The Battle Of Jericho Hill cover

Posted: September 4, 2009, 13:11
Click for a larger imageHere is a first look at the cover for issue #1 of The Battle Of Jericho Hill. I don't however know if it's a sketch of any of the covers or the sketch cover.

Thanks to Sebastian Rahm.

Check out pages from Artists Inspired by Stephen King

Posted: September 3, 2009, 23:30
Click for a larger imageHere is a bunch of pictures from the book Artists Inspired by Stephen King that Jerad from Centipede Press sent me and I must admit that it looks very nice.

Here are also the names of the artists that will be signing the book:

Dave McKean, Bernie Wrightson, David Palladini, John Jude Palencar, Michael Whelan, Bob Eggleton, John Cayea, Rowena Morrill, Jill Bauman, Kinuko Y. Craft, Jason Eckhardt, 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.

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Read the complete text

Manchester tickets on sale today

Posted: September 1, 2009, 16:31
Here is a reminder that the tickets for the Northshire Book Store (Manchester, VT) event go on sale today:

Tickets go on sale Tuesday September 1st at 10:00 AM.
Please call the store at 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700.
$10.00 tickets are available on the website:
$50.00 tickets that include a signed book are available only by calling the store or going to the store.

My review

Posted: August 31, 2009, 14:41
Check out my review of issue #4 of Fall of Gilead.

The Galley

Posted: August 28, 2009, 21:40
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Click for a larger imageThe galley's of my book has reached Sweden and here are a couple of new photos of it.

Third Talisman book

Posted: August 27, 2009, 21:28
The moderator of King's board had the following to say about the third Talisman book:

Steve told me this morning that he and Peter are looking at starting this in two years as that's about how long it will take each of them to clear their schedules of the projects they are working on now.

Plan for Dome...

Posted: August 27, 2009, 14:24
Here's the plan for revealing the cover for Under the Dome

UNDER THE DOME – Cover Reveal Copy
The jacket concept for UNDER THE DOME originated as an ambitious idea from the mind of Stephen King. The artwork is a combination of photographs, illustration, and 3-D rendering. This is a departure from the direction of King’s most recent, illustrated covers.

In order to achieve the arresting image for this jacket, Scribner art director Rex Bonomelli had to seek out artists who could do a convincing job of creating a realistic portrayal of the town of Chester’s Mill, the setting of the novel. Bonomelli found the perfect team of digital artists, based in South America and New York, whose cutting edge work had previously been devoted to advertisement campaigns. This was their first book jacket and an exciting venture for them. “They are used to working with the demands of corporate clients,” says Bonomelli. “We gave them freedom and are thrilled with what they came up with.”

This CGI (computer generated imagery) enhanced image looks more like something made for the big screen than for the page and is sure to make a lasting impact on King fans.

The multiple elements of this jacket art lend themselves perfectly to a unique, four-part jacket reveal campaign. The first aspect will be unveiled on September 21, followed by the release of additional images on September 25 and September 28, and culminating with the full reveal on October 5, when the world will see that everything is UNDER THE DOME.

Preorder your copy here.

The Stephen King Illustrated Companion

Posted: August 27, 2009, 09:13
Here are some nice pictures of the upcoming The Stephen King Illustrated Companion by Bev Vincent. Release is in October.

New audio covers

Posted: August 24, 2009, 23:10
Here are the covers for the last three audio books from Nightmares & Dreamscapes. They will be released on September 29th.

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Hodder's cover for Under the Dome

Posted: August 24, 2009, 14:18
Click for a larger image Here is the cover Hodder & Stoughton will use for Under the Dome in Australia and probably in the UK as well.

Thanks to Jason

Some new covers

Posted: August 24, 2009, 10:53
Here are some new covers for you. From left to right: Fall of Gilead #4 (sketch), Fall of Gilead #6 (variant) and sole survivors #2 (regular).

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Thanks to Sebastian.

Where the Joys Are

Posted: August 24, 2009, 09:17
Here is a new column by King. It's called Where the Joys Are.

King in Minneapolis

Posted: August 24, 2009, 09:17
Stephen King will appear in Minneapolis as part of his Under the Dome book tour on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, August 25. Here is information on how to get tickets:

Tickets for all Fitzgerald Theater events are available to the general public in person at The Fitzgerald Theater box office.

Fitzgerald Theater Box Office
10 East Exchange Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Box office hours:
Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 pm

Minnesota Public Radio members may also purchase tickets for selected events by calling during our regular business hours.

Phone: (651) 290-1221
Fax: (651) 290-1195

Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster
by phone at 1-800-982-2787
or in person at any Ticketmaster outlet.
Tickets will be able to be purchased at or by calling the Fitzgerald Theater box office.

Tickets are $20.00.
Minnesota Public Radio members, Star Tribune subscribers and Loft Literary Center members can buy tickets for $18.00.

Review of issue #5

Posted: August 19, 2009, 14:16
Today the last issue (issue #5) of American Nightmares is released. Here is my review of it.

Cover for issue #5

Posted: August 14, 2009, 23:44
Click for a larger imageHere is the variant cover for issue #5 of American Nightmares.

Variant cover for issue #1

Posted: August 14, 2009, 00:57
Click for a larger imageHere is the variant cover for issue #1 of The Road of Trials. It's being released on November 18, 2009.

Del Rey Comics announced exclusively to Newsarama Thursday that they've secured Mike "Gabe" Krahulik, one-half of the team behind the very popular Penny Arcade webcomic, to provide a special variant cover to the publisher's October-debuting adaptation of the Stephen King-Peter Straub novel The Talisman, and Newsarama has a special exclusive preview of the cover.

Children of the Corn on DVD

Posted: August 14, 2009, 00:56
The latest Children of the Corn is soon here:

Anchor Bay Entertainment has set an October 6 DVD street date for the remake of CHILDREN OF THE CORN that debuts this fall on the Syfy channel. Fango managed to snag a first look at the cover art, which you can see below.

Written and directed by Donald P. Borchers (who produced the 1984 CHILDREN feature), the latest adaptation of the Stephen King short story premieres on Syfy Saturday, September 26 at 9 p.m. David Anders and Kandyse McClure star as Burt and Vicki, the couple whose road trip leads them into a remote town populated by religious-fanatic kids led by Malachai (Daniel Newman) and Isaac (Preston Bailey). (ORPHAN’s Isabelle Fuhrman apparently does a voice in the movie.) Full specs for the DVD, which retails for $26.97 ($18.99 Amazon as of this post), are coming soon.

Shawshank in the UK

Posted: August 12, 2009, 14:49
The Shawshank Redemption is coming to Wyndham’s Theatre in London. The premier is on September 4 and it's time to get your tickets. More info here.

Cover for issue #1

Posted: August 11, 2009, 22:05
Click for a larger imageHere is the cover for issue #1 of The Road of Trials. It's being released on November 18, 2009.

Mostly Old Men

Posted: August 11, 2009, 11:10
In issue #40 (Volume 10, Number 4) of Tin House - the 10th Anniversary Issue there is a 2 pages long poem by King called Mostly Old Men.

The issue is out in bookstores and the cover price is $12.95 USD. Read more here.

Thanks to Brian Nicola

9/15/09, 9:00am EDT

Posted: August 10, 2009, 19:47
_ has released the following info about the signed Under the Dome:

Pre-orders accepted starting 9/15/09, 9:00am EDT
Available while supplies last.

$200.00 plus shipping and handling

This collector's edition of Under the Dome, Stephen King's tour-de-force new novel about a Maine town suddenly cut off by an invisible, impenetrable Dome, has a belly band around the jacket, a stamped case, four-color printed endpapers, 27 part title illustrations of characters in the book drawn by renowned New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee, and a ribbon marker. The edition also contains a deck of 27 special collector's cards featuring the Diffee caricatures. Printed on specialty paper. Shrink-wrapped.

Available to comsumers only. No retail accounts
Limit one book per customer
Available for sale Domestic US only
Books ship 11/19/09

They also report that the cover will be revealed on October 5th.

Talisman winners are...

Posted: August 9, 2009, 10:29

The Talisman comic is over and here are the correct answers:

Question 1: What month is the first issue of The Talisman released?
Answer 1: October

Question 2: What is the title of the first arc?
Answer 2: The Road of Trials

Question 3: Who illustrated the comic?
Answer 3: Tony Shasteen

Question 4: Who is the colorist of The Talisman comic?
Answer 4: Nei Ruffino

Question 5: Which was the first character from The Talisman comic to be revealed to the public?
Answer 5: Morgan Sloat

And the five lucky winners of a copy of issue #0 are:
Andy Green, Mikael Korr, Ann Smith, Cho Li and Linn Schul.

Check back next week for more about The Talisman comic including review and interviews.

Order Lilja...

Posted: August 7, 2009, 20:49
There's a spanish online store dedicated to Stephen King. It's called Restaurant De La Mente and there you can find for sale books, signed editions, magazines, comics, merchandising and more!

Starting today, the store is taking orders for Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King and due to all the payment options available, even those who don't own a credit card can secure a copy!

Check them out at here.

First cover for Under the Dome

Posted: August 7, 2009, 20:45
Here is the first Under the Dome cover that's been revealed. It's the Dutch cover, the title is Gevangen and it's being released on November 12. This is the paperback cover.

Thanks to Chrissy

US Galley

Posted: August 5, 2009, 23:44
Here is a scan of the front of the US galley for Under the Dome.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

New column

Posted: August 5, 2009, 23:42
Here is a new column by King called My Screen Addiction.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

Stand arc 3

Posted: July 31, 2009, 02:12
Click for a larger imageThe third arc of The Stand comic will have the title Soul Survivors and premier October 21st. Here is the cover for issue #1.

Fall of Gilead cover

Posted: July 31, 2009, 02:09
Click for a larger imageHere is the sketch cover for issue #4 of Fall of Gilead.

Talisman info

Posted: July 28, 2009, 22:44
Here are the latest news about The Talisman comic:

- The plan is to have 6 issues in the first arc.
- The title of the first arc will be The Road of Trials.
- The plan is to do two more arcs of the same length (but that might change).
- There will be a month gap between each story arc.
- The first issue is due out in October 2009.

Update on the Atlanta signing

Posted: July 28, 2009, 21:58
Update on the Atlanta signing:

Date: November 13, 2009
Location: Barnes & Noble, 2900 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
Time: 7:00 PM

Special Instructions from the store:
Stephen King will only sign copies of Under the Dome. No other books or memorabilia, please. There will be a limit of one book per customer. Wristbands will be used for entry into this event. Please call the store for details.

Signed collectors ed. of Under the Dome

Posted: July 27, 2009, 23:05
This was posted by the moderator of King's official board:

Not yet. I got an email over the weekend letting us know that the only place the signed edition will be sold is through Scribner's web site but they weren't set up yet to take pre-orders. The unsigned collector's edition can be pre-ordered now, though.

I spoke to Scibner and it dosn't look like they will be able to sell to customers outside the US (this might change though)...

Manchester event

Posted: July 27, 2009, 22:08
More about the Manchester signing:

Northshire Bookstore presents Stephen King
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 pm
Manchester Elementary-Middle School
80 Memorial Ave.
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Tickets to go on sale Sept. 1 at 10 am
Can be purchased by phone or in the store (we will have a special number set up by 9/1, and will let you know what that number is)

Ticket pricing:
$50 – includes a signed copy of Under the Dome and preferred seating (250 available)
$5 – General admission (550 available)

Only purchasers of a $50 ticket will get a signed copy of the new book. Mr. King will not be signing any other books. Unsigned copies of Under the Dome and other Stephen King books will be available for purchase.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

King on Mars

Posted: July 27, 2009, 19:36
I just love the Brittish TV series Life on Mars so I just had to show you this:

DVDs to be released Tuesday

Stephen King praised the British police drama "Life on Mars" as "one of the greatest limited-run television series I've ever seen." And he certainly got it right when he said, in Entertainment Weekly, that it "blows the American version out of the water." Well, now the original U.K. series comes to home video, being released Tuesday in a four-disc set packed with special features (Acorn Media, $59.99).

John Simm plays a modern-day Manchester police detective who gets hit by a car while chasing a killer and wakes up in 1973. Still a cop, he tries to solve crimes using the low-tech and frequently frustrating methods of the 1970s. Police procedure is a little rougher on suspects and forensics is slower – but the music's really cool.

The set includes audio commentary on each episode, an hourlong documentary with cast and crew interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, a "Music of 'Life on Mars' " featurette, outtakes and more.

This is "Series 1" of the show that ran for two seasons on British TV and was seen on BBC America. The U.S. version ran on ABC in the 2008-09 season.

UK proof of Under the Dome

Posted: July 24, 2009, 19:09
Here is a scan of an uncorrected UK proof for Under the Dome. It contains 880 pages (although the finished book will have 896 pages due to the fact that the finished book will be a bit more spaced out then the proof) and also has an author's note at the back.

King in Manchester

Posted: July 24, 2009, 15:33
From Rutland Herald.

It's not clear whether state officials will be able to organize a presidential visit in the near future, but before the end of the year Vermont will get a visit from a King.

As part of a tour supporting his forthcoming novel, "Under the Dome," author Stephen King will be in Manchester on Dec. 2 as a guest of the Northshire Bookstore.

Northshire event coordinator Linda Ellingsworth called it "the mother of all book signings."

"It's obviously thrilling. The people here said it's probably been 15 years since he's been back here," Ellingsworth said.

"It's always exciting when a writer of his stature comes through Vermont. The tough thing is going to be getting in the door (of the signing,)" Bissette said.

Given this unusual opportunity, Bissette said he hoped people who planned to attend would come up with some good questions for King.

Ellingsworth said the bookstore would probably create a separate page on its Web site to promote the event. Tickets may be available as early as the first week in August.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Info about the collectors ed.

Posted: July 22, 2009, 22:55
Here is a press release from Scribner about the collectors editions of Under the Dome:

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In addition to our standard publication (IBSN: 9781439148501, $35.00) Scribner is pleased to offer two special editions of Stephen King’s newest novel. All editions will be on sale on November 10, 2009.

Under the Dome Collector’s Set
ISBN: 9781439156971
$75.00/$95.00 CDN
This collector’s edition of UNDER THE DOME has a belly band and jacket, a stamped case, 4-color printed end papers, a ribbon marker, and contains a deck of special collector’s cards of the character drawings that appear at the beginning of each part of the book. The book will be shrink-wrapped. Printed on specialty paper, this publication is limited to 25,000 copies.

Under the Dome Signed Limited Edition
More info coming soon...

Signed collectors ed. of Under the Dome

Posted: July 17, 2009, 21:44
Interesting news from the moderator of King's official site about the signed collectors ed. of Under the Dome.

I can't confirm this with Scribner because they close down early on Fridays in the summer, but there's a rumor going around the grapevine that the signed limiteds will be going on sale through their website this weekend. You could try this link but if you don't see the signed limited showing up, use the Search function on their site.

Under the Dome excerpt

Posted: July 17, 2009, 21:39
In June it was mentioned that there would be an excerpt from Under the Dome in Entertainmet Weekley. It has now been revealed that it'll be in the fall (that's Sept., Oct., and Nov. in the States) issue.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

More about the signings

Posted: July 17, 2009, 21:38
Here are more info about the signings in Nov.

NYC - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
D.C./Baltimore - book signing, no on stage event
Atlanta - book signing, no on stage event
Sarasota - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
Minneapolis - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
Toronto - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
Portsmouth, NH - on stage, no book signing, 250 pre-signed books
Manchester Center, VT - on stage, no book signing, pre-signed books

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Under the Dome movie

Posted: July 16, 2009, 22:58
Publishers Weekly reports that Under the Dome might be on its way to be filmed:

Rand Holston at CAA is currently out with the film rights to Stephen King's forthcoming novel, Under the Dome. Scribner is publishing in November and Holston is co-agenting with Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman. (King's literary agent is Chuck Verrill.) The novel follows the members of a small Maine town inexplicably sealed off one day by an invisible and impenetrable force field. Stranded inside the dome—which is erected at a random and unfortunate circumference that separates those within the town—a group of locals, led by an Iraq war vet, band together to fight rising social unrest and, ultimately, the barrier itself. King announced that he had finished the book back in January and, in his column for Entertainment Weekly, spoke of its massive size—it's more than 1,000 pages. The heft may be making it tough for Hollywood execs to see the story working as a feature; one insider said all the activity in the book is causing some to think Dome makes more sense as a miniseries. Other massive 1,000-plus page works by King—like It and The Stand—both wound up on the small screen, the former as a TV movie and the latter as a miniseries.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Signing dates

Posted: July 16, 2009, 21:19
Here are more info about King's signing tour for Under the Dome from the moderator of his official board:

Dates and locations for signing tour update:

November 10 - NYC (this event is already sold out)
November 11 - still being decided whether D.C. or Baltimore
November 13 - Atlanta (yes, we know it's a Friday )
November 16 - Sarasota
November 18 - Minneapolis
November 19 - Toronto
December 1 - Portsmouth, NH
December 2 - Manchester, VT

Thanks to Craig Trunzo

King to appear at Music Hall

Posted: July 16, 2009, 01:04
King takes The Music Hall stage Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
to discuss his new novel Under the Dome. Read more here.

Thanks to Miss X.