Phantacea Phree Reads

As per my ever-so-mysterious correspondent blog_me, I did miss listing a few pHree-Bees here.

At the bottom of every Phantacea Publications web page (, as well as at the bottom of most of the web pages making up pH-Webworld (, there are lynx to web pages where from you can buy the books or download the e-books on the Kindle format.

You can now click on those lynx and, once you reach where you’re going, you can look inside any of the books that say you can. (For example, here and here.)

As of today you also google up most of the Phantacea Publications books by title on, yes, Google Books and do the same. For example, the link for “The War of the Apocalyptics” is here.

Coming as soon as I get to it, I’ll put lynx to the read-for-free Google Books page for each of the Phantacea Mythos print publications currently available from Phantacea Publications on their dedicated web pages.

Of course you could go ahead and order them directly from the publisher as per here. (Certified cheques and/or money orders only, please include shipping cost listed on order form.)

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Sandoval Sighting

It happened again, this time at the Vancouver Comicon on Sunday 19 May. (See McPhersonal Appearances for May here.)

Helios on the Moon, front cover of Phantacea Three, art by Richard Sandoval, 1978

Artwork from the Helios on the Moon side of pH-3, which was a flip book; Richard Sandoval, 1978

Jim McPherson writes:


So here I am behind the Phantacea Publications table watching attendees at the latest comicon flip through all the big white boxes full of Marvels and DC comics instead stopping by to have a boo and a spiel from eminently more interesting me.


This fellow comes by, along with a couple of friends. Might be about my age, maybe younger, certainly slimmer. Says something to the effect of “I once worked for a ‘Fantastica’ or some such.”


I look at him. He’s staring hard at the Damnation Brigade flip cover for pH-3, which is here. I say something like: “Could it have been Phantacea?” and flip it over. He gasps: “Yep, that’s me!”

Helios on the Moon - comic book cover; art by Richard Sandoval 1978

Helios on the Moon – comic book cover; art by Richard Sandoval 1978

It was Richard (Ricardo) Sandoval. Thirty-five years ago (gasp!) he did half of the Helios on the Moon sequence and the front cover for the comic.


And, yes, he did sign a page in the comic he was looking at for me. Gave him a different copy as keepsake. (Still got some left, as per here.)


I recollect looking for him years and years ago when I was considering putting out pH-7 despite losing the anticipated artist to that aforementioned Marvel of a devil, unless it’s devil of a Marvel. No luck. Still no pH-7 either.


So where’s he been, back to Chile maybe? Moving around, he tells me, working in the movie business, which is big in BC.


More to the point, where’s his website? I’ll leave that to him to detail as he pleases.


Does make me wonder who I’ll run into next.

Maybe it’ll be you!


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