ILLUSTRATED HARLAN ELLISON, THE

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December 1978, Baronet Books/Byron Preiss Visuals ($8.95, ISBN: 0-89437-038-3)

editor, Byron Preiss; cover, Michael Whelan; cover design, Alex Jay

introduction, Harlan Ellison, “A Word From Harlan Ellison”;
introduction, Byron Preiss

Full credits after break.

“Deeper Than the Darkness”

story, Harlan Ellison; illustrator, Wayne McLoughlin

“Croatoan”

story, Harlan Ellison; art, Thomas Sutton, Alfredo Alcala, and Steve Oliff

“‘Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman”

story, Harlan Ellison; 3-D art, Steranko;
production, Ken Bruzenak; 3-D Separations, Neal Adams & Alex Jay

“The Discarded”

story, Harlan Ellison; illustrator, Thomas Sutton

“An Ellison Tapestry”

illustrators, Leo & Diane Dillon

A collection of Dillon paperback covers

“Shattered Like A Glass Goblin”

story, Harlan Ellison; illustrator, William Stout

“Riding The Dark Train Out”

story, Harlan Ellison; illustrator, Ralph Reese

“I’m Looking for Kadak”

story, Harlan Ellison; illustrator, Overton Loyd

About

The Illustrated Harlan Ellison was one of many books produced by Byron Preiss Visual Publications, founded by Byron Preiss in 1974. They produced a variety of works combining text, illustration, and sequential art. Other works include the “Fiction Illustrated” series, which included Jim Steranko’s Chandler: Red Tide, the Weird Heroes anthology series, The Illustrated Roger Zelazny, and Howard Chaykin’s adaptation of Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination. He later founded iBooks which would publish an edition of Ellison’s Vic And Blood comic books. Byron Preiss was killed in a car accident in 2005 and his company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy a year later.

The Illustrated Harlan Ellison includes illustrated editions of several Harlan Ellison short stories. The illustrated version of “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said The Ticktockman” features 3-D art by Jim Steranko, and the book included bound-in 3-D glasses.

Other Editions

  • A limited edition of 6 black-&-white plates of Jim Steranko’s art for “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said The Ticktockman”, signed by Harlan Ellison and Jim Steranko, was available from Baronet Publishing Company [for some images from this portfolio please check The Illustrated Harlan Ellison art gallery.
  • A limited hardcover edition of The Illustrated Harlan Ellison, with a cloth cover and new cover illustration, was available in a signed edition of 3,000.
  • Ace Books produced an abridge, paperback book edition of The Illustrated Harlan Ellison. It contained reformatted versions of “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said The Ticktockman,” “Deeper Than The Darkness,” “The Discarded,” “I’m Looking For Kadak,” and “Riding The Dark Train Out,” as well as Harlan Ellison’s introduction (reformatted as an afterword).

Reprints

  • “Croatoan” was previewed in Heavy Metal Vol. 2 Issue 5, September 1978, Metal Hurlant
  • “Shattered Like A Glass Goblin” was previewed in Heavy Metal Vol. 2 Issue 6, October 1978, Metal Hurlant

Original Stories

  • “Deeper Than The Darkness” first appeared in Infinity, April 1957 and is featured in the collections Paingod and Other Delusions, 1965; Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971; All the Sounds of Fear, 1973; and The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison, 1979
  • “Croatoan” first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1975 and is featured in the collection Strange Wine, 1978
  • “Repent, Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman” first appeared in Galaxy Dec , 1965 and is featured in the collections Paingod and Other Delusions, 1965; Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971; All the Sounds of Fear, 1973; The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison, 1979; and The Essential Ellison, 1987
  • “The Discarded” first appeared in Fantastic, April 1959 and is also included in the collections Paingod and Other Delusions, 1965; Alone Against Tomorrow, 1971; All the Sounds of Fear, 1973; and The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison, 1979
  • “An Ellison Tapestry” is a collection of Leo & Diane Dillon’s covers for Ellison’s books, mostly from the Pyramid series of reprints they did all covers for.
  • “Shattered Like A Glass Goblin” first appeared in Orbit 4, 1968 and is included in the collections The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, 1969; Deathbird Stories, 1975; The Essential Ellison, 1987; Dreams with Sharp Teeth, 1991; and Edgeworks 4, 1997
  • “Riding The Dark Train Out” first appeared in Rogue, May ’61 and is included in the collections Love Ain’t Nothing But Sex Misspelled, 1968; and Edgeworks 4, 1997
  • “I’m Looking For Kadak” first appeared in Wandering Stars, 1974 and is featured in the collection Approaching Oblivion, 1974

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