Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
Clive Barker Original Artwork. Tarrie Cat [Abarat]. With Two Letters of Provenance Signed. 2003. 11 x 8.5 inches. Original ink sketch, signed on Barker’s personal letterhead paper. Tarrie cat sketch in the vein of the cats presented in Barker’s Abarat book series. Also included are two letters dated 2003 to scholar, artist, author, and cat lover, Patrick Eddington. First letter is original and signed, second letter is a copy of original. “Tarrie cats are anthropomorphic felines that live off the island of Ninnyhammer. Their leader is Jimothi Tarrie. Jimothi and other tarrie-cats prevent Kaspar Wolfswinkel from leaving the island and therefore his constant source of frustration.” [-Clive Barker Wiki, Abarat]. Patrick Eddington (aka Pat the Cat), teacher, scholar, writer, artist and cat lover, carried on extensive correspondence throughout his life with a staggering number of writers and artists, many whom he persuaded to submit works for his life-long “Cat Project”, a culmination he wished to create into a large book and traveling exhibition. Eddington’s vision was sadly never realized. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 63.
Original art. Clive Barker. Abarat. Cats. Horror. Fantasy. Fantasy art. DP10071 $500.00
Dunn, Linwood. [The Exorcist[.
Linwood Dunn Personal Copies of Letters and Memos Concerning His Work on The Exorcist. Optical Special Effects Archives of the Film Focusing on the Famous Vomiting Scene and the Georgetown Zooms. Extremely Rare. July - September, 1973. 8.5 x 11 inches. 10 pages. Personal copies kept by Linwood Dunn concerning his work on The Exorcist (1973). These papers were a part of Dunns estate and sold after his death. There are 9 letters/memos, including a two page letter. Five purchase orders with detailed notes and four typed letters, all marked “Editorial”, for archives. [1-4] Four pages of Film Lab reports. Content includes zooming times and night effects, for dusk shots. Another states “Cinex test vomit mattes,...Vomit Preopt”.  Fantastic content in this to Warner Brothers letter talking about Regan (Linda Blair) vomiting on Father Karras (Jason Miller) on optical zoom. In part “Also enclosed is a better uality set of dupe prints of Karras being hit by vomit. The prints I sent you first were too dark. These may be helpful in trying out cuts from Regan vomiting, using our rough super test. We are workgin on Mattes for these 2 vomit inserts”.  Letter to Warner Brothers about Georgetown over-ride zoom, also adds more on vomit scene, in part “The vomit inserts look pretty good - but we’ll have some problems matting it in as Linda (Blair) doesn’t hold her head still.”.  Letter to Warner Brothers on vomit scene, in part “I am enclosing a remake of the vomit composite...we have cut from the last good frame of Regab vomiting that could match action to the vomit coming into the priest scene. The color and density of Regan in bed is a close match to the work print...”.  Letter to Warner Brothers concerning theGeorgetown Zoom as well as “We photographed the vomit insert today and after a few problems it seemed to go well, with Marcel at the pump!”. [9-10] A two page letter to Warner Brothers reagarding the storage of negatives at Technicolor as well as billing to Warner Brothers concerning their lab work. At the end of the letter Linwood has added a PS “Please let me know if and when I may work on your main title. I would like to be involved with it, and will be happy to develop any ideas”. A truly fascinating insight into the detail and work that went into making a classic film. Interesting to see all the writing to Warner Brothers about vomit and how they struggled to get it looking just right! All pages are copies, all in excellent condition, the Sept. 12, 1973 letter (single page) has very minor shipping to outer margin, but no affect. to text or content.Linwood G. Dunn (1904-1998), pioneer of visual special effects in film and inventor in the field. Dunn worked on numerous films and TV series including the original King Kong (1933), Citizen Kane (1941), Airport (1970), The Exorcist (1973) and the Star Trek series (1966-69). Dunn photogaphed the rotating RKO radio tower trademark used at the beginning of all RKO films. Dunn was the winner of five Academy Awards and has a theatre named after him in Hollywood, The Linwood Dunn Theatre.
Special Effects. Optics. The Exorcist. Warner Brothers. Makeup. Effects. Inventors. Inventions. Film. Movies. Camera. Choreography. Cinematography. Photography. Academy Awards. DP10046 $500.00
Pinhead Hellraiser Original Ink Artwork Signed. 1997. Rare. 8.25 x 11.75 inches. Spectacular original ink drawing, black ink and white out highlights. Incredible detail going on in this piece, with multiple demons, and faces in the background, while Pinhead explodes from the Hellriaser box, unleashing chains and hooks of pain galore. Amazing piece of art. On hard stock art paper. Suitable for framing. Haward’s original artwork is scarce on the market. Haward is a British comic book artist who started as a fill-in artist on Dan Dare in 1990. His first big break was at 2000AD in 1993 on a Judge Dredd story written by Garth Ennis. Haward has done work on such comic book greats as Dan Dare, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Biker Mice From Mars, Tales of the Buddha, and Spiderman. He has done covers for Marvels Pocket Books: Uncanny X-Men, The Amazing Spiderman, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, Venom, Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man. His artwork has been reprinted many times throughout the world.
Horror. Hellraiser. Pinhead. Hell. Pain. Devil. Cenobites. Demons. Comics. Comic book. DP10045 $200.00
Fastner, Steve and Rich Larson.
Night Slayers. A Portfolio. Seven Prints. S.Q. Productions. 1993. Limited edition. 11 x 14 inches. Seven black and white prints. Near fine. Depicts women hero-slayers. In the vein of Vallejo and Frazetta. Prints. Art. Monsters. Fantasy art. Dragons. Women. Pinup. Sex. DP10004 $30.00
Frankenstein Monster and The Bride Original Artwork by Adam Padilla. Titled: My Love, My Light. One of a Kind Original Artwork on actual Frankenstein Book Pages. Pages: 5 x 8 inches, overall matted: 16 x 12 inches. Beautiful original ink sketches of The Monster and The Bride, on original (modern) Frankenstein book pages. Black ink, with red and white highlights. Double matted in black, white and red. A stunning one of a kind piece. Padilla has signed and dated each page in black ink at top corner. Adam Padilla is a world-famous artist and pop culture icon specializing in horror and science fiction characters. DP10076 $150.00
Tom Sullivan Original Ink Sketch. The Evil Dead. Lick The Blood Off My Shovel.Very rare. 8.25 x 11.75 inches. Matted, 12 x 16 inches. Original black ink sketch of a melting skull, inscribed by Sullivan “Lick The Blood Off My Shovel!”. Signed at lower right corner. On white hard stock artist paper. Black matboard frame. Tom Sullivan, artist and special effects. Sullivan created the make-up, special effects, and props for Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. Sullivan created the iconic Book of the Dead in the film. Tom also worked on Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness and the Fly Part 2. Sullivan is a well known painter and illustrator in the fantasy and horror world. He illustrated the role playing game The Call of Cthulu for eighteen years. The inscription on this piece, “Lick The Blood Off My Shovel”, was an alternate title created by Sullivan for what ultimately ended up being The Evil Dead.
The Evil Dead. Horror. Art. Fantasy. Sam Raimi. Ash. Monsters. Book of the Dead. Necronomicon. Lovecraft. Cthulhu. Autograph.
Brzezinski, Anton & Forrest Ackerman. [Lon Chaney, Sr.].
Lon Chaney Sr. Tribute Limited Edition Lithograph. Signed by Artist and Forrest J. Ackerman. Original Makeup in the Printing Ink. [c1998]. 20.5 x 24 inches, matted. Beautiful large sepia toned lithograph printed with some of Lon Chany Sr. original makeup. Signed and numbered 176/450 by artist in pencil, with his seal at bottom right. Also signed by genre favorite, Forrest J. Ackerman at bottom left in ink. As new, still sealed in shrink wrap with hanger on back. A very minor ding to outer edge at lower corner, no affect. Suitable for framing. A beautiful piece. A very rare piece, we locate no other copies for sale at time of description. Limited edition of only 450 copies made. Brzezinski (b1946), artist and writer - best known for his science fiction and fantasy pulp artwork, many of which were done for Forrest J. Ackerman (1916-2008) and his magazines. DP10079 $150.00
Locke, Vincent. Keith Davidsen, author.
Re-Animator #1 Comic Book. Vincent Locke Original Artwork on Blank Variant Cover. Dynamite Comics: 2015. Awesome #1 issue of Re-Animator by Dynamite Comics, with a large variant cover blank, sketched in pencil and inks by Vincent Locke. In fine condition. In mylar back and board. Vincent Locke (b.1966), artist and illustrator best known for his album cover work on the death metal band Cannibal Corpse. Locke began work in 1986 illustrating the zombie-horror comic book, Deadworld - it soon became an underground hit. He has also worked on such classic comics as The Sandman, Batman, American Freak, and A History of Violence, which was later made into a movie directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen. Re-Animator. Lovecraft. Vincent Locke. Horror. Cannibal Corpse. Heavy Metal. Hard rock. Death metal. Cthulhu. Comic books. Zombies. Comics. DP10070 $100.00
Beautiful People (Modern Frankenstein Monster and Bride). Original Pinup Artwork by Mike Hoffman. 2015. 12 x 16 inches. Fantastic pen and ink original artwork depicting a modern comic-style setting of Frankenstein’s Monster and The Bride. Signed and dated by Hoffman in lower right corner. Suitable for framing. A truly stunning piece! Mike Hoffman is best known for his original horror and fantasy comic book artwork. He is a leading artist in the genre and produces most of his own comics, novels, and recording albums. Hoffman also works for DC/Marvel, most notably as an artist for Swamp Thing and Midnight Days. His fantasy and horror pinup’s are highly desired and collected world wide. Horror. Comics. Graphic novels. Art. Frankenstein. Bride of Frankenstein. Mary Shelley. Fantasy. Erotica. Pin-up. DP10061 $200.00