Horns Joe Hill
With a New Introduction by Joe Hill
A dark fantasy novel originally published in 2010, Horns is the book with which TIME Magazine proclaimed, “Joe Hill has emerged as one of America’s finest horror writers.”
Horns follows the story of Ig Parish. After the brutal murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, a grief-stricken Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing out of his head. Ig soon discovers the horns hold a mysterious power that forces people to reveal their deepest and darkest secrets to him as he defends his innocence and fights to avenge the death of his one true love.
Horns was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a richly nuanced story. Fire and brimstone have rarely looked this good.” In 2013, the novel was adapted into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe, which made its debut at The Toronto International Film Festival before receiving a theatrical release on October 31, 2014.
About the Edition
This is the first North American signed limited edition of Horns, and it is presented in three states: An Artist Gift edition, a Numbered edition and a Lettered edition. All three measure 6” x 9” and feature twelve full-color illustrations by Magdalena Kaczan. The text pages are set in Adobe Jenson Pro and Koch Antiqua typefaces, and printed letterpress by Bradley Hutchinson in Austin, Texas on his Heidelberg Cylinder. The editions are signed by Joe Hill and Magdalena Kaczan, and all editions include a new introduction by the author.
“I am so pleased to be doing an edition of Horns by Suntup Editions. Their books are remarkable.”
— Joe Hill
The Numbered edition is limited to 265 copies, the first 250 of which are for sale and numbered in black. The remaining 15 copies are numbered in red and are reserved for private distribution. It is a Bradel binding with Japanese cloth boards, and a genuine snakeskin spine. Endpapers are Hahnemühle Bugra, and the edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine paper. It is housed in a custom two-piece die-cut enclosure.
The lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale, lettered A-Z in Morse code and printed letterpress on Rives cotton paper. It is quarter bound in leather with crushed silk boards. A 14-karat gold cross is inset into the cover, with the chain of the cross foil stamped in gold. The edition features a gilded top edge and three custom pitchfork-shaped bands across the leather spine. Endpapers are handmade in India with metallic gold and silver on a base of 100% cotton rag. The book is housed in a handmade rough-sawn pine box with a black velvet-lined bookbed, and is designed to resemble the underside of a treehouse with a trapdoor opening.
Signed by Joe Hill and artist Magdalena Kaczan, the Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies and features a dust jacket with stunning wrap-around artwork by Kaczan. It is a full cloth smyth-sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and is the only edition of the three with the wrap-around dust jacket art. The book is printed offset, and is housed in a custom printed slipcase.
“Artist Magdalena Kaczan’s artwork just about glows on the page. There’s something about her style — dreamy, vulnerable, rippling with texture…”
— Joe Hill
The Morse Code Booklet
Included with the Lettered edition of Horns is a 12 page hand-stitched booklet featuring Merrin’s letter to Ig, presented in Morse code. The front cover is hand-lettered and printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Bugra paper with French flaps.
The Horns Promo Kit
Included with every order of the Numbered and Lettered editions is this limited promotional artwork kit, showcasing some of the gorgeous illustrations from Magdalena Kaczan. Included is a full-color 6″ x 9″ print, a 4″ x 6″ postcard and a deluxe, oversized UV coated 2.5″ x 8.5″ bookmark, all packed inside a gold metallic printed envelope. Artist Gift Edition orders will receive the deluxe bookmark.
The Horns ARC Postcard Contest
Who can remember sending postcards in the mail, before the days of the internet? Ah, the good old days. We are giving away a Horns Advance Review Copy to three randomly selected orders for any of the editions.
To enter, send us a postcard! Write your name and address on the card, include your order #, and drop it in the mail. Get creative, and send us a postcard from your hometown, or grab a cool vintage one off eBay. Entries must be postmarked no later than December 15th, 2018 and should be mailed to: Suntup Editions, 6789 Quail Hill Parkway #521, Irvine, CA 92603, USA. One entry per order.
About the Collaborators
Magdalena Kaczan is an emerging artist from Krakow, Poland. She studied art at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University and Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts. Although Lena is not currently working full-time in her chosen profession, she spends a good deal of time living creatively by taking on commissions, such as the cover she created for Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle, and making fan art for friends. Lena draws in ink, pens and fineliners, and then processes the drawings digitally.
Matching Numbers & Letters
Owners of our previous publication (The Haunting of Hill House) will have first refusal rights on Horns. A private pre-order link will be sent to previous owners no later than 12pm Pacific on Friday, September 28, 2018. If you do not receive the link by then, please contact us here.
Your order must be placed before 9am Pacific on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, at which time ordering will be opened up to the public. If you own Misery, and you passed on The Haunting of Hill House, you may order during the public pre-order.
Artwork by Magdalena Kaczan
Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustration © 2018 by Magdalena Kaczan
Video production by Brandon Freer
Photography by Yegor Malinovskii