Knowing Darkness deluxe
Median Market Value
53.a.i Deluxe edition, quarter black leather bound, traycase lined with black suede, 1 volume with Whelan's The Crimson King art printed on front and Brautigam's Night Shift art printed on back cover; extra portfolio in separate traycase with giant size signed prints: limitation of 5-10 - $4995
53.b.i Traycased edition, traycase lined with blue suede, two volumes: main volume with J.K. Potter's Skeleton Crew art printed on front and Giusti's It art printed on back cover, second volume with Darktower front cover containing extra oversize prints; laid in original whelan remarque of zombie: limitation of 50
53.b.ii Traycased edition, traycase lined with blue suede, two volumes: main volume with J.K. Potter's Skeleton Crew art printed on front and Giusti's It art printed on back cover, second volume with Darktower front cover containing extra oversize prints: limitation of 300 - $995(?)
53.c.i Slipcased edition, unnumbered, unsigned, quarter cloth bound, printed front cover of Wood's Nightmares & Dreamscapes cover for Needful Things, printed rear cover of The Stand 1st edition cover, red ribbon marker, paper covered slipcase with Brautigam's cover for The Stand on one side, and Maitz's Desperation on the other: limitation of 1500 - $295
This 448-page art book features loads of color and black & white artwork that has directly or indirectly illustrated the writings of Stephen King. The work has been culled from the last thirty-five years, and includes most all of the trade hardcover and mass market paperback editions, and virtually all of the artwork featured in the limited editions that have been published.
For most of the art, we have worked from either originals or first-generation transparencies, so most of the work is displayed with a brilliance that has never been seen. Plus, there are several pages of fold-out views, including several by Michael Whelan,Ned Dameron, John Jude Palencar, Stephen Gervais, and others.
The text, written by King critic George Beahm, looks back at 34 years of King in print. It provides a detailed look at the writer and his life, supplemented with interviews with Michael Whelan,Bernie Wrightson, Drew Struzan, John Cayea, Dave Christiansen, and many others.
The traycased edition was signed by over 33 artists, including Michael Whelan, Bernie Wrightson, Mark Ryden, Dave McKean, Rick Berry, and many more. The book was housed in a large traycase that holds the book, a second book of oversize extra prints.
There was also a deluxe edition available, which comes with all of the extras and 22 giant-size (17 × 22) prints, signed individually by over 30 of the the artists.