Monday, September 20, 2021

News...

 I know it's been a while since I've posted, but I'll have a bunch of cool announcements within the next couple months. In the meantime though I can share this really cool bit of news that I've been keeping under wraps. 

I teamed up with HH Toy Company for their Mythos: Weird Fiction Minifigures line! We chose two of my designs turn into toys (both sculpted by Ryan Bukalew). 



These are two recent monsters from authors that I've recently fallen in love with. The first creep is one of the Long White Creatures from Amos Tutuola's fever dream of a novel The Palm Wine Drinkard.  If you've spent any time on this blog or my IG you know I'm obsessed with Charles Saunders. This semando or mud monster is inspired by his story Jeroboam Henley's Debt that appeared in the collection The Book Of Cthulhu. 

I'm really excited with the way these came out and I hope you guys like them. I also drew the headers and portraits of Tutuola & Saunders for them which I'll be posting later in the week. AND I wrote a little summary of why these authors are so important to me and why I think you should give them a try!




Head over to HH Toy Company this coming Friday to get your set!



Friday, June 18, 2021

DISPLACER BEAST

DISPLACER BEAST
"This vaguely puma-like creature is bluish black, its tentacles are dead black, the horney edges of the tentacles are brownish yellow, and its eyes glow a hellish green."
Gary Gygax, Monster Manual I


Thursday, June 17, 2021

BABAU

BABAU
"This species of demon is tall and appears much as a skeleton in form-fitting black leather. Its extremities are larger than normal, however. Its feet, hands, and head are the size of a hill giant's. The taloned fingers are deadly and a horn-like growth projects from the back of the skull, curving forward and downward."
Gary Gygax, Monster Manual II


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

TIRAPHEG

TIRAPHEG
"This tripedal hermaphrodite is 7' tall, naked and hairless. Its shape is human-like, but there are significant deviations from human form. The creature has three heads of which the outer two are featureless. The middle head has three large, deeply-inset eyes, two to the front, (above the nose as a human) and one to the rear; it has ear-like organs on each side, but no mouth."

 "From the body of the creature spring three arms; the two at the shoulders are jointed in such a way that they can attack to the rear with equal facility as to the front of the body - these are prehensile limbs with a 6" long spike at the end of each. The third arm, emerging centrally from the chest, is like a human arm except that the hand has three strong fingers. Of the creature's three legs, the outer two are stumps and the central one has three unusually long and strong toes."

"The tirapheg's mouth is located in its belly below the central arm;"
Don Turnbull ed., Fiend Folio


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

GAMBADO

GAMBADO
These extraordinary-looking creatures are man-sized, with a powerful human torso and two arms ending in very sharp claws. Supported on the thin (but very strong) neck is the creature's head which is a skull - usually of an animal but sometimes of primitive man. The lower part of the creature's body consists of a cylinder of muscle and skin which can be compressed spring-style and released, below which are three long and thin single-toed feet. Its manner of locomotion -since it lacks legs as such - is a series of springs;""
Don Turnbull ed., Fiend Folio



Monday, June 14, 2021

OWLBEAR

 
OWLBEAR
"Owlbears have brownish-black to yellow brown fur and feathers. The 1,300 to 1,500 pound males will be the darker colored. The beaks of these creatures are yellow to ivory. The eyes are red-rimmed and exceedingly terrible to behold."
Gary Gygax, Monster Manual I



Friday, June 11, 2021

MONODRONE

 

MONODRONE
"Thousands of spherical monodrones, armed with spears, fouchards, and crossbows, are impressive when marshaled against the foe, as is their unswerving, singleminded performance. They exist for their work and what limited conversations they can carry on usually concern their functions."
Gary Gygax, Monster Manual II


Thursday, June 10, 2021

ACHAIEREI

ACHAIEREI
"Though the foul motives which caused these loathsome birds to be first summoned from the infernal regions are now lost from memory, remnants of the original achaierai flock still stalk the earth, haunting shadowy places and underground passages. In form they consist of a huge spherical head-body, with a powerful beak and feathery crest, atop four long legs ending in strong claws."
Don Turnbull ed., Fiend Folio


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

FLUMPH

FLUMPH
"These strange creatures are saucer shaped and pure white in colour. The mouth is at the centre of the upper surface; on either side of the mouth is a 4" long eyestalk. The underside carries a mass of small spikes and numerous small tentacles. The flumph 'flies' by sucking air into its mouth and expelling it through its underside. Normally it floats about 4" above the ground but can fly up to 10', particularly for attack purposes."
Don Turnbull ed., Fiend Folio


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

GALEB DUHR

GALEB DUHR
"The galeb duhr is a curious boulder-like creature with appendages that act as hands and feet. These intelligent beings are very large and slow moving. They live in rocky or mountainous areas where they can feel the 'earth power' and control the rocks around them."
Gary Gygax, Monster Manual II