Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired By Stephen King (First Edition)
Lakewood, CO: Centipede Press (2009). Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired By Stephen King. Hard Cover. Oversize. First Edition.
First Edition With Fully Illustrated Slipcase Signed By Artist Don Maitz.
This 13 pound, 448-page 11" x 15" art book features over 500 illustrations (color and black & white), including many double-page foldouts, that has directly or indirectly illustrated the writings of Stephen King. The work has been culled from the last thirty-five years, and includes most all of the trade hardcover and mass market paperback editions, and virtually all of the artwork featured in the limited editions that have been published.
This special edition is constructed with slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, printed front and rear panels and three-piece cloth construction.
From Carrie to Just After Sunset, this definitive collection of art spans King's entire career, with newly commissioned artwork and reprinted art, most from publications long out-of-print that command premium prices. Most of the art has been reproduced from either originals or first-generation transparencies, so most of the work is displayed with a brilliance that has never been seen. Plus, there are several pages of fold-out views, including several by Michael Whelan, Ned Dameron, John Jude Palencar, Stephen Gervais, and others.
Introduction by Frank Darabont and text by King critic George Beahm, this edition 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 edition is signed by author George Beahm. The large illustrated slipcase is additionally signed by artist Don Maitz, and is the only copy I have seen that bears his signature. Very Rare Edition.