Wednesday, March 23, 2011

'Walking Dead': Stephen King has confirmed "talks" about writing an episode with

There are many reports that Stephen King and his son Joe Hill ( are in talks to write an episode of The Walking Dead.  AMC & Frank Darabont have filmed a TV show that no other network has been able to do up to this point, they've created a masterpiece for any zombie lover. Q.) What's the only thing that could make The Walking Dead better this upcoming season or next?   A.) An episode written by the writing duo King/Hill.  Now I ask, who else knows dead better?  Ms. Mod of the SKMB still writes that the reports are only speculation at this point.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's St. Patrick's Day SK fans!

Go GREEN everyone, today and everyday.
Wishing you all a little luck O'Irish.  GREEN beverages for everyone.  Be safe and have fun.

Doesn't King have an unfinished short story called The Leprechaun written for his son Owen?  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ATSK: Exclusive Interview with the creators of 'Orbit: Stephen King' Biographic Comic

First of all, I want to say thank you to Bluewater Productions President Darren G. David, writers Michael Lent & Brian McCarthy, and artist Kent Hulbert for offering this exclusive interview for the upcoming Orbit: Stephen King biographic comic book. Michael Lent and Brian McCarthy share their witty thoughts about working on the new comic due out in May 2011.  Retail $3.99 32 pages.

Q. What makes this book different or the same as other biographic comics that you have done in the past?

A. “The Stephen King biography was a crazy challenge for us because he has a huge body of work spanning so many different mediums AND his work is so well known. There’s Stephen King the man and there’s Stephen King the body of work in literature, film, television and comics. Not only do you have to find a way to fit it all in, but you have to get the details right because his fans will know and they will call you out.” – Brian McCarthy

A. “For sure, this was the only assignment we’ve ever had where there was a real risk that if we got some facts wrong, we might be run over by a combine in one of Mr. King’s novels. We’re kidding, sort of, but, for example, we originally conceived King’s near-fatal accident in 1999 in a certain way from the media reports of the time; however, we soon discovered that based on Stephen’s own recounting and the police reports, the event was a lot more complicated. So we had to go back in and recreate everything as it happened – or risk a ride under the combine.” – Michael Lent

Q. What was the main reason for choosing Stephen King for this issue besides the fact that he is an icon?

A. “This was a really great opportunity to bring King to a new audience and new generation. On a personal note, as writers who work in multiple mediums, too, King is a hero of ours. We grew up on him and his work. Being old enough to see The Shining was a rite of passage. Luckily, the movie more than lived up to our expectations and still scares the “wit” out of us.” – Michael Lent

A. “When you’re old enough to read adult fiction King is who you reach for. The other thing is that King is prolific – he’s sold more than 350 million copies worldwide, translated into dozens of languages -- and many of them are masterpieces. Everybody has their personal favorites but we think that books like The Stand, Carrie, Delores Claibourne , It and Misery will stand the test of time. Same goes for movies like The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and Misery. We really respect that about King’s work. Did I mention Delores Claiborne? Seriously, that writing baked my noodle.” – Brian McCarthy

Q. How did you get Mr. King involved in this project and what was it like working with him?

A. “We contacted Stephen King through his longtime personal assistant Marsha DeFilippo who has been with him since 1986. To King fans, Marsha is something of a legend in her own right. She was amazingly helpful. Mr. King has an incredibly busy schedule so we emailed our questions and then patiently waited for answers. We had done our homework so we kept our questions short and to the point and mainly we just needed clarification of events.” – Michael Lent

A. “There’s so much misinformation out there so this kind of help was invaluable. Stephen and Marsha are air mobile when it comes to getting factual information out so the responses came quickly and we were able to make our deadline.” – Brian McCarthy

A. “One story we were helped with concerned Stephen as a small child witnessing a friend's accident involving a train. They were playing on the tracks and King literally witnessed him get hit. Until now, the event was largely apocryphal and wasn't mentioned in King's autobiography.” – Michael Lent

A. “We were able to get confirmation on the story. It's a great feeling when you can resolve something once and for all.” – Brian McCarthy

A. “Yeah, we exchanged High-5s that day!” – Michael Lent

Q. What was the artists/writers reaction when they were told they would get to do a comic on Stephen King?

A. “See our answer above.”   

A. “I was excited when Darren asked me to do the Stephen King comic book. I have read a lot of his books so it was an honor to illustrate him.” –Kent Hulbert

Q. How much of Stephen King's life is covered in this book? Was there anything you had to leave out that you wish you could have included?

A. “We definitely got the highs and lows in terms of King’s personal life. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to focus as much as we would have liked on certain books, his Richard Bachman works, and the various television and comic book series. We would have loved double the pages to cover all of that. That said, we tried to come up with a mix of original and iconic images that would both welcome fans and maybe get them to reconsider the man and his work in a new light. Hopefully, readers will get that and appreciate our effort.” – Brian McCarthy

Q. What did you and your staff find most interesting about Stephen King's biography? Did you have to pick and choose which topics you would include, if so how daunting was it to choose?

A. “We focused on key books and key moments in King’s life and career. It was fantastic when the two coincided or collided like meteors in spectacular fashion. For example, after The Tommyknockers was published, King's family and friends had to stage a drug intervention. They were dumping all the evidence of his addictions taken from the trash and all of his hiding places on the rug in front of him. There were beer cans, mounds of cigarette butts, cocaine, weed, drugs like Xanax, Valium and all kinds of cough medicines that King was downing day and night to stay high. Stephen’s wife Tabitha had stood by him through the lean early years but now she said, “It’s either this junk or me.” Fortunately, King was able to get help and by the late 1980s, he was off all forms of drugs and alcohol for good. Afterwards, King said that there were some books he doesn’t even remember writing during that drug hazed period.” – Michael Lent

Q. Has Stephen King seen this comic yet, if so, what did he say about the amazing likeness of himself and what was his reaction in general?

A. “We sent the cover to him a week or two ago but haven’t heard back. We assume he’ll be bemused. If not, he can always fire up the combine.” – Brian McCarthy

Q. Comic-Con and Wonder Con are coming up soon, will you or any of your staff be there promoting this comic?

A. “We will not be at Wonder Con this year. We will have a presence at Comic con in which I am excited about.” –Darren Davis

ATSK: Comic-Con July 21-24

Q. If this comic sells well, how soon after the release of this one could we expect a sequel?

A. “That would be awesome but something that’s up to Darren and the readers. We are thrilled to be along for the ride.” – Michael Lent

Thank you so much for your time.
Thank you!

ATSK: To ensure that future Orbit:  Stephen King comics will follow, click the link below, “Like” on Facebook, share the link on Twitter and/or buy it of course, maybe even a couple!!! (I had to special order 2 of my own copies through my local comic book store.)

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All Things Stephen King

I've got a secret, I'm about bursting at the seams.......

There's going to be something pretty big here at All Things Stephen King!  I can't talk much about it right now but let me just say, I'm elated.  This came so far out of the blue that I really thought it was all fiction at first. :) There will be an announcement made real soon so keep checking back, there may be clues peppered throughout so keep your eyes peeled for any plays on words!  Gotta love surprises! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

25th Anniversary "Stand By Me" Blu-Ray Edition

Release Date:  Mar 22, 2011   You must read this interesting and informative article called  Hearty Boys about the cast, filming, and director of Stand By Me.  Good article. has a review of the special edition Blu-Ray. 

Marvel's next arc for The Dark Tower Series: The Battle of Tull

The Dark Tower:  The Battle of Tull #1 (Click to Read Press Release)
Comic Release Date:  June 2011
Artist Michael Lark

"Herman Wouk is Still Alive" a NEW short story written by Stephen King will appear in The Atlantic

In The Atlantic's May issue, the magazine will include King's short story Herman Wouk is Still Alive on newsstands April 19th.  Herman Wouk was born May 27, 1915 known  for his novel War and Remembrance among others.  He published a novel last year by the name of The Language of God at the age of 96, which makes me smile to myself a little.  Mostly I smile because I think that Constant Readers could quite possibly get another 30+ years of King's writing, that is, if he so obliges.  Oh, and how I do wish he would oblige.

To read more about Herman Wouk click this link for Wiki

Update:  Ms. Mod posted Herman Wouk is Still Alive will be 24 manuscript pages and 6,460 words long.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Who does King think is perhaps the most terrifying female villian on a TV series?

From an article by

King was quoted in an article about actress  Felicia "Snoop" Pearson on HBO's The Wire
Novelist Stephen King described her as "perhaps the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series"  When Stephen King says something or someone is terrifying, I go check it out.  Crap, he wasn't kidding.

New Stephen King Biographic Comic for May 2011 Release

Bluewater Comics and King work on a new comic about his interesting life. (I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough insight into his life.)  King recounts some memories not even included in On Writing

OMG, it is about time!!!  Nice rendition of our favorite novelist on the cover, the likeness is incredible.  Love it, love it, love it!  I special ordered two copies from my local comic book store.

Read the article:


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Who will be the artist for "The Wind Through the Keyhole"? CAST YOUR VOTE

Cast your vote for your favorite artist "The Wind Through The Keyhole" check the full list

Some of the artists include:

Michael Whelen
Jae Lee
Phil Hale

These artists are my favorite.  This is going to be tough to choose just one.  Eeny, meeny, miney, mo will have to solve this decision for me because all of  their work is exceptional.  Who is your favorite?  PLMK your thoughts on all the artists,  I desperately need help deciding.  Thanks in advance.  Poll ends 4/1/11

Phil Hale

Jae Lee

"The Wind Through the Keyhole" (DT 4.5) is finished and is expected to publish next year!


King writes a letter to his Constant Readers about the newest edition to the Dark Tower Series.  He realized he could fill in a hole about Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah, and Oy from between the times of Wizard in Glass and Wolves of Calla.  Storm, Swamp of Terrors, Line of Riders, Alkali Dust Cloud, Severed Head on a Fencepost.  

Announcement Letter

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

King politically speaking

Article in Sarasota's Herald Tribune Click Here

The quality of this one was a little better even if it is shorter.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Perplexed, still trying to figure this one out... posts a photo of a Stephen King Sculpture

If anyone understands what this artist might be trying to "say" could you please fill me in?  Nothing against his idea of art, I just don't get it.  There is one redeeming quality though, it has a picture of King even if it is on the smallish side. :)

Patrick Walsh Stephen King Wall Sculpture

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Want a chance to win 1/10 yet-to-be released King book, '11/22/63'? Here's how! is offering a contest to win 1/10 of the yet-to-be released book 11/22/63.  This random drawing will be held on 11/08/11 on their website where the winners will be posted. Good luck everyone! 


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Drumroll please.....and the NEXT Stephen King Title will be..... '11/22/63'

11/22/63 is the name of Stephen King's next book. The new book will be released on 11/8/11. The premise of this book is about the efforts to change the outcome of the single most important event in our history, JFK's assassination. (by means of time travel) Guaranteed, this 1,000 page book (give or take) will transport you back in time to the 60's when King was just 16. Countdown to the next book release: 250 days

Read about what it is all about here!

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