A Rare Signed Limited Edition For the Stephen King Collector. One of only 350 Printed
Lonely Road Books, February 2011. Stephen King "Blockade Billy" Signed Limited of only 350 signed & numbered copies. This is number 169 of 350. Printed on a high quality paper stock, this edition features a fine leather binding with blue traycase. Throughout the book you will find two color printings, a color frontispiece by Glen Orbik, and eleven interior illustrations by Alex McVey. Also included are a sewn-in ribbon page marker, a custom deluxe traycase with pullout ribbon, and the illustrated signature sheet signed by the artists. 229 pages.
Signed by both artists, Glen Orbik and Alex McVey directly onto the limitation page. This is number 169 of 350.
Limited Edition: just 350 hand-numbered copies printed on a high quality paper stock (different from any other edition) and featuring a fine leather binding, two color printing throughout the book, a color frontispiece by Glen Orbik, eleven interior illustrations by Alex McVey, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, a custom deluxe traycase with pullout ribbon, an illustrated signature sheet signed by the artists, and Stephen King’s first-ever baseball card SIGNED by King as his way of signing this special edition. Also includes a copy of the authentic William “Blockade Billy” Blakely baseball card Cemetery Dance printed for their 1st edition hardcover
Lettered Edition: 52 hand-lettered copies with all of the special features of the Limited Edition plus a “three piece” binding featuring a special Japanese book cloth and a fine leather, an exclusive artwork page in each book featuring an original sketch by Alex McVey to make EACH copy unique, a bonus art portfolio featuring Limited Edition prints of the artwork from the book, and a deluxe hand-made custom box to hold the book and the portfolio.
THIS LISTING IS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION OF 350
About the Artists
Glen Orbik has been a freelance illustrator and drawing instructor for over twenty years. He studied with master illustrator and classic movie poster artist Fred Fixler, eventually taking over many of Fixler’s classes upon his retirement. Specializing primarily in covers for paperbacks and comics, Glen has painted for clients including Marvel and DC Comics, Sony, TSR, Blizzard Entertainment, Berkley Books and Avon Books (including two Ray Bradbury titles). He has also painted collectible imagery for Warner Bros./DC Studios, as well as preliminary poster work for the Spider-Man and Hulk movies.
Alex McVey is an award-winning, Chesley-nominated illustrator whose work has been published internationally, ranging from album art to graphic design to book illustration. He has illustrated the works of Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Gahan Wilson, Brian Keene, Ramsey Campbell, and Richard Matheson, among others. His clients include ad firms, gaming companies, film studios, bands, and book and magazine publishers.
About Blockade Billy
Even the most diehard baseball fans don't know the true story of William "Blockade Billy" Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first and only — player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game's history.
Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse... and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth to the world, once and for all.
This original, never-before-published novella represents Stephen King at his very best, and this Lonely Road Books special edition is the only signed Limited Edition.
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books—all of them bestsellers. His recent work includes Mr. Mercedes, Revival, Doctor Sleep, Finders Keepers, and Under the Dome, a major TV series on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review, and it was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Novel Award from the International Thriller Writers. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2015 President Barack Obama presented King with the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to literature. Stephen King lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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