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A Hidden Art Form You’ll Flip For

Martin Frost is the last working fore-edge painter in the world. Dating back centuries, the delicate art form places intricate scenes on the side of books, cheekily hidden beneath gold gilded pages. 

The beautiful paintings are only visible to the trained eye, but once you unlock the secret, you’ll find pure magic.

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Introducing The Latest Dragon Rebound Book: The Dark Half By Stephen King

Dragon Rebound has announced their next book in the Stephen King rebound series…The Dark Half.

Dragon Rebound works with a bookbinder and other artisans, to rebind an original 1st edition page block, and then incorporate elements of the story into the design of the binding. 

The finished product honors the work of Stephen King, and creates an edition that collectors, and fans can cherish.

Features:

– Quarter Leather Binding
– Slate Covered Box
– Birds stamped on cover are a tribute to the late artist Lars Hokanson
– Unique Floating Feathers Endpapers
– Engraved Wood Block Bonus
– Limited Edition Letterpress Print Bonus
– Bangor Public Library Donation

This rebound edition of The Dark Half will be made in an expanded quantity of 52 books. The books will be lettered A-Z on the first twenty-six, and AA, BB, CC, etc. on the remaining twenty-six. Current rebound owners will have first color choice, and the remaining colors will be available on a first come, first served basis.

$1,150
Payment plan available
Estimated Ship Date: Apr 2019

Private Order Emails Begin:
Wednesday, July 18th 2018 at 9am Pacific

Click HERE for more information.

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Suntup Editions Announces Stephen King’s Needful Things Covers Collection Print By Rob Wood

In January 2018, Suntup Editions released the first print from artist Rob Wood, the cover of Stephen King’s Needful Things. Now, they are pleased to offer another print from Rob, who created a total of five covers for Stephen King books.

This time, Suntup presents the cover art from the first edition of King’s 1993 collection, Nightmares & Dreamscapes. Rob Wood turned in a total of 25 illustrations to Viking before the powers that be decided on this one, the scarecrow in the middle of the road donning a Castle Rock Rockets shirt. 

Nightmares & Dreamscapes is easily one of the most iconic covers in the Stephen King library. This fan favorite is presented here for the first time as a beautiful Giclée print of the full cover art, without text, so you can experience this piece like never before.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 5 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: August 1, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: July 15, 2018
Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 12″ x 17″

Order HERE.

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AT&T AUDIENCE Network to Bring ‘Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience’ & Show Panel To 2018 San Diego Comic-Con International

The AT&T AUDIENCE Network series “Mr. Mercedes,” produced by Sonar Entertainment, is returning to San Diego Comic-Con July 19-21 with the cast and creators of season 2 for the “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” and show panel.

The “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” will give fans a glimpse into the past and a peek into the future of the AT&T AUDIENCE Network original series based on the trilogy by Stephen King. Fans can be the first to play the virtual reality (VR) escape room game, “Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape,” on the HTC Vive Pro – the next generation of VR headsets. In the “Mr. Mercedes: Finders Keepers” augmented reality (AR) adventure game, they’ll collect clues to unlock never-before-seen content and special prizes.

The “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” will include:

– Augmented Reality Adventure Game – Download the app to embark on an AR-driven investigation helping Detective Bill Hodges crack the case and claim a reward if you succeed.
– Virtual Reality Escape Room Game – Be fully immersed in a virtual escape room inside Brady’s lair. Escape before time runs out or you’re trapped forever!
– Recreating the Physical World of “Mr. Mercedes” – The show’s set designers are recreating Finders Keepers, Mercy General Hospital and Brady’s lair using actual props.
– Bringing Brady to Life Through Projection Mapping – 3-D light projection will creepily bring Brady to life in his hospital bed. Is he in a coma or did you just see him move?
– Lenticular Photo Experience – This photo op will transform the participant’s face into Brady’s along with a socially shareable GIF.
– Private Screening Room – Media, VIP and lucky fans will get the chance to watch a sneak peek of season 2.

The series picks up a year after Brady Hartsfield’s thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio. Since the incident, Hartsfield has been hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

The original cast, which includes Brendan Gleeson (“Harry Potter”) as Detective Bill Hodges, Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”) as Brady Hartsfield, Jharrel Jerome (“Moonlight”) as Jerome Robinson, Scott Lawrence (“Avatar”) as Detective Peter Dixon, Breeda Wool (“Unreal”) as Lou Linklatter, Justine Lupe (“Francis Ha”) as Holly Gibney, Nancy Travis (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Donna Hodges, and Holland Taylor (“The Truman Show”) as Ida Silver, is joined by Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Brady Hartsfield’s doctor Dr. Felix Babineau, Tessa Ferrer (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Dr. Babineau’s wife Cora Babineau, and Maximiliano Hernandez (“Sicario”) as Assistant DA Antonio Montez for season 2.

Season 2 of “Mr. Mercedes” will premiere on AT&T AUDIENCE Network on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Important Info:

“Mr. Mercedes Immserive Experience”
Dates: Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21
Location: 643 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
Times: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT, daily

Fans who pre-register for the “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” at att.com/MrMercedesSDCC will receive a commemorative pin and chance to get a fast pass.

 “Mr. Mercedes” Official Comic-Con Panel
(Date/Time and Panelists TBA)

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Production Begins On IT: Chapter 2

Production has officially started on IT: Chapter 2! James McAvoy took to his Instagram to not only share with us an amazing Derry related pun, but also that cameras are now rolling on the sequel. 

IT: Chapter 2 will be filming in Toronto, which was the shooting location for the first IT.

The cast of IT: Chapter 2 stars James McAvoy (X-Men franchise, Split) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak, The Martian) as Beverly, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Richie, Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast) as Ben, James Ransone (Generation Kill) as Eddie, with Andy Bean (Here and Now) as Stanely Uris, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, and of course the return of Bill Skarsgård as the clown Pennywise.

The second part of IT is written by Gary Dauberman from the book by Stephen King, and will be directed once again by Andy Muschietti. The sequel will hit theaters on September 6, 2019.

IT debuted in September of last year to the tune of $123.1 million on opening weekend, the highest opening weekend ever for a September release, for a fall release, and for a horror movie. It clocked in just $9 million behind Deadpool for the second-highest opening for an R-rated movie. The film earned over $700 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing horror movie of all time

IT starred Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton.

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Gallery 13 To Publish Eleven Graphic Novels Based On Stephen King‘s Dark Tower Novels

Jennifer Bergstrom, Vice President and Publisher of Gallery Books announced today that Gallery 13 will publish eleven graphic novels based on Stephen King‘s series of novels The Dark Tower.

Marvel Comics first published The Dark Tower series of comic books, based on the Stephen King novels, with Peter David, Robin Furth and Jae Lee back in 2007 but now Marvel has lost the rights to publish Dark Tower comic books to Simon And Shuster’s graphic novel imprint Gallery 13.

The acquisition of publishing rights includes five prequel works focusing on Roland Deschain of Gilead’s coming-of-age and told in chronological order, now officially titled Beginnings: The Gunslinger Born (Book #1), The Long Road Home (Book #2), Treachery (Book #3), The Fall of Gilead (Book #4), The Battle of Jericho Hill (Book #5); and the six-part comic adaptation of the 1982 bestselling novel The Gunslinger: The Journey Begins (Book #1), The Little Sisters of Eluria (Book #2), The Battle of Tull (Book #3), The Way Station (Book #4), The Man in Black (Book #5), and Last Shots (Book #6).

Creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, these official graphic novels are illustrated by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, plotted by longtime Dark Tower expert Robin Furth, and scripted by Hulk‘s Peter David, serving as an introduction to Stephen King’s classic The Dark Tower for new readers, and giving longtime fans adventures merely hinted at in his novels. And you know it’s going to be better than the film.

Gallery 13 will be publishing the Beginnings prequel graphic novels every two weeks starting with The Gunslinger Born on August 14, 2018. The Gunslinger novel adaptation will publish in Spring 2019.

“I’m delighted to see my stories in this exciting format, where they can reach new readers,” said Stephen King.

Bleeding Cool LINK

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Recording Audiobooks For My Dad, Stephen King

HERE is a piece from The New Yorker that Owen King wrote about recording audiobooks for his father, Stephen King. Owen King is the author of the novel “Double Feature” and co-author, with Stephen King, of the novel “Sleeping Beauties.”

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Ewan McGregor To Play Adult Danny Torrance In Doctor Sleep

Ewan McGregor has signed on to star as the adult version of The Shining‘s Danny Torrance in the upcoming feature film adaptation of Doctor Sleep. Stephen King has given his blessing to McGregor’s casting.

Doctor Sleep is set to be directed by Mike Flanagan, making it his second King adaptation after the acclaimed Gerald’s Game. Warner Bros. will release the movie on January 24, 2020.

Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance from the original novel. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” There Dan meets Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.

It remains to be seen if this film will serve as a standalone movie that acknowledges the storyline of The Shining or if it will in fact be a sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic, which was also distributed by Warner Bros.

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What Stephen King Book Should You Read Next? Just Ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant

Beginning today, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant users in the U.S.and Canada will be able to download a free “Stephen King Library” app onto their smart speaker platforms, Simon & Schuster has announced. The library will recommend King books tailored to users’ reading tastes from a selection of 56 books by King.

Simon & Schuster is billing the “Stephen King Library” as perhaps “the first voice-activated book recommendation tool dedicated to an author’s body of work from a major publisher.” The library was jointly produced by King’s longtime publisher Scribner, S&S, and Simon & Schuster Audio, and was developed by Skilled Creative.

“Simon & Schuster intends to be at the forefront of utilizing voice interaction technology to connect books and authors to readers and audiobook listeners,” S&S executive v-p and chief marketing officer Liz Perl said in a statement. “Using A.I. through Stephen King Library is a fun and innovative experience for exploring this master storyteller’s work.”

The program, S&S said, will ask users a series of situational questions—voiced by audiobook narrator Jeremy Bobb—and suggest a reading list informed by their responses. In-app purchases are not yet available, but consumers can buy the books from their platform’s retail store shopping carts.

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James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction

The perfect companion to AMC’s six-part television series James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, this unique 224 page book, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction explores the history and evolution of the genre with contributions from the filmmakers who have helped bring it to life

For the show, James Cameron personally interviewed six of the biggest names in science fiction filmmaking—Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ridley Scott, and Steven Spielberg—to get their perspectives on the importance and impact of the genre. This book reproduces the interviews in full as the greatest minds in the genre discuss key topics including alien life, time travel, outer space, dark futures, monsters, and intelligent machines.

An in-depth interview with Cameron is also featured, plus essays by experts in the science fiction field on the main themes covered in the show. Illustrated with rare and previously unseen concept art from Cameron’s personal archives, plus imagery from iconic sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction offers a sweeping examination of a genre that continues to ask questions, push limits, and thrill audiences around the world.

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