Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Red Weed

Apparently the vegetable kingdom in Mars, instead of having green for a dominant colour, is of a vivid blood-red tint. At any rate, the seeds which the Martians (intentionally or accidentally) brought with them gave rise in all cases to red-coloured growths. Only that known popularly as the red weed, however, gained any footing in competition with terrestrial forms. The red creeper was quite a transitory growth, and few people have seen it growing. For a time, however, the red weed grew with astonishing vigour and luxuriance.

- The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells

Artist Tom Ellis brings us this sample of the insidious Martian vegetation that infested the globe after the invasion of 1898.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Merry Miskatonic Solstice

I've added a few more Miskatonic University items on Ebay, perfect for the ethnographic solstice celebration of your choice. 

From the Miskatonic Museum

Matt Szafran created this intriguing clay tablet from the Miskatonic Museum collection. Given his professional experience with actual tablets the entire thread is a goldmine of useful information. He also posted the source PDF for the letter pictured below, which includes a translation of the cuneiform writing and some interesting speculation.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Only Good Imp is a Dead Imp

Given the number of imp heads on display at his site it's safe to say that artist Diego M. Rodriguez has earned the "Imp Slayer" achievement.  Browse his gallery and  you'll see they aren't the only supernatural nuisances he's exterminated.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Stocking Stuffers

If you're looking for some Mythos stocking stuffers I just happen to have a few items up on Ebay.  I'll be adding more listings later this week.

The Stars Are Right

Artist Josh Yelle has posted some snapshots of the beautiful paper props he produced for the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's "Brotherhood of the Beast" project.  The set includes a functional chart for determining exactly when the stars are right.  As you would expect, the craftsmanship is outstanding. My thanks to Joe Shea for giving me a heads up.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fallout Props

Ammnra Creations has posted a tutorial video for a slew of minor Fallout props.

The video opens with the most interesting segment- how he recreated the game's IV drugs, including Rad-Away. It turns out Bethesda based the label on a marketing prop used by Touch Branding. They literally plopped a prop blood bag into a scanner, scanned the label, and removed the marketing references. For a game that was in development for six years.

Click through on the YouTube logo in the player below to open up the full sized version of the video.