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Dust jacket by Menton Matthews III
An IDW Publishing Title
Dread Island is one of the strangest (and best) novellas of Joe R. Lansdale’s career, a “Classics Mutilated” that takes its place among notable tales as “On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks”, and “The Events Concerning a Nude Fold-out Found in a Harlequin Romance”.
We’re pleased to be able to offer the IDW Exclusive signed edition of Dread Island, a mashup of Huck Finn, Jim, Tom Sawyer, and stranger parts of American folklore, printed in two colors throughout, in a style that makes the book’s pages appear to be naturally aged and worn.
First, here is Joe R. Lansdale writing about the novella:
“I wrote Dread Island based on my love for Mark Twain, which collided with my interest in Lovecraft, and the fact that the Uncle Remus tales may have been the first stories I ever read. And then there were comics. I always saw Dread Island as a kind of comic book in prose, the old Classics Illustrated look, that’s how it played out in my head.”
And a taste of the novella’s narrative voice:
“This here story is a good’n, and just about every word of it is true. It’s tempting to just jump to the part about where we seen them horrible things, and heads was pulled off and we was in a flying machine and such. But I ain’t gonna do it, cause Jim says that ain’t the way to tell a proper yarn.”
The quantities we’ve secured of Dread Island are limited, so please don’t hesitate to get your order in.
Limited: 500 copies, hardcover, with the art covering the book’s boards, signed by author
Slipcased: 100 numbered copies, signed by author, housed in a custom slipcase