Wednesday, October 11, 2017

HIPPIE HAT BRAIN PARASITE

HIPPIE HAT BRAIN PARASITE
"'You've seen 'em yourself. Plenty. Wide stiff brim, high crown, cut out of a sheet of Tandy cowhide and laced together like a Boy's Life project. Get the picture?"


 "Those hats? Kind of Waylon Jennings cum L.A. pimp culture hats? Well, I can't say I've seen one lately, man."

 "Right! And it's too cold for the motherfuckers, up there, that's why! Add that to the evidence!" 


"What evidence, Merv? What motherfuckers?" "PARASITES," he whispers, "Alien fucking parasites..."

"PARASITES," he whispers, "Alien fucking parasites..." "Listen. This is crucial, man. You think those things are just, like, some stupid kind of hat, right? Maybe THE stupid kind of hat, and that's fucking brilliant. Last thing YOU'D be caught wearing, right? And it's people like you who pose the greatest threat, people with open minds, people who read my books. But I've finally SEEN one, man and I KNOW."



Legs. You said legs?" "Maybe a dozen, more. Kinda browny transparent. Ever see a scorpion that's gotten too big? They get kind of pale and waxy.

No eyes. I saw where the hat had had it's claws in, kinda puppet trip...'"
William Gibson, Hippie Hat Brain Parasite
Read Scott's blog post about this story here.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

THE MONOLITH AND THE LADY OF DOVES II (NYARLATHOTEP)


THE MONOLITH AND THE LADY OF DOVES II (NYARLATHOTEP)


"She saw nothing but a flat tar-black thing dominating the middle of the space. The dark was rendered a bluish brown around it with the heavy stench of vegetation. She held her thumb to her phone, then swiped open the flashlight. The lens flared on but the light was swallowed at once—she saw it pulled out in an oblong smear and it was gone into the black slab."

"Soon the black mass eased out of its gloom and she saw it was a monolith, reaching close to the mossy ceiling. A 2001ish thing, but malformed at its edges. Carol leaned around its side and there was Shanice, on her knees and elbows in the dirt, folded over in supplication with her hands covering her face."
Michael Wehunt, The Loved One



THE MONOLITH AND THE LADY OF DOVES I (NYARLATHOTEP)


THE MONOLITH AND THE LADY OF DOVES I (NYARLATHOTEP)"The light strengthened through the hole and Carol realized Shan was on top of something coming out of the earth. A blank white figure lifting its arms wide, strips of pale flesh unfurling from them like cerements. Long legs bent along dozens of segments, knees popping, cartilage groaning. Shan’s lower body sloped down around the figure’s shoulders."
“'Shan!' she screamed, but still her wife kept her hands clapped over her eyes. Carol knew it wasn’t her, not anymore. It had been, so recently, but she was now nothing more than the living hair of this thing. A stole. A trophy. The figure’s flat round face opened like petals to reveal nothing until the wiry black ropes of the monolith began to flow into it. The creature bulged. Finally Shanice’s hands fell away, dangling beside the opening above the thing’s neck, and Carol saw the face they had been hiding. It was the face of the old woman back in the hallway. It was Shanice’s face. It was Carol’s. In the end it was dozens of gray hatched birds, stretching their mouths open, pining to be fed."
Michael Wehunt, The Loved One

Monday, October 2, 2017

SEA EAGLE


SEA EAGLE 
It was described as a huge creature about five feet in length and breadth with a huge head having eyes one on top of the other, with ears and two mouths under a protruding snout. It had holes for breathing on it's throat and had vast wings on its body above an enormously long tail that also had wings."
Carol Rose, Giants Monsters and Dragons


There are still 10 copies of the Mappaemundi Compendium full of sea monsters (including this guy!) inspired by Medieval & Renaissance maps
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Friday, September 29, 2017

AVAILABLE NOW!!!


The next zine from to go up for sale will be the Mappaemundi Compendium full of sea monsters inspired by Medieval & Renaissance maps! That will be 
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

SEA DOG


SEA DOG
"It is portrayed as a type of talbot or hunting dog, but with scales covering its entire body; instead of paws it has webbed, three-toed feet; its scaly tail has a thick rounded end, and behind is webbed ears it has a long dorsal fin from its head to tail."
Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters and Dragons


This monster will be available in the Mappaemundi Compendium
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SAWFISH

SAWFISH

"The Saw fish is also a beast of the sea; the body is great, the head hath a crest, and is hard and dented like to a saw. it will swim under ships and cut them, that the Water may come in, and he may feed on the men when the ship is drowned."
Olaus Magnus, A Compendious History Of the Goths, Swedes & Vandals

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BISHOP FISH


BISHOP FISH
"The Bishop Fish was described as a giant fish but in place of the usual pectoral fins it had two projections resembling claws. Its tail fins resembled legs swearing a fisherman's high boots, while its dorsal fin extended about the body. The head, neither truly fish nor truly human, was crowned by a projection resembling a bishop's miter." 
Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters and Dragons


This monster will be available in the Mappaemundi Compendium
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Monday, September 25, 2017

MONK FISH


MONK FISH
"The Monk fish was credited with the head of a human with ah tonsured hairstyle like that of a monk and a monk's cowl on a cape about it's shoulders. Its fish-like body, covered in scales, was supported vertically by two extremely large flippers, with similar flippers for arms."
Carol Rose, Giants, Monster and Dragons

"Named a 'sea monk,' because its smooth-looking head evoked men of the cloister, it resembled, in an original sketch, a large squid."
David Grann, The Squid Hunter

This monster will be available in the Mappaemundi Compendium
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Friday, September 22, 2017

ZIPHIUS

ZIPHIUS
"The Ziphius was said to have the body of an enormous fish. However, its head, which had grotesque eyes and a wedge-shaped beak over a vast, gaping mouth, was supposed to resemble that of an owl. This monstrous creature was said to attack ships in the northern seas it inhabited."
Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters and Dragons
This monster will be available in the Mappaemundi Compendium
ON SALE THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH 11AM EST