Phil and Sarah Stokes To Publish Book CLIVE BARKER’S DARK WORLDS

Clive Barker's Dark Worlds

Publisher Abrams Cernunnos has announced the upcoming publication of Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds  – a deep dive into the creative world and personal archive of the master of horror Clive Barker, from Hellraiser and Candyman to today.

In the mid-1980s, Stephen King inducted a young novelist into the world of great genre writers, and since then, this genius creator has only continued to expand his field of activity within and well beyond horror.

Created by his two closest collaborators, Phil and Sarah Stokes, and with the help of Barker himself, Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds spans his fantastical body of work, highlighting classic characters like Pinhead, an icon in the pantheon of horror cinema; the Hellraiser series; and cult films like Nightbreed and Candyman. Barker’s anthology series Books of Blood and epic tales like Weaveworld, Abarat, The Thief of Always, and Imajica have made him a massive name in literature as well as film. Barker has also created visual narratives for the worlds of comics, toys, and videogames, while his art – his incredible paintings, drawings and photographs, which fill these pages – has been exhibited in galleries all over the world.

With the help of Barker himself, this book contains exclusive insight from those who have worked with him creatively and professionally, alongside analyses of his works and comments over four decades from industry contemporaries and friends such as Ramsey Campbell, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, Peter Straub, Armistead Maupin, J.G. Ballard, Wes Craven, and many more.

As London-based writers and researchers who oversee Clive Barker’s official website, fan club, and collection of personal manuscripts, there’s no better authors than Phil and Sarah Stokes, other than Barker himself, to tackle his body of work. Barker has stated that the duo have “an encyclopedic knowledge of who I am and what I’ve done [and] understand me better than almost anyone on the planet.” High praise indeed!

Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds will be published on 27th October 2022 by Abrams Cernunnos with an RRP of £35, and is available for pre-order now.

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