Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cemetery Dance Announces Stephen King's "The Dark Man"

From Cemetery Dance:

Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to announce our World's First Hardcover Edition of THE DARK MAN by Stephen King, which will be available in bookstores and libraries across America on July 30th.

The Dark Man has never seen the light of day beyond a few hardcore collectors of King's college work, but many people consider it to be a prequel to King's epic end of the world novel, THE STAND, because it stars the first appearance of Randall Flagg, one of King's greatest villains.

This is a unique addition to the King canon, an eighty-eight page poem featuring extraordinarily detailed Glenn Chadbourne artwork on every page. We've taken this breathtaking poem and worked closely with acclaimed artist Chadbourne to bring King's chilling words to life in a unique way.

There was a very specific rhythm to the poem that we wanted to convey through the blending of the text and the artwork, and Chadbourne skillfully used his illustrations to create a new kind of mixed media story.

Feedback from early readers has been fantastic, with some saying they never expected a poem to make their heart race with terror and horror the way the ending of The Dark Man does.

We hope you enjoy this experimental project and we appreciate your consideration of this title.

Title: The Dark Man
Author: Stephen King
Artist: Glenn Chadbourne
Page Count: 88
Pub. Date: July 30, 2013
Trade Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58767-421-1
Trade Hardcover Price: $25
Slipcased Trade Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58767-425-9
Slipcased Trade Hardcover Price: $49.95

You can view the covers for our various editions and read more on our website:

Please contact me if you have any questions or need more information. Thank you!

Best wishes,
Brian Freeman
Managing Editor

Cemetery Dance Publications
132-B Industry Lane, Unit #7
Forest Hill, MD 21050

410-588-5901 [phone]
410-588-5904 [fax]

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