CHIZINE PUBLICATIONS ANNOUNCES ILLUSTRATED BOOK DEAL WITH GEORGE A. ROMERO
PETERBOROUGH, ON, March 1, 2017 – ChiZine Publications (CZP) announced today the acquisition of The Little World of Humongo Bongo, an illustrated book, originally published in French, by genre legend George A. Romero, best known for Night of the Living Dead, The Crazies, and Creepshow. George Romero sold World English rights (excluding France and Belgium) to Sandra Kasturi and Samantha Beiko, Co-Publishers of CZP, a British Fantasy, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award-winning independent publisher of surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction. The publication is in association with Dave Alexander’s Untold Horror.
The Little World of Humongo Bongo is the tale of fire-breathing giant Humongo Bongo, who lives on the tiny planet of Tongo. Gentle and curious, his world is thrown upside down when he encounters a race of tiny people named the Minus, who initially worship him as a God but then turn on him when they succumb to fear, greed and the lust for power.
“We are extremely excited to give new life to George’s fantastic project through ChiZine Publications,” said Sandra Kasturi, Co-Publisher, CZP. “We are honoured to publish the work of such a legend for the first time internationally. George’s story and his original illustrations are so charming and delightfully weird!”
Samantha Beiko, Co-Publisher, CZP adds, “George is one of the most respected genre creators of our time, the Godfather of the modern zombie. We are thrilled to be working with him on this project.”
The Little World of Humongo Bongo will be published in Fall/Winter 2017, in association with Dave Alexander’s Untold Horror, a multi-media brand dedicated to exploring the greatest horror stories never told.
ABOUT ChiZine Publications
ChiZine Publications (CZP) is a British Fantasy, World Fantasy, and HWA Specialty Press Award-winning independent publisher of surreal, subtle, and disturbing dark literary fiction hand-picked by co-publishers Sandra Kasturi and Samantha Beiko. ChiZine Publications also includes young adult imprint ChiTeen, mystery imprint ChiDunnit, electronic-only releases under CZP eBook, graphic novel imprint ChiGraphic, and poetry imprint KQP.
For further information, please contact:
Jesse J. Bernstein, ChiZine Publications