Hey everyone! I'm super excited to announce the second zine under my Seventh Church Ministries imprint: The Goetia Vol. 1 by Gunsho (aka James Quigley). Gunsho is an amazingly talented dude that, much like myself, has been working on a series of illustrations depicting unutterable and indescribably horrific beings. We met in 2013 in Providence at NecronomCon and I've been in awe of his work ever since. His demon illustrations seems a perfect fit for a Seventh Church release since, HPL, Robert E. Howard nad Clark Ashton Smith all drew on classical demons for inspiration.
The Goetia Vol. 1 will be limited to 50 hand assembled, hand signed copies with screen printed covers. Each zine will also come with 2 poster prints; one by myself and one by Portuguese artist Ze Burnay!
If you're unfamiliar with the Goetia, this Wikipedia description sums it up pretty nicely:
The Ars Goetia is the first section of the Lesser Key of Solomon, containing descriptions of the seventy-two demons that Solomon is said to have evoked and confined in a bronze vessel sealed by magic symbols, and that he obliged to work for him. The Ars Goetia assigns a rank and a title of nobility to each member of the infernal hierarchy, and gives the demons "signs they have to pay allegiance to", or seals. The lists of entities in the Ars Goetia correspond (to high but varying degree, often according to edition) with those in Johann Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum an appendix appearing in later editions of his De praestigiis daemonum, of 1563.
This will be the first of three Volumes containing Gunsho's demons. The illustrations themselves are disgusting, funny, weird, meticulous and gorgeous.
GUNSHO'S GOETIA WILL BE RELEASED ON
FRIDAY JULY 3RD AT 11AM EST IN THE YOG-BLOGSOTH STORE!!!!
Stay tuned for more updates!