Saturday, October 28
Some of our most vivid childhood memories are of being huddled around a campfire, the hair on the back of our necks standing upright as we listened to tales of terror…or of staying up late, hiding beneath the covers with a flashlight in hand, reading a ghost story we swiped from our older brother. We all loved these stories that both ignited the imagination and stirred up feelings of dread that kept us up until morning’s light broke. However, we’ve been frustrated in our search to find collections of ghost stories that strike the classic tone of the books from our youth. Stories that are as surprising as they are terrifying. Stories that stick with us. Stories that we can tell the next time we find ourselves around a campfire.
GHOST is a collection of 13 original poems and tales written by Blaise Hemingway and Jesse Reffsin and illustrated by Chris Sasaki and Jeff Turley. With GHOST, we wanted to create new ghost tales for a new generation both written and illustrated in a classic, timeless style.
Join us for some Ghost story readings, book signing and Q&A with the GHOST team.
About the authors and artists:
Blaise Hemingway writes for film and television and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two kids, and semi-feral cat.
Jesse Reffsin is a film and television writer based out of Los Angeles. When not at the beach or camping, he can be found in a dark closet working on his next horror or sci-fi project.
Chris Sasaki is a character designer and illustrator living in Oakland, California. He works at Pixar Animation Studios and has designed characters for MONSTERS UNIVERSITY and INSIDE OUT. Most recently, he production designed the original short film, SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM. GHOST is his first picture book.
Jeff Turley is a co-owner of Illustratus as well as an Oscar award winning Production Designer. He has a love for the outdoors and often wishes he was living in the woods with his wife, soaking in the fresh mountain air and enjoying all of God's creation.
Kit Turley is a co-owner of Illustratus and works in the production side of the animation and visual effects industries. When not making to-do lists and keeping things on schedule, Kit can be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen or walking her pup around Los Angeles.