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 46)
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
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–present)
Website
www.jasunni.com

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 the controversial Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man,[1] the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror 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, 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] 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.).[2][5] He has also been a guest lecturer and speaker at various colleges and universities.[7][8] In late 2015, he was featured as the Editor Guest of Honor at the largest science fiction convention in Oregon, OryCon 37.

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 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.[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 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).[4][5]

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.[2]

Works[edit]

Anthology appearances[edit]

2005-2011[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. 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.

2012-2014[edit]

  • 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.

2015[edit]

  • 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, 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.
  • nEvermore!, fiction (w/ Sunni K Brock & William F. Nolan). Edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles. EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Inc., 2015.
  • Horror 201: The Silver Scream, nonfiction. Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley. Crystal Lake Publishing, 2015.

2016[edit]

  • Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy, fiction and afterword. Edited by James R. Beach and Jason V Brock. Dark Regions Press, 2016.
  • Chiral Mad 3, fiction. Edited by Michael Bailey. Written Backwards, 2016.
  • You, Human, fiction. Edited by Michael Bailey. Dark Regions Press, 2016.
  • Nightmare's Realm, fiction. Edited by S. T. Joshi. Dark Renaissance Books, 2016.
  • Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend, nonfiction. Edited by June Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca. ABC-CLIO, 2016.
  • Brothers in Arms, fiction (w/ William F. Nolan). Edited by Barry Hoffman and R.C. Matheson. Gauntlet Press, 2016.

Single-author collections[edit]

  • 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, 2016.

Novels[edit]

  • Milton’s Children, novelette rooted in Lovecraftian traditions, horror, and science fiction. Author and illustrator. Bad Moon Books, 2013.

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 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.

2007-2011[edit]

  • 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.[9]
  • 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.

2012-2014[edit]

  • 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.[10]
  • Fungi #21, journal edited by Pierre Comtois. Article reprint and illustration. 2013.[11]
  • Monstrous Singularities, online. Columnist for scholar Matt Cardin's electronic magazine/website, The Teeming Brain. Nonfiction. 2013–present.[12]
  • 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.[13][14] 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. 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. 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.

2015[edit]

  • A Confederacy of Horrors, by James Robert Smith. Afterword. Hippocampus Press, 2015.
  • 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 an unprecedented 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.[15] 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.[16] 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.
  • The Devil’s Coattails: More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier, anthology. Editor (with William F. Nolan)/Contributor/Designer. Cycatrix Press, 2012.[17] 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. A success in hardcover, the book is due to be re-issued as an affordable paperback edition.

2016[edit]

  • Weird Fiction Review #6, 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.
  • Disexistence, by Paul Kane (writer). Publisher. Fiction collection. Cycatrix Press, 2016.

Films[edit]

  • The AckerMonster Chronicles!, 2013 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award-winning documentary[19] (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.

Affiliations & Memberships[edit]

Awards & Nominations[edit]

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

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 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: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Jason V Brock". Author Biography. Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Horror Writers Association. 
  7. ^ http://ooligan.pdx.edu/writetopublish/
  8. ^ "Charles Beaumont Film Event - Lawrence Kansas". www.midamericon.org. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  9. ^ Brock, Jason V (September 1, 2011). "Red-Wat-Shod, The Underground". Guest Writer. Shadow Writer. 
  10. ^ Joshi, S. T. (March 2011). "Nolan on Bradbury". Nolan on Bradbury. Hippocampus Press. 
  11. ^ Comtois, Pierre. "Fungi 21, Summer 2013". Fungi 21. 
  12. ^ http://www.teemingbrain.com/category/columns/monstrous-singularities/
  13. ^ Vanderburgh, George. "Arkham House Forthcoming List (2011-2014)" (PDF). The Batteredbox’s Weblog. 
  14. ^ Gresh, Lois. "The Future of Arkham House (and Other Weird Matters)". LOIS GRESH: Author. 
  15. ^ Brock, Sunni K (March 12, 2010). "Back From the Edge". Extras. Cemetery Dance. 
  16. ^ Datlow, Ellen. "Best Horror of the Year Vol. 3". Ellen Datlow's Journal. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "The Devil’s Coattails – Book Review". Hellnotes. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  18. ^ Brock, Sunni K (May 28, 2010). "Learning the Tricks of the Trade". Extras. Cemetery Dance. 
  19. ^ "Here Are The Winners of Rondo XII". Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. May 12, 2014. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1531642/?ref_=ttexrv_exrv_tt Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone's Magic Man

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