Here are the details for Lance Henriksen’s upcoming book release! Back to Frank Black will have an exclusive competition relating to this release — so watch out for that! We will also be reviewing Lance’s book but, for now, here’s a little detail into what the book has in store for you! Enjoy!
Lance Henriksen will be at the Armageddon Expo in Adelaide, Australia, this coming weekend – meeting fans, signing autographs and talking about his forthcoming autobiography, Not Bad for a Human. The iconic actor has been working with writer Joseph Maddrey for more than a year to make the project a reality. “This thing has taken on a life of its own,” Henriksen says. “It started with me and Joe talking in my living room, and it’s become a labor of love by a community of amazing artists.”
The book will be published in a limited edition by Steve Niles and Alex Lodermeier’s Bloody Pulp Books, and will feature original artwork by Bernie Wrightson, Eric Powell, Tim Bradstreet, Mike Mignola, Bill Sienkiewicz and Tom Mandrake, among others. (The lineup may change.)
art by Bill Sienkiewicz
Niles, a well-known horror writer and creator of the 30 Days of Night series, says, “I had no intention of publishing a bio. It’s funny because we started Bloody Pulp as a way to publish something I could sell at cons. Artists always have these really cool sketchbooks they sell, so I wanted to do a writer’s sketchbook of sorts. When I read Lance’s book I was so struck by the honesty of it, and the fact that he talked about the work and not gossip, it made me want to publish it… and here we are. I knew we were onto something when I started calling artists. Every single artist I called said yes to the project straight out. I told Lance that’s the power of his work. He has fans everywhere.”
Co-author Joseph Maddrey, who wrote and produced the 2009 horror documentary Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, adds, “This book shows all sides of Lance Henriksen. We’ve talked about every one of his movies and written about all of the iconic characters he’s played over the years. On top of that, Lance has been very forthcoming about who he is as a person. He said in the beginning that he didn’t want to hold anything back, and he hasn’t.” Henriksen concludes, “This isn’t just a book about me becoming an actor. It’s a book about all the people I’ve crossed paths with over the years who have helped me to flourish in spite of the chaos of my early life. It’s about this lifelong process of becoming a human being. It’s all in there. Believe me, there’s not going to be a sequel!”
The limited edition will be released in late spring / early summer 2011. Excerpts and updates will be posted on the official website, notbadforahuman.com, and on the publisher’s website, www.bloodypulpbooks.com.