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KNOWING DARKNESS: Artists Inspired by Stephen King.
The Overlook Connection is pleased to announce the Centipede Press publication of
Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King,
with an original introduction by film director Frank Darabont.
SEE PHOTOS BELOW of this incredible publication. Has to be seen to understand the scope of this project.
In addition to the wealth of previously published artwork, new works of art have been commissioned especially for this book: Michael Whelan leads the way with a magnificent front cover, and a new interior piece illustrating The Dark Tower. The newly commissioned interior pieces include art illustrating "One for the Road" (Stephen Gervais), It (Bob Eggleton), The Shining (Douglas Smith), Salems Lot (John Picacio), Hearts in Atlantis (Les Edwards), Duma Key (Don Maitz), "The Lawnmower Man" (Jason Eckhardt), The Tommyknockers (Alex McVey), Black House and Cell (Zach McCain), "Weeds" and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (David Ho), and others.
Shot from the originals or the artists original color-corrected computer scans, free of distracting type or design, the artwork in this book is printed on heavy matte paper and varnished for protection. Every artistic medium is represented: scratchboard, oils, watercolors, pencils, collage, photographs, and digital art. The text, written by King critic George Beahm, looks back at 34 years of King in print. It provides a detailed look at the writer and his life, supplemented with interviews with Michael Whelan, Bernie Wrightson, Drew Struzan, John Cayea, Dave Christiansen, and many others.
This is one of the most lavish Stephen King related books ever published.
300 copies (numbered; signed by 33 artists), of which only 250 copies are for sale.
Four color suede traycase with print holder.
Separate book with 20 oversize 13 x 19 prints with artwork from the book.
11 x 15 inches.
Over 500 illustrations.
Over 30 pages of double-page foldouts.
SLIPCASED! Cloth slipcase printed in four colors
Bound with an imported fabric with printed silk panels.
Notes from Dave: This edition weighs over 31 pounds. This is a wonderfully huge volumne and I dare say you won't believe it until you see it. I'm also betting that you will be shopping for a special bookcase to house this volume. It's an amazing publishing event in the world of Stephen King.
Note: Stephen King has not signed this book, nor has he contributed any original text.
2009 Centipede Press. Signed / Slipcased in a special traycase. See photos below.