Jason V Brock

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Jason V Brock
Jason V Brock March 2013.jpg
Jason V Brock in 2013
Born Jason Vincent Brock
(1970-03-01) March 1, 1970 (age 45)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Occupation Filmmaker, editor, artist, writer, musician
Nationality United States
Period 2005–
Genre Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Magic Realism, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Comics
Website
www.jasunni.com

Jason V Brock (born March 1, 1970) is an American author, artist, editor, and director. He is the CEO and co-founder (with his wife, Sunni) of JaSunni Productions, LLC, whose documentary films include the controversial Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man,[1] the Rondo Award-winning The AckerMonster Chronicles!,[1] and Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic.[1] He is also the author of Totems and Taboos, a compilation of his poetry and artwork, and an editor, along with William F. Nolan, of The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers and The Devil's Coattails: More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier anthologies published by Cycatrix Press.[2] Brock shares story credit (he was Lead Story Consultant and Lead Designer) on the Logan’s Run: Last Day and related comic book series from Bluewater Productions. In addition, he is also a writer for the comic book/graphic novel, Tales from William F. Nolan's Dark Universe (again from Bluewater).[2] He served as Managing Editor/Contributor and Art Director for Dark Discoveries magazine for over four years.[3] His novella, Milton’s Children, was published by Bad Moon Books in early 2013.[4][5] His poetry, short stories, nonfiction articles, Introductions and essays have been widely published internationally online, in books and in numerous horror, science fiction and fantasy and scholarly print magazines (Fangoria, Dark Discoveries, Calliope [Official Publication of the Writers' Special Interest Group (SIG) of American Mensa, Ltd], Comic-Con International's Souvenir Book, the Weird Fiction Review (print edition), American Rationalist [an organ of the Center for Inquiry], and others) and multiple anthologies (Butcher Knives and Body Counts, S. T. Joshi's Black Wings series, Like Water for Quarks, Animal Magnetism, and so on).[6] With a large personality and gregarious nature, he is a popular panelist at many horror conventions (such as MythosCon, Orycon, Crypticon, World Horror Convention, World Fantasy Convention, and others) and film festivals (including the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival, Buffalo International Film Festival, Lovecraft's Visions, etc.) and has been compared in intensity to Harlan Ellison and Charles Beaumont by his friends and colleagues.[2][5] Brock is represented by literary agent Cherry Weiner.

Biography[edit]

Brock was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.[2] His father was a freelance journalist and graphic designer. His stepfather, Danny Thomas, was a drummer for the 13th Floor Elevators. As a teenager, Brock led the Progressive Rock/Avant-Garde band ChiaroscurO in Charlotte.[6] He also assisted his father, James Brock, in writing and design. He later worked for James Robert Smith (editor, and author, The Flock) at a comic book store where he met many like-minded individuals and honed his creative writing skills. After that, he worked as a graphic designer for Morris Costumes in their catalog department and also served as an artist’s apprentice for Pat Piro and as an audio engineer trainee at Reflection Sound Studio under Mark Williams.[4][5]

Brock has lived on the West Coast since 1993 spending time in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Washington. He was an award-winning Field Service Engineer and Regional Manager for several photo companies (Kits/Ritz Cameras, Konica Quality Photo West) before working as a Product Specialist for Fuji Photo Film; he left to form JaSunni Productions, LLC in 2005.[2]

Works[edit]

Anthology appearances[edit]

  • Animal Magnetism, poetry. Featured contributor. Edited by S. A. Parham & W. Olivia Race. P. R. Publishing, 2005.
  • The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers, fiction. Contributor/Designer. Edited by Jason V Brock and William F. Nolan. Cycatrix Press, 2010.
  • Brighton Shock! Souvenir Pocket Programme Book of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend/World Horror Convention 2010, nonfiction. Edited by Stephen Jones (author). PS Publishing, 2010.
  • Like Water for Quarks, fiction. Edited by Elton Elliott and Bruce Taylor. MVP Publishing, 2011.
  • Butcher Knives & Body Counts, nonfiction. Edited by Vince Liaguno. Dark Scribe Press, 2011.
  • The Devil’s Coattails: More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier, fiction. Contributor/Designer. Edited by Jason V Brock and William F. Nolan. Cycatrix Press, 2012.
  • Black Wings II, fiction. Edited by S. T. Joshi. PS Publishing, 2012.
  • Night Terrors II, fiction. Edited by Theresa Dillon. Blood Bound Books, 2012.
  • Slices of Flesh, fiction. Edited by Stan Swanson. Dark Moon Books, 2012.
  • Dangers Untold, fiction (reprint). Edited by Jennifer Brozek. Alliteration Ink, 2012.
  • Bleed, fiction (reprint). Edited by Lori Michelle. Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, 2013.
  • Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge, fiction. Edited by Robert S. Wilson. Nightscape Press, 2013.
  • The Best of The Horror Society 2013, fiction (reprint). Edited by Carson Buckingham. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
  • Flotsam Fantastique—Souvenir Book of the World Fantasy Awards 2013, nonfiction. Edited by Stephen Jones. PS Publishing, 2013.
  • Black Wings III, fiction. Edited by S. T. Joshi. PS Publishing, 2014.
  • Searchers After Horror, fiction. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Fedogan & Bremer, 2014.
  • A Darke Phantastique—Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things..., fiction. Contributor/Designer. Edited by Jason V Brock. Cycatrix Press, 2014.
  • Qualia Nous, fiction (reprint). Edited by Michael Bailey. Written Backwards, 2014.
  • Shrieks and Shivers, fiction. Edited by Jeani Rector. Post Mortem Press, 2015.
  • The Horror Society Presents: Abandoned Places, fiction (reprint). Edited by Henry Snider. The Horror Society, 2015.
  • Black Wings IV, fiction. Edited by S. T. Joshi. PS Publishing, 2015.
  • Innsmouth Nightmares, fiction. Edited by Lois Gresh. PS Publishing, 2015.
  • A Mountain Walked, fiction (reprint). Edited by S. T. Joshi. Dark Regions Press (Brock appears in the paperback edition only), 2015.
  • The Faith I Left Behind, nonfiction (reprint). Edited by Tom Flynn (author), Andrea Szalanski, and Julia Lavarnway. Inquiry Press, 2015.
  • Souvenir Book of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend/World Horror Convention 2015, nonfiction. Edited by Eric Guignard. World Horror Convention, 2015.
  • Chiral Mad 3, fiction. Edited by Michael Bailey. Written Backwards, 2015.

Single-author collections[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Milton’s Children, novelette rooted in Lovecraftian weird traditions, horror, and science fiction. Author and illustrator. Bad Moon Books, 2013.
  • (UnSub), a supernatural horror/thriller novel trilogy consisting of (in order, but released separately): Arrivals/Departures, Homunkulus, and End Stages. Author. TBD, 2016-2018.
  • The Kellen Diaries, short novel in the weird traditions of Bierce, Lovecraft, and Borges. Author. TBD, 2016.
  • The Ascent of Darkness, novel; an expansion of the Milton's Children/"The Shadow of Heaven" mythos created by Brock. Author. TBD, c. 2016.

Poetry[edit]

  • Totems and Taboos, illustrated chapbook. Writer/Artist. Cycatrix Press, 2005.
  • Spectral Realms #1, poetry digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Poetry. Hippocampus Press, 2014.
  • Spectral Realms #2, poetry digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Poetry. Hippocampus Press, 2015.
  • Spectral Realms #3, poetry digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Poetry. Hippocampus Press, 2015.
  • Spectral Realms #4, poetry digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Poetry. Hippocampus Press, 2016.

Comic and graphic novels[edit]

  • Logan's Run: Last Day. Lead Story/Lead Costume Design; Comic, Radio Dramatization/CD, Graphic Novel. Bluewater Productions, 2009-2011.
  • Logan's Run: Aftermath. Lead Story/Lead Costume Design; Comic, Radio Dramatization/CD, Graphic Novel. Bluewater Productions, 2011-2012.
  • Logan's Run: Solo. Writer; Comic and Graphic Novel. Bluewater Productions, 2013.
  • Tales from William F. Nolan's Dark Universe. Writer; Comic. Bluewater Productions, 2013. A Graphic Novel version is slated for 2016 from Cycatrix Press.

Other print and online appearances[edit]

  • Multiple appearances in the forms of reviews and essays in Center for Inquiry's American Rationalist newsletter.
  • Multiple appearances in the forms of interviews and essays for other convention souvenir books, including the World Horror Convention, and World Fantasy Convention.
  • Rude Mechanicals, by Kage Baker. Model for J. K. Potter (cover and interior images). Subterranean Press, 2007.
  • Dark Dimensions, collection by William F. Nolan. Introduction. Darkwood Press, 2010.
  • The Complete History of 'The Return of the Living Dead', by Christian Sellers and Gary Smart. Photographs. Plexus Publishing Limited, 2010.
  • Guest Writer—September, 2011, online. Writer, two stories featured ("Red-Wat-Shod", "The Underground"). Paul Kane (writer)'s Shadow Writer website, 2011.[7]
  • The Gothic Imagination, interview collection by John C. Tibbetts. Interviewee. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  • Weird Fiction Review #2, digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Nonfiction article. Centipede Press, 2011.
  • Hellfire & Damnation II, collection by Connie Corcoran Wilson. Introduction. The Merry Blacksmith Press, 2012.
  • Weird Fiction Review #3, digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Nonfiction article. Centipede Press, 2012.
  • Nolan on Bradbury: Sixty Years of Writing about the Master of Science Fiction, edited by S. T. Joshi. Introduction, tribute, and joint interview with Bradbury/Nolan. Hippocampus Press, 2013.[8]
  • Fungi #21, journal edited by Pierre Comtois. Article reprint and illustration. 2013.[9]
  • Monstrous Singularities, online. Columnist for scholar Matt Cardin's electronic magazine/website, The Teeming Brain. Nonfiction. 2013–present.[10]
  • Weird Fiction Review #4, digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Nonfiction article. Centipede Press, 2014.
  • Weird Fiction Review #5, digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Fiction, as well as an interview with Al Feldstein. Centipede Press, 2014.
  • Logan's Run: The Definitive Edition, by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. Introduction. Centipede Press, 2014.
  • A Confederacy of Horrors, by James Robert Smith (author). Afterword. Hippocampus Press, 2015.
  • [NameL3ss] Digest (perfect-bound print/PDF e-book/website), and website. Founder/Editor-in-Chief/Art Director/Contributor. Cycatrix Press, 2011–present (approximately twice a year). The managing editor is S. T. Joshi, and the journal has presented interviews with many important filmmakers, artists, and authors, including George A. Romero, Kris Kuksi, and others, as well as new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and artwork from a wide variety of creators, such as Nolan, Joshi, Roger Anker, and many more.
  • The Mirrors, by Nicole Cushing. Fiction collection. Cycatrix Press, 2015.
  • Gothic Lovecraft, edited by Lynne Jamneck and S. T. Joshi. Fiction anthology. Cycatrix Press, 2015.
  • Disexistence, by Paul Kane (writer). Fiction collection. Cycatrix Press, 2015 (tentative; possibly 2016).
  • Dark Discoveries, magazine. Managing Editor/Art Director/Contributor. Dark Discoveries Publications, 2008–2013.
  • William F. Nolan: A Miscellany, chapbook. Editor/Designer. Dark Discoveries Publications in conjunction with Cycatrix Press, 2011.
  • Like a Dead Man Walking and Other Shadow Tales (formerly titled The Blood Princess and Other Shadow Tales), fiction collection by William F. Nolan. Editor/Contributor. Formerly with Arkham House, and finally published by Centipede Press due to Arkham House's apparent dissolution, 2014.[14][15]
  • A Darke Phantastique—Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things..., anthology. Editor/Contributor/Designer. Cycatrix Press, 2014. A Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award Finalist for 2014, the anthology featured previously unpublished material by over forty writers, including Bradbury, Braunbeck, Nolan, Joshi, Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem, Cody Goodfellow, Richard Gavin, Mike Allen, Tom Conoboy, Joe R. Lansdale, Ray Garton, Greg Bear, and others. The release was celebrated by two major signing events: the first was again held in Glendale, Ca at Mystery and Imagination Bookstore with eleven contributors, including Joe R. Lansdale, and Dennis Etchison; the second was held at the University Bookstore in Seattle, and featured S. T. Joshi, W. H. Pugmire, Greg Bear, and several others.

Films[edit]

  • The AckerMonster Chronicles!, 2014 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award-winning documentary[17] (about super-fan, Famous Monsters of Filmland editor, and Vampirella creator Forrest J Ackerman). Director/Writer/Producer. Distributed by Sonique Theatre Media; JaSunni Productions, LLC, 2012. Once again, the film was invited to have its World Premiere at a major event hosted by the landmark Aero Theatre (also part of the prestigious American Cinematheque) in Santa Monica, CA to a packed house on what would have been Ackerman's 97th birthday on November 24, 2013, complete with a Birthday Cake Reception and a signing attended by panelists/contributors to the film.

Works in Production (forthcoming)[edit]

  • Strange Interlude: The Many Worlds of Charles Beaumont, bibliography and companion. Editor (with William F. Nolan). TBD, 2017.
  • Logan Falls, novel (a new sequel in the Logan's Run series). Author (with William F. Nolan), TBD, 2017.[18]
  • Through Darkness Revealed, novel (formerly titled Inheritance). Author. TBD, 2018.

Personal Influences (partial)[edit]

Affiliations & Memberships[edit]

Awards & Nominations[edit]

  • Award for Book and Jacket Design 2010, Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI).
  • Award for Book and Jacket Design 2012, Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI).
  • 2014 Rondo Hatton Award for Best Documentary: The AckerMonster Chronicles!.
  • 2014 Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in Anthology: A Darke Phantastique: Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things....
  • 2014 Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction: Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy.
  • 2014 Rondo Hatton Award Finalist for Best Book: Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy.
Category/Year/Nominated Work Awards Body Result
Book and Jacket Design, 2010 (The Bleeding Edge) Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI) Won
Book and Jacket Design, 2012 (The Devil's Coattails) Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI) Won
Best Documentary, 2014 (The AckerMonster Chronicles!) Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Won
Superior Achievement in Anthology, 2014 (A Darke Phantastique) Bram Stoker Awards Nominated
Superior Achievement in Nonfiction, 2014 (Disorders of Magnitude) Bram Stoker Awards Nominated
Best Book, 2014 (Disorders of Magnitude) Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Nominated

References (partial)[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elliot, Tom. "Charles Beaumont: Twilight Zone's Magic Man". The Twilight Zone Podcast. The Twilight Zone Network. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Prolific author William F. Nolan lured to Vancouver by an unlikely friendship". The Columbian. 2010-02-28. 
  3. ^ "About Page". Dark Discoveries. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Beach, James R. (Summer 2009) [2009], "Jason V Brock: Filmmaker, Writer, Provocateur", Dark Discoveries (Issue 14) 
  5. ^ a b c Lilith, Kasandora. "Author Interviews". SNM Horror Magazine. Steve Marshall. Retrieved 07-03-2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Jason V Brock". Author Biography. Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Horror Writers Association. 
  7. ^ Brock, Jason V (September 1, 2011). "Red-Wat-Shod, The Underground". Guest Writer. Shadow Writer. 
  8. ^ Joshi, S. T. (March 2011). "Nolan on Bradbury". Nolan on Bradbury. Hippocampus Press. 
  9. ^ Comtois, Pierre. "Fungi 21, Summer 2013". Fungi 21. 
  10. ^ http://www.teemingbrain.com/category/columns/monstrous-singularities/
  11. ^ Brock, Sunni K (March 12, 2010). "Back From the Edge". Extras. Cemetery Dance. 
  12. ^ Datlow, Ellen. "Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3". Ellen Datlow's Journal. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "The Devil’s Coattails – Book Review". Hellnotes. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  14. ^ Vanderburgh, George. "Arkham House Forthcoming List (2011-2014)" (PDF). The Batteredbox’s Weblog. 
  15. ^ Gresh, Lois. "The Future of Arkham House (and Other Weird Matters)". LOIS GRESH: Author. 
  16. ^ Brock, Sunni K (May 28, 2010). "Learning the Tricks of the Trade". Extras. Cemetery Dance. 
  17. ^ "Here Are The Winners of Rondo XII". Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. May 12, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Radio Interview with Jason V Brock". The Joe Parrington Experience. September 24, 2010. KLAY. 
  19. ^ Brock, Jason V (November 10, 2010). "Dan O'Bannon: Not Gone, Not Forgotten". Fearful Features. Fangoria. 

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