Thursday, 21 March 2019

Ghost Stories of M.R. James

I've been working on some new horror illustrations to beef up that section of my portfolio, so here are some illustrations for 5 ghost stories by M.R. James. Surprisingly most of his ghosts are more like monsters than an archetypal 'ghost', they tend to be solid and hairy.

I also noticed the impact of some stories is reduced if you don't share his pathological fear of spiders. Personally, I've found too many spiders in my hair over the years to be frightened of cobwebs.

In order, these are Canon Alberic's Scrapbook, The Ash Tree, O Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad, The Treasure of Abbot Thomas and The Tractate Middoth.

Friday, 1 March 2019

2 More Monsters

A few months ago I posted some monsters from various dreams, and people on twitter seemed to really like them so I promised more whenever I next dreamed any. I rarely remember my dreams so it took a while, but here are two which finally turned up.

The woman appeared in between waking and sleeping, she shook her head, 'no'.

There was something wrong with the man in the old shack.