La Tour des Horreurs ・ The Tower of Horrors

A nice (and perfectly harmless?) POP-UP book,
by Mr. Nicolas Codron.

Nicolas Codron - La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021

Fancy a visit?

A guided tour of the Tower of Horrors, free of charge: what luck! or is it really?

Walk through the grounds to the Tower and meet her strange denizens, through 8 stunning pop-up spreads!

Our first self-published pop-up book is a fine, original (and perfectly harmless) Haunted House-ish pop-up book, all in black and white, all laser-cut!

Get yours in the Shop! ⭐️

Nicolas Codron, La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021
Nicolas Codron, La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021
Nicolas Codron, La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021
Nicolas Codron, La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021

👻 Description 🦇

Hardcover book (7.5 x 20 x 2.5 cm / 2.7 x 7.9 x 1 in), with 8 pop-up spreads and one movable element on the inside cover, all in laser-cut black paper mounted on printed white paper.
Text in French. Loose sheet with translation in English. 500 copies printed, all numbered by the artist.

More pictures here ⭐️

Nicolas Codron, La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021
Nicolas Codron, La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021
Nicolas Codron, La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021
Nicolas Codron, La Tour des Horreurs Pop-up Book 2021

☕️ There is also a special deluxe edition! 🎩

in which the book is housed in a lavish, very colorful, laser-cut slipcase that glows in the dark (phosphorescent silkscreen printing) and comes with two extras: a separate copy of the Cursed Tree pop-up spread and a laser-cut proof of the cover illustration, both titled and monogramed by hand by the artist.

Read more about it and see more of it here ⭐️

💀 Resellers 🎃

If you are in Paris (France), La Tour des Horreurs will also be available soon (or is already) in selected bookshops:

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (Paris 7e)
Chantelivre (Paris 7e, special event from Oct 28 to Nov 18)
Chez les libraires associés / La Boutique de livre animé (Paris 18e)
La librairie Lardanchet (Paris 8e)
La Librairie du Parc – Actes Sud (Parc de la Villette, Paris 19e)

and at the 13th Salon du livre animé (Nov 27, 9th arr. City Hall)!

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🦇 Tricks and Treats 🍪

The style of the poem that serves as a narrative is a tribute of sorts to Edward Gorey, one of our all-time favorite authors-illustrators.

In the original artwork from which this book was born, there were also two extra alternative endings, one in which the reader joined the rowdy crew of the Tower of Horrors, and another in which the reader came face to face with the master of the Tower and met the same fate as in the final version. 🍽

Many more things happen behind the scenes, of course. We may have the occasion to talk about it during pop-up books or artist books events, book signing sessions, etc. Learn about it in the News section and get updates through our Newsletter ✉️

⭐️ Thank you! ⭐️