Monday, August 14, 2017

NECRONOMICON 2017!! Part 3!!

NecronomiCon 2017 starts this week I think it'll be hard to miss me there. I'll be vending, on two panels and in the Ars Necronomica art show. Here are some more details!

So on top of the Stories From the Borderland Live! event, I'll be on a panel about contemporary artists inspired by weird fiction. It's going to be moderated by Skinner so get ready for some fun weirdness!

Sunday 3pm
CONTEMPORARY WEIRD ART
Garden Room, Biltmore 2nd Floor
Our panel of contemporary artists will be discussion trends in Weird Art, their experiences as creators, and the relationship between their work and Weird Fiction.
Panelists: Sara Bardi, Michael Bukowski, Jeanne D’Angelo, Justine Jones, Lee Joyner, Skinner, Stephen Wilson

I'll also have two pieces in the 2017 Ars Necronomica show along with Seventh Church Ministries alumni Alan Brown, Jeanne D’Angelo, Justine Jones, Nick Gucker as well as future alumni Marcelo Gallegos & Dave Felton. You can click here for the full details.
Wonders Of the Visible Weird, August 16-31
NecronomiCon Providence and the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council are pleased to present Ars Necronomica: Wonders of the Visible Weird, a group exhibition, at the Woods-Gerry Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design, 62 Prospect Street, Providence.
The show will run from August 16 through August 31, with an opening reception the evening of Thursday, August 17 from 6:00-8:00pm.
Wonders of the Visible Weird features paintings, prints, sculptures, and illustrations by more than seventy contemporary artists who explore the themes of weird fiction and cosmic horror, inspired by the works of Providence-born writer H. P. Lovecraft and other authors and artists of Weird. The exhibit showcases new and upcoming artists as well as new or rarely seen works by many of the established artists who have put form to the unnameable and indescribable for decades.

I'll be showing my "A Voice In the Night" piece (inspired by William Hope Hodgson's short story of the same name) and my "The Novel Of the White Powder" piece (inspired by Arthur Machen's short story of the same name).


Friday, August 11, 2017

NECRONOMICON 2017!! Part 2!


NecronomiCon 2017 is quickly approaching and I'll be there vending, paneling and arting!


So, on top of the two zines I announced yesterday, I'll also be debuting the first volume of Stories From the Borderland. This is my collaboration with Scott Nicolay, where he highlights an influential but "forgotten" weird tale in an essay and I make a drawing to go along with it. This zine will collect the first 5 essays and a bonus essay that we'll be debuting at NecronomiCon.

How are we going to debut a new Stories From the Borderland at NecronomiCon? Well, here's the info!

STORIES FROM THE BORDERLAND – LIVE!Renaissance Room, Biltmore 17th Floor Special Presentation: Featuring the art of Michael Bukowski and Jeanne D’Angelo, with discussion led by Anya Martin and Scott Nicolay.
“Bringing the Stories Back Alive: Expanding and Illustrating the Canon of The Weird” During
NecronomiCon 2015, Michael Bukowski and Scott Nicolay first conceived the idea for Stories from the Borderland, their unique collaborative project designed to introduce audiences to great weird stories that have fallen through the cracks of the canon–and the monsters that inhabit them. Sixteen episodes later, Michael and Scott return to Providence to share a new & never before seen episode of SFTB before a live audience, followed by a discussion of the research behind the series led by project editor Anya Martin. For a grand finale, artist Jeanne D’Angelo will debut the art for the new parallel series, Tales from the Crossroads.


I also mentioned that I'll have reprints of some older Seventh Church Ministries zines. These will be extremely limited (Alan Brown's I See A Shadow Coming and Gunsho's Goetia will be limited to ONE copy each).



Thursday, August 10, 2017

NECRONOMICON 2017!


So this will be the first post about the upcoming NecronomiCon in Providence RI on August 17th-20th. If you've never been, NecronomiCon is a fantastic, all-encompasing, survey of the Weird in fiction, film and gaming. I've been the last 2 times (it's biannually so 2013 and 2015) and I honestly was amazed at how fun and well organized it was. I not only got to see amazing art, hear amazing insights from experts but I made a lot of friends.

There's amazing speakers, cool vendors and interesting panels on all sorts of Weird subjects. A few of the guests of honor are Peter Straub (Ghost Story, Koko, In the Night Room), Nnedi Okorofor (Who Fears Death which has just been optioned for an HBO series to be produced by George R. R. Martin), Richard Stanley (director of Hardware & Dust Devil) and Ellen Datlow (editor of Best Horror of the Year, Lovecraft's Monsters & Lovecraft Unbound).

This year I'll be on two different panels and will be releasing THREE brand new zines! You can find me at the Seventh Church Ministries table with Jeanne D'Angel, Justine Jones and maybe Alan Brown and Kati Driscoll! I'll also have reprints (in very limited numbers) of various Seventh Church Ministries zines. Here's the info on my new books:


Appalachian Compendium is a zine dedicated to monsters from the writing of Manly Wade Wellman! His unique blend of the weird is a combination of world mythology but firmly rooted in the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains.


Mappaemundi Compendium is a zine that was inspired by a trip the Cloisters in NYC and includes 10 drawings of monsters from medieval and renaissance maps.

The last is the first volume of Stories From the Borderland but more on that tomorrow!

And of course, there are still some copies of the Illustro Obscurum Tingleverse Compendium available in the Yog-blogsoth store!

 

Monday, July 31, 2017

ONLY 30 COPIES REMAIN!!!


ILLUSTRO OBSCURUM TINGLEVERSE COMPENDIUM
IS ON SALE NOW!!! LIMITED TO 100 COPIES!!!!
ONLY 30 COPIES REMAIN!!!
and a Tingleverse fan-fiction story by Brad Omen.

*Unfortunately, due to the nature of Chuck Tingle's work, this zine will only be available to those 18 and older.



ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO ADOLESCENT INITIATIVE
"The Adolescent Initiative provides clinical care, research, and prevention services to adolescents at-risk of or living with HIV. The program helps bring HIV-positive and high-risk adolescents into an environment where they can feel comfortable receiving healthcare. One groundbreaking subset of the AI works inside the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center, providing sexuality education, advocacy, and support to LGBTQ youth in detention. The AI is completely grand funded."



Shipping incl.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

REVERSE TWIN


REVERSE TWIN
“This buck is your reverse twin. he will haunt you until you remove your skin and hands as a screaming, broken man.” “When you’re at the store and suddenly remember your bones belong to your own reverse twin.” 

Chuck Tingle, @chucktingle


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SENTIENT CLONED WIENER

SENTIENT CLONED WEINER
“You didn't tell me you'd make a copy of my dick from a parallel universe!' I 
counter."

'”Well put me back!' yells the midsection. 'I can't even move like this, I've got no body! I'm just hips and a dick!”

“’Listen, it's too dangerous to send you back, I'm very sorry,' says Tomp. 'What I can do is build you a nice set of mechanical wings so you can fly around.'”
Chuck Tingle, Kissed On the Wiener By My Own Wiener


Thursday, July 20, 2017

VOID WORM

VOID WORM
"The most common type of worm in The Void is about the size of a human arm, and resembles a tentacle that you would find connected to a large squid. These creatures appear so similar to the appendages of our ocean dwelling friends, in fact, that they are often referred to as tentacles 
themselves, although this is technically incorrect because they do not 
connect to a larger beast.” 

“Along the bottom of these worms are several rows of suction cups that are used for gripping, moving, and feeding on the souls of the suffering and disenfranchised.”
Chuck Tingle, Dr. Chuck Tingle’s Complete Guide To the Void


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

OTHERWORLDLY BEAST

OTHERWORLDLY BEAST
"Seconds later, I see a rather large beast emerging from the 
shadows. I stumble back in terror as I find myself face to face with a handsome, yet terrifying, velociraptor who sports a 
flower for a head."

“The massive beast steps forward, allowing an enormous, 
hardening cock to spring out from his scaly body. I can tell exactly what he wants me to do just from the look on his prehistoric flower face, and I’m happy to oblige.” 
Chuck Tingle, Stranger Pounds


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

VOID CRAB

VOID CRAB
“Void Crabs are similar in appearance to the lake crabs you might find on this layer of reality, although their shells are jet black and their claws are slightly larger. Along with these external differences, Void Crabs contain no internal organs to speak of, powered entirely by a thick, tarlike substance that fills their shell.”
Chuck Tingle, Dr. Chuck Tingle’s Complete Guide To the Void


Friday, July 14, 2017

TINGLEVERSE COMPENDIUM!


Hey everyone! Here's the info on the Illustro Obscurum Tingleverse Compendium! This zine will be based on the work of gay erotic author, two time Hugo Award Finalist and Tae Kwon Do grandmaster Dr. Chuck Tingle.

ILLUSTRO OBSCURUM TINGLEVERSE COMPENDIUM
AVAILABLE: AVAILABLE FRIDAY JULY 28TH 11AM EST
IN THE YOG-BLOGSOTH STORE
LIMITED TO 100 COPIES, $25 EACH

I've been posting some of the creatures (ranging from handsome to terrifying) here this week, but I haven't touched on the bonus material that will accompany the zine. We'll have a short fan-fiction story written by Brad Omen, a set of three Pokebutt cards illustrated by Caitlin McCormack and an illustrated Chuck Tingle shopping list (trust me it's hilarious) by Kati Driscoll.

This zine will be limited to 100 hand assembled & signed copies. This zine will also be a benefit for the Philadelphia-based Adolescent Initiative:

"The
Adolescent Initiative provides clinical care, research, and prevention services to adolescents at-risk for or living with HIV. The program helps bring HIV-positive and high-risk adolescents into an environment where they can feel comfortable receiving healthcare. One groundbreaking subset of the AI works inside the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center, providing sexuality education, advocacy, and support to LGBTQ youth in detention. The AI is completely grand funded."

For the covers, we used special paper from a lower level of the Tingleverse. This paper holds love better than all other materials and will exude good feels to all true buckaroos that hold it, so don't be surprised if the color fades over time.

HANDSOME UNICORN


HANDSOME UNICORN
“The unicorn colonel sits atop his powerful steed in full uniform, looking up at me as I gaze down at him. He’s just as handsome as the painting that hangs downstairs, and despite my best efforts I almost immediately find myself just as aroused as I am afraid."

“I can feel the colonel’s hoof hands press gently on the back of my head and hold me there, hesitating, as if he’s still not entirely sure that he wants to commit to this favor 
for a ghostly friend.”
Chuck Tingle, My Ass Is Haunted By the Gay Unicorn Colonel


Thursday, July 13, 2017

GAY LIVING DONUT


GAY LIVING DONUT
“The next thing I know, a handsome, floating donut is approaching me from either side. The pastries are absolutely gorgeous, muscular and toned with massive dicks hanging down from their frosted, 
circular bodies." ”Two floating donuts approach me with their cocks in their tiny baked hands, beating off and looking down at my fit body as it lies contorted below them.”
Chuck Tingle, Glazed By the Gay Living Donuts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MAN WITH NO EYES AND WIENERS FOR HAIR

MAN WITH NO EYES AND WIENERS FOR HAIR*
“The Man With No Eyes And Wieners For Hair is a devil who can travel directly from the depths of The Void to any layer of The 
Tingleverse with almost no effort, making him one of the most 
terrifying creatures that any buckaroo could have the 
misfortune to encounter.”
Chuck Tingle, Dr. Chuck Tingle’s Complete Guide To the Void

*EDITORS NOTE: Because The Man With No Eyes And Wieners For Hair draws his power from others thinking about him, please do not look at the above image. If you happen to find yourself looking at the above image, at least refrain from thinking about The Man With No Eyes And Wieners For Hair.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SNAKE-BAT HYBRID

SNAKE-BAT HYBRID
“The government couldn't afford to pay the Queen's Guards 
anymore so we used these unfinished snake and bat hybrids that MI5 
has been developing.”
Chuck Tingle, Pounded By the Pound


Thursday, June 29, 2017

News...


I know it's been a slow year at Yog-blogsoth so far, but I promise things will pick up. One of the reason's things have been so slow is that I've been working on a few commission pieces. Here's one that I just got the go-ahead to reveal. It's the cover for a horror-fiction anthology titled Zombie Punks Fuck Off! Here's a quote from the publisher:

"
As you may know, I run a press called Weirdpunk Books. Well, we are hard at work on our next project, Zombie Punks Fuck Off, edited by the brilliant Sam Richard. Here's the cover by the rad Michael Bukowski. This won't be out until the fall, but you can preorder now at http://freaktension.storenvy.com/. And yes, you can use the discount code."


I've also been slowly getting ready for NecronomiCon 2017! That means printing business cards, stickers and getting new zines ready! I plan on debuting a bunch of new zines at this years 'Con including a mini-Illustro Obscurum based on the works of Manly Wade Wellman, a collection of the first series of Stories From the Borderland with Scott Nicolay and finally...after a lonnnng time Volume IX of Illustro Obscurum!

Check back in to get additional details like cover reveals and where my table will be at NecronomiCon.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SYMBIOTIC PSYCHIC BEETLE

SYMBIOTIC PSYCHIC BEETLE
"I clambered up quickly, to see the largest black beetle I had ever experienced staring placidly down at me from its perch inside the cherub's mouth."

"It was an awesome specimen, big as a field mouse, with a brace of bristling antennae which it waved menacingly at me. "

"'The bug is simply a large black beetle and nothing more!'"

"'You'd better shut up and leave me alone! All I have to do is tell him and h'ell tear your head off.'"

"'Don't bother with that. you won't see him. You can't even touch him. But he can get you.'  Edward chuckled."

"I did not hear Edward's report, for I, too had heard the sleigher, sliding thump down the staircase as if some giant six-legged bull were descending. 

"Whatever it was that Edward's mind had summoned to work his vengeance had disappeared the moment this brain had ceased to function."

"Quickly, I shone my light through the black hole of its neck, where I saw two stubby antennae, bristling and waving furiously at me. The bug was curled back into the recess of the head as far from me as possible."


"Quickly, I recovered my blow and began beating the black beetle madly."
Linda Thornton, The Inhabitant Of the Pond
Read Scott's blog post about this story here.



Saturday, April 1, 2017

THAT THING THAT ATE CROW

THAT THING THAT ATE CROW
Tom: Now look what you made me do. 

Mike: I didn't make you...Cambot, gimme Rocket Number Nine 

Tom: An innocent creature! 

Crow: Oh I'll get it you big babies. 

Tom: One of god's children Mike, and if it's dead I'll never forgive myself you letting you make me kill it. 

Mike: I know, I know... 

Crow: Hey, hey it's alive, it's alive! 

Mike: Hey look at him, he likes you. 

Crow: Isn't that darling...get away now. 

Tom: Can we keep 'im, can we keep him Mike, huh?! 

Mike: Well...I dunno I think we better release him back into the wild. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

News...

Sorry for the silence this last month, but I've been super busy with commission work. I just finished the cover for Scott Nicolay's translation of J.-H. Rosny aîné's The Xipéhuz! 

https://lastchanceillustration.wordpress.com/book-covers/the-xipehuz/


I also just finished an overhaul of my illustration website. You can find more info on my cover for The Xipéhuz, as well as years worth of archives, at the new Last Chance Illustration site

I'm also excited to say that I only have a single H.P. Lovecraft creature remaining to complete my Illustro Obscurum project....and it's a biggie! Expect it soon, along with a few redrawings of older dudes. As to the future of this blog, don't worry. I'll continue to illustrate monsters and gods from other weird fiction authors once Lovecraft is finished.