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
ON SALE THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH 11AM EST

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 15TH 11AM EST

Thursday, September 21, 2017

MARINE SOW

MARINE SOW
"The Marine Sow was described as a vast creature of seventy-two feet in length, fourteen feet in depth, and seven feet across from eye to eye on a head that resembled that of a pig. It also had a further six eyes, three located on each side of its scaly body and a crescent-shaped dorsal fin."
Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters and Dragons

This monster will be available in the Mappaemundi Compendium
ON SALE THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH 11AM EST


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FEEJEE MERMAID

FEEJEE MERMAID
"In 1882, a dried mermaid was exhibited at the Turf coffeehouse in London."

"All these were manufactured in the same way as the Feejee Mermaid: the upper body of a monkey had ben skillfully joined to the hind part of a large fish, usually a hake, salmon or carp."
Jan Bondeson, The Feejee Mermaid and Other Essays


This monster will be available in the Mappaemundi Compendium
ON SALE THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH 11AM EST

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MAPPAEMUNDI COMPENDIUM


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 
LIMITED TO 20 COPIES

“I have hated fish and feared the sea and everything connected with it since I was two years old.”
H.P. Lovecraft, Letter to Donald Wandrei

"Several characters obviously represented marine things which are unknown to the modern world, but whose decomposing forms I had observed on the ocean-risen plain."
H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon

Thursday, September 14, 2017

GARDINEL

GARDINEL
“They look some way like a shed or cabin, snug and rightly made, except the open door might could be a mouth, the two little windows could be eyes. Never you'll see one on the main roads or near towns; only back in the thicketty places, by high trails among tall ridges, and they show themselves there when it rains and storms and a lone farer hopes to come to a house to shelter him. ... The few that's lucky enough to have gone into a gardinel and win out again... tell that inside it's pinky-walled and dippy-floored, with on the floor all the skulls and bones of those who never did win-out; and from the floor and walls come spouting rivers of wet juice that stings. ... and all at once you know that inside a gardinel is like a stomach.”
Manly Wade Wellman, Why They’re Named That

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CULVERIN

CULVERIN
"But, just ahead of him, the Culverin hoved itself half into sight on its many legs. It pointed its needle-shaped mouth and spit a pebble. I heard the pebble ring on Mr. Yandro's head."
Manly Wade Wellman, The Desrick On Yandro


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

KALU


KALU
"And then: 'Bones, yes - something like man-bones, but bigger and thicker, also something like bear-bones, or big ape-bones from a foreign land. And a rotten light to them. So I was for a moment that the bones weren't empty. Inside the ribs were caged puffy things, like guts and lungs and maybe a heart that skipped and wriggled. The skull had a snout like I can't say what, and in its eye-holes burned blue-green fire.'"

Manly Wade Wellman, Nine Yards Of Cloth


This monster will be available in the Appalachian Compendium
ON SALE THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH 11AM EST

Monday, September 11, 2017

DJIBAW


DJIBAW
"All blotchy and green and brown with a white belly and a wet smoothness, it was a frog. But it was bigger than a man by twice, I suppose." “You think of him as what we call a djibaw, and evil spirit. We think of him as a part of nature, that defends nature's weak things.”
Manly Wade Wellman, Frogfather


Sunday, September 10, 2017

News...


This week my Manly Wade Wellman themed monster zine will go on sale! Limited to 20! I'll be posting a monster from the zine Monday-Thursday before the sale!

AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH 11AM EST
IN THE YOG-BLOGSOTH STORE!
LIMITED TO 20!

Also if you didn't make it out to NecronomiCon you can listen to our live presentation of 
Stories From The Borderland on The Outer Dark. Click here and jump to the 1hour 26minute mark to hear myself, Jeanne D'Angelo, Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin talk about this cool project!

There's also a youtube slide show you can watch along with our talk that you can get here!