We’re on a Kick!

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Werewolves were far more terrifying than vampires. It is probably the idea of seeing the human within the beast and knowing you can’t reach it. It might as well be a great white shark. There is no sitting down and discussing Proust with it, which the traditional vampire model seems to leave room for.
–Glen Duncan

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Inventing Interesting People

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I love inventing interesting people and then pushing them to their absolute limits – and usually those absolute limits involve homicidal faeries, werewolves, or some other paranormal menace.
–Maggie Stiefvater

(So do we Maggie . . . So do we.)

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ABCs Of Horror

This is the official reveal of our working cover:

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And that’s about all else that we can say now. Will it evolve into something else? Possibly.

The whole idea is to make something incredibly ‘grunge-o-matic’, and to make something that looks like it could be a journal multiple people have written in. We have the grunge; not sure about the journal bit.

Rest assured we’re still mostly sane. Sane enough that we’ve started talking about next years project (Sault Ste. Misery), but that’s still a vague conglomeration of muses . . . Back to the ABCs though: we’re still in the process of editing, and now we’re amassing illustrations to display in the book; Jake is working on a mythological beast for each letter of the alphabet (as a chapter cover).

For now, enjoy your Saturday!

Cheers!

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The Outside World

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 The Outside World

The world outside had its own rules, and those rules were not human.

― Michel Houellebecq, The Elementary Particles

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The Removal of Masks

The Removal of Masks

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Horror is the removal of masks.

–Robert Bloch

What will you find beneath the mask?

(We’ll leave that one to you. For now.)

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There and Back Again

There and Back Again | Creature Feature

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This is why you should go to book sales, or:

How many versions of The Hobbit can a person have? Not enough, as it turns out. We bring you a version of the classic tale with illustrations from the Rankin and Bass film. It’s quite the delight! Continue reading

I Love What Devours Them

I Love What Devours Them

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I do not love men: I love what devours them.
― André Gide

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Friday Threesome

Friday Threesome

There’s nothing quite like a threesome on a Friday–am I right? We seem to think so. Feast your eyes on what he have for the day:

1: Ana Somnia

2:Weavesilk

and

3: Lose Yourself to Dance, by Daft Punk:

printablesheetAnd, for our not-so-secret fourth option, we have a printable monster card sheet. If you feel the urge to spread the monster, love the monster, or just hug the monster, we suggest that you print out a sheet and help spread the chaos! Muahahaha!

Click it! We dares you!

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Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle

Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle

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Vampires, real vampires, didn’t nibble on the necks of nubile young virgins. They tore people to pieces and sucked the blood out of the chunks.

― David Wellington

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But Ideal Mankind . . .

But Ideal Mankind . . .

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Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
–D. H. Lawrence

Hidden Away Like Guilty Secrets

 

Hidden Away Like Guilty Secrets

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Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.

–Dario Argento

The Most Awful Word

The Most Awful Word

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Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.

–Stephen King

Matters at Hand . . .

Matters at Hand . . .

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Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.

–Edgar Allan Poe

Only Then Do We Forgive . . .

Only Then Do We Forgive . . .

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When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it.

–Lewis B. Smedes

Imagine No Imagination?

Imagine No Imagination?

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Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

–Arthur Conan Doyle

It’s all in your head*, or so you’ve been told. But don’t think too hard on it, that’ll only make things worse . . .

*How many times did they say that in the movie Chicken Run?

. . . And the Strongest Kind of Fear

 . . . And the Strongest Kind of Fear

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The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

–HP Lovecraft

Evil Among Us . . .

Evil Among Us . . .

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Evil hiding among us is an ancient theme . . .

–John Carpenter

 . . . They’re here! 

(And we’re not enjoying it at all!)

Words Have No Power . . .

Words Have No Power . . .

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Here’s Your Pyscho

Here’s Your Pyscho

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Consider it a sneak peak into what we’ve been doing lately. This is just one of four posters that The Enigmatic Monster Project has been working on. The series will be featured on 240seconds.com, which is set to launch this Canada Day. 240seconds will be featuring a Minimalist Monday segment on their site which a list of artists/designers will be contributing to. It’s quite exciting!

For now, have a Happy Canada Day!

-Penny C.

(Don’t forget to love the monster on Facebook! Spread his essence like butter scraped over too much bread!)

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

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Feast your eyes on this! Old monster sketches, back in the day when I took more time to sketch . . . On the bus, in the class, at work . . .

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Enjoy!

-Penny C.

To the Sober Eye of Reason . . .

To the Sober Eye of Reason . . .

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There are moments when even to the sober eye of reason, the world of our sad humanity may assume the semblance of Hell.

–Edgar Allan Poe

And Now for Some Old News

And Now for Some Old News

In which the Penny human shares some old news with everyone. We’d like to add that we’ll be contributing posters designs to the new website we’re collaborating with; all we’ll say for now is that this mystery site launches on Canada Day.

This Book Will Give You Insomnia, Wanna Know How?

This Book Will Give You Insomnia, Wanna Know How?

EMP Issue 2

Click to download Issue 2!

Because Theo Monster watches you in your sleep. And then he bakes evil cookies when no one is watching. And when he’s done baking those vile cookies, he gives away free hugs, which is neither good nor bad  . . .

. . . And because we all downed a bottle or two of paranoia while we were putting the second issue together. Seriously, I’m not kidding you; there are more character deaths in this issue than there are in the first! And I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the horrible winter talking either . . .

So, you should obviously click the image to download our free .PDF of EMP: Issue 2!

P.S: The online versions will be following soon!