Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New arrivals at the CHS library


I love pulp art. From George Rozen to Glen Orbik, there's something about its inherent romanticism that really appeals to me. Because of its hybrid nature, DARK SHADOWS is a property that lends itself well to a lot of different genres, which makes it pretty easy to riff on.

In that spirit, here are a few paperback covers that show off the show's versatility. Above is a faux cover for the upcoming BLOODLUST serial. The "women running from houses" meme was something DARK SHADOWS consciously used in its first year, and I thought it would be a nice fit. Even better, most of those kinds of book covers were interchangeable, which meant there was little chance of intentionally making the artwork spoilery.

Below are a few more covers. The first is another gothic romance design for Big Finish's "Carriage of the Damned." The other two are a bit more obscure ... "The Curse of Collinwood" is a book referenced in the Big Finish audiodrama "The Darkest Shadow." The other is the title of the book mentioned in the closing scroll of NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS, and is the novel being written by the characters played by John Karlen and Nancy Barrett.





4 comments:

Cousin Barnabas said...

Instead of meme, I would have used motive. A meme is an idea that spreads around different people, a motive is a special quality of something creative. Picky, I know. Happy Merry Holidays!

Cousin Barnabas said...

I would have liked to see the cover of The Curse of Collinwood was described in Big Finish's The Darkest Shadow: "I've never seen a house vomit blood before!"

Cousin Barnabas said...

Speaking of exorcism, I wanted to ask you about eBay auction 221657576860. Do you agree with me that these are fake signatures? Or is that outside your interests? I would have emailed you but there is no link to do so on your Collinsport Historical Society page.

Cousin Barnabas said...

I'm not really qualified to review autographs. I'd urge you to use caution when buying ANY kind of entertainment memorabilia online. As for my e-mail address, look in the rails at the top left corner to find it.

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