So this is the next stage in spiritual development. Not good, though Kreskin isn’t exactly a nice guy.
So what have we learned, kiddies? If your mysterious growth has a face on it, see a specialist and don’t be all “oh, I’ll walk it off.”
One body two faces is seldom a recipe for personal happiness. Or world survival.
I recall the two-faced resistance boss in Total Recall. I think he was one of the good guys, tho he did kick off the destruction of the established order on Mars.
And I also recall a haunted tattoo from a relatively recent British SF novel (something with parallel worlds, a giant squid, evolution, & an apocalypse or two). Blanking on the title, probably a side-effect of some memory smashing tool of the giant squid conspiracy.
“Torn apart by invisible devils” or something of the sort; alas, don’t remember my Lovecraft canon the way I used to. A fair interpretation, in any case!
Well, this certainly explains the whole “devoured by an invisible Monster” thing. I love it! ^///^
China Mieville’s “Kraken”, by the sound of it, John.
Kraken is it! Thanks for the reminder! Fun read: just about everything one could want in a pulp thriller.
Mr. Lattham, just a quick question about process. Do you create each panel individually and then assemble the page or do you work on the whole page at once? Either way the results are excellent. I’m just curious.
I do a little of both. I lay out the whole page at about 4 times the size of the post, and work on it overall. But sometimes, when I have small details, I blow the panel up even larger to work on it individually.
Machen, as in “By the power of that Sabbath wine, a few grains of white powder thrown into a glass of water, the house of life was riven asunder and the human trinity dissolved, and the worm which never dies, that which lies sleeping within us all, was made tangible and an external thing, and clothed with a garment of flesh. And then, in the hour of midnight, the primal fall was repeated and re-presented, and the awful thing veiled in the mythos of the Tree in the Garden was done anew. Such was the nuptiæ Sabbati.”
Something of a theme within Anglican Hermeticism-Charles Williams wrote an entire romance on the subject, “Descent into Hell”, though that deals. Though in Mr Machens story, “that shape that allured with loveliness was no hallucination, but, awful as it is to express, the man himself.”
We see here how “St. Germaine” gets his casual approach to killing.
Also … is that name a reference to the street address of Poe’s Dupin on the Rue St. Germaine?
Interesting phonetically to is that we have Jermyn and Germaine.
Legends and fiction have a whole mob of supposed immortals running around the world, one of whom is Count St. Germain. Others include Joseph Kartophilus (or Cartaphilus), aka the Wandering Jew, and Melmoth the Wanderer. My bad guy has used all three at different times, but he uses them merely to prey upon sympathetic believers in the occult.
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