Imaginer

Shipping Update and Black Friday

Imaginer Six

With our US shipment safely delivered to Los Angeles, we're anticipating that US orders of the sixth Imaginer volume will start to be fulfilled over the next week or so! 
Here in London, we're finalising arrangements to receive the second part of the shipment this week and those copies will then ship around the UK and far beyond. All deluxe edition copies also ship from London as they are hand-finished here. Look out for those shipping notification emails heading your way...
As ever, a huge thanks to all of you who have pre-ordered the books and continue to support the Imaginer series!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all our fabulous customers a very Happy Thanksgiving, we’ll be running a Black Friday Weekend Sale.
With reductions right across the  store, the sale will run from Thursday 22 to Monday 26 November.

Imaginer Six

We're delighted to reveal the cover of the sixth volume in the Imaginer series and to open pre-orders today! 

Clive Barker: Imaginer Volume 6

Clive Barker: Imaginer Volume 6

There are three options available to pre-order Volume Six now - but one will disappear on 22 July 2018 and these preferential pre-order prices will rise to retail prices on publication...

  • the regular edition (limited to 1,000 copies) at a pre-order price
  • the deluxe edition, signed by Clive (limited to 100 numbered copies) at a pre-order price
  • LIMITED TIME ONLY - until 22 July 2018 - have your name printed in all copies of Imaginer 6 as a special 'thank you' for your support of the Imaginer art archiving project by selecting the 'Deluxe edition With Thanks' option.

Discounted pre-order prices will remain available until publication, when full retail prices will start to apply.

As with previous volumes, all pre-ordered books will come with an exclusive A5 art card  featuring art from the Imaginer series, and all copies will also include an A4 mini-poster.

Now shipping...

We're delighted to say that copies of Imaginer 5 are now shipping out to their new owners!

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Many thanks to everyone who has placed a pre-order for this fifth volume of Clive's artwork.  Over the next few days we'll be sending out fulfilment emails as we package and ship them from London and Los Angeles. Many of the deluxe copies are already on their way and the regular editions will be hard on their heels, so do please check your inbox for a tracking notification!

Right - back to the packing, under the watchful eye of Clive's suspended creature...

Phil & Sarah

Happy New Year!

As we get back to work this week after the Christmas break, we've got plenty to look forward to in 2018...

We're delighted to be continuing to release titles in the new series of Clive's play scripts as affordable paperbacks.  It's been great to hear all the positive comments about The Magician and The History of the Devil - a huge thank you to everyone who has ordered them (and we hope to see productions springing up worldwide!).

Our next two titles are Crazyface and Hunters in the Snow, set for publication in a few weeks' time.

Crazyface was written by Clive in 1982 for the Cockpit Youth Theatre in London and centres around the fool Tyl Eulenspiegel as he stumbles across a secret that nations are prepared to kill for.

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Hunters in the Snow has never before been published and is a play from 1973 inspired by the works of Breugel. It includes a character called The Dutchman, originally played by Doug Bradley, that Clive would later see echoes of in the dialogue and bearing of Hellraiser's lead cenobite, Pinhead.

And... we'll be adding many more images from the Archive to the gallery here, with a programme to add at least one new image each and every day this month! Leading off today is a double with an FX storyboard from Hellraiser: Bloodline and the cover of a US presskit for Galilee.

In the meantime, we continue to work with Clive on the Imaginer art books - we'll have a shipping update for Imaginer 5 later this month...

Here's to a great 2018!

Pre-order Imaginer 5!

Clive Barker: Imaginer Volume 5

Clive Barker: Imaginer Volume 5

We're delighted to reveal the latest Imaginer cover image and to announce that pre-orders will open later today!
There are three options available to pre-order Volume 5 :
•    the regular edition (limited to 1,000 copies) at a discounted pre-order price
•    the deluxe edition, signed by Clive (limited to 100 numbered copies) at a discounted pre-order price
•    LIMITED TIME ONLY - until 8 October 2017 - have your name printed in all copies as a special 'thank you' for your support of the Imaginer art archiving project by selecting the 'Deluxe edition With Thanks' option. 
These pre-order prices will remain available until publication, when full retail prices will start to apply.
As with previous volumes, all pre-ordered books will come with an exclusive A5 art card featuring art from the Imaginer series, and all copies will also include an A4 mini-poster.

Bookplate for deluxe copies of Imaginer 5, signed by Clive 

Bookplate for deluxe copies of Imaginer 5, signed by Clive 

Thanks again for all the wonderful feedback on previous volumes - we can't wait to get the next Imaginer out to you!

This time around, Clive wanted to share some of his thoughts on Imaginer 5 - so do please head over to Revelations where you can read the full conversation with him as we look through some of the art selected for this latest volume.

Clive: "I'm seldom lost for words but I am sort of lost for words! It's gorgeous. It's gorgeous - it's the best so far.  
"I know I said at the beginning of Imaginer, 'This is probably the best Clive Barker between covers' or whatever it was, you know, about Tom's first book? I feel I need to re-state, because of this, a whole new level of achievement by you guys.
"And I very much feel - I feel so passionate about it - that I want to make sure the world knows that this is not the Imaginer you think you knew!"

Shipping update...

Just a quick update to let you know that we're preparing to ship pre-ordered copies of Clive Barker: Imaginer 4 out to North American customers!

Please note, if you've pre-ordered a Deluxe copy, signed by Clive, these will ship direct from the UK in a few weeks' time as they are hand-prepared here in London. Regular (limited to 1,000) copies heading to the UK, Europe and beyond will also ship then - we'll keep everyone updated...

Pre-order rewards, including art cards and bookmarks, are also on their way!

Where is Imaginer 4..?

Those of you with a keen eye will have seen that we're running a little later on delivery of Imaginer 4 than we had hoped..!

However, with all the books now safely printed and bound, we're tracking their steady progress across the oceans from Hong Kong... So, the all-important delivery dates: we're currently anticipating one batch to arrive in the United States and ship to North American customers in mid-May, and the remaining copies to arrive in the UK and ship to all other countries in early June. 

The even better news is that Clive has just signed off on the selection of canvases for the fifth Imaginer volume which is being laid-out as we speak - more on that very soon!

And still we keep going - Clive has also been talking through the painting selection for the sixth volume and beyond (actually, he keeps thinking of ideas for new series beyond these eight - we'll try to keep up!!)

In the meantime, and before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we're really impressed with the fourth volume - everyone in the production and design teams continues to work incredibly hard to maintain the quality of this fabulous series - and we can't wait to get it into your patient hands. Here are some quick snaps, so you can see what lies in wait for you on this one!

Imaginer 4 - mini-poster, deluxe and regular editions

Imaginer 4 - mini-poster, deluxe and regular editions

Imaginer 4 - deluxe edition in clamshell case

Imaginer 4 - deluxe edition in clamshell case

Imaginer updates!

Forgive us for being a bit quiet here over the last few weeks...  we and Clive have been busily working to make Imaginer Volume 4 as full of exciting images as we possibly can! In fact, we've jam-packed so many paintings into this book that we've decided to drop the section of exhibition photos this time to make way for more close-ups of the artwork. 

Imaginer 4 proofs - including close-up spreads of The Izabella and Air Martyr

Imaginer 4 proofs - including close-up spreads of The Izabella and Air Martyr

With proofs returned from the printer for inspection and hard work from all of the team, we've now approved it for printing and can update on delivery times - we expect the books will be with us in March and as soon as we get a detailed schedule from the printer we'll share that with everyone.

As well as finalising Volume 4, we've spent the Christmas break (well, some of it at least!) drafting the selection for both of the next two volumes and Clive is looking at those as we speak.  

Thank you to all of you who have already secured your copy of this limited edition, without exception you have been lovely to talk to and we look forward to getting your copies safely to you. If you've not yet ordered a copy of Imaginer 4, do please remember that the lower pre-order price is only available until 31 January - so grab that whilst you can!

Copies of earlier Imaginer volumes are also available now in the store.

Thanks!

Pre-orders will open later today for Imaginer 4 at a special advance price

We're pleased to reveal the latest Imaginer cover image and to announce that pre-orders will open later today!

There are three options available to pre-order Volume 4:
•    the regular edition (limited to 1,000 copies) at a discounted pre-order price
•    the deluxe edition, signed by Clive (limited to 100 numbered copies) at a discounted pre-order price
•    LIMITED TIME ONLY - until 31 October 2016 - have your name printed in all copies as a special 'thank you' for your support of the Imaginer art archiving project by selecting the 'Deluxe edition With Thanks' option. 

These pre-order prices will remain available until 31 January 2017, when full retail prices will start to apply.

As with Volume 3, all pre-ordered books will come with an exclusive A5 art card featuring art from the Imaginer series, together, this time, with an A4 mini-poster and a bookmark.

Thanks again for all the wonderful feedback on Volume 3 - we can't wait to get Volume 4 out to you!

Imaginer 4 (2017) - cover art - Minds At War by Clive Barker

Imaginer 4 (2017) - cover art - Minds At War by Clive Barker