The Secretary of Dreams (Volume Two)

The Secretary of Dreams (Volume Two)

  • Author: Stephen King
  • Artist: Glenn Chadbourne
  • Page Count: 260
  • Pub. Date: October 15, 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-185-2
  • Status: Out of Print

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The Secretary of Dreams (Volume Two)
by Stephen King

Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne

Artwork Samples

About the Book:
World Fantasy Award winner Cemetery Dance Publications, critically acclaimed artist Glenn Chadbourne, and New York Times bestselling author Stephen King are proud to announce The Secretary of Dreams (Volume Two). This second venture into the world of Stephen King's stories contains even more artwork and detailed illustrations that could only have come from the inspired hands of artist Glenn Chadbourne!

The Secretary of Dreams (Volume Two) continues where the first acclaimed volume left off: combining classic tales of terror from the mind of Stephen King with the haunting 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 B&W illustrations: text and artwork brought together to tell these chilling stories in a whole new way.

As you venture into this new volume of The Secretary of Dreams you'll discover "The Monkey," "Strawberry Spring," and "In the Deathroom" 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 "Gray Matter," "One for the Road ," and "Nona," 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.

Like the first volume of The Secretary of Dreams, this is a new collection of Stephen King's greatest short stories presented in a way never before imagined. Glenn Chadbourne has 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 and there are no other editions planned of this title at this time.

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About the Author:
Stephen KingStephen 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 Oversized 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 and protected in a massive deluxe traycase ($1500)

Sample Images (click on The Monkey to see more!)

Each Edition's Dust Jacket Design:

Gift Edition Cover Artwork
Slipcased Gift Edition

Limited Edition Cover Art
Signed & Traycased Limited Edition

Lettered Edition Cover Art
Signed & Traycased Lettered Edition