Weird Horror Tales Just Got Really Weird

by Jeff

It was announced today that legendary artist Earl Geier is illustrating the upcoming book by author Michael Vance. Published in early 2009, “Weird Horror Tales” will be an homage to pulp magazines from the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s like “Horror Stories” and “Weird Tales”.

“Michael Vance offers up thirteen tales of Lovecraftian horror with a deft sense of suspense and heart-pumping terror,” said Ron Fortier, editor of the title. “Earl Geier’s art for these stories is as stark and brutal as a cold knife’s edge. His grasp of horror is second to none, and he delivers nightmarish scenes with incredible, horrific feelings. He is the perfect partner for Vance’s terror tales.”

These stories about the fictional town of “Light’s End” in Maine have been published in dozens of magazines, and have also been recorded by renowned actor William (“Murder She Wrote”) Windom.

“My stories are based on the belief that there is something larger than our narrow view of reality,” said Vance. “Each story shares setting, history, prominent families, and a macro plot. It encompasses the Azrealites who work tirelessly to reinstate that Other back on Earth through science and the occult.”

Earl Geier, admitting he was “born, raised and died in Chicago where he still lives today with some cats and dogs”, is best known for his horror, fantasy and science fiction artwork. In the role playing game industry, his work includes art for “Battletech”, “Mechwarrior”, “Shadowrun”, “Earthdawn”, “Call of Cthulhu” and “Elric”, “Dungeons and Dragons”, “Fantasy Flight”, “Dark Conspiracy”, and many others. He has illustrated books for “Cemetery Dance” magazine, Chaosium, Gryphon and Subterranean Press. For comic book, he’s had work published by Dark Horse Comics, Comiczone, Now, Innovation and DC Comics Paradox.

Vance has written for national and international magazines, and as a syndicated columnist and cartoonist in over 500 newspapers. His history book, “Forbidden Adventures”, has been called a “benchmark in comics history”. He briefly ghosted an internationally syndicated comic strip, wrote his own strip and several comic books. He is listed in the Who’s Who of American Comic Books and Comic Book Superstars.

The publisher of “Weird Horror Tales”, Cornerstone Books also publishes Masonic and esoteric books, selected pulp fiction, art literature, limited children’s books, and poetry collections. For more information about Cornerstone, go to www.cornerstonepublishers.com.

Airship 27 packages and publishes anthologies and novels in the pulp magazine tradition.

In the past, Airship 27 has released “Witchfire”, a series of “Captain Hazzard” pulp thrillers, more pulp fiction in “Brother Bones” and “Secret Agent X” and the WWII/SF thriller “The Light of Men”. For more information on Airship 27, go to www.airship27.com.

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