Category Archives: Stephen King

Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection: IT

Show your love for Stephen King’s classic novel, IT, with this never-before-seen artwork.

Bob Giusti, the artist who created this iconic cover was asked by the publisher to make certain changes to the artwork he had originally turned in. The altered version is what was published on the cover of the 1st edition, and the general public never saw the original painting, until now!

Suntup Editions has uncovered the original design and is offering it to collectors for the very first time. Enhance your Stephen King collection with the power to showcase the original, previously unpublished version of the cover art, signed by the original cover artist.

The original version is the artist’s personal favorite, and has never before been released to the public. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 100 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 100 copies of each size worldwide, plus 10 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free,
Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: July 1, 2017

Order HERE.

Advertisements
Tagged , , , ,

Watch Three New Dark Tower Previews 

Sony Pictures has unleashed three new The Dark Tower previews.

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is the most ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors. Now the story comes to the big screen starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, The Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim (AKA Randall Flagg, The Man in Black, in the novels). The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair).

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) as Tirana, and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, the right hand man of Randall Flagg. The film also features Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Claudia Kiim (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

Tagged , , , ,

Purchase These Cool Stephen King Themed Buttons From Gerald Winters And Son

Gerald Winters And Son in Bangor, Maine has an eclectic wide selection of Stephen King books and ephemera.

Show your support of the beloved author by wearing one of these cool 1″ buttons. I am partial to the Dark Tower Ka symbol and the Shining carpet! Themes include: IT (1990 and 2017), The Stand, Creepshow, The Dark Tower, The Shining, and many more.

Purchase them HERE and say hi to Gerald, he’s a hell of a nice guy! Tell him THE FIRE WIRE sent you.

Tagged , , , ,

Watch A Sneak Peek of The AT&T Audience Network Series Mr. Mercedes

Nothing revs up David E. Kelley like a good character piece, and the small-screen guru’s new series, Mr. Mercedes, hums with horror and humanity in its tale of a retired cop and his murderous young arch villain.

Due Aug. 9 on the AT&T Audience Network, available to DirecTV subscribers, the 10-episode first season adapts Stephen King’s modern-day take on the hardboiled detective genre. Brendan Gleeson stars as Bill Hodges, a detective way past his prime who gets his groove back when the psychopathic killer (Harry Treadaway) from a high-profile cold case re-emerges to mock the old man.

“People will come to Mr. Mercedes for the thrills that Stephen King so readily offers and they will stay for the richness and characters,” says Kelley (Big Little Lies), the show’s executive producer.

Hodges is still bothered by the one case he couldn’t solve, a tragedy where innocents waiting to get into a job fair were maimed and murdered by a man in a clown mask who mowed them down in a stolen Mercedes. But that cop’s life is in the rear-view mirror, and much of Hodges’ sedentary existence since then revolves around beer and highly caloric food.

“It’s the story that waits for us all,” Kelley says. Finding meaning in life “is a quest early on and only intensifies as we get older, and it definitely does for Bill Hodges.”

Old wounds are reopened when Hodges begins receiving strange letters, videos and emails with a wicked smiley face from the “Mercedes Killer,” aka Brady Hartsfield (Treadaway), a computer-store clerk who has an incestuous relationship with his mother (Kelly Lynch) and holds down a second job as an ice-cream vendor to keep an eye on Hodges and his associates.

Bill and Brady’s relationship has a Batman/Joker dynamic, and there’s a reality to Brady that makes him much creepier than King’s other literary villains: While the killer car of Christine seems fantastical, it’s not hard to imagine a guy decided to run down job seekers on a whim.

“Obviously that character is very much a monster, but one we’re able to feel for, and that’s no easy trick,” Kelley says of Brady. “You see how he got there and in a way that makes him more terrifying. You’re not able to dismiss him as just an aberrant example of human life.”

For a supporting cast, Hodges has love interest Janey Patterson (Mary-Louise Parker), nosy yet good-hearted neighbor Ida (Holland Taylor) and a pair of crime-solving partners: Jerome Robinson (Jharrel Jerome), Hodges’ teenage lawn mower who happens to be a whip-smart computer whiz; and Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe), a troubled woman with a personal connection to the case.

“In all of them there’s something haunting,” Kelley says. “There’s a vulnerable need for relevance that they search for. It makes them surprisingly human under really extraordinary circumstances.”

(Reprinted from USA Today)

Tagged , , ,

Suntup Editions Introduces The Stephen King Covers Collection: A Limited Series of Fine Art Prints

Suntup Editions is pleased to announce the release of The Covers Collection. Experience your favorite Stephen King classics like never before. Suntup Editions is collaborating with ten original book cover artists, representing fifteen of Stephen King’s most iconic trade edition hardcovers. Now, for the first time, Stephen King collectors will be able to showcase the classic artwork in the way it was intended to be viewed.

Bold, up close, and printed on the highest quality paper, experience the full impact of the art. When publishers are presented with the artwork, they often alter the size, tone or color to fit the printing parameters, and add the title and author text. Now, you are able to appreciate the artwork in a way never seen before, signed by the original artist.

These Collector Grade 1st Edition, original cover art prints are exclusively available through Suntup Editions and are limited to only 100 copies worldwide, and 20 copies with an original remarque. Printed on the finest quality paper, in the highest detail imaginable, you can appreciate every brush stroke and pencil line of the original artwork from your favorite classics.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints of the first trade edition cover art.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 100 copies worldwide, plus 10 Artist Proofs and 5 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– A limited selection of artwork in the series will include an original Remarque on the first 20 prints.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton fiber paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with publisher’s mark.
– View the artwork as originally intended, before trade publisher’s alterations.
– Choice of size: Available in 18”x24” or 11”x17
– At launch, covers include: The Shining by Dave Christensen, Pet Sematary by LindaFennimore and Misery by Bob Giusti. Future releases include ‘Salem’s Lot by Dave Christensen, Firestarter and Cujo by Steven Stroud, IT by Bob Giusti, Needful Things, Gerald’s Game and Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Rob Wood, and more to be announced.
– Also included is a selection of limited edition cover art including those by Ned Dameron, Stephen Gervais and Don Maitz.
– Available with or without professional framing (framing has acid-free backing and acidfree mattes with picture quality plexiglass which has inherent UV filters.)
– In stock at time of release and ready to ship, no waiting. Prints will be released at the rate of one every month.
– Optional archival Art Folio Box – Professionally packaged and mailed safely.
– A unique, exclusive opportunity to own a complete set of these cover art prints, signed by the original artists.
– All prints are expertly printed in-house, so Suntup Editions will have full control over printing and quality.

Subscription Option and Series Discount:

Collectors and fans can guarantee not to miss out on the opportunity to own all the prints by subscribing to the series. As a Covers Collection Subscriber, members will receive a 20% discount on all prints purchased, and have an opportunity to match numbers.

Click HERE for more information!

Tagged , , ,

Doc Terror Creepshow Print

You can order this James Harris A.K.A. Doc Terror tribute print for a special 35mm screening of Creepshow HERE.

James Harris A.K.A. Doc Terror Tribute Print
Special 35mm screening of Creepshow
18×12
Black ink on Parcel Wrap Brown Kraft stock
Signed and numbered edition of 90
$20 plus shipping

Tagged , , , ,

The Dark Tower: The Art of The Film By Daniel Wallace

This deluxe, illustrated official companion to the Dark Tower movie—based on Stephen King’s bestselling seven volume series—explores the art and creation of this extraordinary film, starring Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, The Man in Black.

A gorgeous celebration of the art and creation of the Dark Tower movie, The Making of the Dark Tower by Daniel Wallace includes interviews with actors and the director, the costume designer, and the set designer. From revealing how casting found the stars and the photography team scouted key locations, thoughts on where the Dark Tower can go from here, the book is organized into five parts.

Part I: The Path to the Tower discusses the origins of the saga and its thematic and cultural influences. 

Part II: The Gunslinger and the Man in Black profiles the two characters as two opposing forces. 

Part III: Mid-World is a journey through the bizarre wasteland of interdimensional detritus that is Mid-World. 

Part IV: Keystone World might be our Earth, but the Keystone World of the Dark Tower universe is also rocked by quakes and stretched thin by interdimensional stress. 

Part V: The Dark Tower is the wrap-up section collecting insights from the film’s major players, sharing their favorite memories and looking back on the journey that led them to this point.

Over three decades ago Stephen King introduced readers to Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger. In 2003 King wrote the last of seven novels in the Dark Tower series. Now fans of the book and of the movie will welcome this big, beautiful, full-color book that they’ll need for their collections.

The 208 page hardcover will be published on July 25, 2017 and can be ordered HERE.

Tagged , , , ,

Stephen King Made A Frightening Proposal With Gwendy’s Button Box: Write A Story With Him

One should never take candy from strangers. Especially if it comes in a container that may have apocalyptic powers.

In Gwendy’s Button Box, the new novella from authors Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, that’s the premise: A heavy-set young girl meets a strange man in a black bowler hat who has a gift for her. She doesn’t know what to do with the buttons and levers on his fancy, peculiar wooden box, but the candy it distributes brings her happiness far beyond a brief sugar rush. It makes her stronger. More confident. More beautiful and brave.

But the buttons … those have a much darker purpose. This is a gift fraught with both responsibility and menace. That’s how Chizmar, the publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and a renowned horror author in his own right, felt when King invited him to collaborate on the story, which hits store shelves Tuesday.

“We were emailing in early January and he mentioned offhandedly a story he’d started some time over the summer, and he just couldn’t finish it,” Chizmar tells EW. “As I often do, if he mentions a new story, I always say, ‘Well hey, send it to me if you want. I’d love to read it.’ I didn’t expect anything to come of it. But the next evening a file titled Gwendy showed up, and the body of the email read: ‘Do whatever you want with it.’”

Read the entire Entertainment Weekly article HERE.

Tagged , , ,

Dates And Cities For Stephen & Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties Book Tour Announced

Dates and cities for Stephen and Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties book tour were announced today.

The novel which will be released on September 26, 2017 is described as follows:

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Tour Dates:

More info coming, so please bookmark THIS PAGE.

Tagged , , , ,

Gerald Winters And Sons Has 2 Rare Lettered Copies of Stephen King’s The Plant

The Plant was an original Stephen King story printed in letterpress on imported Italian Fabriano Ingres paper by the Stinehour Press of Lunenburg, Vermont, and published privately by Philtrum Press – Stephen King’s publishing house. It was created by trusted friend and designer – Michael Alpert.

200 signed and numbered copies were distributed among friends on the King family Christmas card list in 1982, 1983 and 1985. 26 Lettered copies (A – Z) were reserved for familial presentation. These were never offered for sale and is very rare. The Plant was never completed.

Gerald Winters And Sons in Bangor, Maine is offering The Plant: Part One – Letter “C” and Part Three – Letter “G” to you today. To make it fair for collectors who may be trying to put together a full set, he will allow each copy to be purchased individually, or as a set if you so choose.

If you are interested in purchasing this book, Winters welcomes interested parties to email him at gw@geraldwinters.com with their highest offer before Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. Customers need to be registered at GW and Son website (www.geraldwinters.com) with their address on file.

Tagged , , ,
%d bloggers like this: