I had the opportunity to work with some extraordinary artists this year. Huge thanks to Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, Márcio Simões and Bethany White at Raphus Press who all did truly magnificent work on Secretariat. Thanks also to Dan Ghetu and Damian Murphy at Mount Abraxas Press for including my story Horrill Hill in their remarkable Cioran anthology Wounds of Wounds. Much gratitude to Mark Beech at Egaeus Press for including my novelette The Sorrows of Satan’s Book in his wonderful anthology Book of the Sea. I couldn’t possibly ask for better circumstances and instances to work with these immensely talented publishers, editors, designers- all truly great artists. And humbled to be in print with such wonderful writers in these two anthologies. I am also grateful for those who have responded to this work including Des Lewis, Mark Andresen, and Dejan Ohnjanovic of Rue Morgue, and all those who have responded or supported my work. Heartfelt gratitude. You look up, and year is coming to an end already! Immensely looking forward to 2019. Happy Holidays and New Year.
The Secretariat of Tenebrous Anatomies by Karim Ghahwagi. With an introduction by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel. Poster Artwork by Bethany White. Handcrafed at Sol Negro Atelier by Márcio Simões. Interior design and layout by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel. Raphus Press, August 2018.
2 handcrafted volumes: a story (40 pages) and a rulebook Afterlife (90 pages), a black or white compass on thick card, and an A3 poster / gameboard hybrid designed by Bethany White. A pamphlet: I’ll be your mirror, and you’ll be my mirror by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel, while stocks last.
Copies of this special limited edition can be purchased direct from Raphus Press here, and from other select fine booksellers.
Wonderful video below from the Raphus blog Bibliomania which also features additional videos and scans of my original rules notebooks, and exciting ongoing new projects from the very forges of Raphus Press.
I am interviewed by author and publisher Alcebiades Diniz Miguel on the Bibliophage website on the origins of Amerika and Europa. To accompany the interview, he has also created a film with beautiful graphics and with an audio excerpt of our conversation. The interview and the film can be read and seen here at Bibliophage.
Alcebiades Diniz Miguel is the author of the magnificent collection Lanterns Of The Old Night. His fiction has recently appeared in All IS FULL OF HELL a panegyric to William Blake. His imprint Raphus Press, has just published three beautiful chapbooks: Monsters, Black Mirror and The Origins. They will look like this on your living room table as pictured on the bottom tier below, and can be purchased here.
And Des Lewis has completed his wonderful real time review of Europa.
I was tempted to pull some of his remarkable and eloquent and surprising passages and insights from his reading, but this is one journey into Europa that really has to be experienced in its entirety. You can embark on that journey here.