Personally signed by contributors across four pages within the book!
A landmark anthology of OCTOBER DREAMS by Cemetery Dance Publications. This special Deluxe Signed Artist Edition was never offered for sale but only to select few customers privately. It was limited to only 30 copies. This is Lettered AE. It includes the artist portfolio, original framed print by Alan M. Clark, along with a first edition copy of October Dreams. Photos of the actual item you will receive!
Cemetery Dance Publications 2000 "October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween" Edited by Richard Chizmar & Robert Morrish. FIRST EDITION as stated on the copyright page with the full number line as required. Leather bound tray-cased edition. Black leather with red embossed artwork on the front cover. "Artist's Edition" as stated on the spine of the book. Signed Artist edition above the Lettered state. This package includes the artist portfolio along with the original framed art-work by Alan M. Clark. "Yesterday's Witch" by Gahan Wilson in a matted print.
Artwork - Alan M. Clark, copyright 2001. All rights reserved. "That Isn't A Cat" Number 979.
About the Book:
At more than 660 pages, this oversized volume is one of the best (and biggest) collections of Halloween material ever published!
Contents include: 22 short stories of spooky Halloween fiction (eleven brand new, never-before-published tales specially-written for October Dreams and eleven classic reprints); dozens of authors and artists have contributed short pieces recalling their own favorite and very personal memories of Halloween; essays detailing the "history" of Halloween, Halloween in the movies, and Halloween in literature; special Halloween artwork scattered throughout the book; plus almost all of the contributing authors will autograph the signed editions; a total of several dozen autographs.
Finally, for the Lettered Edition only, there will be a separate, specially-commissioned Halloween Art Portfolio, featuring twelve full-pages of stunning artwork inspired by classic Halloween images! Artwork by Cemetery Dance favorite Glenn Chadbourne! EDITORS
Richard Chizmar is the founder and publisher/editor of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than a dozen anthologies, including The Best of Cemetery Dance, The Earth Strikes Back, Night Visions 10, October Dreams (with Robert Morrish), and the Shivers series. Together Chizmar and Johnathon Schaech founded production company Chesapeake Films, and they've written screenplays and teleplays for United Artists, Showtime, Sony Screen Gems, Lions Gate, NBC, and many other companies. Their first projects include adaptations of Stephen King's From a Buick 8, Douglas Clegg's The Hour Before Dark, Stephen King's and Peter Straub's Black House, Ed Gorman's The Poker Club, as well as episodes of Showtime's Masters of Horror and NBC's Fear Itself.
Bob Morrish has worn many hats over the years, including editor of Cemetery Dance magazine.
Published in three states:
October Dreams was originally offered in the following three states. However, this special Signed Artist Edition is above the Traycased Lettered Edition and was never offered for public sale.
• Trade Edition bound in full cloth (original price: $40)
• Slipcased Limited Edition of 450 signed and numbered copies bound in leather (original price: $150)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather, with a satin ribbon page marker, and also includes a separate, specially-commissioned Halloween Art Portfolio, featuring twelve full-pages of stunning artwork inspired by classic Halloween images (original price: $400)
Condition – Each Item is in Very Fine condition as if normally shipped from the publisher. The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws. Sharp corners all around. Unread books without any marks, writing, or stamps. This item will be packed to the highest standard and shipped in a timely manner by Priority Mail with tracking number and signature confirmation. Shipping prices will vary depending on location.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
"The Black Pumpkin" by Dean Koontz
"Lantern Marsh" by Poppy Z. Brite
"Conversations in a Dead Language" by Thomas Ligotti
"Yesterday's Child" by Thomas F. Monteleone
"The Whitby Experience" by Simon Clark
"In-between" a poem by Ray Bradbury
"Gone" by Jack Ketchum
"Yesterday's Witch" by Gahan Wilson
"A Short History of Halloween" by Paula Guran
"Mask Game" by John Shirley
"Out of the Dark" by David B. Silva
"Heavy Set" by Ray Bradbury
"Boo" by Richard Laymon
"Masks" by Douglas E. Winter
"A Redress for Andromeda" by Caitlin R. Kiernan
"The Circle" by Lewis Shiner
"First of All, It was October" by Gary A. Braunbeck
"Pay the Ghost" by Tim Lebbon
"Buckets" by F. Paul Wilson
"Orchestra" by Stephen Mark Rainey
"Eyes" by Charles L. Grant
"Deathmask" by Dominick Cancilla
"Some Witch's Bed" by Michael Marshall Smith
"The Trick" by Ramsey Campbell
"Pork Pie Hat" by Peter Straub
"Trick-or-Read" by Stefan Dziemianowicz
Plus “My Favorite Halloween Memory" reminisces from:
Steve Rasnic Tem
Gary A. Braunbeck
Hugh B. Cave
Alan M. Clark
Poppy Z. Brite
William F. Nolan
David B. Silva
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Wayne Allen Sallee
- Cemetery Dance (2000)
- Signed Artist Edition AE
- Leather Bound with tray-case/Bonus materials
- see item description
- 11" x 8.5" x 2"
- Signature Authenticity:
- Lifetime Guarantee. Personally signed by the contributors across four pages in the book. The autographs are not facsimiles, stamps, or auto-pens.