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2014-03-23 09:35:27 PM
I want some of those....
 
2014-03-23 09:35:33 PM
I liked most of the Dark Tower related ones and the IT related ones. Some of that stuff was pretty creative. Others, not so much.
 
2014-03-23 09:36:48 PM
The dreamcatcher one is awesome
 
2014-03-23 09:43:16 PM
Mostly high school quality.
 
2014-03-23 09:48:04 PM
Some of them are pretty good. Many of them are not. This one in particular

galleries.gothamistllc.com

makes me think the artist probably has a lot in common with Annie Wilkes.
 
2014-03-23 09:54:52 PM
Come on artists, respect the original source material. It was an ax and not a sledge hammer in Misery.
 
2014-03-23 09:57:06 PM

rtaylor92: Come on artists, respect the original source material. It was an ax and not a sledge hammer in Misery.


Pretty sure Jack is holding that.
 
2014-03-23 09:59:41 PM
I didn't realize Stephen King was such a good artist with so many forms of media.

I guess he has to do something between writing books.
 
2014-03-23 10:06:03 PM

LesserEvil: I didn't realize Stephen King was such a good artist with so many forms of media.

I guess he has to do something between writing books.


King didn't do those, they are based on his writing. I misunderstood it at first, too. ;-)
 
2014-03-23 10:10:56 PM
I'd like to see the Duma Key paintings.
 
2014-03-23 10:12:25 PM

lindalouwho: LesserEvil: I didn't realize Stephen King was such a good artist with so many forms of media.

I guess he has to do something between writing books.

King didn't do those, they are based on his writing. I misunderstood it at first, too. ;-)


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2014-03-23 10:17:23 PM
Stephen King art show (w/ photos). No word if paintings come alive when the lights go out

Pretty sure that's a given...
 
2014-03-23 10:30:10 PM

LesserEvil: lindalouwho: LesserEvil: I didn't realize Stephen King was such a good artist with so many forms of media.

I guess he has to do something between writing books.

King didn't do those, they are based on his writing. I misunderstood it at first, too. ;-)


D'oh!
 
2014-03-23 10:34:51 PM
These remind me why we need a decent IT remake too. Tim Curry was ok in that role, but Pennywise was always lots scarier in my imagination. But that's all everyone thinks of when they think of Pennywise now, we need a re-imagining.
 
2014-03-23 10:36:20 PM
Looks like art from people that saw Stephen King-based movies.  For instance, a baldy Barlow.
 
2014-03-23 10:44:11 PM
Way too movie based. "Duma Key" is all about art, and...nothing. I wanted to see more of "The Stand", "Lisey's Story", and "From a Buick 8". I'm one of the few who thinks King is getting better as he ages.

/read 11/22/63 twice.
 
2014-03-23 10:57:09 PM

FreakyBunny: Way too movie based. "Duma Key" is all about art, and...nothing. I wanted to see more of "The Stand", "Lisey's Story", and "From a Buick 8". I'm one of the few who thinks King is getting better as he ages.

/read 11/22/63 twice.


I couldn't really stand  Duma Key. A third of the way through I canned it and my wife filled me in the rest of the way. Meh.

11/22/63 on the other hand. Killer. Loved that one. That and Under the Dome back to back: a lot of words.

Deciding on which to read next. Maybe some King. Maybe some PKD.
 
2014-03-23 11:13:17 PM
No Road Virus Heads North?
 
2014-03-23 11:29:43 PM

rtaylor92: Come on artists, respect the original source material. It was an ax and not a sledge hammer in Misery.


There's at least two images with the sledge hammer for Misery, which suggests they're based on on the movies and not the books.  I seems to remember that at the time King gave his blessing to the change as they couldn't really cut off James Caan's feet.
 
2014-03-23 11:46:43 PM

Fano: No Road Virus Heads North?


Damn, way ahead of me.  Story creeped me right out in a good way and I keep wanting to see whatever picture it is in King's home that inspired it.

Also, there needs to be a Rose Madder piece.  But I do like this one for Christine:

galleries.gothamistllc.com
 
2014-03-23 11:49:45 PM

FreakyBunny: Way too movie based. "Duma Key" is all about art, and...nothing. I wanted to see more of "The Stand", "Lisey's Story", and "From a Buick 8". I'm one of the few who thinks King is getting better as he ages.

/read 11/22/63 twice.


I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that a majority of the pieces were from the same 2-3 books. I'd have liked to have seen more variety in general from his works. They're all very well done, but it would have been nice to see people do art based on something other than IT or Shawshank Redemption. It's all cool, but some more variety from maybe some of King's works that aren't Hollywood movies would have been kind of neat.
 
2014-03-23 11:55:57 PM

tokyogirl79: FreakyBunny: Way too movie based. "Duma Key" is all about art, and...nothing. I wanted to see more of "The Stand", "Lisey's Story", and "From a Buick 8". I'm one of the few who thinks King is getting better as he ages.

/read 11/22/63 twice.

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that a majority of the pieces were from the same 2-3 books. I'd have liked to have seen more variety in general from his works. They're all very well done, but it would have been nice to see people do art based on something other than IT or Shawshank Redemption. It's all cool, but some more variety from maybe some of King's works that aren't Hollywood movies would have been kind of neat.


I'd pay five bucks for "ladyfingers they taste like ladyfingers" or "Longer than you think dad, LONGER THAN YOU THINK." with perhaps something from Last Rung on the Ladder
 
2014-03-23 11:57:45 PM
Wait, someone did Jack Torrance as the Lady of Pain from Planescape?
 
2014-03-23 11:58:21 PM

tokyogirl79: FreakyBunny: Way too movie based. "Duma Key" is all about art, and...nothing. I wanted to see more of "The Stand", "Lisey's Story", and "From a Buick 8". I'm one of the few who thinks King is getting better as he ages.

/read 11/22/63 twice.

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed that a majority of the pieces were from the same 2-3 books. I'd have liked to have seen more variety in general from his works. They're all very well done, but it would have been nice to see people do art based on something other than IT or Shawshank Redemption. It's all cool, but some more variety from maybe some of King's works that aren't Hollywood movies would have been kind of neat.


No kidding. Drawing Tim Robbins or Jack Nicholson or even Wheaton over and over again just seems lazy.
 
2014-03-24 12:04:35 AM
"Thinner", "The Monkey" and "Desolation" remain my favorite Stephen King stories/novels.  I don't read horror much anymore, but when I was in high school, I read everything Stephen King there was.  I never finished TDT series, though, since he stopped writing them and I just never got back to it when he picked back up on it.
 
2014-03-24 12:17:20 AM
No word if paintings come alive when the lights go out

Crap, now he's going to have to write another thousand page book. And guess what the focus is going to be. I swear his books have more use as building material than literary merit.

Seriously, just once some of you farks wait for a used copy. You'll find them available in about three months as unwanted gifts and "I just can't get into this" copies make it to used and thrift stores. And they'll be just like new because, like Rushdie's Satanic Verses, no one gets past the second chapter.
 
2014-03-24 01:14:55 AM
I'm holding out for the True Knot's Rose and her crew.
 
2014-03-24 01:18:04 AM

wildcardjack: No word if paintings come alive when the lights go out

Crap, now he's going to have to write another thousand page book. And guess what the focus is going to be. I swear his books have more use as building material than literary merit.

Seriously, just once some of you farks wait for a used copy. You'll find them available in about three months as unwanted gifts and "I just can't get into this" copies make it to used and thrift stores. And they'll be just like new because, like Rushdie's Satanic Verses, no one gets past the second chapter.


The "coming alive when they lights went out" I think is a reference to Duma Key.

Around here, it usually takes about six months around here for King's work to show up in the thrift shops.  What's interesting is that the real duds (Hearts in Atlantis, Rose Madder) hang around a lot longer than the good ones.

/And I liked Satanic Verses.
 
2014-03-24 01:25:57 AM

Dwight_Yeast: What's interesting is that the real duds (Hearts in Atlantis, Rose Madder) hang around a lot longer than the good ones.


Because they get put on a shelf and forgotten about. I have found copies of Rose Madder in distributor shrink wrap in recent years.
 
2014-03-24 01:34:15 AM

Gyrfalcon: Stephen King art show (w/ photos). No word if paintings come alive when the lights go out

Pretty sure that's a given...


Lights out you say?
http://vimeo.com/82920243

Warning: may cause you to regularly check for monsters upon turning lights off. Or just leave the lights on.
 
2014-03-24 01:48:38 AM
I was kind of hoping for a panel van hitting jogger.
 
2014-03-24 03:01:51 AM

tjassen: Gyrfalcon: Stephen King art show (w/ photos). No word if paintings come alive when the lights go out

Pretty sure that's a given...

Lights out you say?
http://vimeo.com/82920243

Warning: may cause you to regularly check for monsters upon turning lights off. Or just leave the lights on.


OK, well, f*ck you.

I have a squeeky floor, too, goddamn it.
 
2014-03-24 05:26:06 AM
I'd pay five bucks for "ladyfingers they taste like ladyfingers" or "Longer than you think dad, LONGER THAN YOU THINK." with perhaps something from Last Rung on the Ladder

Two of my favorites also........
 
2014-03-24 06:57:38 AM

Gyrfalcon: tjassen: Gyrfalcon: Stephen King art show (w/ photos). No word if paintings come alive when the lights go out

Pretty sure that's a given...

Lights out you say?
http://vimeo.com/82920243

Warning: may cause you to regularly check for monsters upon turning lights off. Or just leave the lights on.

OK, well, f*ck you.

I have a squeeky floor, too, goddamn it.


Pretty much what I told my friend who sent me the link.
 
2014-03-24 07:30:03 AM
Fark the paintings, me want THIS!


galleries.gothamistllc.com
 
2014-03-24 07:57:55 AM

FreakyBunny: Way too movie based. "Duma Key" is all about art, and...nothing. I wanted to see more of "The Stand", "Lisey's Story", and "From a Buick 8". I'm one of the few who thinks King is getting better as he ages.

/read 11/22/63 twice.


I too think he just keeps getting better. I read A LOT and for no particular reason didn't pick up one of his books after the 3rd Dark Tower book for 20 or so years, was pleasently suprised when I did. Like bborchar, I never did finish the Dark Tower Series - partly because I was annoyed because it was originallys
supposed to be just a trilogy, partly because when I got around to checking out the next book I realized I would need to reread the first 3 first. I have reread The Talisman (written with Peter Straub) tho; I think that book might be King's first venture into playing with alternate universes, before DT. That's a real rarity for me - the only other books I've read twice are Catch-22, The Great Escape, and In Cold Blood. Thinking about it now, if the darn weather keeps us inside again in this never-ending winter, I might pick up The Talisman once more.

/old
//liked most of the art
 
2014-03-24 08:19:54 AM

lindalouwho: I have reread The Talisman (written with Peter Straub) tho; I think that book might be King's first venture into playing with alternate universes, before DT.


You know, he and Straub wrote a sequel to The Talisman that directly ties into the Dark Tower with a few retcons here and there.

Though it's not very loved by Talisman fans, as it's a mean, dark and depressing book with little of the joy of The Territories.
 
2014-03-24 08:48:00 AM
The paintings don't come alive at night, but they change when you aren't looking. There is something in the background of the one on the left that keeps getting closer, closer, closer...
 
2014-03-24 08:49:49 AM

Confabulat: lindalouwho: I have reread The Talisman (written with Peter Straub) tho; I think that book might be King's first venture into playing with alternate universes, before DT.

You know, he and Straub wrote a sequel to The Talisman that directly ties into the Dark Tower with a few retcons here and there.

Though it's not very loved by Talisman fans, as it's a mean, dark and depressing book with little of the joy of The Territories.


I think I might have to give that a try, thanks. Because when I googled, Black House makes references to the Crimson King, Albert Fish, and Poe's "Raven". Wiki also mentions a couple other books that tie into DT; I'll have to check if they're before the 4th DT book.

/also had forgotten and was trying to remember the term "flipping" when I Boobiesed
//thx wiki
 
2014-03-24 09:02:29 AM

wildcardjack: Dwight_Yeast: What's interesting is that the real duds (Hearts in Atlantis, Rose Madder) hang around a lot longer than the good ones.

Because they get put on a shelf and forgotten about. I have found copies of Rose Madder in distributor shrink wrap in recent years.


I think I'm the one person who likes Rose Madder quite a lot.  Sure, the painting stuff might feel kind of tacked on, but the stuff in there about domestic violence and the courage to break free from it?  That stuff is gold.
 
2014-03-24 09:07:46 AM

lindalouwho: Confabulat: lindalouwho: I have reread The Talisman (written with Peter Straub) tho; I think that book might be King's first venture into playing with alternate universes, before DT.

You know, he and Straub wrote a sequel to The Talisman that directly ties into the Dark Tower with a few retcons here and there.

Though it's not very loved by Talisman fans, as it's a mean, dark and depressing book with little of the joy of The Territories.

I think I might have to give that a try, thanks. Because when I googled, Black House makes references to the Crimson King, Albert Fish, and Poe's "Raven". Wiki also mentions a couple other books that tie into DT; I'll have to check if they're before the 4th DT book.

/also had forgotten and was trying to remember the term "flipping" when I Boobiesed
//thx wiki


Wth? I wrote "Boobiesed", not Boobsied LOL!

Have seen it before but still haven't ascertained what "boobsied" means exactly. Seems to mean an innocuous screw-up?

/but it's such a NICE word!
 
2014-03-24 09:08:55 AM

IwasKloot: FreakyBunny: Way too movie based. "Duma Key" is all about art, and...nothing. I wanted to see more of "The Stand", "Lisey's Story", and "From a Buick 8". I'm one of the few who thinks King is getting better as he ages.

/read 11/22/63 twice.

I couldn't really stand  Duma Key. A third of the way through I canned it and my wife filled me in the rest of the way. Meh.

11/22/63 on the other hand. Killer. Loved that one. That and Under the Dome back to back: a lot of words.

Deciding on which to read next. Maybe some King. Maybe some PKD.


Duma Key was kind of dense, but the audiobook version of it is really fantastic.  John Slatterly from Mad Med narrates it and he's really good at putting feeling into the characters.
 
2014-03-24 09:19:05 AM

JosephFinn: wildcardjack: Dwight_Yeast: What's interesting is that the real duds (Hearts in Atlantis, Rose Madder) hang around a lot longer than the good ones.

Because they get put on a shelf and forgotten about. I have found copies of Rose Madder in distributor shrink wrap in recent years.

I think I'm the one person who likes Rose Madder quite a lot.  Sure, the painting stuff might feel kind of tacked on, but the stuff in there about domestic violence and the courage to break free from it?  That stuff is gold.


I'm probably mis-remembering, but I think one of the reasons Rose Madder suffered was that it came at the end of the trilogy of thin "women's" books he wrote, and got very hyped due to the time-in miniseries.
 
2014-03-24 09:25:19 AM

Confabulat: Some of them are pretty good. Many of them are not. This one in particular

[galleries.gothamistllc.com image 640x516]

makes me think the artist probably has a lot in common with Annie Wilkes.


Nice of the artist to put King right next to the Kubrick version of Jack Torrance that he hated.
 
2014-03-24 09:41:31 AM

lindalouwho: I think I might have to give that a try, thanks. Because when I googled, Black House makes references to the Crimson King, Albert Fish, and Poe's "Raven". Wiki also mentions a couple other books that tie into DT; I'll have to check if they're before the 4th DT book.


I'm a rare Talisman fan that actually liked Black House but it's completely different tonally and storywise. And it's almost a Dark Tower book in its own right. But The Talisman was a book full of colors; Black House has just that one: black.
 
2014-03-24 11:32:50 AM
Waaay too much movie/book cover influence for my taste, but a few standouts.....Strawberry Spring gets extra credit.

Really needs The Road Virus, though...
 
2014-03-24 11:43:16 AM
There are some pretty bad ones (most of the Shawshank  stuff), some pretty good ones (Dreamcatcher stands out), but I loved the black and white icon one. Killed a few minutes guessing the titles without the key. Needs more recent books for sure. I second wanting to see The Irish Rose and her True Knot.
 
2014-03-24 05:26:59 PM

Fano: No Road Virus Heads North?

 
2014-03-24 07:25:11 PM

Dwight_Yeast: JosephFinn: wildcardjack: Dwight_Yeast: What's interesting is that the real duds (Hearts in Atlantis, Rose Madder) hang around a lot longer than the good ones.

Because they get put on a shelf and forgotten about. I have found copies of Rose Madder in distributor shrink wrap in recent years.

I think I'm the one person who likes Rose Madder quite a lot.  Sure, the painting stuff might feel kind of tacked on, but the stuff in there about domestic violence and the courage to break free from it?  That stuff is gold.

I'm probably mis-remembering, but I think one of the reasons Rose Madder suffered was that it came at the end of the trilogy of thin "women's" books he wrote, and got very hyped due to the time-in miniseries.


Yeah, you are misremembering a bit; the miniseries you're thinking of it Rose Red, which came out in 2002 and has no relation to Rose Madder in 1995.
 
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