Bishop Ichabod Oddbody
Last year, we stormed Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium on the Queen Mary and inflicted this on them, fogging their blast goggles and bamboozling their faux-brass pressure gauges with a seemingly endless cacophany of off-kilter hymns, powdered eggs and collegial blasphemy.
And it seems they haven’t learned their lesson, because it’s happening again. And this time, it’ll be a Bizarro Roadshow Pogrom, with Cameron Pierce, Kirsten Alene Pierce, Laura Lee Bahr and The Slow Poisoner joining Bishop Ichabod Oddbody, Deacon Froggy Mason and the Amorphous Tabernacle Choir on the morning of Sunday, January 13th, 2012. This is a separate ticketed event from the symposium… tickets can be bought here.)
After a magical and mostly triumphant festival run, the Mythos after-school special STAY AT HOME DAD is now available to watch in its entirety on YouTube. Watch it HERE!
His milkshake brings all the boys to the yard...
We’re proud as a motherpuncher of the reception STAY AT HOME DAD has received on the festival circuit so far… She took home a bronze audience prize at Fantasia in Montreal and won Best Short at the World Horror Convention and at Crypticon in Seattle. And while it didn’t win anything at the Portland Lovecraft Fest in April, it did make an audience laugh until milk shot out their noses when they hadn’t been drinking milk.
But now, at long last, the mutant offspring of two dozen maniacs will have its Los Angeles debut. Running Saturday, September 29th at the Lovecraft Film Fest in San Pedro (September 28-29), STAY AT HOME DAD will then have a matinee showing Saturday, October 6th as part of Shriekfest. More festival announcements coming soon.
I wrote STAY AT HOME DAD, and John Skipp and Andrew Kasch directed it. It’s a heartworming afterschool special about changing gender roles, experimental medicine and the icy indifference of Great Cthulhu.
Nothing new brewing on the Perilous Press front, but we will be attending and ear-bending at the Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland May 11-13, mostly to help walk audiences through the trauma of watching this… In addition to myself, co-directors Andrew Kasch and John Skipp are threatening to attend. STAY AT HOME DAD is an epic black Mythos comedy crammed into fifteen lactation-inducing minutes that we’ll be showing at festivals all over North America this year, and we’ll have news about how the truly inert can view it, as developments… develop.
Also, there’s this…
cover art by Mike Dubisch
My new collection of ultra-pulp monster stories has just been released by Swallowdown Press, and Mike Dubisch and Nick Gucker––BOTH artists responsible for the unspeakably delicious art inside––will be on hand to sign books and body parts.
And if that’s still not enough Cody Goodfellow in your life, the nefarious forces behind the fest are conspiring to include a Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast which I may host, either solo or (praise Yog) His Excellency Bishop Robert M. Price.
We are working to expand our e-book catalog, and should have digital EYE OF INFINITY and BLACK WIND available soon. Stay tuned…
A lengthy and falsely immodest screed detailing the history of Perilous Press appears today here, thanks to our excellent friends at Bizarro Central. Topics include the folly of self-publishing in the late 90′s and the relative merits of wearing an onion on your belt.
Last Sunday, we dusted off our hymnals and sewed octopi to our Sunday best and stormed the Queen Mary to host a Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast on the Queen Mary as part of Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium. Bishop Robert M. Price blessed the Esoteric Order of Dagon’ s new San Pedro chapter, and Brother Darrell Schweitzer kindly granted permission to pilfer from his unholy hymnal.
After the blast-goggled and bemonocled audience had been beaten into submission with recycled hash browns, I took the stage in front of the inconceivable Amorphous Tabernacle Choir (Mike Dubisch, Carolyn Watson Dubisch, Ted E. Grau and soloist Laura Lee Bahr) and organ-grinder John “Froggy Mason” Skipp, all of whom acquitted themselves with uncanny resilience for a troupe that had never rehearsed or met each other before. The ensuing event (video HERE) was a rousing mixture of white-hot blasphemy and tepid powdered eggs.
With Dagon’s aid, we are looking forward to a larger, more elaborate Prayer Breakfast (with waffles and bacon) to coincide with the Lovecraft Film Fest in LA, which will return to San Pedro September 28-29. The last one was a huge hit, and this year promises to crush it, in no small part thanks to an awesome secret project to be revealed shortly. Thanks to Symposium organizer Lady Kimberly and to LARPmeister Aaron Vanek for summoning us to come serve up the weird word.
Good news for those who never picked up one of our nifty but limited Spike Team Texas shirts, or who simply wore theirs out… They’re back! Thanks to Sam McCanna and Skurvy Ink, you’ll be able to scare away pesky girls and show solidarity with America’s most infamous post-human military unit from Cody Goodfellow’s Radiant Dawn. With its striking heraldic design by Eisner-nominated comics artist/colorist Jeromy Cox, this badass shirt could eat all your other shirts if not properly contained, but it’ll be worth it for all the sideways squinty stares you’ll get at gun shows. Kill ‘em all and let Cthulhu sort ‘em out, and be on the lookout for more mutant casual wear from your friends at Perilous Press.
At long last, Perilous Press’ epic struggle to bring a single affordable yet awesome illustrated novella to market has borne lopsided, freakish fruit! We will be breaking out the first carton of the spellbinding new Harrison peel eldritch espionage yarn The Eye Of Infinity this Friday and Saturday at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival, and will have it up for sale on our site and at other fine online booksellers as soon as we can.
SF Crowsnest recently interviewed David about EOI and the challenges of writing scary stories in a country where everything is ridiculously oversized, venomous and trying to kill you all the time. And a recent review of EOI by Shane Jiraiya Cummings summed it up thusly: “The Eye of Infinity is the epitome of modern Cthulhu Mythos fiction: tough, probing characters facing unfathomable beings and making impossible decisions. It’s round two in the biggest fight we’ll ever face – humanity vs. cosmic horror – and this time, no one is going to escape unscathed.”
Working with Brian Stableford on his new book The Womb Of Time has been a pleasure and a privilege, but sadly, we’ve never actually met him. But our UK friends will get to hoist a mug with the man and get him to sign the limited edition of WOT at a free British Fantasy Society event in London on June 3rd at Southwark’s infamous Mug House. Supplies of Womb Of Time will be limited to what we could fit in one flat-rate box, so try to arrive early. Thanks to Brian and to event host Martin Roberts, another godlike geezer we’ve never shared a beer with…. yet.
If you’ve never dropped a book in the bathtub, you probably enjoy reading on a Kindle. We don’t, but if you do, our earliest releases, Radiant Dawn and Ravenous Dusk are now available for Kindle, with other e-book formats dropping shortly.