King has said, "In Salem's Lot, the thing that really scared me was not vampires but the town in the daytime, the town that was empty, knowing that there were things in closets, that there were people tucked under beds, under the concrete pilings of all those trailers. And all the time I was writing that, the Watergate hearings were pouring out of the TV. I was thinking about secrets, things that have been hidden and were being dragged out into the light."
Personally drawn and signed by the artist, Glenn Chadbourne
December 2005. Doubleday. Stephen King. "Salem's Lot: Illustrated Edition" First Edition as stated on the copyright page along with the full number line. Photgraphs by Jerry N. Uelsmann. ISBN# 0-385-51648-7. Signed and remarqued by the artist Glenn Chadbourne directly onto the page opposite the copyright page. Hardcover book with dust-jacket. Very Fine.
Stephen King's second novel. This is the haunting story of one New England village's sinister secrets.
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The artwork adds a special value because it is a one-of-a-kind original. This detailed finished full-color drawing ties in with the subject matter of the novel and is personally and individually drawn for you by Glenn Chadbourne. This highly collectible piece of artwork depicts a scene from Stephen King's novel "Salem's Lot". A unique opportunity to own an original piece of work by the artist.
About Glenn Chadbourne
Glenn Chadbourne's artwork has appeared in more than thirty books as well as dozens of magazines and comics. His trademark pen and ink drawings have accompanied the works of today's hottest genre authors. His other Stephen King Limited Editions with Cemetery Dance Publications include two volumes of The Secretary of Dreams. Glenn lives in Newcastle, Maine, with his wife Sheila.
Glenn Chadbourne is an American artist. He lives in Newcastle, Maine. He is best known for his work in the horror and fantasy genres, having created covers and illustrated books and magazines for publishers such as Cemetery Dance Publications, Subterranean Press, and Earthling Publications. Mr. Chadbourne is known for his sense of humour and down to earth manner, as well as the stark honesty of his work.
Glenn Chadbourne attended Lincoln Academy before continuing his education at The Portland School of Art. He also attended the University of Maine at Augusta, as well as the University of Southern Maine.
His first published work was in the late 1980s for the Stephen King related newsletter called Castle Rock. He won a contest that called for artists to submit something Stephen King related.
He wrote, illustrated, and self-published a few comics called ChillVille and Farmer Fiend's Horror Harvest in the early 1990s. He eventually met Rick Hautala and was asked to illustrate his short story collection Bedbugs. After Cemetery Dance Publications printed Bedbugs in 1999, things began to click for Mr. Chadbourne, and he has since illustrated work for many of the top names in the horror genre.
He recently illustrated The Secretary of Dreams: Volume 1, a graphic collection of Stephen King stories that was published by Cemetery Dance Publications in 2006 in three limited editions. Volume Two was announced as being drawn by Glenn Chadbourne in early 2007.
Stephen Kings best-selling second novel gave birth not only to gaggles of vampire stories but also all kinds of creepy works in general Salems Lot, because of its genuineness, its verve, its originality, its willingness to reflect, expand and celebrate its sources, and, most importantly, its establishment of Stephen King as a pioneer in a field ripe for re-invention, was germinal and originative of the entire boom in horror fiction (Horror 100 Best 72).
Kings ability, through the overlayering of seemingly irrelevant mundane details, to generate a sense of wrongness found its first full flowering in this novel (Clute & Grant, 537).
The title King originally chose was Second Coming, but he later decided on Jerusalem's Lot. The publishers, Doubleday, shortened it to the current title, thinking the author's choice sounded too religious.
Stephen King's second book, 'Salem's Lot (1975)--about the slow takeover of an insular hamlet called Jerusalem's Lot by a vampire patterned after Bram Stoker's Dracula--has two elements that he also uses to good effect in later novels: a small American town, usually in Maine, where people are disconnected from each other, quietly nursing their potential for evil; and a mixed bag of rational, goodhearted people, including a writer, who band together to fight that evil.
Simply taken as a contemporary vampire novel, 'Salem's Lot is great fun to read, and has been very influential in the horror genre. But it's also a sly piece of social commentary. As King said in 1983, "In 'Salem's Lot, the thing that really scared me was not vampires, but the town in the daytime, the town that was empty, knowing that there were things in closets, that there were people tucked under beds, under the concrete pilings of all those trailers. And all the time I was writing that, the Watergate hearings were pouring out of the TV.... Howard Baker kept asking, 'What I want to know is, what did you know and when did you know it?' That line haunts me, it stays in my mind.... During that time I was thinking about secrets, things that have been hidden and were being dragged out into the light."
The title King originally chose was Second Coming, but he later decided on Jerusalems Lot. The publishers, Doubleday, shortened it to the current title, thinking the author's choice sounded too religious.
Salem's Lot was the first of King's books to have a huge cast of characters, a trait that would appear again in later books such as The Stand. The town of Jerusalem's Lot would also serve as a prototype for later fictional towns of King's writing, namely Castle Rock, Maine and Derry, Maine.
King reused the character Father Callahan, the local priest whose faith falters in the dreadful presence of Barlow, in his The Dark Tower series. He appears in Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower, and provides insights into his experiences after being exiled from 'Salem's Lot.
Salem's Lot was also the first novel by King in which the main character is a writer, a device he would use again in a number of novels and short stories. Mark Petrie's chant used for repelling the vampiric Danny Glick is reused in another King novel, It.
At one point, Mears explains his experience in the Marsten house, including seeing the body of the dead previous occupant. This is, obviously, impossible. However, Mears describes it as being a leftover or a remnant of what had happened there, just like the haunting of the Overlook Hotel in King's The Shining.
- Doubleday 2005
- First Illustrated Edition
- Glenn Chadbourne
- 'Salem's Lot
- Stephen King