November 21, 2022
We are happy to report that Prisoner of Violence by Keith Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale, the first graphic novel ever published by Dark Regions Press, is in the final stages of preproduction! The photo in this post is the trade hardcover edition used for proofing purposes. We expect printing on the full print run of trade hardcovers and deluxe signed slipcased hardcovers to start within 90 days. Thank you to everyone for your patience on this project and we'll post another update once printing is underway!
Prisoner of Violence by Keith Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale - First Graphic Novel from Dark Regions Press (Coming Soon)
Prisoner of Violence is a new graphic novel created by Joe R. Lansdale and written by Keith Lansdale based on the same island where the terrifying story of Prisoner 489 by Joe R. Lansdale took place. Featuring cover artwork by Daniele Serra, Prisoner of Violence marks the first graphic novel ever published by Dark Regions Press.
On a prison island where the most dangerous criminals in the world are sent and supernatural terrors sometimes break free, new arrivals come to the island on a raft. One of them is very sick, but they are not prepared for the terrifying adventure that awaits them on the island. Fast-paced, full of magic and the supernatural, a thrilling graphic novel by Joe R. Lansdale and son Keith Lansdale!
Read More or Preorder Now at darkregions.com/prisonerofviolence
November 19, 2022
We have some extra t-shirts that were made for the Dark Regions Press publication Dreams from the Witch House and we've decided to include them at random in some Black Friday orders! These t-shirts are black and 100% cotton. Sizes range from Large to 2XL. Due to limited quantity we cannot guarantee sizes at request. Thanks to everyone who shops in the Black Friday sale, you might just get a cool t-shirt as a free bonus!
November 17, 2022
To make the Black Friday Sale extra exciting for our customers this year, we'll be choosing 1 Black Friday Sale customer at random to win a limited edition slipcased hardcover of Needful Things by Stephen King! The winner of this second part of the Stephen King contest will be announced along with the winner of the first contest after the Black Friday Sale ends. Thank you to everyone who enters and best of luck!
November 17, 2022
November 07, 2022
The winner will be contacted and announced publicly within 5 business days of the contest concluding on November 14th. No limit on amount of entries. Thank you to everyone who enters the Needful Things by Stephen King Contest!
November 03, 2022
Here is a sneak peek at artwork by Tomislav Tikulin to be printed in color within Pirates of the Old World! We are happy to report that printing starts soon for this project. Thank you to everyone who has preordered this book and supported the project!
Pirates of the Old World is an upcoming anthology of plunder, adventure and cosmic horror edited by Chris Morey and Keith Lansdale. Featuring wraparound dust jacket artwork by Richard Luong (Cthulhu Wars), Pirates of the Old World will include original stories accompanied by illustrations from multiple authors and artists.
Click here to preorder Pirates of the Old World!
September 29, 2022
Dark Regions Press is happy to report that the deluxe signed slipcased hardcovers of Return of the Old Ones are shipping now! We sincerely appreciate the patience of our customers and campaign backers on this deluxe hardcover. If you reserved this item through one of our campaigns we created an order through our website so you should receive an e-mail with tracking information within the next 10 business days. While it took longer than anticipated, Dark Regions Press will always follow through and deliver to our customers. Thank you all for your support of these projects, as a small independent specialty press it means the world to us. We will continue to work to create exciting new projects, celebrations of classics and support the industry as a whole.
Thank you all again and if you reserved Return of the Old Ones Deluxe Hardcover watch for it in your mailbox soon!
July 02, 2022
May 09, 2022
Author, screenwriter, artist, and occasional actor William Francis Nolan passed away without pain on July 15, 2021, during a brief stay in the hospital following complications from an infection. He was 93 years old. He had no living relatives and was married one time.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Nolan was an only child. His father, Michael Cahill Nolan, was an adventurer and sportsman. His mother, Bernadette Mariana Kelly Nolan, was a stenographer. The family resided on Forest Avenue in a predominantly Irish section of the city. Nolan spent his youth riding his bike up and down nearby Troost Avenue, close to the Isis Theater, meeting with friends to spend hot days in the cool of the movie palace, where they watched Westerns, ate candy, and reveled in the adventures of Tom Mix and other film heroes of the day. An avid reader, he devoured Max Brand, comic books (especially Batman), the pulps, and any other books he could get his hands on. He held very fond memories of his childhood.
Later, the family moved to Chula Vista, California just after World War II (Nolan was unable to serve due to flat feet and poor vision). Though the times were hard, his cherished parents had unflinching Irish roots, and the family endured, eventually winding up in Los Angeles. It was during this time Nolan caught the Science Fiction fandom bug. Talented at drawing, Nolan spent many hours working as an artist (including a stint at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City), still enthralled with pulps such as Black Mask, Weird Tales, and comics, especially Jack Kirby’s output. Movies eventually became his greatest enthusiasm, and for years he attended several a week. Being in L.A. only added to his interest in all forms of genre, from Noir to horror to Science Fiction.
Once established in L.A., he stumbled across a fresh new writer named Ray Bradbury, becoming an instant convert. Seeking Bradbury out, by 1952 he had learned enough about him to compile his first serious book, Ray Bradbury Review. It contained a mix of art, stories, and nonfiction, including pieces by writer Chad Oliver and Bradbury. After a few years of doing art, active semi-pro fanzine work, and other fan-related organizing, Nolan made his first big professional sale, “The Darendinger Build-Up” to Playboy, and decided he wanted to be a writer full-time. Around this time, Bradbury introduced Nolan to the man who would become his best friend for ten years, until his untimely death, Mr. Charles Beaumont. Beaumont, Nolan, Richard Matheson, George Clayton Johnson, Chad Oliver, Charles E. Fritch, Kris Neville, John Tomerlin, Mari Wolf, and several others eventually comprised “The Group”, meeting to discuss stories and hang out together.
Nolan’s career flourished as a writer and later a screenwriter, primarily for Dan Curtis. Logan’s Run, which he co-wrote with the late George Clayton Johnson, propelled both men into the public consciousness in a major way, especially after the release of the classic MGM film adaptation in 1976. Although Nolan has written roughly 2000 pieces, to include biographies, short stories, poetry, and novels, Logan’s Run retains its hold on the public consciousness as a political fable and dystopian warning. As Nolan has stated: “That I am known at all is still astonishing to me, as I can so vividly recall the boy flying down the road on his bike in Kansas City all those years ago. My later years have brought me much happiness, I will note, especially my current family, Jason and Sunni Brock. We’ve been a unit for nearly 15 years, and it has been one of the best times of my life.”
—Jason V Brock
May 02, 2022
For a limited-time use code NEEDFULTHINGS during checkout and we'll include Needful Things by Stephen King Limited Edition Slipcased Hardcover from PS Publishing as a free bonus ($155 retail value) with your order of Phoenix 451 by Ray Bradbury Signed & Lettered Deluxe Traycased Hardcover! Limited to 9 more redemptions total. Most of our allotment of Needful Things is being saved for Stephen King Mystery Box and subscription customers which is why we are only offering a few copies as bonuses! Click here to preorder Phoenix 451 lettered edition now.
Ray Bradbury was always tinkering with his writing, especially his scripts. Gauntlet Press is proud to be publishing five versions of Fahrenheit-451 he wrote beginning in 1955.
First, though we’re offering Bradbury’s second manuscript of his acclaimed novel that he typed — in facsimile fashion. The manuscript differs in a number of ways from the published novel.
A 52 copy lettered edition signed by Bradbury (these are not our “classic” tipsheets but sheets he signed for a book prior to his death). The book is also signed by William Shatner who wrote a short introduction.
Use Code NEEDFULTHINGS When Ordering Phoenix 451 Lettered Edition to Get Needful Things by Stephen King Limited Edition from PS Publishing as a Free Bonus! Click Here to Preorder Phoenix 451 Lettered Edition Now
April 21, 2022
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March 04, 2022
We are thrilled that artist David Stoupakis has created another fantastic wraparound color painting this time for The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee Special Edition forthcoming from Dark Regions Press! The Woman Special Edition will be offered for public retail sale when the books are in-stock and ready to ship to customers later this year/early next year and will include multiple interior illustrations and bonus materials as well! Watch for more news on The Woman Special Edition by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee in the months ahead! Click the cover art image to view a larger version:
UPDATE on Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition by Jack Ketchum: We are happy to let our customers know that printing for Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition by Jack Ketchum is slated to start very soon! Thank you to all of our customers for your patience on this special edition - the past couple of years have significantly added to the delays but we are committed to delivering Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who supports this project!