Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, is returning to Heritage Hall on Sunday the 8th of November to do another Vancouver Comicon. More information here, eventually.
Sometimes one forgets what didn’t escape Pandora’s box. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t tainted during its long confinement with those that did get away.
Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, writes:
Since I had an afternoon to spare, I decided to have some fun with a bunch of images collected from the web since Monday’s Canadian hope-fest.
Apologies to any number of people, including the cartoonist (Greg Perry), the Blue Jays’ bat flip guy, and those connected to the Large Hadron Collider, where work a couple of folks (at least) who will be very happy with the results.
I believe image will enlarge with a double-click but, hey, I’ve been wrong before. Notably when I predicted an NDP minority. Then again, just because you were wrong doesn’t mean you weren’t really right.
If wishes were horses there would be a stampede.
Pandora make for an interesting read. For example, she equates with the Biblical Eve in many respects, her box was actually a jar whereas, contrary to certain calumnies foisted on her by more than a few patriarchal Hellenes and their philosophical descendants starting some 2700 years ago, she opened it out of curiosity, not maliciousness.
Google her name or have a boo here for bags, or pithoi, more, As for the primary Pandora in the Phantacea Mythos, that would be, according to her anyways, Miss Mischief herself, the little trickster Hush Mannering. She most recently appeared in “Helios on the Moon“.
Am struck by this shot of what … fancy fireworks?; St Elmo’s Fire? Looks like something out of Cataclysm Catalyst, albeit in colour.
From St Elmo’s fire to sprites and blue jets, discover the peculiar glowing balls and streaks that form in Earth’s atmosphere
bbc.com|By Martha Henriques
Mention of astronomical sprites and ring-like ELVES is also kind of interesting from a peculiarly PHANTACEA perspective.
Both the ball lightning (“The Death’s Head Hellion” and the aurora borealis have long been associated with Datong Harmonia, the Unity of Balance, as well as her far less savoury alter egos, Nemesis (from “Contagion Collectors”) and Freespirit Nihila (“Goddess Gambit”, “The War of the Apocalyptics” and “Helios on the Moon”, all of which can still be ordered online or directly from the publisher.
Here’s the shot of Nuclear Dragons doing a China Syndrome away from Centauri Island as it appeared on the Phantacea Publications Facebook Site. The artwork’s by Ian Bateson, 1979 or 1980. It was intended for Phantacea Seven (unpublished).
NOTE: This is the re-lettered version that first saw light of print in “Cataclysm Catalyst”, webpage shot is here: http://www.phantacea.info/phpubs.htm#horsMn
PS, Web-meister Oz, who insists he doesn’t exist despite having 30+ Recommendations on Linked-In, used the same image for an entry on Phantacea Publications here.
The Vancouver Collectibles Fair happens tomorrow, Saturday, the 3rd of October 2015, at the Scottish Cultural Centre, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, shall be there under-manning, not undermining, the Phantacea Publications table. More here and here:
Scottish Cultural Centre
8886 Hudson Street
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