featuring twenty ORIGINAL illustrations by acclaimed comic artist/director Troy Nixey
Status: Out of Print
Publication Date: April 2017
About the Book:
Last week they invaded Manhattan. This week they will destroy the world.
The vampiric virus is spreading and soon will envelop the globe. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather—head of the Centers for Disease Control’s team—leads a band out to stop these bloodthirsty monsters. But it may be too late.
Ignited by the Master’s horrific plan, a war has erupted between Old and New World vampires. Caught between these warring forces, powerless and vulnerable, humans find themselves no longer the consumers but the consumed. At the center of the conflict lies an ancient text that contains the vampires’ entire history . . . and their darkest secrets.
Whoever finds the book can control the outcome of the war and, ultimately, the fate of us all.
About this Special Edition:
With an oversized page size, an extremely low print run, and an “old world” design to resemble an ancient volume, this special edition will feature a high-quality paper stock and a deluxe binding selected from the finest materials available. This special edition will feature 20 original illustrations by acclaimed comic artist and film director Troy Nixey. This stunning special edition will be like no other book in your collection. Per the policies of Lonely Road Books, customers who buy this volume will have the first opportunity to reserve the final volume in the series.
About the Authors:
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards.
Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Devils in Exile and The Killing Moon. The Town was awarded the Hammett Prize for excellence in crime writing, and named one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King. He lives with his family outside Boston.
About the Artist:
Troy Nixey grew up on the prairies of Canada and used the long winters to his advantage, writing and drawing as much as possible. A natural storyteller and artist Nixey focused his artistic efforts in the field of comic books beginning in 1990. For sixteen years Nixey worked on a wide range of highly visible properties (Batman, the Simpsons, X-Men, the Matrix comics), but it is his more personal work that has garnered Troy his reputation as a unique creator (Trout, Bacon, Jenny Finn).
Deemed “truly original with a creepy elegant art style” by his peers and “eclectic and memorable, an artist who draws some of the most haunting stories in comics” by the critics, Troy Nixey has brought his distinct brand of art and storytelling to illustrate stories for some of the most notable creators in comic. They include Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy), Neil Gaiman (award winning novelist and screenwriter) and Andrew Cosby (creator and producer of the TV series Eureka).
Even with the success and creative freedom Nixey discovered in comics his first love has always been film. He focused his passion for movies into a short film Latchkey’s Lament, that premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. His short was warmly received and enabled Nixey to parlay the short’s success into his feature directorial debut, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, co-written and produced by Guillermo Del Toro for Miramax Films.
Not one to rest on his laurels Nixey has written a script, Simple Machines and has partnered with Phoenix Pictures to bring it to the big screen.
• Limited Edition: 474 deluxe copies signed by the authors, bound in a deluxe material, and housed in a custom-made slipcase ($175)
• Lettered Edition: 26 deluxe copies signed by the authors with all the special features of the Limited Edition, plus a different type of high quality binding and housed in a custom hand-made deluxe traycase ($750)