This edition has been personally hand signed by Stephen King and all of the artists, Glen Orbik, Alan M. Clark, and Erin S. Wells on the special limitation page. This is number 169 of only 750. A rare and highly sought after signed limited edition.
Cemetery Dance Publications 2011. "IT: The 25th Anniversary Special Limited Edition" by Stephen King. Signed Limited Deluxe Edition. This volumes features a brand new afterword by Stephen King, full-color wrap-around color artwork by Glen Orbik, and nearly thirty original color and black & white interior illustrations by Alan M. Clark and Erin S. Wells!
"I worked on the book in a dream. I remember very little about the writing of it, except for the idea that I'd gotten hold of something that felt very big to me, and something that talked about more than monsters..."
-Stephen King, from the exclusive afterword for this special edition
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR COLLECTORS:
This Deluxe Limited Edition sold out from the publisher within 30 hours of being announced.
Limited Edition Cover Artwork
About this Deluxe Special Edition:
Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to publish our
Special Deluxe Limited Edition of Stephen King's classic novel
It, which he calls his "final exam on Famous Monsters" in his brand new afterword to this oversized special edition.
This project was easily the biggest, most lavish production
Cemetery Dance Publications had ever undertaken. Glen Orbik painted the
gorgeous wrap-around cover artwork, Alan M. Clark and Erin S. Wells
created nearly thirty exclusive interior illustrations including black
& white drawings and color paintings, and we hired the designer of
the Limited Editions of
The Secretary of Dreams, Blockade Billy, Riding the Bullet, and Full Dark, No Stars to create a unique interior design.
This fine collectible volume was published in three states, all
of them printed in two colors and bound in fine materials that go
beyond the scope and quality of our other much-acclaimed Stephen King
special editions. The exclusive Cemetery Dance Special Limited Edition
It by Stephen King is the perfect addition to any collection.
Special Features Exclusive to this Collector's Edition:
- brand new afterword by Stephen King detailing why he wrote the book
- deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing
- epic wrap-around full color cover artwork by Glen Orbik
- nearly thirty pieces of color and black & white interior artwork by Alan M. Clark and Erin S. Wells
- interior color artwork will be printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book
- high-quality embossed endpapers and fine bindings for all three editions
- full-color signature sheets with exclusive color artwork in the signed editions
- a page count so high it pushes the limits of our printer, easily our largest book ever!
- extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the
MILLIONS of copies of this novel you've seen in bookstores over the last
25 years , and you will NOT find our edition in chain bookstores!
The Cover Painting (Raw Artwork):
About the author.
Stephen 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
Lisey's Story, Duma Key, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset, and Full Dark, No Stars.
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.
Alan M. Clark grew up in Tennessee in a house
full of bones and old medical books. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. His illustrations have
appeared in books of fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, young adult
fiction and children's books. Awards for his illustration work include
the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. His short fiction has
appeared in magazines and anthologies and four of his novels have been
published. Lazy Fascist Press, an imprint of Eraserhead Press, released
a collection of his fiction titled
Boneyard Babies in November 2010 and will release his fifth novel, Of Thimble and Threat,
in the fall of 2011. Clark's publishing company, IFD Publishing, has
released six books, the most recent of which is a full color collection
of his artwork,
The Paint in My Blood. He and his wife, Melody, live in Oregon.
Erin S. Wells grew up on a farm in southwestern
Wisconsin, surrounded by corn fields, creeks and wooded hills. She
earned a B.A. degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and an
M.F.A. from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Erin now
lives happily with her husband amongst the redwoods in California's
Santa Cruz Mountains, and works as an illustrator and fine artist.
Sample Images (just a handful of the nearly 30 pieces that are exclusive to this edition!)