Archive for September, 2010

MADHOUSE THEATER IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

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“The Flying Dutchman” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the new book, “Madhouse Theater” by Scott Scherr and John Ecko.

From the collaborative madness of story teller and poet, Scott Scherr, and visual poet, John Ecko, comes this twisted collection of short stories, poetry, and visual nightmares from the darkest corners of their unbalanced minds. The stage is set, our props have been sharpened and our cast of characters are ready to perform their torture on you, fair reader. Within these pages wait a vast assortment of sickos, maniacs, boogeyman, monsters, myths, ghosts and much, much more. Please, take your seats and welcome to the theater. We hope you enjoy the show…although you’ve been here all along.
 

 

Great news!  Madhouse Theater is now available for purchase.  Please go and check out my new blog to see an expanded preview of what’s inside the Madhouse. 

www.madhousetheater.wordpress.com

You can purchase directly at:

http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=2893692

Halloween Special Edition: Melonheads

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“Melonheads” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the new book, “Madhouse Theater” by Scott Scherr and John Ecko.

(Please, click on the image once or twice to see the appropriate size)

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EDITION:  MELONHEADS

As a tribute to my favorite holiday, I’ve decided to release three special edition color versions of  some of my visual nightmares from the new book, Madhouse Theater.  As we get closer to the witching hour, I’ll release the other two.

The first of three, “Melonheads”, is an urban legend I’m rather fond of, growing up around the area of Kirtland Hills, Ohio where I’ve spent many nights in my foolish youth chasing after these elusive creatures.  To find out more about the Melonheads, just google it and you’ll find all kinds of blogs dedicated to this Kirtland legend.

Also, for you Melonhead enthusiasts, there’s a movie about to be released that’s been generating a lot of buzz for a while now:  “The Legend of the Melonheads”  filmed on location in Melonhead country.  I encourage you to check it out:

http://www.laugh-at-the-law.com/

“Madhouse Theater”  is just about ready for the print press and should be available by the end of the month (fingers crossed).

It’s early, but I’m saying it anyway…I hope you enjoy the visuals and Happy Halloween 🙂

John

COMING SOON…

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Just a few more weeks and “Madhouse Theater” will be released.  Here’s a preview of the cover…creepy fellow isn’t he?

John

Sneak Peek from “Madhouse Theater”

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“The Blood” Copyright © 2010 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.  From the new book, “Madhouse Theater” by Scott Scherr and John Ecko

Here’s a sneak preview of one of my visual nightmares from the new book, “Madhouse Theater” due out later this month.  We are in the final stages and It’s been a lot of fun putting this together.  Madhouse Theater is the collaborative madness of myself and author/poet Scott Scherr and this will be a collection of dark short stories, flash fiction, poetry and visual poetry that will take a daring look into the eyes of madness.  From maniacs to ghosts, the Boogeyman to urban legends…and that’s just the beginning.  This book will not be recommended for the faint hearted and we can’t promise nightmare free evenings after reading…lol.  Hope you enjoy this little preview.  Plenty more bumps in the night to come.

John