It looks like work is finally coming to a close on the Bela Lugosi book. While the title is still tentative, the layout and texts are now entering the final editing stages.
This book takes a close look at a specific group of Lugosi films, those that were adapted from classic works of literature. In the book, eight selected Lugosi films are examined, dissected, and compared to the short story they were adapted from (reprinted in their entirety). A closer look is also taken at the evolving career of Bela Lugosi, as well as how it both effected and was effected by the roles he chose.
I am really excited about this project. I think that the mix of materials presented will be enough to capture the interest of classic literature, film history, and Bela Lugosi himself.
Right now, we are aiming for a July release date. Considering the numerous printing issues that unexpectedly delayed Monster Rally, moving its Halloween release to a Christmas release, it is a very tentative release date. I will be giving sneak peeks of the cover art as it is developed and approved.
Keep checking in. I have a feeling that this is going to be a monstrous year.