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Ennui & Other States of Madness Promotional Giveaway

Youknow me. I love a good contest. The signature sheets for all threeeditions of the book were signed this morning and will go out intomorrow’s mail. Today I spent most of the day working on thone-of-a-kind hand sewn and bound edition of my upcoming collectionfrom Dark Regions - ENNUI & OTHER STATES OF MADNESS. The book willbe leather bound (such as hand-made by me is) and is sewn and bound byhand. There will be some sketches and hand-written notes and extrasadded when it’s completed…and it will of course be signed and annotatedas a one-and-only edition. This one also includes rough sketchillustrations artist Don Paresi originally did for the project thatwere later removed due to the HUGE size of the book…this is a 360 pagebook.

I have completed the sewing of the signatures, and I have glued themand readied them for attaching to the spine. I will be finishing theboards and spine tomorrow and completing the book. I will have aspecial traycase as well…more on that later. Also included is a veryspecial item that is directly associated with the title story of thebook.

When I wrote ENNUI - which is a story of Jack the RIpper - I wasafter some detail I couldn’t get by normal research. One of the thingsthat I watned to know was just how much light one of the bullseyelanterns carried by London Bobbies in the 1800s gave off…particularlyin fog. I went to eBay, and I bought (not cheaply) such a lantern. It’sabsolutely period and authentic, for all I know it was carried on thestreets during the same time period Jack was running crazy. I can tellyou absolutely…not much light, and in heavy fog (which we also get herenear the dismal swamp) it’s useless.

Anyway..whoever wins the one-of-a-kind edition of Ennui will alsoreceive this antique bullseye lantern. I paid nearly a hundred bucksfor it, but it seems right to let it stay with the story….so here yougo.
These pictures are of the book in progress, and of the lantern. Onlythose who preorder the limited edition of my book are eligible for thecontest. The best price is at THE HORROR MALL where you can save a few bucks.

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This is the book block with the marks on the spine to show me where to punch holes…OUCH…I need a real awl for this…

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AND SEE PICS OF THE ANTIQUE LANTERN HERE...

-DNW

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opheliafloats
May. 20th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
That's so cool!
What stitch were you using? It looks really neat. Can't wait to see it finished!
Any pictures of the inside pages?

I love doing bookbinding. ;)
deep_bluze
May. 20th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what the stitch is called
I got it from a book on bookbinding...you go in at the end, then in and out all the way along, up through the first hole on the next signature, then out the second, catch the thread from the stitch on the first, and back in....like that.

It actually is done. If you head over to:

Macabre Ink and check out the last two entries, there are pictures of the bound book (in leather) and the traycase (in progress).

Dave
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