Jason V. Brock
|Jason V. Brock|
Jason V Brock in 2013
|Born||Jason Vincent Brock
March 1, 1970
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Occupation||Filmmaker, editor, artist, scholar, lecturer, writer, musician|
|Genre||Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Magic Realism, Poetry, Non-Fiction, Comics|
|Notable works||Milton's Children, Disorders of Magnitude, A Darke Phantastique, The AckerMonster Chronicles!|
|Notable awards||HWA Bram Stoker Award Nomination, 2014 (Nonfiction); HWA Bram Stoker Award Nomination, 2014 (Anthology); Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award Winner, 2013 (Best Documentary); Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award Finalist, 2014 (Best Book)|
|Spouse||Sunni K. Brock (m. 2004)|
Jason V. Brock (born March 1, 1970) is an American author, artist, editor, and filmmaker. He is the CEO and co-founder (with his wife, Sunni) of JaSunni Productions, LLC, whose documentary films include Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man, the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award-winning The AckerMonster Chronicles!, and Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic. 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. 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).
He served as Managing Editor/Contributor and Art Director for Dark Discoveries magazine for over four years. His novella, Milton’s Children, was published by Bad Moon Books in early 2013. 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, 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). He is a frequent special guest and panelist at many horror and science fiction conventions (such as Necronomicon-Providence, MythosCon, Norwescon, 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.). He has also been a guest lecturer and speaker at various colleges and universities. In late 2015, he was featured as the Editor Guest of Honor at the largest science fiction convention in Oregon, OryCon 37.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Works
- 3 Affiliations & Memberships
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Brock was born in Charlotte, North Carolina of mixed racial heritage, and suffers from dyslexia. 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 for about five years; the band had several lineup changes, but played live on a regular basis, and produced multiple original demos which Brock is remastering for eventual release, along with new material. 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 and artistic skills. After that, he worked as a graphic designer for Morris Costumes in their catalog department, then as an artist’s apprentice for Pat Piro, and later as an audio engineer trainee at Reflection Sound Studio under Mark Williams, in addition to assisting on several low-budget movie efforts in his spare time (including a brief period with Harry Joyner, and filmmaker Jet Eller).
Brock has lived on the West Coast since 1993, spending time in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Washington. He has been married to writer and computer technologist Sunni K Brock since 2004. He is a longtime ethical vegetarian and animal rights enthusiast, politically very liberal, and has characterized himself as a "soft" atheist with Buddhist and Hindu leanings. He describes his written work as Dark Magical Realism. Prior to becoming a full-time creative, 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 (with his wife) JaSunni Productions, LLC in 2005.
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- Animal Magnetism (2005) – Poetry
- The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers (2010) – Fiction
- Brighton Shock! Souvenir Pocket Programme Book of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend/World Horror Convention 2010 (2010) – Nonfiction
- Like Water for Quarks (2011) – Fiction
- Butcher Knives & Body Counts (2011) – Nonfiction
- The Devil’s Coattails: More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier (2012) – Fiction
- Black Wings II (2012) – Fiction
- Night Terrors II (2012) – Fiction
- Slices of Flesh (2012) – Fiction
- Dangers Untold (2012) – Fiction (reprint)
- Bleed (2013) – Fiction
- Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge (2013) – Fiction
- The Best of The Horror Society 2013 (2013) – Fiction (reprint)
- Flotsam Fantastique—Souvenir Book of the World Fantasy Awards 2013 (2013) – Nonfiction
- Black Wings III (2014) – Fiction
- Searchers After Horror (2014) – Fiction
- A Darke Phantastique—Encounters with the Uncanny and Other Magical Things... (2014) – Fiction/Designer
- Qualia Nous (2014) – Fiction (reprint)
- Shrieks and Shivers (2015) – Fiction
- The Horror Society Presents: Abandoned Places (2015) – Fiction (reprint)
- Black Wings IV (2015) – Fiction
- Innsmouth Nightmares (2015) – Fiction
- A Mountain Walked (2015) – Fiction(reprint; Brock appears in the paperback edition only)
- The Faith I Left Behind (2015) – Nonfiction (reprint)
- Souvenir Book of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend/World Horror Convention 2015 (2015) – Nonfiction
- nEvermore! (2015) – Fiction (w/ Sunni K Brock & William F. Nolan)
- Horror 201: The Silver Scream (2015) – Nonfiction
- Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2016) – Fiction and Afterword
- Chiral Mad 3 (2016) – Fiction
- You, Human (2016) – Fiction
- Drive-In Creature Feature (2016) – Fiction
- And Death Shall Have No Dominion (2016) – Nonfiction
- The 3rd Spectral Book of Horror Stories (2016) – Fiction
- Dread State (2016) – Fiction
- Black Wings VI (2017) – Fiction
- Nightmare's Realm (2017) – Fiction
- Brothers in Arms (2017) – Fiction (w/ William F. Nolan)
- Simulacrum and Other Possible Realities, horror/science fiction short story and poetry collection. Author and illustrator. Hippocampus Press, 2013.
- Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy, nonfiction. Author. Scarecrow Press, 2014. A Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award Finalist (Nonfiction), as well as a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Finalist (Best Book) for 2014.
- The Dark Sea Within and Other Macabre Revelations, horror/science fiction short story and poetry collection. Author and illustrator. Hippocampus Press, 2017.
- Milton’s Children, novelette rooted in Lovecraftian traditions, horror, and science fiction. Author and illustrator. Bad Moon Books, 2013.
- Totems and Taboos (2005) – Poetry (illustrated chapbook; Writer/Artist)
- Spectral Realms #1 (2014) – Poetry
- Spectral Realms #2 (2015) – Poetry
- Spectral Realms #3 (2015) – Poetry
- Spectral Realms #4 (2016) – Poetry
- Spectral Realms #6 (2017) – Poetry
Comic and graphic novels
- 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 a later date, publisher TBA.
- Tales from the Acker-Mansion. Contributor. Edited by Holly Interlandi. American Gothic Press, 2016.
Other print and online appearances
- Multiple appearances in the form of tributes for Locus (magazine), as well as the San Diego Comic-Con International Souvenir Book for friends of Brock's such as H. R. Giger, Ray Bradbury, Forrest J Ackerman, and others.
- 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 Discoveries, magazine. Managing Editor/Art Director/Contributor. Dark Discoveries Publications, 2008–2013.
- 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.
- 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.
- William F. Nolan: A Miscellany, chapbook. Editor/Designer. Dark Discoveries Publications in conjunction with Cycatrix Press, 2011.
- [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.
- 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.
- Fungi #21, journal edited by Pierre Comtois. Article reprint and illustration. 2013.
- Monstrous Singularities, online. Columnist for scholar Matt Cardin's electronic magazine/website, The Teeming Brain. Nonfiction. 2013–present.
- 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.
- 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. Later reprinted with an extra tale by Nolan from Dark Regions Press in 2015.
- 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. Later reprinted in an affordable paperback edition.
- Logan's Run: The Definitive Edition, by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. Introduction. Centipede Press, 2014.
- The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers, anthology. Editor (with William F. Nolan)/Contributor/Designer. Cycatrix Press, 2010. The anthology featured previously unpublished material by Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, Dan O’Bannon, Earl Hamner, Jr., Norman Corwin, John Shirley, and many younger authors, with a foreword by S. T. Joshi. The release was celebrated by a signing event in Glendale, Ca at Mystery and Imagination Bookstore where a nearly 90-year-old Bradbury and nearly 100-year-old Corwin greeted hundreds of fans who waited hours to get their copies signed by the fourteen authors in attendance. The book went on to win an award for Book and Jacket Design from Pacific Printing Industries Association, as well as several Honorable Mentions and a main selection in The Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow. The book sold-out in its initial run and was re-issued by Hippocampus Press in 2015 as paperback edition.
- Fungi #22, journal edited by Pierre Comtois. Illustrations. 2015.
- The Mirrors, by Nicole Cushing. Publisher. Fiction collection. Cycatrix Press, 2015.
- What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?, compiled by Killian H. Gore. Interviewee. Snowy Morning Books, 2015.
- The Devil’s Coattails: More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier, anthology. Editor (with William F. Nolan)/Contributor/Designer. Cycatrix Press, 2012. The anthology featured previously unpublished material by Ramsey Campbell, Richard Selzer, Gary Braunbeck, and a host of others. The book also went on to win an award for Book and Jacket Design from Pacific Printing Industries Association.
- Weird Fiction Review #6, digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Nonfiction article. Centipede Press, 2016.
- Weird Fiction Review #7, digest. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Nonfiction article. Centipede Press, 2016.
- Gothic Lovecraft, edited by Lynne Jamneck and S. T. Joshi. Fiction anthology. Cycatrix Press, 2016.
- All That Withers, by John Palisano. Fiction collection. Cycatrix Press, 2016.
- Disexistence, by Paul Kane (writer). Publisher. Fiction collection. Cycatrix Press, 2017.
- Charles Beaumont: The Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man, documentary. Director/Writer/Producer. Distributed by Sonique Theatre Media; JaSunni Productions, LLC, 2010. The film was invited to have its World Premiere at an event hosted by Sid Grauman's historic Egyptian Theatre (American Cinematheque) in Hollywood, CA, in March, 2010.
- The AckerMonster Chronicles!, 2013 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award-winning documentary (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. The film was invited to have its World Premiere at an event hosted by the landmark Aero Theatre (also part of the prestigious American Cinematheque) in Santa Monica, CA 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.
- Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic, documentary (regarding metaphorical imagery from Hieronymus Bosch to the present, including Surrealism, Symbolism, and Fantastic Realism, and featuring interviews with H. R. Giger, Ernst Fuchs (artist), Alex Grey, Roger Dean (artist), and a host of others). Director/Writer/Producer. Distributed by Sonique Theatre Media; JaSunni Productions, LLC, (forthcoming) 2017.
Affiliations & Memberships
- Member, Horror Writers Association (HWA).
- Member, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
- Member, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA).
- Member, Photo Marketing Association (PMA).
- Member, Certified Photographic Consultants (CPC).
- Member, Society of Photofinishing Engineers (SPFE).
Awards and nominations
|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, 2013
The AckerMonster Chronicles!
|Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards||Won|
|Best Book, 2014
Disorders of Magnitude
|Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards||Nominated|
|Superior Achievement in Anthology, 2014
A Darke Phantastique
|Bram Stoker Awards||Nominated|
|Superior Achievement in Nonfiction, 2014
Disorders of Magnitude
|Bram Stoker Awards||Nominated|
- JaSunni Productions website
- NAMELESS Digest website
- Jason V. Brock on IMDb
- Jason V Brock at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Elliot, Tom. "Charles Beaumont: Twilight Zone's Magic Man". The Twilight Zone Podcast. The Twilight Zone Network. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- "Prolific author William F. Nolan lured to Vancouver by an unlikely friendship". The Columbian. 2010-02-28.
- "About Page". Dark Discoveries.
- Beach, James R. (Summer 2009) , "Jason V Brock: Filmmaker, Writer, Provocateur", Dark Discoveries (Issue 14)
- Lilith, Kasandora. "Author Interviews". SNM Horror Magazine. Steve Marshall.
- "Jason V Brock". Author Biography. Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.
- "Charles Beaumont Film Event - Lawrence Kansas". www.midamericon.org. Archived from the original on 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
- Brock, Jason V (September 1, 2011). "Red-Wat-Shod, The Underground". Guest Writer. Shadow Writer.
- Joshi, S. T. (March 2011). "Nolan on Bradbury". Nolan on Bradbury. Hippocampus Press.
- Comtois, Pierre. "Fungi 21, Summer 2013". Fungi 21.
- Vanderburgh, George. "Arkham House Forthcoming List (2011-2014)" (PDF). The Batteredbox’s Weblog.
- Gresh, Lois. "The Future of Arkham House (and Other Weird Matters)". LOIS GRESH: Author.
- Brock, Sunni K (March 12, 2010). "Back From the Edge". Extras. Cemetery Dance.
- Datlow, Ellen. "Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3". Ellen Datlow's Journal. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- "The Devil’s Coattails – Book Review". Hellnotes. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
- Brock, Sunni K (May 28, 2010). "Learning the Tricks of the Trade". Extras. Cemetery Dance.
- "Here Are The Winners of Rondo XII". Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. May 12, 2014.