Corey Brickley’s dark illustrations notch up the fear factor in this collection of terrifying tales tracing the history of horror from classic Edgar Allan Poe to contemporary Stephen King.
I Am Legend
Illustrated by Dave McKean
Introduced by Joe Hill
I Am Legend, Richard Matheson’s brutal tale of survival and vampires, arrives in a spectacular Folio edition – illustrated by artist Dave McKean and introduced by a modern master of horror, Joe Hill.
Bound in printed and blocked cloth
Set in Aldus
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
4 integrated black & white illustrations for the part-titles and illustrated headings throughout
10” x 5½”
About Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson was an author and screenwriter. He was born in New Jersey in 1926 and raised in Brooklyn. After completing his studies at school, Matheson joined the army and served with the infantry in Europe during the Second World War. Upon his return to America he graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and moved to California. He published his first short story, ‘Born of Man and Woman’, in 1950 and his first novel, I am Legend, in 1954. His 1956 book, The Shrinking Man, and its film adaptation the following year, enabled Matheson to make a career out of his passion. Many of Matheson’s works have been adapted for the screen, including A Stir of Echoes (1958), Bid Time Return (1975) and What Dreams May Come (1978). In 1991 he received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2010 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. He died in 2013.
About Joe Hill
Joe Hill is the author of Heart-Shaped Box (2007), Horns (2010), NOS4A2(2013), The Fireman (2016) and a book of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts (2005). He is a recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship and the winner of the A. E. Coppard Long Fiction Prize, William Crawford, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards. He earned the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long-running comic book series, Locke & Key, featuring the art of Gabriel Rodriguez. His short fiction has appeared in literary, mystery and horror collections and magazines in Britain and America.