Stag in Flight (S.P. Miskowski)
"Stag in Flight" is S.P. Miskowski's story about Benny, an obsessive and anxious man. His new therapist may be helping him, but Benny's small life is upended by an encounter with a beetle in the therapist's office and his world begins to whirl into the disturbed. Includes cover art and four interior illustrations by Nick "The Hat" Gucker, and cover design by Matthew Revert.
42 pages. Comes with 6" x 9" print of cover art and 3.5" round sticker. Limited to 150 copies.
S.P. Miskowski's first novel and novella were finalists for a Shirley Jackson Award. She’s received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Swarthout Award. Her fiction and non-fiction writing appears in magazines Black Static, Supernatural Tales, Identity Theory, Other Voices, and Nightmare Magazine, as well as in the anthologies Cassilda's Song, October Dreams II, Sisterhood, The Hyde Hotel, Little Visible Delight, and Detritus. Her series, the Skillute Cycle, is published by Omnium Gatherum. Her novelette, Muscadines is part of the Dunhams Manor Press hardcover series, illustrated by Dave Felton. Raised on Flannery O'Connor, Edgar Allan Poe, and public television in Decatur, Georgia, she now lives in California with her husband, fantasy and sci-fi author Cory J. Herndon.
Nick "The Hat" Gucker occupies his nights perched at his art table conjuring up nightmare visions and freakish delights out of ink, charcoal, watercolor and acrylic media. His art has appeared on the covers and the innards of numerous Lovecraftian, horror and weird fiction publications both print and online. His illustrations embellish publications from Word Horde, Spectral, Deadite, Swallowdown, Eraserhead, Perilous, Splatterpunk, Blysster, Uncle Mike’s Woldwide, Ulthar, Eryx, Martian Migraine, Dunhams Manor, Dynatox, Lovecraft eZine, and Sinister Grin Press. In 2012, Nick won the Pickman’s Apprentice Iron Artist challenge at the Portland HP Lovecraft Film Festival and had the honor of creating artwork used for the 2013 HP Lovecraft Film Festival posters and merchandise. Nick has exhibited his works in a variety of group gallery shows, from Alaska to Rhode Island to the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, Nick had his first solo show at Spectrum House in Georgtown, WA called “A Compendium of Curious Creeps”, which ran for two months. Nick’s artwork also appeared in two music videos produced by Phil Mucci and Diabolik Films. In addition, Nick’s unique; one-of-a-kind custom commission pieces grace the walls, clothing and limbs of various and sundry patrons of the arts from near and far.