Joe R. Lansdale enters the Black Labyrinth!

581049_319168734833386_212709402_nA new book from Joe R. Lansdale is always something to get excited about.
An author of some of the darkest, weirdest stories out there, he is an amazing talent and a great storyteller. I am a long-time fan of his work, and though you may not instantly recognize his name, you may know him by some of his more famous stories.

His novella Bubba Ho-tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” (one of my personal favorites) was adapted to film for Showtime’s “Masters of Horror.” He is currently co-producing several films, among them The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero.

joe_r_lansdale_kickstarter_with_booksNow, the great people at Dark Regions Press are giving us fans a unique opportunity to produce and own a beautiful new edition of his next book. This will be the second book in what is being called the Black Labyrinth series.
The first in the series was “The Walls of the Castle” by Tom Piccirilli, and it has just been announced that one of the future books in the series will be a special edition of Clive Barker’s “The Midnight Meat Train”  It will be bound in alligator skin and will include special materials/writings and more created/based on the story.

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Here is what Joe has to say about the story for his upcoming Black Labyrinth novella:

“Currently working with Black Labyrinth to create a book of psychological horror, and well, a little bit of overt horror as well. It’s a novella, not a novel, but there will be plenty of room for shadow and sounds, for whatever it takes to scare a reader. What if there is a prison graveyard on an island for the worst of the worst. A place where the unclaimed go. Those who have been executed or died by disease or old age would end up on this island. Taken there by ferry in the middle of the night to be deposited in the ground like rotten rutabaga seeds. And what if on that island are two caretakers, a gravedigger and the ferry man. And with the remains of all that evil there in this dark, lost place in the middle of a great bubble of sea and wind and starry night sky, something goes way damn wrong.
And it isn’t at all what you think it is.”

These books are also being illustrated by an amazing artist, Santiago Caruso.
Mr. Caruso was born in 1982, in Quilmes, Argentina.
He is a symbolist and surreal artist, with an avant-garde concept but rooted in the nineteenth century´s decadentism.
He will create original color front cover artwork and four original B&W interior illustrations for Book II based on the story.

interior_illo_4_600pxJoe R. Lansdale’s Black Labyrinth Book II will be offered in ebook, trade paperback, Kickstarter exclusive trade paperback and three signed limited edition hardcovers. Find detailed information on each at the official kickstarter page for this project, along with other great incentives!
This is one kickstarter to get excited about!
Check it out, friends!

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