TALES OF UNSPEAKABLE TASTE cover and other news

Well, let’s get the formalities out of the way and take a look at this new cover for Bizarro Pulp Press and Journalstone’s upcoming TALES OF UNSPEAKABLE TASTE, from the poison pen (tainted typewriter? killer keyboard?) of John Bruni:

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CRADLELAND OF PARASITES SPECIAL EDITION PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE VIA ROOSTER REPUBLIC

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Cradleland Dust Jacket MEDIA

Our special edition of Sara Tantlinger’s CRADLELAND OF PARASITES is now available for pre-order. This 134-page hardcover is 6×9 and sports a dust jacket with gloss finish. Only 100 of these will be printed. Cover art and interior art are exclusive to this particular release.

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What Even Is The Future? And will there be pre-orders?

Uncertainty looms large. We had plans, big changes we wanted to implement, but most of those plans have been, at the very least, put on hold. The exceptions being the books we planned on releasing in 2020. Those are still happening, regardless. And we keep pushing the boundaries of our freelance production work, though we’ve shelved some of the more expensive ideas until we see how the summer and fall play out, financially. Luckily, we are adaptable and only answerable to ourselves, so most of these setbacks are only perceptible to us and only aggravate us.

Onwards, then, and upwards.

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NOT ALL MONSTERS SPECIAL EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE VIA ROOSTER REPUBLIC

NAM hardcover wrap

Well, hello there…

We are still several months out from the standard release of our anthology, NOT ALL MONSTERS, but we have decided to make the illustrated special editions (in hardcover and paperback) available, starting today.

These editions are only available from Rooster Republic, and will never be available anywhere else. The hardcover edition is 6×9 and has a page count of 306. This edition comes with a gloss dust jacket. The paperback is 5×8 and has a page count of 416, sporting a matte finish for the cover.

The hardcover retails for $55, which includes shipping and handling for U.S. residents. International orders will retail for $85.

The paperback retails for $35, which includes shipping and handling for U.S. residents. International orders will retail for $65.

Payments can be made via PayPal: roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

If you do not use PayPal and wish to order from us, contact us via email to discuss other arrangements.

Our standard release of this title (with an alternate cover and no interior illustrations) will be available on October 31st, 2020 via Amazon and the expected retail price is $19.95

PROMPT TIME: New Premade Book Covers and Story Prompts

All premade covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com . For more info and premade covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

I’m going to try something a little different this week. I want to have a little more fun with these premade covers other than just showing them off. Sometimes an image alone can spur a writer into a story concept, and when I get feedback like that on social media, it always brightens up my day a bit. Makes ya feel like you’re doing something right, you know? So in that spirit, I’m going to riff on each piece briefly, I guess in a way to remember what it was like when I was still actively writing fiction. Maybe it’s a way to brush up on those skills, a little practice  alongside the art.

I tend to cycle through skills –  going from writing, music, and art to prevent creative blocks and to keep things fresh and exciting. I will admit, though, art was my first passion, and I find myself being drawn to it with more frequency.  I feel at home there (especially when I’m playing with horror). There’s also a great challenge, and a difference, in creating art for art’s sake and creating a book cover. I’ll have to save that for another time.

I think anyone who has been publishing, either by traditional means or by the self-publishing route, can agree that writing is time consuming and difficult work. For me, making covers is a less labor intensive way to play with story elements in a much more speedy manner (plus it keeps me connected to a thriving community of storytellers, which is a great form of entertainment in itself). It scratches that writer brain itch. You know the one.

The voice that goes, “Ah, this would be a good prompt for a story.”

“I saw her in The Between. It was a glimpse, the curtains withdrawn revealed a lover. I knew her, but how? From where? We were made of smoke, nebulae, the ink of space outlining the stars that filled our form. We were dead. We were lovely. I did not want to come back.”

The visuals were already kicking in. He looked over the writhing mass of bodies and grinned. A wave of euphoria. The tickle of electricity. Fractals pulsated across his vision. He spotted a woman in the crowd. Her eyes reflected like an animal’s, orbs of light buried in the silhouette of a face. She appeared to be staring right at him, dancing for him. Her movements were set aside, as if the crowd parted for her. They moved at a different speed, but she –  she was fluid. Highlighted.

Anne tugged at his shirt, pulling him from the trance.

“This shit is fire,” he yelled over the music. “What did you call it?”

She squinted. “What did you take?”

Steven laughed and shrugged, throwing his hands up. “I don’t know, whatever you gave me!”

“I haven’t even got it yet! What are you talking about?”

“What?”

“It’s real. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen the miracles.”
“C’mon. We’re not twelve anymore. I’m not falling for it.”
“She’s right. I’ve seen it, too.”
“Seen what?”
Mary’s friends paused. She expected to see that glint in their eyes, that bit of glee when they were up to something. She’d been gone five years, and nothing had changed. Nothing at all. Small towns were like that.

Except, that glance wasn’t mischief. It was fear.

“The road between worlds is littered with bones. A place dreams can die if they linger too long.”


Three friends disappear walking home from a county fair without a trace. Stranger still, three separate voice mails are left on each of their parent’s phones. Voice messages that are all sent at the exact same time, saying the exact same message.

“We have something to show you.”

But the sound that comes next…

 


This summer
One man
Will kick
his house’s ass

I’ve got nothing on this one. I have failed. The torch is now yours to carryI misspelled “y’all” on the cover. All is lost but I’m for hire.

This piece actually began as a picture of the Nicholas Day, author of Grind Your Bones To Dust and co-owner of Rooster Republic, but don’t tell anyone.

See ya next week!


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

Cover Reveal for Hardcover Edition of NOT ALL MONSTERS, and More News…

Firstly, many congratulations go out to all who woke up, this morning, and found themselves on the Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot. And, of course, a very special congratulations to frequent Strangehouse Books/Rooster Republic Press collaborator, Sara Tantlinger. Her novella, To Be Devoured, has found itself on the list and in some very good company.

Speaking of Tantlinger, we are excited to show you the full wrap for our hardcover version of Not All Monsters! Read on, read on…

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More Horror And Some Art Deco To Boot

A new horror piece, In The Wake of Strange Gods is available as a book cover or as part of our Omens Collection where you can find it on all kinds of merch. Click the image below and take a stroll through our Redbubble store. The second piece, A Wind Will Come, is a change of pace to something more classic as is just available as a cover.

All premade covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Horror Art

A new body horror piece, available as a book cover or as part of our Omens Collection where you can find it as a poster, shirt, or even a phone case. Click the image below and take a stroll through our Redbubble store. Enjoy!

All premade covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

New Premade Covers! Cthulhu and Vintage pieces

Two new pieces from the past few days. After doing some Freddy and Jason fan art, I kinda figured I’d tackle another horror icon with H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu. The second piece has a quasi-vintage feel, and both, noticeably, are a bit on the green side. Maybe because there’s almost a foot of snow outside and I long for wearing shorts and smoking a cigarette on the porch without freezing to death. Anyway, enjoy! Both pieces are available.

All premade covers are $100 via paypal, $25 extra to expand them to print jackets. Custom covers start at $150. Always feel free to email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com and for more info and covers navigate to our Design Services tab or click HERE.

 


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

MY BFF SATAN: Commission Complete

Kyle Rader has been a blast to work with, not only because I have a thing for the satanic panic era but just because of the approach of the book itself – a heart warming comedy from what I understand. Plus, he’s just easy to get along with and the project went smooth as hell. We ended up doing a minimalist approach for the cover, and when he brought up the idea of a doing a book trailer, I knew I had to try to match the cover to the animation. It made the project even more fun.

Ok, less talky more showy. Check out the trailer! And I do believe the book will out around January?


Don Noble is an artist and writer for Rooster Republic Press. He is the author of Beer Run of the Dead and Scary Fucking Stories, an animator, and is still pretty new to twitter. You can find him at-

@FrankNobleArt
www.facebook.com/dfnobleIII
Or email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com