This month, we’re doing an interesting project with screenwriter Stephen Romano (his previous IDW connection is he wrote the teleplay for the MASTERS OF HORROR story, “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” that I adapted into comics a couple years back). He’s put together a behemoth of a book called SHOCK FESTIVAL. It’s a 350+ page collection of hundreds of horror movies you’ve never heard of. No, really. The official solicits are this:
Shock Festival –SPOTLIGHT
Stephen Romano • Stephen Romano, Tim Bradstreet, Michael Broom, David Hartman (a)
An illustrated history of the strangest, most outrageous movies you’ve never seen! An elaborate work of illustrated fiction, Shock Festival is a raunchy, hilarious tall tale of imaginary sleazebag exploitation films, lavishly brought to life with hundreds of never-before-seen original movie posters and memorabilia items. It’s the retro-dazzle of Grindhouse meets the authentic “mockumentary” appeal of Spinal Tap!
Recommended for mature readers only.
HC • FC • 352 pages • 9” x 12” • $39.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-322-3
We got advance copies in this week, and the book is a pretty awesome and stunning hardcover book, with perfect content just in time for Halloween. The book features contributions from artist Tim Bradstreet, actor/comic writer Tom Jane, and artist David Hartman, too. Here’re some initial pics of the thing as it sits on my desk: