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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nightmare Factory @ MacNally Jackson

Tomorrow -- Halloween -- night: Joe Harris, BIll Sienkiewicz, and I are scheduled to sign THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street between Lafayette and Mulberry, New York, New York. Details here. It looks like the signing will start around 6:30, and then I'll do a reading from a novel in progress sometime after 7:45.

Update: Yikes -- it looks as though I'm now one of three featured readers for the evening. I'll be presenting an abridged prologue from BREUCKELEN, a prose novel in progress.

And here's another teaser: Four pages from "Sect of the Idiot," one of my two stories in NMF v2. ("The Chymist," the other story, is previewed in the entry directly below this one.) This is a quiet sequence, but artist Nick Stakal really caught the creaky, old-hotel feel the story called for.





Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Reminder: Hanley's Signing Tonight

Tonight at 6:00 - 8:00: Me, Joe Harris, and Bill Sienkiewicz at Jim Hanley's Universe, 44 West 33rd Street in Manhattan, signing THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY vol. 2. More details here and here.

To give you a taste: Here are the first four pages of "The Chymist," one of the four stories in NMF v2. Adapted from the original story by Thomas Ligotti, by me and artist Toby Cypress.




Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Spider-Man: Fear Itself


Now soliciting: SPIDER-MAN: FEAR ITSELF, a one-shot special by me and Joe Suitor.

In this story, Peter Parker must face his greatest fear -- which, not incidentally, brings him into conflict with the Man-Thing, Marvel's resident swamp monster. And whatever knows fear experiences rapid, inexplicable combustion upon contact with the Man-Thing's leafy appendages.

You can see the gorgeous cover above by Mico Suayan. But Suitor, the interior artist/colorist, is the real star of this one. He's got a wonderfully stylized, fully realized take on all the characters -- including Spider-Man:




Even little Peter Parker!


SPIDER-MAN: FEAR ITSELF is on sale January 7th, 2009. I'll have a short preview to show at my signing, tomorrow night at Jim Hanley's Universe -- details here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Nightmare Factory Signings


I'll be out signing the new NIGHTMARE FACTORY book this week with Joe Harris and the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz, at two locations for the spooky season:

Wednesday, October 29th, 6:00 - 8:00: Jim Hanley's Universe, 44 West 33rd Street, Manhattan (around the corner from the Empire State Building). I'll bring some previews of other projects to this one, too. Stick around afterward for my friends Garth Ennis and Russ Braun, signing their new book Battlefields from 8 to 10.

Friday, October 31st, 6:30 onward: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street between Lafayette and Mulberry. This signing is part of McNally Jackson's Literary Halloween Party, which features costumes, drinks, signings, and lots of readings. I might even read a selection from an upcoming novel myself. I did this last year with Colleen Doran, for Nightmare Factory Volume 1, and it was an amazingly great way to spend Halloween...sitting, drinking beer, signing books, looking at costumes and listening to scary stories. McNally Jackson is one of the few good-sized indy bookstores left in New York City, with a great selection and really nice staff.

Ain't It Cool News has a nice review of NMF Vol. 2 here.

So come on out. What? Do you have something better to do that night?


(Art from "The Chymist" by Toby Cypress, one of my contributions to the book.)