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Scenes from the Cemetery Dance office: Vincent Chong Remarques For Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

April 13, 2013 1 comment

Vincent Chong’s remarques for 100 lucky customers who bought the Cemetery Dance special edition of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King have arrived safely from the UK:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King VincentChong Remarque Artwork

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King VincentChong Remarque Artwork

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King VincentChong Remarque Artwork

How The Talisman/Black House Slipcased Set Came To Be

April 9, 2013 Leave a comment

black house poster by Tomislav TikulinThe final approval copy for our special slipcase for The Talisman and Black House arrived today and it looks great. See the photo at the end of this post.

For those who missed out on this set, I think the back story might be kind of interesting for collectors.

Last year, Scribner announced they would be reprinting The Talisman and Black House in a new matching hardcover set. A collector asked us if we would consider making an aftermarket slipcase for this set, which we thought was an interesting idea.

We’ve been producing limited run slipcases for most of Stephen King’s recent releases and our collectors really like how these cases turn out. We’re obviously big fans of the slipcases, too. In all honesty, they’re fairly expensive to make and we wouldn’t still be producing them if we didn’t like how they look!

After talking about the possibilities for a slipcase for this new set, we decided to go one step further and commission a bonus poster featuring original artwork by Tomislav Tikulin to make our set of the books extra special. You can see his awesome artwork to the right.

Then, in the fall, we learned that Scribner had only printed 2,250 copies of The Talisman and 2,660 copies of Black House, which is a tremendously low print run for a Stephen King trade edition. We had already purchased 400 of those copies, meaning there would only be 400 of our slipcased sets ever produced for collectors.

All 400 of these sets sold out last year and now that the slipcases are almost done, they’ll be ready to ship later this month.

the talisman slipcase

Scenes from the Cemetery Dance office: Hot Foil Stamping Dies

March 18, 2013 4 comments

A few people have asked about the hot foil stamping dies our printers, slipcase makers, and traycase makers use to stamp the covers/cases. These are made of copper, aluminum, or a similar material and weigh between one and 25 pounds. These photos don’t show it, but the copper ones are extremely shiny.

it by stephen king stamping die

it by stephen king stamping die

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Stamping Options for The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

March 15, 2013 2 comments

It took a few tries for the stamping die maker and binder to get on the same page for Lettered Edition of The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. At the top of this photo is the traycase (left, in red) and the leather-bound book (right, in black). Across the bottom are three different stamping samples on the leather binding, with the first version on the left and the final version on the right.

the strain stamping options

The final stamping looked like this:

Photos of The Century’s Best Horror Fiction Artist Edition from Cemetery Dance Publications

February 28, 2013 3 comments

The Deluxe Artist Edition of The Century’s Best Horror Fiction will be shipping next week. This sold out special edition was limited to just 25 signed copies that are individually lettered and numbered AE-1, AE-2, etc.

This special hand-bound, custom-made set features:

*  Cromwell Black Aristo Grain leather binding on spine

*  Asahi Japanese Bookcloth, Black Mohair, for front and back cover binding

*  French Marbled endsheets, a different sheet for each volume

*  pages edged with hand-dipped silver gilding

*  covers hot-stamped with Silver Matte hot foils

* Smyth sewn binding with cotton thread, cotton hinge cloth, sewn headbands, and black silk ribbon page marker

* each volume has an exclusive Glenn Chadbourne color frontispiece that has not appeared in any other edition

*  The books are housed in a custom-made wooden slipcase made by the extremely talented Dick Olsen of Bookslipcase.com. Each slipcase features a hinged door and engraved plate and there are magnetic closures embedded in the wood and a silver hook latch. The wood is poplar with a walnut stain and gloss polyurethane finish. Each door is embossed with one of three different pieces of artwork. In addition, although the interior of the cases has been sized to the exact dimensions of the books, these boxes were made by hand and each box features slightly different sizing for the door and outside dimensions, plus unique wood grain and colorations based on the piece of wood selected.

* Each set includes a one-of-a-kind original color acrylic and ink painting by Glenn Chadbourne, created exclusively for this edition, that has been matted and framed.  Each painting was inspired by a different story from the anthology. (A few samples are shown below.)

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Photos of The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Special Limited Edition from Lonely Road Books

February 22, 2013 8 comments

Here are a few photos of the The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition from Lonely Road Books, along with a few scans of the 13 or so color plates Caniglia created for the book, which sold out in just about 30 hours after it was announced:

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Scenes from the Cemetery Dance office: A Book of Horrors Lettered Edition Traycase

January 4, 2013 4 comments

The approval copy of the Lettered Edition traycase for A Book of Horrors edited by Stephen Jones has arrived. This project represented the first-ever collaboration between Cemetery Dance Publications (US) and PS Publishing (UK), so we thought it would be cool to do something a little different for the traycase. This is the first time we’ve ever “wrapped” the hot foil stamping the whole way around the traycase and the effect is pretty amazing in person. These will be shipping before the end of the month, but here are a few photos to give you a little taste of what it looks like:

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