The Travelin' Librarian video Unboxing “Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King”

Unboxing “Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King”

Yesterday I received my copy of the deluxe 2-volume traycased edition of “Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King” published by Centipede Press. No one in the house believed that such as large box contained just a single book. Here’s the unboxing of this massive tome. (This may just be the first book unboxing video on the web.) I’ve also posted photos on flickr. The only problem now, is where to store this monstrosity.

From Centipede Press (
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, J.K. Potter, 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 is signed by over 33 artists, including Michael Whelan, Bernie Wrightson, Mark Ryden, Dave McKean, Rick Berry, and many more. The deluxe is housed in a large traycase that holds the book, a second book of oversize extra prints.

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3 thoughts on “Unboxing “Knowing Darkness: Artists Inspired by Stephen King””

  1. Angela Kroeger says:

    That book is HUGE! But it looks amazing. Even if you have to rearrange your furniture to make room for it, it will be worth it just for the awesome factor of enjoying that book.

  2. Sweet One says:

    Is one of those double-page fold-outs from Cujo, and was it published in a calendar back in ’86?

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