Of Doomful Portent
By Matthew M. Bartlett, illustrated by Yves Tourigny
Pope Sevenius. The Segmented Man. Mister White Noise. Hurt Me Henry. These are just some of the monstrous characters you'll wish you hadn't met in these twenty-five illustrated stories that countdown to a catastrophic Christmas storm in Of Doomful Portent: An Advent Calendar of Grotesque Horrors.
"No one conjures nightmarish, disturbing literary imagery and situations more skillfully than does Matthew M. Bartlett, and I can't imagine an artist who could complement his visions more perfectly than Yves Tourigny does with his striking, ghastly illustrations. This little book is a gift to be savored at any time of the year." — Jeffrey Thomas, author of Punktown
"Let it be said: Matthew Bartlett has one of the most irrepressible, fiercely original voices in all of contemporary weird fiction ... Bartlett's tableau after tableau of merciless, masterful hellscapes are ... inspiring, horrifying, hilarious, and unforgettable." —Jon Padgett, author of The Secret of Ventriloquism