From The Pages Of The Artonomicon

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Yea, verily, verily, I say unto you: things have gone quite Lovecraftian around here. And indeed it was thrilling and spine-chilling to be impelled to create these visual pieces for two entities of eldritch strangeness I have long enjoyed and admired from afar.

First off, hie thee hence to Lovecraft eZine Issue #35. Therein you’ll find Eden, a cosmic tale told brilliantly by Tom Lynch for which I created the illustration below. As you already should be doing devour this issue from end to end, support Lovecraft eZine until it bleeds, and then support some more.

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Next is a two-parter that warmed my heart and chilled my soul to take on. I summoned the creatures of strange tales, entities of legend and lore, aye none other than the beings inhabiting the vast towers of the Drabblecast and was invited in to illustrate two successive episodes celebrating Lovecraft Month with a portentous reading of The Whisperer In Darkness writ by the hermit of Providence himself! With fevered intensity did mine crabbed hands scrabble across the paper these visual evocations of fungoid horror! Let Norm Sherman awaken cosmic horror in you as he gives voice to this delightfully harrowing tale.

And here too do I say support the Drabblecast with all thine lucre, all thine love and all thine life-force until nothing is left of thy being but a twitching husk baying at the gibbous moon!

The Whisperer In Darkness Pt.1

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The Whisperer In Darkness Pt. 2

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Necrofuturist Transmission #69 – The Repairer Of Reputations

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Playlist:

P. Emerson Williams – Alive (Fear Sleeps)
Nikola Nežit – Trough The Fire
Requiem In White – Centuries
SOL – The Grinding Wheels Of Time
The Flesh Community – Belgrade
Robert W. Chambers – The Repairer Of Reputations Pt. 1
Feel No Other – Even The Blue
Tunnels Of Ah – We Are His Burning Ones

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The Repairer Of Reputations was produced by Thomas Jude
Barclay Morrison www.tjbmorrison.org, narration by Peter Yearsley

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The music for The Repairer Of Reputations segment was:
Metsu: Gathering
Cerca Trova: Monoliths (Acceptance)
Fosel: Adenine
Dubh: Winter Maelstrom

Shoreline of Infinity Launched & Lackington’s Magazine #7

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Shoreline-Issue-1-Cover-400x618Shoreline of Infinity is a brand new science fiction magazine out of Scotland. It is a distinct honour to be part of the first edition of this visionary publication. Readers, writers and artists are invited to take part in the shaping of our future mythology.

As they say on their “Why? page:

Why the Shoreline of Infinity?

Because that’s where we are. Humankind has trampled our way across the lands, and now we are mooching about on the sands, squinting out across the Ocean of Infinity before us. And we don’t know what to do.

Help is at hand.

Science Fiction has always asked the big questions, more so than in any other form of literature. Where have we come from? Where are we going? Where do we want to be? What’s going to happen? How will we cope? What’s the story?

And there’s no doubt scientists have been influenced by SF, as much as science is a source of inspiration for SF writers.

Shoreline of Infinity Issue One is available in digital editions for Kindle and epub readers direct from their site.

It’s also available as a PDF edition using the layout from the printed edition – this is ideal for reading on a tablet or big screen.

Shoreline of Infinity also available as a good old fashioned printed edition – available from Amazon. Also be sure to read all bout the launch event for Shoreline Of Infinity Issue One on their blog. Wish I coulda been there!

Coming up is Issue #7 of the fantastic Lackington’s Magazine, which includes a beautiful story written by Mat Joiner I had the privilege of illustrating. Head on over to Twitter to see the illustration and be sure to follow them and join in the fun. Lackington’s Magazine is unique, artistic, and they are a true joy to work with, as the magazine is a joy to read.

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As they put it:

Lackington’s is an online magazine that publishes speculative fiction and art four times a year. We want to help widen the space for prose poetry. We’re looking for stylized prose. Not inept purple prose, of course, but controlled and well-crafted wordsmithery that reflects the story, setting, theme, atmosphere, or philosophy it seeks to describe.

Stylized prose can be sparse and simple, diamond-cut like the writing of Ursula K. Le Guin. It can be sumptuous like the writing of Oscar Wilde. It can be epic, archaic, experimental, mythic, rhythmic, and it can be quiet and subtle, too. Story and character are indispensable, but so is wordcraft. We trade in aesthetics, so make us gasp with unexpected words and give us inventive voices, structures, and narratives. Many editors reject heavily stylized prose out of hand. We welcome it.

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