Friday, February 23, 2018


“And today was a good day to take a form he liked.”

"He leaned back against a blade of grass, forming optic lenses and protruding plasm over them.”

“His favorite shape was a rhomboid.”
Margaret St.Clair, Shore Leave

Thursday, February 22, 2018


“Now, as  the ferrets reached it, it seemed to well out, to puff up into a great stringy mass, an exuberance of reddish, blackish hair."

”For a moment Leon thought he saw two tiny blue points, like eyes, glowing in the thing’s blackish heart. Then a long coil of hair, spider-leg thin, shot out at him.”
Margaret St.Clair, Graveyard Shift

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


"The plunp are the oddest of the native peoples of Venus."

“Be that as it may, the plunp are not prepossessing. They have 
exceedingly slick grayish skins, long shallow jaws with ferocious teeth, and
fierce yellow eyes.”

“Then the plunp began to rotate slowly in front of Brian, its tiwggy, slick-skinned arms outstretched expectantly.”
Margaret St.Clair, Thirsty God

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


“Having the flesh sucked from one’s bones by a cerberus‘ corrosive membranes was such a nasty way to pass out of the viewing plate." ”The cerberus was a lifeform from the the deep Venusian swamps.” “The trouble was that the cerberus, in its uncanny, ameboid way, moved extremely fast.”
Margaret St.Clair, Idris’ Pig

Monday, February 19, 2018


"The creature was literally as wide as it was tall. Perhaps it was the fact that it had a series of extra joints along the shoulder girdle and down the upper arm, so that its arms moved with the seemingly boneless flexibility of snakes. Perhaps it was the color of its sleek 
integument, which was a dirty off-white. Perhaps...Anyhow, the slurb was nonhumanoid." “If he hit the slurb on the knee-for some reason they were very sensitive about their knees-it counted fifteen.”
Margaret St.Clair, The Altruists


As you've probably guessed I fell in love with Margaret St. Clair's work after Scott and I covered Horrer Howce for Stories From the Borderland. Well, I'll not only have one zine dedicated to her work....but two! This week I'll be posting five brand new monsters inspired by her work and then 
Horrer Kumpendyum I will go on sale 

FRIDAY MARCH 2ND 11AM EST! These have NOT been available anywhere else and will be limited to 35! 

Monday, January 15, 2018


This year will see a TON of new zines going up for sale starting with the official online release of Stories From The Borderland I on FRIDAY JANUARY 26th 11AM EST!!
This zine was previously only available at NecronomiCon 2017 or as part of a triple pack. It features the first 5 entries into the Stories From the Borderlands project (essays by Scott Nicolay, illustrations by me and edited by Anya Martin).

Also slated for 2017 are
Illustro Obscurum Horrer Kumpendyum I & II (inspired by Margaret St. Clair)
Stories From the Borderland II
The Hoard Of the Gibbelins illustrated by Ketch Wehr inspired by Lord Dunsany
Illustro Obscurum Volume IX

I'll also be reprinting Illustro Obscurum Collection I & II as well as Book Of One Thousand Forms I.

Stay tuned for more updates!!

Thursday, December 28, 2017


"'The beasts,' she said. 'These beasts we're on.'"
'What beasts?' It was like having a personal mosquito.
'These ones with the green fur,' she said and giggled. 'People think they're just hills, but they're beasts.'

"'That's why it feels warm,' said Leslie. Don't pull on its fur, Gramma. It might hurt it. 'Nen it'd get up. And spill us on the ground. And open its big mouth - and still out its great big teeth -'"

"There were no legs under the hills - there were dozens of legs under - there were wheels - squares -flickering, firefly glitters -"

"'And he had little eyes like the light inside the refrigerator - '"

Zenna Henderson, And A Little Child -
 Read Scott's blog post about this story here.



"'I made it. The Noise-eater. He's asleep now. Don't make a noise or he'll get you.'"

"'Well, he had a body like Mother's vacuum cleaner - the one that lies down on the floor - and his legs were like my sled, so he could slide on the floor, and had a nose like the hose on the cleaner only he was able to make it long or short when he wanted to.'"

"'And he had little eyes like the light inside the refrigerator - '"