Saturday, February 23, 2013

Joyland Cover Art

I love that Stephen King publishes on the side with Hard Case Crime, a paperback publisher that replicates the pulp novels of sixty years ago. They publish new authors, but also reprints. Their cover art looks like it comes from another era. Here's the artwork for King's second book with them.

It comes out in June but I wish I had it right now. That cover is first-rate. King's first book with them, The Colorado Kid, was ultimately disappointing. It was essentially a meta-take on storytelling and legend, which is kind of the opposite of pulp. Pulp is about bad things happening to bad people (good people as well), but most importantly, shit happens. Heists go wrong. Guns get fired. People die.

Let's hope Joyland lives up to that cover art.

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