The Glitch that stole Mithramas

Title page for "The Soldier's Trilogy, Part II: Cataclysm Catalyst" taken from Phantacea Four; artwork by Verne Andrusiek, 1979

Title page for “The Soldier’s Trilogy, Part II: Cataclysm Catalyst” taken from Phantacea Four; artwork by Verne Andrusiek, 1979

Collage featuring the Glaubert torc and three panels from pH-4, artwork by Verne Andrusiek, 1979

Unearthed in early to mid 1990s; in Phantacea terms, could be confused with either Harmony’s necklace or the Crimson Corona; artwork from pH-4, Verne Andrusiek, 1979

Mithramas came and went with Kitty Clysm neither under the tree nor in the can (read ‘computer’).

New Years did too, though at least the cover got finished a few days before the Big Ball Descending wherever and whenever, local time.

Then the Glitch stole the last hope Jim McPherson had of writing “The Proof is Out There” before March.

It’s not … because of the dastardly Glitch.

Preview of a work in progress, artwork for the wraparound cover for "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst", Verne Andru, 2013

Preview of a work in progress, artwork for the wraparound cover for “Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst”, Verne Andru, 2013

At 144 mb, the PDF for Kitty Clysm’s innards proved simply too large for designated POD-printer’s upload system. Plus, the promised 48-hour response time to the Publisher’s plea for help has come and gone without so much as an acknowledgement of receipt.

As is commonly said in Pirate Movies: Arggh!

As slight compensation here’s a copy of the finished cover, albeit in greyscale (also seen here, here and here).

Black and white rendition of Kitty Clysm cover, art by Verne Andru, 2013

Bad Rhad’s at it again in this black and white rendition of the wraparound cover intended for “Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst”

RSS pHantaBlog for next update re Kitty Clysm’s fate. Earlier blog entries containing sample artwork from Kitty Clysm can be found on “Fat-eared Helios time-tumbles to Glauberg for 101st“, which is here, and “Super Fecundity — Make that pHecundity“, which is here.

 

 

 

 

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