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BEHOLD! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders

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Behold: another book cover. This is a design I was working on in October, the contents of which haven’t been disclosed yet but the cover has been made public so I can post it here. BEHOLD! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders is an anthology of short fiction with a Wunderkammer brief similar to that of The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, the collection that I illustrated in 2011 for Ann & Jeff VanderMeer. There’s an antique slant to both the books so I’ve reflected this in the graphics which are mostly from 19th-century sources. I was supposed to do the cover for the VanderMeers’ collection but HarperCollins went with their own designer; this was disappointing for the editors as well as myself so the latest cover makes up for that. Doug Murano is editing the new volume for Crystal Lake Publishing, one of five companies listed recently at Dirge Magazine as notable publishers of transgressive horror (and another of Doug Murano’s collections is their “must read”). BEHOLD! is slated for publication in early 2017 so watch this space.

Previously on { feuilleton }
A Cabinet of Curiosities
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities
The specimens of Alex CF
Walmor Corrêa’s Memento Mori
The art of Ron Pippin
Custom creatures
Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films
Cryptozoology
The Bowes Swan
The Museum of Fantastic Specimens

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by herr doktor bimler

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    The name prepares us for something in the Fortean vein. We can only hope that it transcends mere pastiche of “Lo!”.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    It’s more a wunderkammer concept, as far as I know, although I’ve not seen any of the contents yet.

 




 

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