If you love horror art, here’s a great chance to pick up 448 pages of it. Cemetery Dance has discovered a few very slightly dinged copies of the oversized Centipede Press slipcased special edition Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired By Stephen King, which is an incredible Deluxe Cloth Limited Edition featuring four color interior printing and imported fabric binding with printed silk panels, all housed in an amazing cloth slipcase printed in four colors. And they’re letting these go at a 66% discount.
Description: Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King is one of the largest books ever, measuring 11 x 15 inches and featuring more than 500 illustrations, including 30 double-page foldouts. This monster of a book weighs more than 15 pounds!
Scrupulously reproduced with fidelity and shot from the artists’ original art or color-corrected computer scans, the art appears the way the artist had intended—a private gallery, as it were, showcasing the works of the most talented artists in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror fields. The book is printed on heavy matte paper, varnished for protection, and sports sewn signatures for repeated readings. The book is protected by a custom-fitted, illustrated slipcase.
Representing every artistic medium—collages, scratchboard, oils, acrylics, watercolors, graphite pencil, photographs, and digital art — the art reproduced includes virtually all of the work published in King’s impossible-to-find, out-of-print limited editions, trade book covers (hardback and paperback), and movie posters. Shot from the originals or the artist’s 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.
This book includes artwork by Dave McKean, Bernie Wrightson, David Palladini, John Jude Palencar, Michael Whelan, Bob Eggleton, John Cayea, Rowena Morrill, Jill Bauman, Kinuko Y. Craft, Jason Eckhard, Les Edwards, David Ho, Allen Koszowski, Zach McCain, Alex McVey, John Picacio, Don Punchatz, Rick Berry, Douglas Smith, Thomas Canty, Glenn Chadbourne, David Christensen, Alan Clark, Ned Dameron, Linda Fennimore, Stephen Gervais, Mark Geyer, Phil Hale, Don Maitz, Steven Stroud, Drew Struzan, and Mark Ryden.
The text for the book—in-depth profiles, the interviews, the essays—is written by George Beahm, whose definitive books about King include a companion book, a biography, a price guide, a travel guide, and collections of essays. Beahm, who has published 30 books on various subjects, has also written extensively about artists and has worked with numerous artists for decades.
In addition to the wealth of previously published Stephen King artwork, new works of art have been commissioned especially for this book that will never appear anywhere else: 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), ‘Salem’s 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.
Check it out while they’re still available: Knowing Darkness