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    • CommentAuthorS.H. Segal
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
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    There was an older Weird Tales thread over in Printheads, but then the SF Magazines thread exploded here in Fantastika!, so I'm taking Warren up on his suggestion therein to start a magazine-specific discussion here. Someone please scream if that's not okay.

    The latest: Weird Tales has just started a remarkable new online project.

    Back in March, I met the darkwave band Ego Likeness, a duo out of Baltimore whose composer, Steven Archer, is also a kickass mixed-media visual artist. Archer had recently decided to dive headfirst into a new challenge: producing an original piece of Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos-inspired artwork every single day for an entire year. So -- you figure that's gonna be just cheesy tentacle-filled hackwork, right? No, no, no, no, no. WOW. Not only is Archer's stuff possessed of a unique style, but damn, this guy paints with passion. I've seen the first thirty of these pieces already, and rarely have I been so viscerally struck by consistently creepy Lovecraftian awesomeness.

    So we're presenting the whole damn year of them, a day at a time, at WeirdTalesMagazine.com, under the umbrella title 365 Days of Blasphemous Horrors. And the best part of it is: Archer is selling the original artwork every day for a flat, low price to the FIRST BIDDER. I mean... who wouldn't want to own these?

    Weird Tales presents Steven Archer's 365 Days of Blasphemous Horrors
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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2008
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    That's really cool. :D (the painting, the project, ...)
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    So you beat me to bugging them about the mag here...


    Hummmm,.......


    Things should go live for the mag very soon on some blogs I set things up with...
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    Is there a new issue? I've lost track.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
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    @Warren

    There is a new issue on the stands now, assuming the last issue you saw was the one with the "50 Weirdest people" list. The new issue has a Mike Mignola interview, which is the only part I've read so far.. I'm saving the magazine for in-flight reading this weekend.
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
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    I got my new issue earlier this week. It looks like it's going to be a great read.
    • CommentAuthorS.H. Segal
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
     (2385.7)
    It looks like this:

    Weird Tales #350 July/Aug 2008

    The cover is by Jason Levesque, who also created the cover for the Tori Amos Comic Book Tattoo anthology.
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    Nice cover. Lot more distinctive than previous iterations.
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    Oh, NICE one.
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      CommentAuthorkaolin
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2008
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    And it _is_ a great read, though I don't know how much that goes without saying.
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2008
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    It's sitting on my growing pile of books, comics and mags to be read, but the cover is certainly eye-catching.
    • CommentAuthorS.H. Segal
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
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    Thanks, Kaolin! Hey, shoot me an email when you get a chance. Segal at weirdtales dot net.
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    I vote "Zow!"
    • CommentAuthorJo
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
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    That cover is lovely. It's been a while since I've seen a print genre magazine that made me go I WANT THAT OBJECT.
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      CommentAuthorRantz
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2008
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    Great score getting Jason to do the cover. Such a talented artist, and a blast to talk to/hang around as well... really great person.

    And that cover, as others have said, is fucking gorgeous!
    • CommentAuthorS.H. Segal
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2008
     (2385.16)
    Thanks, all -- glad you dig it. It's been an absolute delight being able to showcase incredible young artists like Jason, Saara Salmi, Newel Anderson, Anita Zofia Siuda, Oliver Wetter, et al, over the past year since we began the Weird Tales revamp.

    And Rantz, kudos to you on a fantastic book -- it's great from top to bottom, and I'm thrilled you're featuring talent like Elizabeth Genco and Star St. Germain, two of my favorite Weird Tales contributors.
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    I loved this issue. Even though I got a very nice rejection for that Victorian/vaguely scifi/mechanical/touch of steampunk ghost story. (It really was a pleasant rejection; I'm still on "keep sending us stuff, we like you. try harder." stage with Weird Tales, but I have great hope.)
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
     (2385.18)
    The latest cover for Issue #351 is just as wicked!
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
     (2385.19)
    nice.