Sunday, May 15, 2016

Published Projects: Where To Buy My Words These Days

Here's a quick run down of what I've had published recently and where you can get it all, if such is your desire.  All of these publications are print editions, I'll list where you can get e-Books later this week.  I'll update this blog each time something appears in print.


The Strange, Strange Story of Phillip Wearne 
by Daniel Best 
"Phillip Wearne, Australian comic book artist, spy, publisher and rogue. At the age of 17 he was publishing comic books, at the age of 18 he was in the RAAF. He fought L Ron Hubbard and Scientology, he infiltrated unions and the ALP and infuriated ASIO. Read about the incredible life of one of Australia's least known comic book pioneers."
Link: http://amzn.com/1519266189

I have a limited amount of copies at my disposal which I'm happy to sign and send.  Just drop me a line if you wish to buy direct.


Monster! #27: Lovecraftian Horrors, Vol. 1 
by Tim Paxton et al. 
"Daniel Best on the subject of vintage horror entertainment Down Under, entitled “Australian Gothic”; this time Daniel covers the 1929 stage production of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA which toured Australia’s theatre circuit with considerable success in its day, but has since been as-good-as forgotten by history." 
Link: http://amzn.com/1530568277


Monster! #25: January 2016 
by Tim Paxton et al. 
" From a uniquely Australian perspective, Daniel Best contributes a fascinating scholarly piece about Lon Chaney’s much-sought-after lost film LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (1927), and is of the optimistic opinion—despite what naysayers may believe—that a copy of said film might conceivably one day surface Down Under. Not only does Daniel’s article alight on other aspects of Chaney’s career, but he also discusses lost films in Australia in general (etc)."
Link: http://amzn.com/1523315385


Monster! #20: August 2015 
by Tim Paxton et al.
" in “The Many Lives of King Kong”, Daniel Best gives us the lowdown about the great ape’s forays Down Under (i.e., in Australia)" 
Link: http://amzn.com/1516935489


Monster! #18 
by Tim Paxton et al. 
Part Three of the 2016 Rondo Award Nominated article.. "Daniel Best concludes his informative 3-part article about governmental censorship of Universal’s FRANKENSTEIN movie series (and other vintage horror movies) in Australia."
Link: http://amzn.com/1514670283


Monster! #17: May 2015 - Our BIGGEST Issue Ever!!! 
by Tim Paxton et al. 
Part Two of the 2016 Rondo Award Nominated article. "Daniel Best gives us “Frankenstein, The Australian Connection (Pt. 2)”, the latest instalment of his fascinating ongoing look back at governmental censorship imposed Down Under on movies in Universal’s Frankenstein series; this issue, he mostly discusses events from the 1940s.".
Link: http://amzn.com/1512066796


Monster! #15: March 2015 
by Tim Paxton et al. 
Part One of the 2016 Rondo Award Nominated article."Daniel Best's article "Frankenstein, The Australian Connection", which details the 1930s controversy and censorship in the land Down Under of Universal Pictures' first two Frankenstein franchise entries, James Whale's FRANKENSTEIN (1931) and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935); the article includes seldom-seen ad-mats and articles reprinted from Oz newspapers of the period, as well as even reproductions of some of the censor board’s actual official documents pertaining to the films in question."
Link: http://amzn.com/1508901090


The Exploitation Of Nancy: Benoit vs Hustler 
by Daniel Best
"On the weekend of the 23rd to the 25th of June, 2007, the world of Wrestling and entertainment was rocked by the double murder and resulting suicide of professional wrestler, Chris Benoit who first killed his wife, Nancy, followed by his son Daniel before killing himself at their family home in Georgia. Shortly after Nancy’s death Hustler Magazine were approached by a photographer who informed them that he had nude photos of Nancy from a photo session done in the early 1980s. Huster bought the images and published them in their March 2008 issue. This was too much for Nancy's family who promptly sued Huster for publishing the photos without permission or compensation. This book covers every moment of every day of the court case case, as it unfolded." 
Link: http://amzn.com/151227688X


The 1955 Romance Comics Trial 
by  Daniel Best 
"In mid-1954 the Queensland Government set up a Board of Review, working under the Objectionable Literature Act of 1954 act. The board, consisting of four men and one woman, initially met once every fortnight with the view of examining all publications on sale in Queensland, barring newspapers, and ultimately to prohibit the circulation in Queensland of any material that they found to be objectionable. in late 1954 the Board banned romance comics as published by three Australian publishers. Only this time the publishers refused to accept the ban, a first for all concerned. The three publishers banded together to bring the appeal to the Supreme Court. Unlike earlier cases the appeal would consist of more than merely affidavits as for the first time in Australia, and perhaps in the world, a superior court listened to days of argument and a series of witnesses in order to decide whether a comic book had the power and influence to deprave the reader. This book provides the full details of what happened in court, when the publishers fought the censors, and won."
Link: http://amzn.com/1512221317


Gentleman Jim Mooney 
by Daniel Best et al. 
"Gentleman Jim Mooney was written with the direct involvement of Jim Mooney. It features rare and unpublished art, direct from Mooney's files, plus previously unseen personal photos. The book features contributions from Steve Gerber, Gene Colan, Roy Thomas, Joe Sinnott and others, plus all-new art as Sinnott, Norm Breyfogle, Bob Almond, Mark McKenna, Jim Tournas and Bob McLeod exclusively ink previously unpublished Mooney pencils. Also features is Mooney's niece Libby Titus, wife of Steely Dan Founder Donald Fagen plus an introduction by Stan "The Man" Lee. This fully revised and re-edited version of the book is sure to delight all that read it."
Link: http://amzn.com/1512325155

If you feel that way inclined then, by all means, visit the sites and buy a book.  And leave a comment - feedback is the best way to keep writers happy!  And if you want me to scribble in any of them, just let me know and we'll figure something out.

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