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Clive Barker Art Book Featured on Kickstarter

Olympian Publishing founder Thomas Negovan hopes to raise $35,000 on kickstarter for a book entitled Imaginer: The Art of Clive Barker. Negovan intends to include more than 75 art pieces in the finished 160-page book.

Reportedly, this will be the first comprehensive volume profiling the artwork of Clive Barker. This book is meant to accompany the “Clive Barker: IMAGINER” art show which will open on January 18, 2014. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“There have been marginal explorations of Clive’s artwork in the past, but the most important part of this project is that the book is composed of entirely ALL NEW and ULTRA HIGH RESOLUTION image captures.  The detail is impeccable, and Clive flatteringly declared the difference in detail of the new captures compared to previously printed ones like the difference between “chalk and cheese”.  (Which means they’re really, really good!)”

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Clive Barker to Rewrite Zombies vs. Gladiators for Amazon Studios

Horror novelist and screenwriter Clive Barker has been hired to rewrite the Zombies vs. Gladiators for Amazon Studios.

Although the press release doesn’t mention their names, the original script was  written by Michael Weiss and Gregg Ostrin for Amazon’s annual slate of film-writing contests. At Amazon Studios, you can watch an animated test movie version of Zombies vs. Gladiators or download a copy of the original script.

Barker had this statement: “I’m excited by the opportunity to interweave two very rich narrative threads. One of them concerns itself with the reality of the decadence of Rome and its rise and fall. The other is a fantastical narrative element – the living dead. My brief to myself on this project is to give the audience not only zombies they have never seen before but also a Rome they have never seen before … In twenty-five years of working in this town, I’ve rarely had people listen to what I had to say as closely and as carefully as they did and then simply give me the freedom to go do it.”

Share a Scary Book on Halloween

Last year novelist Neil Gaiman launched an international Halloween tradition of giving scary books to the people you love. The All Hallows Read site has lots of book recommendations.

In 2010, Gaiman wrote: “I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy. I propose that stories by authors like John Bellairs and Stephen King and Arthur Machen and Ramsey Campbell and M R James and Lisa Tuttle and Peter Straub and Daphne Du Maurier and Clive Barker and a hundred hundred others change hands — new books or old or second-hand, beloved books or unknown. Give someone a scary book for Hallowe’en. Make their flesh creep … Give a scary book.”

What scary book will you give to a loved one? This GalleyCat editor will share a copy of Demon Theory by Stephen Graham Jones with a friend–it’s a postmodern horror novel that will break your mind into little pieces. Share your recommendations in the comments section and help other readers find scary books to give as gifts.

Clive Barker Lends Support To Kickstarter Project

After earning the support of horror novelist Clive Barker, filmmaker Mark Miller hopes to raise $7,500 to shoot a trailer for The Sickness–his film script about a zombie road trip.

Follow this link to watch his pitch (features a few shots of gory zombie makeup).

Here’s more about the project: “I showed my script for The Sickness to Clive and his resident make up effects team, Stephen Imhoff and Cris Alex. They went nuts for it and offered to help in any way possible … The budget for the trailer is bare bones. All of the money will go into makeup effects, locations, permits, and food. Everyone else involved has agreed to do this for the love of the project, and of course a sandwich or two. Then, once the trailer is filmed and edited together, we plan on showing it to investors.”

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