Monday, January 18, 2021

NEWS!!!

After waiting until the new year to send out zines I'm glad to report that they're starting to arrive to everyone who ordered them! And, surprise!, there was a bonus zine sent out to everyone that bought all four! 

In other news, I very excited that I finished the cover for Matthew Bartlett's novel Obsecration that will be published with Broken Eye Books this year. And the cover reveal will be February 1st!

I'm currently working on a brand new batch of monsters that I'm really excited about. It'll probably be a while until I post them but expect 2 months worth of Charles Saunders creatures in the first half of this year. 

I also have at least 3 new zines printed and ready for sale within the next few months. Expect more details soon.

That's all for now. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

ZINES SHIPPING!

 Hey everyone!
I appreciate everyone's patience with their zine orders. The USPS is experiencing unprecedented delays due to Covid, the holidays and decades of budget cuts by both GOP & DEM parties. So, I opted to wait until yesterday to start shipping zines. They were shipped from my day job so that you'd automatically receive your tracking numbers in an email. So if you see a strange message from a yarn company, that's actually your zine! 

STILL, if they take a while to get there be respectful to your USPS carriers and their superiors. This is not their fault. 

It may take a while, but they will get to you. 
Thanks!
Mike


Friday, December 25, 2020

NIGHT-GAUNT

NIGHT-GAUNT

"Out of what crypt they crawl, I cannot tell, But every night I see the rubbery things, Black, horned, and slender, with membraneous wings, And tails that bear the bifid barb of hell."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Fungi From Yuggoth


"But Carter preferred to look at them than at his captors, which were indeed shocking and uncouth black things with smooth, oily, whale-like surfaces, unpleasant horns that curved inward toward each other, bat wings whose beating made no sound, ugly prehensile paws, and barbed tails that lashed needlessly and disquietingly. And worst of all, they never spoke or laughed, and never smiled because they had no faces at all to smile with, but only a suggestive blankness where a face ought to be. All they ever did was clutch and fly and tickle; that was the way of night-gaunts."
H.P. Lovecraft, Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath

Thursday, December 24, 2020

GUG

GUG

"It was a paw, fully two feet and a half across, and equipped with formidable talons. After it came another paw, and after that a great black-furred arm to which both of the paws were attached by short forearms. Then two pink eyes shone, and the head of the awakened gug sentry, large as a barrel, wabbled into view. The eyes jutted two inches from each side, shaded by bony protuberances overgrown with coarse hairs. But the head was chiefly terrible because of the mouth. That mouth had great yellow fangs and ran from the top to the bottom of the head, opening vertically instead of horizontally."
H.P. Lovecraft, Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

GHAST

GHAST

"...the ghasts, those repulsive beings which die in the light, and which live in the vaults of Zin and leap on long hind legs like kangaroos."

"After a moment something about the size of a small horse hopped out into the grey twilight, and Carter turned sick at the aspect of that scabrous and unwholesome beast, whose face is so curiously human despite the absence of a nose, a forehead, 
and other important particulars."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

GHOUL

GHOUL

"The madness and monstrosity lay in the figures in the foreground- for Pickman's morbid art was pre-eminently one of demoniac portraiture. These figures were seldom completely human, but often approached humanity in varying degree. Most of the bodies, while roughly bipedal, had a forward slumping, and a vaguely canine cast. The texture of the majority was a kind of unpleasant rubberiness."
H.P. Lovecraft, Pickman's Model

"All these things Carter glibbered to the assembled ghouls, and presently outlined that request which he had in mind, and which he did not think extravagant considering the services he had so lately rendered the rubbery, dog-like lopers."
 H.P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath


Monday, December 21, 2020

DEEP ONE

DEEP ONE

"I think their predominant colour was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly wed tar articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth


ZINES!

 Hey everyone! I just wanted to let all of you that bought zines know that I'll be holding off shipping until January 4th. The USPS is extremely overwhelmed right now (covid + holidays + years of systematic budget cuts by both parties) and I want the best chance that these will make it to you safe and secure. Hopefully, waiting until then will help. 

Friday, December 18, 2020

LENGIAN

LENGIAN 
"The mouths of the men who came from it to trade were too wide, and the way their turbans were humped up in two points above their foreheads was in especially bad taste. And their shoes were the shortest and queerest ever seen in the Six Kingdoms." "They leaped as though they had hooves instead of feet, and seemed to wear a sort of wig or headpiece with small horns. Of other clothing they had none, but most of them were quite furry. Behind they had dwarfish tails, and when they glanced upward he saw the excessive width of their mouths. Then he knew what they were, and that they did not wear any wigs or headpieces after all. For the cryptic folk of Leng were of one race with the uncomfortable merchants of the black galleys that traded rubies at Dylath-Leen." 
H.P. Lovecraft, Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath


Thursday, December 17, 2020

NAMELESS CITY INHABITANT


NAMELESS CITY INHABITANT 
"They were of the reptile kind, with body lines suggesting sometimes the crocodile, sometimes the seal, but more often nothing of which either the naturalist or the palaeontologist ever heard. In size they approximated a small man, and their fore-legs bore delicate and evident feet curiously like human hands and fingers. But strangest of all were their heads, which presented a contour violating all know biological principles. To nothing can such things be well compared - in one flash I thought of comparisons as varied as the cat, the bullfrog, the mythic Satyr, and the human being. Not Jove himself had had so colossal and protuberant a forehead, yet the horns and the noselessness and the alligator-like jaw placed things outside all established categories." 
H.P. Lovecraft, The Nameless City