Friend-pimping Stephen King

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Art by Mark Geyer

No, I don’t know Stephen King personally. I don’t even know him impersonally. I hear he’s a nice guy. But I do know Bill Schafer, publisher of Subterranean Press, and that’s why I’m letting you know that Subterranean is publishing a special 10th anniversary edition of King’s serial novel The Green Mile:

Subterranean Press is delighted to announce the 10th Anniversary Edition of this classic work. Mark Geyer, whose art graced the original paperback releases of The Green Mile, has agreed to provide more than 60 original sketches for our edition. This exclusive publication will consist of six individual illustrated hardcover volumes, contained in a cloth slipcase.

For you collectors, these books come in three editions: Gift, Limited and Lettered. If you get the Lettered collection, you take your collection very, very seriously. Apparently, for Stephen King, there are a lot of serious collectors, so if you’re one of them, you really should get a move on.

This is pretty cool for Subterranean, and as someone who’s done a lot of work with them, I’m happy to see the house doing well. I can’t imagine this edition of The Green Mile will be anything but excellent.

Why I Don’t Argue With My College Girlfriend

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Because she could totally kick my ass, that’s why. She’s a second-degree black belt. This is her laying down the smack on some errant boards what got uppity and out of line. Because, you know, those boards would kill you and everyone you know, if they had but a chance. Fortunately between them and world domination is Shara.

In case folks think I’m having a dig at Shara’s expense, her being my ex and all, you should know that we actually continue to be very good friends (look to see who The Ghost Brigades is dedicated to), and I think it’s super-cool that she kicks ass. Also, those boards were asking for it. You can tell just by looking at them.