The Xipéhuz (J.-H. Rosny aîné and Scott Nicolay)
Scott Nicolay's brand new translation of a foundational science fiction/weird story by J.-H. Rosny aîné. "The Xipéhuz" was written in 1887 and is one of the first stories to feature non-humanoid aliens. Also included is an essay from Scott about the story, adapted from one of his Stories from the Borderland blog posts. Michael Bukowski created the full wrap-around cover art and interior illustrations.
+ THE XIPÉHUZ chapbook (68 pages)
+ 6” x 9 “ print of front cover art
+ 6” x 9 “ print of back cover art
+ 11" x 17" print of the Shapes (folded)
+ Limited Michael Bukowski sticker
+ Random Dim Shores Artist Series sticker
Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies.
About Scott Nicolay: Over half a century back a child was born amidst the toxic waste dumps and devil haunted swamps of New Jersey…26 years later that child packed all he could fit in a ’72 Dodge Challenger and lit out for the high desert of northwest New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, where if the dogs bark at night it is only the skinwalkers. Along the way he had three children and held jobs including dishwasher, restaurant and hotel cook, factory worker, camera salesman, DJ, security guard, teacher, and sheepherder…as a teacher he and his students co-founded the New Mexico Youth Poetry Slam and the National Youth Poetry Slam. As a caver and archaeologist he studied and explored the caves and lava tubes of Belize, Easter Island, and the southwestern U.S. Several years ago he tailed Jack Spicer’s Martian to the uncertain boundary between our reality and the cobbly worlds. Now he spends his nights there peering through a grimy window and reports what he sees. Fedogan & Bremer published Ana Kai Tangata, his first book of weird horror tales in 2014.
Michael Bukowski grew up in suburban wastelands of northern New Jersey but has spent the last 15 years in the urban wastelands of South Philadelphia.
He graduated from The University Of the Arts in 2001 and since then he's worked tirelessly drawing records, shirts, logos, posters, ads, and flyers for hardcore and punk bands from all over the world (including bands from Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America). While most of his earlier work is for the DIY punk community, he started Yog-Blogsoth in 2010 where he’s working to illustrate every creature/god H.P. Lovecraft ever mentioned in his fiction. He’s compiled these illustrations in the zine Illustro Obscurum and also started publishing horror/weird themed art zines through Seventh Church Ministries. When he's not working, Mike and his partner Jeanne can also be found watching horror movies, reading books with creepy covers, and traveling to the far reaches of the earth to see skulls on display or people dressed as monsters….or annoying their three cats.
All illustrations ©2017 Michael Bukowski.