Pennywise The Puppet Version

Posted: November 30, 2016, 17:10:16

These photos are of a puppet version of Pennywise that Bart Mixon used for stop-motion segments in the IT miniseries. Mixon posted them on his facebook site with this comment:

“A stop motion version of Pennywise was needed for a hand full of effects shots created by Gene Warren at Fantasy II.
The puppet was sculpted by Dan Platt with a regular face, but the day I was molding it the production decided to use the acid burn make-up, so I had to create a mini-facial prosthetic for the puppet to change it’s features. I painted the puppet and Jack Bricker did his hair.”

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

King Read Two Excerpts From Sleeping Beauties

Posted: November 23, 2016, 10:07:08
Section: Book » Sleeping Beauties

King read from his and Owen’s upcoming book Sleeping Beauties on November 16. Here is a recap of the event.

Stephen King gave a Princeton audience a preview of his newest work, which will be published in 2017.

The legendary author shared two excerpts from “Sleeping Beauties,” which Mr. King wrote with his son, Owen King, an author in his own right, having published such acclaimed books as “We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories,” and “Double Feature: A Novel.”

During his reading — which was part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series, presented by Princeton University’s Program in Creative in Writing — at McCarter Theatre on Nov. 16, Stephen King read the excerpts from an iPad. He explained that he and his son started working on the book two years ago after Owen came to him with an idea — a story about what would happen if all the women in the world fell asleep.

Mr. King, whose bibliography of bestsellers includes “Carrie,” “The Shining,” “Misery,” “Under the Dome,” and “11/22/63,” said the idea brought two memories to mind. His mother-in-law once told him that if you go into someone’s house and there isn’t a ring in the toilet bowl, it means a woman lives in the home. The other thought was his mother saying that no man knows how to property fold a shirt (men who served in the military may disagree).

Wearing jeans, a collared shirt, and sneakers, Mr. King was introduced by Joyce Carol Oates. Mr. King talked about the story, and a bit about writing. “One of the reasons writers write is to figure out what they think by codifying it into words,” he said. He also joked about pushing the wrong button on his iPad and losing the excerpts, “What will you do then Smartass?” he said to himself. He added that while the iPad is amazing, he preferred reading printed pages. “These are just boops and bleeps,” he said of the words on the screen. It was an interesting remark from a writer who was among the first major authors to publish an original story as an e-book, and who has published a few things exclusively for Amazon’s Kindle.

The stage was decorated with the set for a production of the musical “Once,” presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts. Standing before some wooden tables, a bar and under dozens of hanging chandeliers, Mr. King read two excerpts from the book, one from a man’s point of view, and one from the point of a view from a female character, who is existing in another dimension.

Source: Central Jersey

Thanks to Pablo

Give Someone Charlie the Choo Choo For Christmas

Posted: November 23, 2016, 06:04:22
Section: Book » Charlie the Choo Choo

Interested in giving someone a free copy of Charlie the Choo Choo for Christmas? Well, all you need to do is head over to Lilja’s Library’s Facebook page and like one of my posts there and in a comment to the same post, tag the person you want to give the book. The person who gets tagged needs to live in the US to qualify, the person who tags can live anywhere though.

You have to do it before December 10 and you also need to follow Lilja’s Library on Facebook so that I can contact you if you are one of the lucky once that gets to give away a copy of Charlie the Choo Choo for Christmas. You can tag as many people as many times as you like between now and December 10.

On December 11 I will select three lucky winners, contact you who have tagged them for their address and then send them a copy of Charlie the Choo Choo in time for Christmas. Sounds good? Well, what are you waiting for, go tag someone you like!

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