ANAMNESIA, an ambigram (rotate it 180° and it looks the same). Whaddaya think as a micro-publishing business name/logo? I’m thinking it would look stupendous on the bottom of the spine. The lower version uses an illustration by Gordon Grant from the book Penrod and Sam (1916) by Booth Tarkington.

In the near future I’d like to start a micro/hobby-publishing biz. I’d like to find some under-appreciated or forgotten works in the public domain and do ‘em up proper. None of this facsimile crap, none of this cheapo reprinting/POD that many companies are doing these days. I aim to design layouts, get high quality scans of the original book illustrations, and hand bind the books. In small quantities.
I have two possible names in mind for my wee company: MARKHOR, for the Middle Eastern wild goat, or ANAMNESIS, the platonic concept that all knowledge is simply remembered from past lives.
ANAMNESIS has a more solid grounding, but it doesn’t conjure the visuals like MARKHOR. The silhouette in the logo mock-up is Jane Austen, but could potentially be anybody.

In the near future I’d like to start a micro/hobby-publishing biz. I’d like to find some under-appreciated or forgotten works in the public domain and do ‘em up proper. None of this facsimile crap, none of this cheapo reprinting/POD that many companies are doing these days. I aim to design layouts, get high quality scans of the original book illustrations, and hand bind the books. In small quantities.

I have two possible names in mind for my wee company: MARKHORfor the Middle Eastern wild goat, or ANAMNESIS, the platonic concept that all knowledge is simply remembered from past lives.

ANAMNESIS has a more solid grounding, but it doesn’t conjure the visuals like MARKHOR. The silhouette in the logo mock-up is Jane Austen, but could potentially be anybody.

I put together a multilingual epub with the original French of Joris-Karl Huysmans’ A Rebours from 1884, an 1897 German translation by M. Capsius, Gegen den Strich, and the anonymously translated English translation, Against the Grain, from 1926. I could have included John Howard’s 1922 translation, but he deleted an entire chapter, for cryin’ out loud! I kept the format relatively simple.
One of my favorite books, though the newer, not-public domain translations are better (see Margaret Mauldon and Brendan King, who both used the title Against Nature for their respective translations).
Download the epub here.

I put together a multilingual epub with the original French of Joris-Karl Huysmans’ A Rebours from 1884an 1897 German translation by M. Capsius, Gegen den Strich, and the anonymously translated English translation, Against the Grain, from 1926. I could have included John Howard’s 1922 translation, but he deleted an entire chapter, for cryin’ out loud! I kept the format relatively simple.

One of my favorite books, though the newer, not-public domain translations are better (see Margaret Mauldon and Brendan King, who both used the title Against Nature for their respective translations).

Download the epub here.

BFWK - Beyond The Fields We Know, a reference to Lord Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter. I just put this together and posted it for sale on my Zazzle. Technically, to be a proper parody of the European country code oval stickers, there should only be three letters or fewer. But I like it this way. I need one for my scooter now.

BFWK - Beyond The Fields We Know, a reference to Lord Dunsany’s The King of Elfland’s Daughter. I just put this together and posted it for sale on my Zazzle. Technically, to be a proper parody of the European country code oval stickers, there should only be three letters or fewer. But I like it this way. I need one for my scooter now.

The 6th Doctor. I used a still from Vengeance on Varos for reference. Yes, he is wearing sensible, tasteful clothes. Not a great scan.

The 6th Doctor. I used a still from Vengeance on Varos for reference. Yes, he is wearing sensible, tasteful clothes. Not a great scan.

The Pug Who Roared.

The Pug Who Roared.

Buster Keaton caricature and rainy-day variant. Itchingly close to finishing this, not sure I’ll ever be 100% happy with it.

A bout of fisticuffs. I’d forgotten about this sketch!

A bout of fisticuffs. I’d forgotten about this sketch!

An imposing forest beastie with big ears.

An imposing forest beastie with big ears.

An antlered creature of Faerie. My process in reverse.