Also while I was at the HPLFF this past weekend, I met one of the proprietors of The Quirky Curio Shoppe, who presented Paul Tremblay with a t-shirt inspired by his work:
Are those floating pickles? You know they are.
As its name suggests, the shop is full of all kinds of neat things. I’m not sure if and when the Tremblay shirt might be available; in the meantime, check out their other cool offerings.
One of the true pleasures of this past weekend’s HPLFF was getting to meet Dave Felton, an extremely talented artist who gifted me with the astonishing drawing he did for a scene from my story, “Corpsemouth” (which appeared in Ellen Datlow’s The Monstrous). I had filmed a short video of myself reading an excerpt from the story for Jordan Krall’s most recent Krall-con; the idea was that, as I was reading the piece, Dave would be working on a drawing inspired by what he was hearing. According to him, after the con, he went back to his drawing board to come up with a version of the drawing that was more in keeping with what he had in mind. I was delighted with what he produced:
Isn’t it something? I tell you, every time I look at this, I grin like a kid.
Needless to say, Dave Felton has talent to spare. Here’s a link to his Eldritch Etchings Tumblr site. I hope he’ll start doing prints of his work; I also look forward to seeing more of it. This guy needs to be illustrating a lot more of the weird stuff that’s being done now.