Stephen Bissette is one of the morbid masters of horror comics, having gained fame for pencilling Saga of the Swamp Thing, publishing Taboo, and blogging about all sorts of horrific movies and comics! Currently, he resides in bucolic White River Junction, Vermont, teaching at the Center for Cartoon Studies.
Currently, over at his website, he is offering a special edition of “WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!”, his 336-page history of third-world cannibal movies! Here’s his pitch:
It’s back, for a limited time only this fall: the classic cannibal movie book WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU! by Stephen R. Bissette!
Specs: Clear acetate protective covers over canary-yellow card stock cover art front and back, blue Fastbak binding, 336 pages (!!), over 75 of which feature rare illustrations from the SpiderBaby Archives; measures 8 1/2′ x 11″ x almost 1″ binding.
This is a slightly revised (to update my address/online info only) recreation of the uber-rare 2003 limited ms. bound photocopy edition of the original dot-matrix printed manscript—it’s an artifact, folks, dressed up a bit, but complete and unexpurgated, the original full text the late, great Chas Balun edited down considerably for my chapter of THE DEEP RED HORROR HANDBOOK.
Here’s how to order:
WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU! ‘Bare Bones’ Edition(signed, no sketch art interior cover) is now available at
for only $25.00 plus Flat Rate Priority shipping, anywhere in the world!
WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU! ‘Original Sketch’ Edition (signed with an original Stephen R. Bissette sketch on the bonus interior cream white card stock cover) is now available at
for the HALLOWEEN SEASONAL SALE PRICE of just $50.00 US plus Flat Rate Priority shipping, anywhere in the world!
When this October sale ends at 12 midnight Halloween night, the Sketch Edition will be $65.00 US plus shipping, while supplies last.
This is a significant savings (over 20% discount) Halloween discount window for serious collectors.
That’s right! Order now, and for just $25 more, you’ll get a free sketch! (Click on the blog link above for examples!)
Even if you can’t afford the book, read his blog! It’s chock full of all sorts of interesting stuff! A true Wunderkammer! A lost-and-found emporium waiting to be discovered! And he’s one of comics’ tzadikim … a great guy, a strident fighter for creator rights, and a master of the artform!
I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010.
I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist.
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