A Robert E. Howard Monday

Flu got a tight hold on me this year and kicked me solidly under my bum. I am on steroids and antibiotics right now because of secondary infection and so I'm constantly irritable. Suffice to say, I have been in a miserable state, both physically and mentally, for the last two weeks. At least until … Continue reading A Robert E. Howard Monday

Robert E. Howard: Post Oaks and Sand Roughs

Those who follow my blog know that Robert E. Howard is one of my favourite authors. I grew up with Conan's exploits and later Solomon Kane's adventures, and to me they set the gold standard for heroism. I am thus happy to anounce that the Robert E. Howard Foundation is publishing a 400-page volume of … Continue reading Robert E. Howard: Post Oaks and Sand Roughs

Hither Came Conan: Keith West on Beyond the Black River

My good friend Keith West wrote a guest post over at Black Gate as part of the "Hither Came Conan" series that runs every Monday. As usual, Keith's take is on point and illuminating and provides us with a little deeper insight into Robert E Howard's iconic creation. Keith usually blogs over at Adventures Fantastic … Continue reading Hither Came Conan: Keith West on Beyond the Black River

Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

I haven't yet dedicated a proper blog post to celebrate the birthday of one of my literary heroes, Robert E. Howard. I'm not sure I can do a better job than what other fans have done and because I'm late, it somehow feels disrespectful to now all of a sudden attempt something grand. I can, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

#Art of Fantasy 93: Ken Barr (Legends)

I know, I know. I skipped a week and I'm late again this week. Since starting "Art of Fantasy," I set out to never to skip a week and I've been successful at keeping to my routine for 92 weeks. However, October threw so many things at me I dropped the ball(s). I could handle … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 93: Ken Barr (Legends)

Art of Fantasy 88: Esteban Maroto

It's been a while since I featured a legend, so I'm doing it today. We're going back in time, folks. I give you Spanish artist, Esteban Maroto. A comic book artist, illustrator, painter, writer, and well, a living legend. Although he initially built his reputation outside the States, Maroto is best known for the short stories … Continue reading Art of Fantasy 88: Esteban Maroto

Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy

A few months ago, I supported a Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. The campaign was a massive success, receiving $19,318 from 499 backers after setting a modest goal of only $2,000. Massive success is indeed accurate, but then, it shouldn't come as a surprise. Skelos … Continue reading Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy