Monthly Archives: August 2011

Uncanny pic of the day: Rackham meets Rossetti

I keep name-checking the great Arthur Rackham, so here he is with one of his stunning colour illustrations to Christina Rossetti’s classic poem of fairy inveigling, ‘Goblin Market’.

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Uncanny pic of the day: Weird Wiertz

One of the many weird images painted by 19th century Belgian artist Antione Wiertz. This one, of course, represents the horror of a premature burial. Wiertz’s images were considered so disturbing that they were not allowed to be shown in … Continue reading

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Uncanny Book Club: Harry Price

Original copies of early works by the famous/infamous ghost hunter Harry Price are now difficult to track down and expensive when you do. A few years ago I followed on eBay a copy of ‘The Haunting of Cashen’s Gap’, Price’s … Continue reading

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Uncanny pic of the day: Virgil Finlay

Virgil Finlay must surely have been the most accomplished of all the ‘pulp’ fantasy and science fiction artists. I’ve chosen this example – an illustration to Robert E Howard’s ‘Skull Face’ from Weird Tales – out of my many other favoruites … Continue reading

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Uncanny pic of the day: Sidney Sime

Image of the day is this superbly eerie illustration by one of my favourite illustrators of the Edwardian era, Sidney Sime. It comes from a 1906 copy of Pall Mall Magazine in my collection. Unlike Rackham, Dulac, Harry Clarke etc … Continue reading

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‘UFO’ descends on Loch Ness

According to a recent news report, a large but unidentified object was seen to crash, or descend anyway, near the shores of Loch Ness. It was described as blue and resembling a balloon but police and rescue servcies were unable … Continue reading

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Uncanny Book Club: British Goblins by Wirt Sikes

Yep, that’s not a typo: the author really is called that. Wirt Sikes was the American ambassador to South Wales and while in residence he decided to research and write about the folk tales of his adopted home. He drew … Continue reading

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