers.

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AMC Greenlights Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 Series

AMC announced today that it has greenlit new supernatural horror series NOS4A2, based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Joe Hill, who will also executive produce the series. Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels) created the show for television, and will serve as showrunner and executive producer along with executive producer Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television. The series is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. The NOS4A2 series will premiere with 10 episodes in 2019.

NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen, a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx. Manx feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted Christmas Village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic must strive to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

“’NOS4A2’ continues in AMC’s rich tradition of immersive dramas that combine otherworldly stories with relatable relationships and big emotional themes,” said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Jami O’Brien and the writing team have vibrantly brought Joe Hill’s incredible story to life for the small screen and we are pleased to be making this diabolically unique new show under the AMC Studios shingle, in association with Tornante.”

“We are pleased that Tornante found the perfect partners in Jami and AMC to develop and broadcast this unique and original series with complex characters and themes based on the Joe Hill book,” said Michael Eisner, owner of Tornante.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the forthcoming adaptation of ‘NOS4A2.’ I know it’s in good hands with showrunner Jami O’Brien: her beautifully composed scripts show a writer at the height of her powers, one who has an exquisite touch with character and a relentless instinct for suspense,” said Hill. “AMC’s record speaks for itself: who wouldn’t want to be in business with the ‘Mad Men’ who ‘Broke Bad’ and made ‘The Dead Walk?’ And Tornante’s dedication to bringing singular visions to TV has freed everyone involved to do their best and truest work. I can’t wait to see Vic McQueen turn the throttle and go after Charlie Manx in 2019. Let’s ride.”

“I loved Joe Hill’s fantastic book from the moment I read it, and look forward to continuing to work with Joe, AMC, and Tornante on this exciting material,” said O’Brien.

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Joe Hill Sets Original ‘Vinyl-First’ Short Story Audiobook

Joe Hill is taking his talents to vinyl.

The best-selling author’s next project is kicking off an exciting new series, Hill’s new short story is called Dark Carousel, a “vinyl-first” audiobook being published by HarperAudio on April 21; it’s narrated by actor Nate Corddry (Mom) and features a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” recorded expressly for the record by musician Matthew Ryan. The Dark Carousel vinyl package includes original artwork, two colorful “splattered” records, and a full-length download of the audiobook.

“My hard rockin’ fantasies are pretty well documented at this point — the hero of my first novel was, after all, a world-famous heavy metal rocker,” Hill (Strange Weather) said in a statement. “I’ve always wanted to have my own LP, and the idea that one of my stories is being released as an audiobook on vinyl blows my Beatles-quoting, Stones-fixated, Zeppelin-obsessed mind. Even better, I’m on the record with Matthew Ryan, a great American rocknrolla. His cover of ‘Wild Horses’ is the best version of the song since the original. I’m so excited for readers and listeners to drop the needle on this story and Matt’s song.”

Written about a balmy summer night in 1994, Dark Carousel is the tale of four teenagers out for an evening of fun on the boardwalk who take a ride on the “Wild Wheel” — an antique carousel with a shadowy past — and learn too late that decisions made in an instant can have deadly consequences. What begins as a night of innocent end-of-summer revelry, young love, and (a few too many) beers among friends soon descends into chaos, as the ancient carousel’s parade of beasts comes chillingly to life to deliver the ultimate judgment for their misdeeds.

Dark Carousel is the inaugural project in a new vinyl-first series. Hill’s Dark Carousel will become available for vinyl on April 21. The first printing will be for a limited 2,500 copies. 

Reprinted from Entertainment Weekly

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How Do You Write a Horror Novel When Your Dad Is Stephen King?

Joe Hill’s books are critically lauded, commercially successful. People love them. And in the not-too-distant future, Hollywood is going to bring Hill’s work to the screen (one’s made, the rest of his work has been optioned). But despite all of Hill’s obvious success, one question remains: How do you make a name for yourself when your dad is the Master of Horror?

Read the GQ article HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Announces Signed Limited Edition of Strange Weather By Joe Hill 

Strange Weather represents a major Cemetery Dance Publications special event! These four short novels by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will be published as four individual hardcover special editions housed together in a custom-made slipcase. Each volume will feature artwork by a different artist personally selected by the author to bring his vision to life and we’ll be unveiling their covers over the next few months! We’ve never published anything like this before and due to Joe Hill’s incredible popularity we expect these sets to sell very quickly.

These set collects four original and chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror by Joe Hill, the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman.

Snapshot will feature artwork by Gabriel Rodríguez
Rain will feature artwork by Ray Dillon
Loaded will feature artwork by Zach Howard
Aloft will feature artwork by Charles Paul Wilson III

“Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.

A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump… and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in “Aloft.”

On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. “Rain” explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.

In “Loaded,” a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.

Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from one of the most vibrant imaginations working in horror today.

Published as a Signed Limited Edition Set of four separate hardcovers housed in a slipcase:

– Limited to just 948 signed, slipcased, and numbered copies
– Snapshot will be personally signed by Joe Hill on a unique signature page; all four volumes will be signed by their respective artists
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Each book wrapped in a full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by the artist for that volume
– Limited one time printing of this special edition set
– Retail price $150 for the set

Order HERE.

Published as a Deluxe Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition Set of four separate hardcovers for one price:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Snapshot will be personally signed by Joe Hill on a unique signature page; all four volumes will be signed by their respective artists
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Housed in a unique traycase designed to hold all four volumes securely
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $1000 for the set

Order HERE.

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Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth San Diego Comic Con Variant

Limited to 500 copies, this special deluxe release hardcover, with a new cover by series artist Gabriel Rodriguez, finally reprints the oft-requested and long-denied Eisner-winning one-shot, “Open the Moon!”, the other long-sold-out one-shot, “Grindhouse!” and the even more hard-to-find IDW 10th anniversary Locke & Key tale, “In the Can!”, along with additional covers, behind-the-scenes photos and more!

Available at San Diego Comic Con for $20.

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