Sunday, August 28, 2016

Jack and Sally - Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack and Sally - Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack and Sally - Nightmare Before Christmas

Possibly the most shared meme of Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, and definitely one of the best pieces of fan art of those two fateful characters. It took me years of hunting through uncredited blog listings, degraded copy-and-reposts, and reversed image searches, to finally find the artist and the source image.

Artist Name: Lulu Inthesky
Real Name: Laetitia Lamblin
Main Site:

This is the original, unedited version

This is the meme version that went viral.  Obviously, the motivational succor of "Your soulmate is the person who mends your Broken Heart, by simply giving you, Theirs," complete with the internet generation's poor grammar, was added.  Though it is a great sentiment and I'm sure helped with its viral nature, I somehow doubt the editor of the image also wrote the verse.

Here are some of her early pencil/shading works whose style I prefer. Her work has evolved towards a cleaner/pen-and-ink style which I think becomes more common, more mainstream, too mid-20th century cartoonish, and not nearly as creative or as beautiful as her earlier work. Artists change, you just can't trust 'em. ;) 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Got a Bad Case of the Horribly Wrongs

Got a Bad Case of the Horribly Wrongs

Classic horror and punk rock meet the Cthulhu Mythos.

Someone, or something, wants Veronica's blood.

With the help of their friends the rare book collector occult wars mercenary and the masked luchador repoman bounty hunter bouncer, Veronica and her bandmates in the Horribly Wrongs horror rock band must take the ultimate road trip to Hell from their home in the Phoenix wasteland and stop the Big Pharma madman who is creating *things* in a secret lab somewhere in the lost bayous of Louisiana.

Can they make it out of Texas alive? What horrors await them? Are they ever going to release a new album?

The intro to Got a Bad Case of the Horribly Wrongs is a standard classic horror tale of monster movies and rock 'n' roll then hits you with a blistering chorus of biopunk body horror before crescendoing in an insanity-inducing ending of Lovecraftian nightmares. Features guest vocals by one of your favorite mad gods.

This is the first novel in the Oblivion Hearts setting, a world based on the author's real encounters with Yog-Sothoth as detailed in the unholy book Astronomicon minorem and is what inspired him to create the First United Church of Cthulhu – the only real and legally recognized nonprofit religious organization whose faith is based on the Cthulhu Mythos and the visions of our mad prophet H. P. Lovecraft. Find the church at FUCC.IT

Kill Those Damn Cats - Cats of Ulthar Lovecraftian Anthology

Kill Those Damn Cats - Cats of Ulthar Lovecraftian Anthology
Available in Paperback or Kindle eBook

“Kill those damn cats!” Nyarlathotep commanded.

The machinations of cats and mad gods are beyond human understanding.

Kill Those Damn Cats is a Lovecraftian anthology about the Cats of Ulthar, new stories of those furious felines' heroic adventures as well as their nefarious misdeeds.

Everybody's got a story about those cats.

Includes tales from young up-and-coming authors as well as Cthulhu Mythos veterans.

“Wilful Creatures” by DJ Tyrer
“Nix's Night About Town” by Nicholas Diak
“The Daughters of Bastet” by James Pratt
“Dot” by Mark P. Steele
“A Story for the Zoogs” by William J. Wallace
“Rise, Cats, Rise” by S. L. Kerns
“The Dark Thicket” by Jason Scott Aiken
“The Uninvited Guest” by Rohit Sawant
“In These Dark Woods” by J. M. Heluk
“The Law of Unintended Consequences” by Kevin Wetmore
“Thimble Hearts and Tamarind Eyes” by Kris Dikeman
“Jangling the Silver Keys” by Khurt Khave

Available in Paperback or Kindle eBook.