NOW SOLD OUT
AN APPOINTMENT WITH
THE WICKER MAN
A STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION OF 100 NUMBERED COPIES FOR SALE
EACH WITH A HAND-PRINTED LINOCUT FRONTISPIECE
Like all great cult movies, it’s tricky to explain exactly why The Wicker Man continues to mean so much to its dedicated followers. It’s probably best not to overthink matters, and just revel in it all, which is what a lucky group of fans got to do on May Day 2023, gathering at the original Wicker Man site at Burrow Head in Scotland, exactly fifty years after the events in the film. This limited edition publication is a souvenir celebration of those events, which included the burning of a new Wicker Man created by local artist Amanda Sunderland. Alongside photos of the burning and a brief overview of the weekend, also included is a contribution from Joel Morris, of the band Candidate, who performed songs from the soundtrack, and a poem in the Scots Lallans dialect by Amy Rafferty, who has a very special connection to the film: she appeared as a baby in the churchyard scene. Each copy also includes an individually hand-printed linocut frontispiece of the original Wicker Man. Whether you were there on May Day 2023 or not, this is a unique and very limited piece of Wicker Man history...
THIS LIMITED EDITION IS NOW SOLD OUT. MANY THANKS TO ALL THE BUYERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
MORE PHOTOS BELOW...
|Each copy comes with an individually hand-printed linocut by Sharon Gosling.
Here's a copy next to the linocut printing block. Please note that, as each linocut is printed and inked separately, exact colours and inking density may vary from the prints shown.
AN IMPORTANT ERRATUM NOTE!
Due to an unfortunate error (completely my fault) the artist who created the Wicker Man for the event, Amanda Sunderland, is incorrectly named (twice!) in the booklet as Amanda Sutherland. Many apologies: and thanks to Amanda for being so nice about it when she gently pointed it out.
(Apparently I'm not the first to make the mistake, and I doubt I'll be the last.)
Our previous limited editions have tended to sell out, so don't miss out on this one...
The Slave Race, featuring Philip K. Dick's first SF tale (not in his Collected Stories), sold out in a matter of days (details here).
Gods of Darkness, a never-reprinted tale of a Lovecraftian witch cult by F. Scott Fitzgerald also went out of print extremely quickly (details here).
Our two Lawrence of Arabia titles (see details here and here), were described by the T. E. Lawrence Society as "a very beautiful publication" and "a valuable piece of ephemera for your collection".
The Ghost of the Private Theatricals, a newly discovered tale of terror by Mary Shelley, the creator of Frankenstein (details here), was featured in the Times Literary Supplement, and also sold out quickly, with copies going to every continent except Antarctica!
Limited copies remain of At the Door of Darkness, a forgotten episode from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, deleted from the published version, and now reconstructed from the original manuscript. Details here.
My thanks go to Sharon Gosling for designing and printing the linocut frontispieces, and to Martin Stiff of Amazing15.com for his sublime design. All photographs are by Sharon Gosling and Adam Newell.
Just to be 100% clear, this publication is not licenced, prepared or approved by Canal+/Studio Canal or any entity associated with the film The Wicker Man. Neither is it in any way an 'official' publication of the 50th anniversary weekend that took place in Scotland, or associated fan groups. It is a personal celebration, with huge thanks to Amy Rafferty and Joel Morris for permission to include their written contributions.