The Thing Artbook Signing at Forbidden Planet Megastore

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of signing copies of The Thing: Artbook alongside some talented folks at the famed Forbidden Planet comics Megastore.

 Alongside Jason Miller and Brendan Purchase at Forbidden Planet

Alongside Jason Miller and Brendan Purchase at Forbidden Planet

Though this year has been mostly dedicated to settling into London life and exploring my surroundings, being part of this project has been a professional highlight, doubly so since I finally held this substantial tome in my hands.

 My anatomical Kennel Thing in The Thing Artbook, p. 182

My anatomical Kennel Thing in The Thing Artbook, p. 182

 Copies of the book stacked and waiting for the signing to begin

Copies of the book stacked and waiting for the signing to begin

Between the heavy hard cover with shiny spot-gloss embellishments, all the gorgeous art, and an afterword by John Carpenter himself, it's a hefty accomplishment by the Printed in Blood publishing team.

 Steven Hoveke of Printed in Blood along with some of the artists featured in The Thing Artbook

Steven Hoveke of Printed in Blood along with some of the artists featured in The Thing Artbook

Meeting so many excellent artists and fellow horror film enthusiasts was a treat, as was finally shaking hands with Steve Hoveke after a year's worth of email interaction. The fans were a lovely bunch, as was everyone at Forbidden Planet, where I have to return very soon for proper browsing. I did manage to swoop up Hiroshi Unno's The Art of Decadence on my way out.

 Doaly, Sharm Murugiah, and Mark Borgions

Doaly, Sharm Murugiah, and Mark Borgions

Sartorial homage to The Thing's frosty landscape was paid with an oversized furry hat, but my attempts to get everyone to dress in Antarctica chic didn't quite pan out, with one notable exception: Scott Woolston's impressive parka

Zoetica Ebb and Jason Miller signing The Thing Artbook at Forbidden Planet

Sometimes, a great horror film gets under your skin and multiples – The Thing has been worth every goosebump all along, but now it's really part of me. 

Until the Future,

Zo

A little video snippet of the signing: