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Suntup Editions Announces New Covers Collection Print, Cujo By Steven Stroud

In November 2017, Suntup Editions released the cover art print for Firestarter. Now they are pleased to release another glorious piece of art from Steven Stroud: Cujo, cover art from the 1981 first edition novel by Stephen King.

King once described Cujo as being “like a brick heaved through a window,” and one could easily say the same of Stroud’s snarling depiction here of the titular character. Collectors of Stephen King books will tell you that the mark of a well-preserved first edition of Cujo is how clearly you can see old Cuje as he emerges from the fog. Now, you can see the art as it was originally created, presented here for the first time without text, as a fine art giclée print.

These prints are hand-signed by Steven Stroud, and the first 20 include an original Remarque, two of which are available for purchase at the time of release, so act fast on those.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide. For details and order info, click HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Publish A Fine Press Edition of The Haunting of Hill House By Shirley Jackson

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

Since its original publication in 1959, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson has become the quintessential benchmark in American gothic horror. The classic novel has not only engrossed and enthralled millions of readers but continues to serve as a source of inspiration for countless authors who hope to live up to even a fraction of its prose. “I think there are few, if any descriptive passages in the English language anyfiner than this,” Stephen King once wrote, referring to the opening paragraph of The Haunting of Hill House. “It is the sort of quiet epiphany every writer hopes for: Words that somehow transcend the sum of the parts. Shirley Jackson’s Hill House is as nearly perfect a haunted-house tale as I have ever read. [One of] the only great novels of the supernatural in the last hundred years.”

Hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror, The Haunting of Hill House chronicles the story of four strangers who agree to stay at the notoriously unfriendly Hill House: Dr. Montague, a scholar of the supernatural and the occult; Theodora, a flamboyant artist; Eleanor, a fragile recluse who claims past experience with poltergeists; and Luke, the young heir to the 80-year old mansion. Inexplicable events occur as the guests struggle to disguise their mounting fears that Hill House too is more than the sum of its parts; more than mere brick, wood, and stone. As the hours turn to days, Hill House seems to its latest inhabitants to be a kind of live, breathing organism. Having disturbed the house’s long hibernation of isolation, the guests begin to dread the inevitable – that Hill House will take one of them as its own. “My goal is to create an edition of The Haunting of Hill House that will not only be a pleasure to read, but also an art object unto itself,” says Paul Suntup, owner and founder of Suntup Editions. “By working with some of the most talented artisans in the field of bookmaking, utilizing some of the finest materials, I will create an edition of this classic novel that respects and honors Shirley Jackson’s literary masterpiece, and be admired and cherished for generations.”

About The Edition:

Authorized by Laurence Hyman, Shirley Jackson’s son, the Limited Edition of The Haunting of Hill House is presented in two states: a Numbered edition and a Lettered edition. Both editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six new black & white pencil illustrations by Stephen Gervais as well as one full-color fold-out illustration. Stephen’s critically acclaimed work includes the Donald M. Grant edition of Christine by Stephen King. The editions include a new introduction by Ruth Franklin, author of A Rather Haunted Life, the award-winning biography of Shirley Jackson. Both editions feature reproductions of sketches by Shirley Jackson, entertaining and enlightening readers as to how she saw Hill House as she was writing it. The editions are signed by both Stephen Gervais and Ruth Franklin.

Numbered Edition:

The Numbered edition ($350) is limited to 195 copies, the first 185 of which are for sale and numbered in black. The remaining 10 copies are numbered in red and reserved for private distribution. It is a full Japanese cloth, smyth-sewn binding featuring a unique die-cut front cover, revealing the patterned endpapers below, and a leather foil-stamped spine label. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper, and is housed in a custom clamshell box covered with a wood grain paper. A cast iron key escutcheon is inset into the front cover of the box.

Lettered Edition:

The lettered edition ($2,500) is limited to 26 copies for sale, lettered A-Z. It is printed letterpress on Cranes Lettra Pearl White cotton paper and is a handbound Bradel binding. The front and back boards are covered with black Canson papers that are hand stamped with ferns in multiple iridescent colors, then marbled using a traditional small stone pattern, and are made exclusively for this edition. The spine is bound in leather. The book is housed in a custom handmade clamshell box, featuring wood grain paper and a brass key escutcheon.

Publication is scheduled for December 2018 and will be available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press from 9am Pacific time on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018.

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Glen Orbik Three Print Set: Now Available For Pre-Order From Suntup Editions

For the first time since launching The Covers Collection, Suntup Editions is releasing three prints this month. Glen Orbik created three beautiful cover paintings that appeared on the Stephen King novels published by Hard Case Crime.

With the assistance and endorsement of co-designer Laurel Blechman, and Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai, Suntup Editions is delighted to offer these prints of the cover art from The Colorado Kid, Joyland, and Joyland: The Illustrated Edition.

Featuring a facsimile signature, and available in print and poster format. These three prints are being sold as a set, and have been specially priced at $175 for the small set ($140 for subscribers), and $335 for the large set ($268 for subscribers). 

Click HERE for the details.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Covers Collection, Black House By Artist Rick Berry

Suntup Editions is delighted to present their latest addition to The Covers Collection, Black House by artist Rick Berry.

Back in 2002, Rick illustrated the Donald M. Grant limited edition publication of Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and his stunning cover art is featured here as you have never seen it before. Berry’s work on Black House helped make this limited edition one of the most sought after among King collectors. Now, for the first time this piece can be seen in its entirety.

These prints are hand-signed by Rick Berry, and the first 20 include an original Remarque, which are already pre-sold to print subscribers.

Print Details:

-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: April 1, 2018

Large Size: 15.75″ x 24″ for $175
Small Size: 10.5″ x 17″ for $100

Available for pre-order HERE.

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Suntup Editions Roadwork Print Now Available For Pre-Order

Suntup Editions has been so eager to release this print, and they are pleased it is finally seeing the light of day. Roadwork is one of Paul Suntup’s most favorite Stephen King novels, and the artist who created this cover back in 1981 was Darrel Millsap, a brilliant illustrator who also created many fine art paintings in his career that are truly stunning. 

Suntup Editions would like to thank Jim Orr for tracking down Darrel’s daughter Michelle Millsap Kinley, who was kind enough to allow the creation of these gorgeous prints of her late father’s iconic cover art. The print includes the artist’s facsimile signature.

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 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.

Large Size: 18″ x 24″ = $125
Small Size: 12″ x 18″ = $65

Available for Pre-Order: February 1, 2018

Publication Date: March 1, 2018

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The Fire Wire Interviews Paul Suntup About His Limited Edition of Stephen King’s Misery

After meeting Paul Suntup I walked away thinking that I wished I’d met him earlier as I think we would have been great friends as we share so many common interests and he’s just an all around good guy. I was impressed with his passion and knowledge about printing and bookmaking as he showed me samples of paper and discussed publishing methods long since abandoned. 

Receiving a package from Suntup editions is like getting a thoughtful gift from a close friend. Extra care and attention to detail make it a wonderful experience when you unwrap one of his releases. Paul confided in me that he has wanted to publish a limited edition Stephen King book for quite a while and now his dream is becoming a reality with this week’s announcement of the limited edition of Misery. Paul was kind enough to answer a few question about how the book came to be, what it will include and what future plans he is at liberty to discuss.  I began by asking him how he became interested in our favorite author, Stephen King…

Q: I’ve been fortunate to see your impressive Stephen King book collection. What was the first S.K. book that you read?  What attracted you to the author? What is the holy grail of your collection?

A: The first Stephen King book that I read was The Eyes of the Dragon. That book has special meaning to me. It changed my life when I was 19, and now Stephen King is changing my life again more than 30 years later. As to what attracted me to the author, I’m not entirely sure. I was in a bookstore, I walked up to the new releases section, and the book caught my eye. I picked it up, and felt an instant connection and attraction to it. It was very much on a non-physical level. Holy grail, well the lettered edition of Misery of course. But seriously, I don’t really have any of the major ‘grails’ in my collection, so I don’t have the obvious answer for that one. The book that comes to mind is the original copy of The Eyes of the Dragon that I bought that day in 1987 which I still have, and which has the most meaning to me. And I also like my matching Dark Tower set.

Q: Misery was published over 30 years ago and I’m surprised the beloved book has not been published as a limited edition. When you decided to publish your first limited edition S.K. book, was Misery your first choice?  How did you end up getting the rights to publish the book? How long has this been in the works?

A: I know, it’s crazy. I almost feel as if it was waiting for me to get my act together and publish it. What I’m doing with Misery is how I feel a limited book should be done. It was my first choice in my heart because it was the 2nd King book I read. I also did a private poll amongst a small group of collectors, and wouldn’t you know it, Misery was at the top of that list. So it was reaffirmed to me that this was the book I had to do.

As to rights, I called Steve and said hey dude, can I publish a limited of Misery, and will you sign it? No not really. That was just in my dreams. Coming back to reality, I basically did what you might call a “pitch”. But before the pitch could happen, I had to overcome some fears that were with me for years, and limitations I had imposed on myself. I mean, here I am, a relative unknown to the publishing world, and I decide one day that I’m going to publish a limited of Misery. Not only that, I’m going to get Stephen King to sign it. What’s the first thought anyone would have? I’ll tell you the kind of thoughts I had. Are you crazy!? Yeah, like that’s going to happen. King will never go for it. You’re no one. You don’t even know how to publish books. It’s impossible. Yadda Yadda. We can come up with all the reasons why we can’t do something, but we seldom come up with all the reasons why we can do something. Your dreams should be bigger than you think you are, and cost more money to realize, than you have.

So I had to silence those negative voices. I had to overcome some fears. I had to make a trip to Bangor and New York. I had to believe that I am that guy, and once I made the decision, everything changed. I knew what it would take to pull this off, and I did everything that I had to, in order to make it happen. That’s a long answer to: I made a pitch, he said yes. End of story. But it was a massive amount of work, operating mainly on faith, and forging this belief in myself that I could do it. I must express my gratitude though to two people, Chuck Verrill and Marsha Defilippo. They were extremely helpful and supportive to me throughout, and they have my eternal gratitude. Of course, I am forever grateful to Stephen King for allowing me to do it.

How long has this been in the works, I made the decision to do this on April 14, 2017. Although I had been procrastinating for quite some time before that. But to me, that was the day this book happened, and from the moment I made the decision, I felt in my heart that it would happen. I just had to go through the steps to get there. I’ve just added up each of the numbers in that date, and it totals 19. Crazy.

Q: Your attention to detail from the paper that you use to your care in packaging is a cornerstone of Suntup Publishing. How will the limited edition of Misery stand out from other small press books? What special embellishments are planned?

A: Thanks Larry, I appreciate that. My feeling is that unless I can make a book in the tradition of the fine press, I would rather not make the book. How Misery would stand out, well, listen, I appreciate the kind words, but I am just following in the footsteps of the visionaries and trailblazers who came before me. There are many in the fine press world, starting with William Morris, but in the context of Stephen King and this genre, I was inspired by Michael Alpert, Herb Yellin, Jerad Walters, Joe Stefko, Paul Miller, people like that. But yes, I love finely produced books, so for Misery, I’m doing some cool things. The title on the lettered edition is made using original Royal glass typewriter keys that are inset into the leather. These are actual keys from a Royal typewriter. And of course, the entire book is printed letterpress. You seldom see that in a Stephen King limited. We saw it with the Philtrum press editions. I would not print this book any other way, and it isn’t cheap, but the results are stunning. Other things like marbled papers that are being made exclusively for this edition and a very unique endband design on the lettered.  There’s also a numbered edition which is signed, and that too is printed letterpress. There is a really nice Artist Gift edition, which is the only edition of the three to feature a  jacket sporting wrap-around art by Rick Berry. Of course, there’s the cotton papers I used, I can go on. That should suffice.

Q: I envision that this is just the beginning of a very long and successful venture for you with collector’s shelves proudly showcasing Suntup Edition books…

A: Well, I sure hope so.

Q: What are the other authors/books that you would like to publish?

A: Yes, I have a list of several other books I would like to publish. Not all are in this genre. I basically walked my bookshelves, and wrote down all of my most favorite novels. I’m currently going after some of those, one in particular that I am really excited about, and hoping will happen.

Q: You’ve ventured into repackaging books into highly sought after collector’s items, created beautiful prints of S.K. book covers and now you are publishing your first limited edition book? Is there another facet of publishing that you would like to conquer?  Would an art book of Stephen King covers be out of the question?

A: You lead up to that one didn’t you! I would love to publish the coffee-table book version of The Covers Collection. I have spent a good deal of time pencilling this one out. A challenge with this book is that it would have a somewhat limited market. So print runs would have to be pretty low. With low print runs, it’s hard to come out on top. Anyway, it’s very likely this will happen though, and it is currently in a preliminary planning stage.

Q: Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule Paul to talk to me and I want to congratulate you on making one of your dreams come true. I wish you and Suntup Editions continued success!

A: Thanks Larry, it was great chatting with you.

For more information about the limited edition of Misery or Suntup Editions, please click HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Publish The First Official Signed Limited Edition of Misery By Stephen King

Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, will publish the world’s first signed limited edition of Stephen King’s classic novel, Misery. This is the first time Stephen King has approved the publication of a signed limited edition of Misery.

Originally published in 1987, Misery was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1988, and was later made into an Academy Award winning film starring Kathy Bates and James Caan, as well as an off-Broadway play of the same name. Misery’s protagonist is Paul Sheldon, a writer famed for his Victorian-era romance novels that revolve around the life and loves of Misery Chastain. Following the completion of his latest book, Paul is rescued from a near fatal car crash by his self-proclaimed #1 fan Annie Wilkes, who transports the writer to her home only to hold him hostage after discovering what Paul has done to Misery in his latest book. Annie forces Paul to write a new book modifying the story – no matter what it takes.

About The Edition:

The signed limited edition of Misery is published in three states: An Artist Gift edition, a Numbered edition and a Lettered edition. All three oversized books measure 7.5” x 10.5” and feature eight new full-color illustrations by Rick Berry, whose critically acclaimed work includes the Donald M. Grant editions of The Talisman and Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub.

Artist Gift Edition:

 

Signed by Rick Berry, the slipcased Artist Gift edition includes a dust jacket with wrap-around artwork by Berry. It is a smyth-sewn binding with full imperial cloth, foil stamping and is offset printed on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper. $110

Numbered Edition:

The Numbered edition is limited to 200 copies, and is signed by Stephen King and Rick Berry. The first 185 copies are for sale and numbered in black. The remaining 15 copies are numbered in red and reserved for private distribution. It is a full Japanese cloth binding with a blind stamped cover and a foil stamped leather spine label. It is printed letterpress on Cranes Lettra Pearl White cotton paper, and housed in a custom clamshell box. $525

Lettered Edition:

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale lettered A-Z, and is signed by Stephen King and Rick Berry. It is printed letterpress on moldmade Arches wove paper with a deckled fore edge, and handbound in full leather by Peter Geraty and Praxis Bindery in Easthampton, Massachusetts. The edition includes an original frontispiece print pulled from a wood engraving by illustrator and designer Barry Moser. The print is limited to 26 copies and is signed by Moser. The title is made using six original Royal typewriter keys which are inset into the cover, and the letter designation is a Royal typewriter key inset into the lower back cover. The book is housed in a custom walnut wood box designed to resemble an original Royal Model 10 packing crate, and features a black suede-lined book bed. The box is laser engraved and handcrafted by Dick Olson at his workshop in Farmington, New Mexico. $3,950

After launching Suntup Editions in early 2017, Paul Suntup has built a reputation for producing the finest quality books and prints. A life-long fan of Stephen King’s work, Suntup is known for creating beautifully crafted books that have become highly anticipated by fans and collectors.

“I remember the first time I picked up a copy of Misery when it was released in 1987,” says Paul Suntup, owner and founder of Suntup Editions. “I had just finished reading The Eyes of the Dragon, and I remember how excited I was that a new book by my new favorite author was out. I cannot believe that I now have this opportunity to publish a signed limited edition of Misery. It is a dream come true.”

A Lifetime Subscription to Suntup Editions is being offered concurrently with preorders of the signed limited edition of Misery. Subscribers who pay a one-time subscription fee, will then receive the Misery edition of their choice, and all future publications for the life of the press. Subscriptions are limited.

Publication is scheduled for August 8, 2018 and will be available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press from 8AM Pacific time on Monday, February 12th, 2018.

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Suntup Editions Announces That Something’s Coming On February 8, 2018

The publisher Suntup Editions announced on Facebook that something’s coming on February 8, 2018. Well, actually they wrote Somethi g’s comi g.

What could it mean?

I am definitely intrigued and looking forward to whatever they announce. Stay tuned…

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Suntup Editions Announce The Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass Art Print By Dave McKean

Suntup Editions has announced The Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass art print by Dave McKean. The image first appeared on the cover of the Donald M. Grant edition of the Stephen King book. Approximately 1/3 of the cover at the top is taken up by the cover text, and now we have an opportunity to enjoy the full artwork.

These limited edition prints are signed by Dave McKean and feature a sketch/remarque!

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

Publication Date: February 1, 2018

Available for Pre-Order

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Needful Things Print Now Available For Pre-Order From Suntup Editions

Suntup Editions is kicking off the year with this stunning new print by Rob Wood. Experience the full wrap-around cover artwork that appeared on the 1st US edition of Needful Things. This beautiful print, taken from a scan of the original painting, is reproduced here for the first time without the cover text.

These prints are hand-signed by Rob Wood, and the first 20 include an original Remarque, which are already pre-sold to print subscribers.

Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

More info HERE.

Needful Things Print by Rob Wood
Large Size: 23″ x 18” – $175
Small Size: 15.75″ x 12.5” – $100
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Available for Pre-Order: December 15, 2017

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