The Secretary of Dreams (Volume One)
by Stephen King
Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne
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About the Book:
The Secretary of Dreams combines classic tales of terror
from the mind of Stephen King with the critically acclaimed artwork of Maine
artist Glenn Chadbourne. This unique book displays an incredible and original
blend of King's words with Chadbourne's one-of-a-kind illustrations: text and
artwork brought together to tell these stories in a whole new way.
As you venture into The Secretary of Dreams you'll discover "Home
Delivery," "Jerusalem's Lot," and "The Reach" presented
on beautifully designed oversized pages. These stories are heavily illustrated
with spot artwork, full page illustrations, and even multiple-page art spreads.
Dozens of painstakingly crafted illustrations bring King's characters to life.
Also within this collection are "The Road Virus Heads North," "Rainy
Season," and "Uncle Otto's Truck," which appear for the very
first time in full graphic format as imagined by Chadbourne. Not one word from
King's original manuscripts has been left out. Instead Chadbourne presents the
stories through a variety of techniques: traditional paragraphs of text merged
directly into the artwork, handwritten bursts of dialogue to convey emotion,
and even multiple fonts to match the mood of each scene.
The Secretary of Dreams is a collection of Stephen King's greatest
short stories presented in a way never before imagined. Glenn Chadbourne spent
over two years creating the artwork within these pages, digging deep inside
the text to make each of these classic tales burst off the page. An original
Cemetery Dance Publications publishing event, this deluxe oversized hardcover
edition is the World's First Edition.
There are no other editions planned of this title at this time, but King has
already selected six more stories for a second volume and Chadbourne is hard
at work on the illustrations!
About the Author:
Stephen King has written more than forty novels and two hundred short stories.
He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished
Contribution to American Letters and he also received the O. Henry Award
for his story "The Man in the Black Suit." Among his most recent worldwide
bestsellers are Under the Dome, Cell, Lisey's Story, and Duma Key. His other releases from Cemetery Dance Publications include two volumes of The Secretary of Dreams, the deluxe Limited Edition of From a Buick 8, the deluxe Limited Edition of Full Dark, No Stars, and the World's First Edition of Blockade Billy. King lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
About the Artist:
Glenn Chadbourne's artwork has appeared in over thirty books as well as numerous
magazines and comics. His trademark pen and ink drawings have accompanied the
works of today's hottest genre authors. Glenn lives in Newcastle, Maine, with
his wife Sheila and their pug dog Rocket.
Published in three states:
• Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 5,000 copies ($75)
• Signed and Traycased Hardcover Limited Edition of only 750 copies bound in leather ($300)
• Signed Oversized Hardcover Lettered Edition of only 52 copies, bound in fine materials with gilded page edges, a satin ribbon page marker, and protected in a massive deluxe
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Each Edition's Dust Jacket Design:
Slipcased Gift Edition
Signed & Traycased Limited Edition
Signed & Traycased Lettered Edition