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NecronomiCon 2019 schedule

“It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s..OH GOD, IT’S GOT TENTACLES!”

Nope, it’s just your friendly neighborhood woodcut artist here to tell you about my schedule for NECRONOMICON 2019, happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd through 25th, in Providence, Rhode Island! You can find out more about this convention of the Weird and Terrible at http://necronomicon-providence.com/welcome/

THURSDAY, August 22nd from 6PM to 8PM, I will be at the opening reception for ARS NECRONOMICA, held at the Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, 02903, along with many of my other fellow artists. If you can’t make the opening reception, not to worry! The exhibit will also be open during regular gallery hours: Weekdays, Noon to 3:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 to 4:00pm. You can find out more about this exhibit at http://necronomicon-providence.com/ars-necronomica/

ALL CONVENTION LONG – I will be vending in the GRAND EMPORIUM OF THE WEIRD in the Narragansett Ballroom at the Omni Hotel (1 W. Exchange Street, 02903). I will have a selection of my original hand-pulled woodblock prints, as well as silk-screened reproductions of some of my more popular works. Tee shirts with my works on them will also be available through my friends at Arkham Bazaar. Access is free to all convention pass holders, and $5 for general public admission.

Emporium hours:
Thursday – closed for vendor set-up 4:30-9pm
Friday – 11am to 6pm (Golden Keys and Silver Keys get early admission at 10am) – please note that we will be closing temporarily from 2:55 PM to 4:20 PM to attend a panel discussion.
Saturday – 10am to 6pm
Sunday – 11am to 4pm

SATURDAY from 4:30-5:45pm, I will be moderating the panel A LITTLE STRANGER: THE ART AND LIFE OF EDWARD GOREY, which will be held in the Washington-Newport Room, Omni 3rd Floor. Join me and my fellow panelists (Thomas Broadbent, Tanya Finder, Gregory Hischak, Stephen Wilson) for a discussion of the life and macabre Edwardian art of Edward Gorey.

I hope to see you all there, but if you can’t make it, how about at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR? They’ve just started their annual Kickstarter and I’m thrilled to be creating a woodcut for this year’s poster!

Introducing the Cthulhu lapel pin!

Cthulhu-pin-announcementMy newest lapel pin is based upon my original Cthulhu woodcut, which was inspired by the passage below and created in a pseudo-15th Century style.

“If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.”   H.P. Lovecraft —  The Call of Cthulhu 

Like the Raven pin, Cthulhu will be rendered 1.25″ tall in shiny 24k gold plate with soft enamel color. Production will take approximately one month, and to get the ball rolling, I’m offering a special pre-order price of just $10 through August 27th. Pre-orders may be placed via:

Etsy  (USA & International)

Paypal (USA only)

Please note, because this is a pre-order, the finished pin may vary slightly from the concept art above. The Raven pin experienced a couple changes between final concept and production, but they were minor enough to be almost unnoticeable. If any major changes are made to the design during production I will update you. I expect to begin shipping the finished Cthulhu pins no later than mid-September, in plenty of time for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR!

One last note, if Cthulhu is not your cup of tea, don’t worry, more pins are in the works. Just as the Raven pin sales assured this second lapel pin could be made, Cthulhu will help with the creation of the next. So if you enjoy enameled lapel pins from independent artists, please spread the word because you really do make a difference by doing so.

Cheers!

Liv