Following it’s Bram Stoker award win earlier this year, Stephen Jones’, The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History, has received an award at the World Fantasy Convention. The awards were presented on the during this years convention in Columbus, Ohio at the World Fantasy Awards banquet. Awards ranged from lifetime achievement to various aspects of art and literature.
Since it’s beginnings in 1975, The World Fantasy Convention has continued as an annual gathering and reunion of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of light and dark fantasy art and literature. The Art of Horror was nominated in the category the Special – Professional category.
In The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History multi-award winning horror and dark fantasy writer and editor Stephen Jones brings together thrilling visuals of the horror genre that have bewitched audiences since the 19th century. These images continue to inspire nightmarish creatures that wander the streets every Halloween; the tradition of bone-chilling campfire stories; and let’s not forget the psyche-scarring films audiences can’t get enough of.
It is a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre’s most respected names, including a foreword by cult favorite Neil Gaiman. Readers will be ensnared by the shockingly lurid and hauntingly beautiful color photos and illustrations representing every aspect of the horror genre since Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the 19th century.
Vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more, it’s all here. From early engravings – via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings – to today’s artists working entirely in the digital realm. Stephen Jones and his exceptional team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection for those discovering the genre and the most committed fans. The Art of Horror is the ultimate collection to indulge the dark side in everyone.
Stephen Jones is the leading authority on the fascinating history of horror. He is a Hugo Award nominee, the winner of four World Fantasy Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, twenty-one British Fantasy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Horror Association. One of Britain’s most acclaimed horror and dark fantasy writers and editors, he has more than 130 books to his credit.
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