Greg Hildebrandt is a man who needs no introduction. He is without a doubt one of the most influential artists of our time. His career began in 1959 alongside his twin brother Tim. Their most famous works where the first bilingual Star Wars movie poster, the limited edition paintings for Terry Brooks Sword of Shannara, their works on the Lord of the Rings calendars, and the illustrations for Magic: The Gathering and Harry Potter for Wizards of the Coast as well as their work for Marvel and DC Comics. Together they earned the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.
Joe R. Lansdale has worked tirelessly to offer his reader’s a much needed bit of escapism through tales spun only as he could do them. Without a doubt one of the best in his in field, he has continually offered solid stories over several genres. His latest novel Devil Red, featuring the crime fighting duo of Hap and Leonard now on Knopf publishing was released on March 15, 2011. He is slated to release his take on Steve Nile’s 30 Days of Night sometime in May from IDW featuring the art of Sam Keith. Joe is also looking to began filming his third movie, Christmas With The Dead sometime this year. The zombie movie features Joe as executive producer alongside director Brian James Fitzpatrick. The script showcases the writing of Keith Lansdale with Kasey Lansdale slated to make an appearance in the film as well. For more information please see ChristmasWithTheDead.com. I recently sat down with Joe to catch up on all his latest projects.
In the eighth installment featuring Hap and Leonard Joe Lansdale offers fans of the series more macabre happenings for the East Texas crime fighting duo they have come to know and love. The book is slated for released on March, 15, 2011 and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon.com (In hardcover or in Kindle edition).
To hear say a few words about the book and for the latest on Christmas With The Dead as it becomes available see Kasey Lansdale’s YouTube Channel at: www.youtube.com/user/kaseylansdale
Updates will as always be available on this site as well, as they become available.
Frank Welker is a legend in the world of voice acting. He has appeared in well over 93 films and countless TV shows. His second role on camera came in the film, The Trouble with Girls, in which he played a Rutgers alumni who befriends Elvis Presley. His most recent on film role was in The Informant where he plays the father of Matt Damon’s character. His first voice role came in 1969 as Fred Jones on the now culturally iconic Scooby Doo, Where Are You! He became the voices of both Fred and Scooby in 2000. In between all that he has voiced such characters as Nibbler from Futurama, several characters on the 1980′s animated series, the animated film, and in the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the soon to be released Transformers “Dark of the Moon.”
Brian Lumley began his writing career while serving in the British Army with 13 years of enlistment to go. His early works were heavily influenced by the works of H. P Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. His first works were published by (at the time) “Dean of Macabre Publishers”, August W. Derleth at Arkham House in Wisconsin. In 1984 Brian completed his novel Necroscope® (featuring Harry Keogh as his main character who can speak to the dead). Since then Necroscope has grown into 16 volumes of work published in 14 countries. There is also merchandise galore, from comics, graphic novels, a role playing games, figurines and audio books (in Germany). There is also interest in a film project. Lumley is author of over 40 other titles. He has won countless awards for his work (British Fantasy Award, Fear Magazine Award, Lovecraft Film Festival Association’s “Howie,” The World Horror Convention’s Grand Master Award, The Horror Writer’s Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and most recently The World Fantasy Convention’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His most recent work is ‘Necroscope®: The Plague-Bearer.’ Readers can look forward to his next book a futuristic vampire novel, ‘The Fly-By-Nights.’