HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL HAS AN EERIE WINNER
HOLLYWOOD, Ca. (October 13, 2011) _ The 2011 Halloween Book Festival has named Mike Howlett’s “The Weird World of Eerie Publications: Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Minds” (published by Feral House) as the grand prize winner of its annual competition.
Eerie Publications’ horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America’s newsstands from 1965 through 1975. Ultra-gory covers and bottom-of-the-barrel production values lent an air of danger to every issue, daring you to look at (and purchase) them.
The crazy characters who put out the issues and the influence the lowbrow abominations had on a generation of artists is perfectly captured in this haunted house coffee-table classic. Howlett and the competition’s other authors and publishers will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood on Friday, October 21 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood as part of the Aliens to Zombies Convention (www.alienstozombies.com).
Other winners in the competition:
WINNER: The Border Lords – T. Jefferson Parker
RUNNER-UP: The Divinity Gene – Matthew J. Trafford
WINNER: The Weird World of Eerie Publications – Mike Howlett
RUNNER-UP: Monsters in the Movies – John Landis
WINNER: The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic – Martin Grams
RUNNER-UP: Homecoming: Osguards Guardians of the Universe – Malcolm D. Petteway
WINNER: Lon Chaney in London After Midnight – Philip J. Riley
WINNER: The Halloween Misfits – Audrey Smith
RUNNER-UP: The Legend of Moon County – Mark Graber, Pictures by Jack Graber
WINNER: Encyclopedia of Hell – Martin Olson, illustrated by Tony Millionaire/Mahendra Singh
RUNNER-UP: The Power – Jim Duggins
WINNER: Legacy of the Unsung – Gary D. Henry
WINNER: The Digger’s Rest – K. Patrick Malone
RUNNER-UP: Super Born: Seduction of Being – Keith Kornell
WINNER: Building a Monster – Donna Scott-Nusrala
YOUNG ADULT WINNER: My Beginning – Melissa Kline
RUNNER-UP: Cyber Screams – Peter Furie
WINNER: Blood on Silk – Marie Treanor
RUNNER-UP: Blood Sacrifice: A Werewolf for Hire Novel – Nic Brown