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Maine Chainsaw Artist Josh Landry Is Carving A Tree Stump Sculpture At Stephen And Tabitha King’s House

Using his trusty Husqvarna chainsaw, North Anson artist Josh Landry has carved everything from bears, birds and dogs, to salty old sea captains and cartoon characters out of tree stumps and logs. He’s been commissioned by homeowners, by cities across the country and by arts organizations to turn wood into art.

So when the latest people to commission him to make something got in touch, initially, it was no big deal — except for the fact that Landry would be carving a 5-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall ash tree stump on the front lawn of arguably the most famous home in Maine.

“I’ve done some pretty big jobs, but Tabitha and Stephen King are definitely one of the higher-profile ones,” said Landry, 33. “It’s a pretty special project.”

Landry will spend the next month or so carving a menagerie of creatures into the enormous ash tree stump at 47 West Broadway in Bangor, the home of Tabitha and Stephen King. While Landry is reluctant to say exactly what he’ll be carving over the next few weeks so as not to spoil the surprise, so far this week he’s carved an owl, a couple of ravens and a kingfisher.

Read the full article HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Release The Dark Half (U.K.) Covers Collection Print By Paul Bryn Davies 

Suntup Editions will release the third of seven stunning covers by British artist Paul Bryn Davies. The first two releases were IT and Misery, and now Suntup Editions will offer the art that appeared on the 1st U.K. hardcover edition of The Dark Half.

Stephen King wrote several books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in the 1970s and 1980s. When it was revealed that King and Bachman were one and the same, he wrote The Dark Half, a novel about an author with a sinister parasitic twin, in part as a response to the outing. Hailed as “wondrously frightening” (Publisher’s Weekly) upon its release in October 1989, The Dark Half became a #1 bestseller. Unlike the 1st U.S. edition which featured a photograph on its cover, Constant Readers in the U.K. were treated to Paul Bryn Davies fantastic artwork depicting the mock gravestone of Thad Beaumont’s nom de plume, George Stark. Now his art can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text as a beautiful giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Davies, who has also created one of the best remarques in the series. Usually, remarques are reserved only for the first 20 large print subscribers, but Davies decided to also remarque the first 20 small prints.

Get more info and order HERE.

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The Outsider: The Complete First Season – On Digital Today & On Blu-ray June 9

Believe the unbelievable! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the murder crime mystery series The Outsider: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on June 9, 2020 and is priced to own at $29.99 SRP ($34.99 in Canada) for the DVD and $39.99 SRP ($44.99 in Canada) for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy. The Outsider: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from all major digital retailers today.

In addition to all 10 exhilarating episodes from season one, Outsider: The Complete First Season features over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content including the all-new featurette “El Cuco.The Baba Yaga.The Outsider.” In this never-before-seen featurette you can dive deep into the real-world origins and supernatural abilities of the being at the center of The Outsider with compelling insights from the creators and cast

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider is a new drama series that follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy. When 11-year-old Frankie Peterson’s body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods, police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) sets out to investigate – with eyewitnesses and physical evidence pointing to Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman), a popular high school teacher, Little League coach, doting husband and father. While the case appears ironclad, Ralph is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence that places his suspect in a neighboring city at the time of the murder. The mysterious set of circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, a seasoned cop still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.

The incredible cast of The Outsider: The Complete First Season includes Emmy- and Golden Globe nominee Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline,” “Ready Player One”), Tony Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple,” “Harriet”), Bill Camp (Emmy-nominee for “The Night Of”), Mare Winningham (Oscar nominee for “Georgia”), Paddy Considine (HBO’s upcoming “The Third Day”), Julianne Nicholson (HBO’s upcoming “Mare of Easttown”), Yul Vázquez (“Divorce”), Jeremy Bobb (CINEMAX’s “The Knick”) and Marc Menchaca (“The Sinner”), with Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Ozark,” “Arrested Development”) as Terry Maitlan.

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LetterPress Publications To Release Revival Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio

LetterPress Publications has arranged with François Vaillancourt to collect all of his artwork from the LetterPress Publications special edition of Revival by Stephen King into an oversized Deluxe Artwork Portfolio.

The Revival Deluxe Artwork Portfolio will feature twenty pieces of artwork, including the alternative version of the car accident, which only appeared in the Lettered Edition, and the frontispieces for both editions. The art will be printed on 11 inch by 14 inch sheets of a fine 100# Linen cover stock, which is archival quality and acid free.

Each set of prints will be housed in a deluxe hand-made portfolio that is covered with the same material as the Limited Edition’s slipcase, making this the perfect companion to your book. There will be two colors of hot foil color stamping on the cover. The interior of the portfolio will be lined with an elegant material that combines the luxury of suede and the richness of velvet.

Personally signed by the artist and hand-numbered, these portfolios will only be produced once, after which all applicable production materials will be destroyed. There will never be a second run.

The retail price is $125, and the print run will be determined by the preorders received by LetterPress Publications and authorized retailers between March 9, 2020 and March 30, 2020. The orders will ship in August 2020.

Click HERE to place your order.

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Stephen King Receives The Audio Publishers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Audio Publishers Association’s annual Audie Awards were held last night. During the ceremony held at Guastavino’s in Manhattan, Stephen King was given the Audio Publishers Association’s (APA) Lifetime Achievement Award by his son, author Joe Hill, who took home his own award, for short stories/collections. 

Hill said in an introduction, “Stephen King is the best damn ambassador for audiobooks anyone could ever wish or hope for. His love for the form goes back decades. I know. I was there.”

Accepting the award, King joked: “it would make a hell of a murder weapon, wouldn’t it?” He added: “I listen to my own books –the reason why is because you can hear everything you did right and everything you did wrong. This is the most honorable form of storytelling there is.”

King’s The Institute, narrated by Santino Fontana, also won the Thriller and Suspense category.

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A New Stephen King Short Story, “The Fifth Step” To Appear In March 2020 Harper’s Magazine

A new Stephen King short story titled “The Fifth Step” appears in the March 2020 issue of Harper’s Magazine. Read the story HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Release Skeleton Crew UK First Edition Print By Steve Crisp

This month, Suntup Editions presents the first of three iconic covers from British artist Steve Crisp. This artwork which graced the first U.K. hardcover edition of Skeleton Crew is their latest addition to The Covers Collection.

While Stephen King’s first collection, Night Shift, featured only short stories, his second collection, Skeleton Crew, was a more versatile outing that included a novella (“The Mist”), poetry (“Paranoid: A Chant,” “For Owen”), and even some of his earliest writings (“Here There Be Tygers”). 

Published in June 1985 in the US by Putman and in the UK by MacDonald & Co, artist Steve Crisp’s frightful skeleton-reaper with upturned tarot cards was an instant fan favorite featured exclusively on the U.K. 1st edition cover. Now this iconic artwork can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text, as a beautifully printed giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Steve Crisp. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and 3 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: March 1, 2020
Available for Pre-Order: February 15, 2020

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 12″ x 17″

Order HERE.

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Richard Chizmar Discusses Working With Stephen King

When it was released in 2017, Gwendy’s Button Box was an oddity for Stephen King fans. The fantasy book was short, for one thing, just larger than the size of a novella. And it featured a co-author who is not one of King’s writer sons: Richard Chizmar, owner of Cemetery Dance Publications.

Most notably, it was a story that King didn’t actually finish; he showed the incomplete story to Chizmar, who was able to complete the novel.

If Chizmar was intimidated by working with one of the world’s best known and best selling authors, it didn’t stop him from doing it again. Chizmar is back with King, who took an editor’s role, for a sequel, Gwendy’s Magic Feather (out in paperback from Gallery Books, Jan. 21), and there are plans for an as-yet-unwritten third book to complete the series.

The first book was about Gwendy Peterson, a young girl in 1974 who is given a mysterious box, by a mysterious man in black, which could cause global cataclysms. The sequel, which also takes place mostly in King’s fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, follows Gwendy to 1999, when she’s become an author, filmmaker, and, most surprisingly, a junior member of the U.S. Congress.

Chizmar talked to Kirkus about the collaboration HERE.

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The Outsider Featurette Highlights Stephen King’s Horror Legacy

Ahead of the series’ debut this Sunday, HBO has released a new featurette for their upcoming limited series adaptation of The Outsider, highlighting the influence of acclaimed horror author Stephen King’s works to the cast and crew with King also talks about the main characters of the new series. 

The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn), as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney (Cynthia Erivo), whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.

The limited series stars Jason Bateman, Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) alongside Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale), Bill Camp (The Looming Tower), Mare Winningham (George Wallace), Paddy Considine (The Ferryman), Julianne Nicholson (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders), Yul Vázquez (I Am the Night), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick) and Marc Menchaca (Ozark) as regulars with Hettienne Park (Hannibal), Michael Esper (Trust), Derek Cecil (House of Cards) and Max Beesley (Jamestown) set to appear in recurring roles.

The Outsider will be making its debut on January 12, 2020.

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All The Books, TV Shows & Movies Stephen King Recommended In 2019

If you count yourself as a hardcore Stephen King fan, chances are you’ve probably read a decent chunk of the horror master’s work. But have you read the stuff he’s been reading? Or watching, for that matter?

Anyone who’s dipped in to King’s On Writing memoir will know that he’s more than happy to talk about the fiction he most enjoys; the end of the book contains a hefty list of titles which King says have “entertained and taught” him, stretching all the way up to 2009.

But what about his more recent fictional recommendations? 

HERE is a list of all the books, TV shows and movies King has recommended via his Twitter feed in 2019.

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