How to Draw Chiller Monsters, Werewolves, Vampires, and Zombies

Author: J. David Spurlock

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0823095320

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 9274

Featuring the artwork of such notables as animator David Hartman, Hollywood monster designer Kerry Gammill and Marvel Comics Spider-Man artist John Romita Sr., a primer for aspiring artists provides specific guidelines for drawing a variety of popular monster characters. Original.

The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters

Author: Judy Sierra,Henrik Drescher

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076361727X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 63

View: 8639

Make room in your suitcase for this monstrously entertaining guide to fantastic creatures around the world — and how to elude them. I did not make any of this up. Do you know why you should have baby teeth handy when visiting the Midwest? Or why you should bring a cucumber with you when swimming in Japan? How good are you at solving Russian riddles? From Boston to Bejing, from Moscow to Mali, any place you visit has its own terrifying tales of very real creatures. Complete with handy "gruesomeness ratings," this guide offers all the important facts on some sixty-three folkloric monsters and how (if possible!) to survive an encounter with them. Meticulously researched by Judy Sierra and illustrated in grotesque detail by Henrik Drescher, here is the ultimate resource for any world traveler, armchair or otherwise, hoping to make it home alive.

Phantasmagoria Magazine

Author: Trevor Kennedy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717582560


Page: 122

View: 436

Interviews with Dean M. Drinkel, Paula D. Ashe and Soraya Abuchaim. Evil Dead, zombies on TV, original fiction and reviews.


A Bestiary of the Bizarre

Author: Christopher Dell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292556


Page: 216

View: 8497

Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings. While we may no longer worry about being eaten by trolls on the way home, there remains a fascination with these creatures who have shadowed us throughout history. This book explores monsters down the ages and throughout the world. It provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of the human mind, lit up by flashes of wild and unearthly inspiration.

Born at Midnight

Author: C. C. Hunter

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429965828

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2549

Don't miss this spectacular new young adult fantasy series from C.C. Hunter! Born at Midnight will steal your heart and haunt your dreams. Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen... One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren't just "troubled." Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world. Kylie's never felt normal, but surely she doesn't belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn't complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek's a half-fae who's determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin' hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn't be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs...

Violets Are Blue

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759526549

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9668

D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles . . as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and once again, threatens everything he holds dear...

The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings

Author: John A. Keel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765345868

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 2953

The author of The Mothman Prophecies presents a comprehensive encyclopedia of the unexplained, featuring eyewitness accounts of strange creatures and bizarre phenomena from around the world, ranging from the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman to UFOs, vampires, werewolves, and more. Reprint.

Lord of the Vampires

Author: Gena Showalter

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459212444

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3763

Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out…. Nicolai the Vampire was renowned for his virility, but in a twist of fate "The Dark Seducer" had become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remained was a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who could help him. In her dreams, a wanton vampire called to Jane Parker, drawing her to his dark sexuality and his magical realm. But for a human, all was not a fairy tale in Delfina. Jane was the key to Nicolai's memory…but exploiting her meant dooming the only mortal he craved.

Obsidian Butterfly

An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101146392

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 1011

#1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton offers a sexy, suspenseful novel of human—and inhuman—passions, as vampire hunter Anita Blake must repay a favor to a man almost as dangerous as the ancient evil she's about to face... Edward is a hit man, specializing in monsters, vampires, shapeshifters, anything and everything. There are people like Anita who do it legal, but Edward doesn't sweat the legalities, or, hell, the ethics. He's an equal opportunity killer. Anita may be one of the few friends that Edward has, but it’s like being friends with a tame leopard. It may curl up on the foot of your bed and let you pet its head, but it can still eat your throat out... EXCLUSIVE TO THIS EDITION ONLY: A PREVIEW OF THE LATEST ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER NOVEL, CRIMSON DEATH


Fantasias of Possibilties

Author: Trevor Kennedy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945987182


Page: 202

View: 3679

Within these pages, you will discover a unique collection of strange and intriguing tales, designed to terrify and subvert your reality. Weird stories of dreamscapes, otherworldly creatures, illicit drugs, addiction, and other unspeakable horrors. All are welcome to drop by, but not everyone is guaranteed to survive. Enter if you dare...

Boris and Bella

Author: Carolyn Crimi,Gris Grimly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152059002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9694

Bella Legrossi and Boris Kleanitoff, the messiest and cleanest monsters in Booville respectively, do nothing but argue until the night of Harry Beastie's Halloween party.

By Blood We Live

Author: Glen Duncan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350384

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4227

The final battle between werewolves and vampires has an unexpected twist: love. With twenty thousand years under his belt, Remshi is the oldest vampire in existence. He is searching for the werewolf named Talulla, who haunts his dreams as a memory from his ancient past. But he is not the only one seeking Talulla: She is being hunted by the Militi Christi, a fanatical Christian cult hell-bent on wiping out werewolves and vampires alike. Inexplicably pulled toward one another, and with no other choice, Remshi and Talulla must join forces to protect their families, fulfill an ancient prophecy and - through a love that should be impossible - ensure the survival of their species.

The Beautiful and the Cursed

Author: Page Morgan

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0307980812

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8259

Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and Lauren Kate's Fallen novels will devour The Beautiful and the Cursed, a wholly original interpretation of gargoyle lore. After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and her younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris. In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties for Ingrid, and, disturbingly, the house her twin brother, Grayson, was sent ahead to secure for the family isn't a house at all. It's an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures. And Grayson is missing. Yet no one seems worried about his whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home. Ingrid is sure her twin isn't dead--she can feel it deep in her soul--but she knows he's in grave danger, and that it's up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost. The path to Grayson will be twisted, leading Ingrid to discover dark secrets and otherworldly truths that, once uncovered, can never again be buried. Praise for the Dispossessed Trilogy: “A deliciously satisfying mix of historical fiction, mystery, and supernatural romance.”—The Bulletin “Morgan combines fantasy with gothic romance in this well-crafted standout.”—Booklist “Forbidden romance and hot kissing abound.”—Kirkus Reviews “Morgan keeps the plot moving with constant action…dark adventure and romance.”—School Library Journal “Morgan's fluid descriptions, inventive otherworldly elements, and characters with convincing motivations result in an immersive first installment.”—Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Blood on the Moon

Author: S. M. De Silva

Publisher: Firebird Press

ISBN: 9810849990

Category: Vampires

Page: 298

View: 5354


How to Draw Zombies

Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating the undead

Author: Michael Butkus,Merrie Destefano

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 161059861X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5365

DIVFrom the pages of great literature to Hollywood movies, zombies are appearing everywhere. Now aspiring artists can bring them to life, so to speak, by learning to render them with pencil, paint, and digital image-editing software. This comprehensive book gets into all the gory details, such as creating bloodshot eyes, forming robust brows, and imitating the look of pale, dead flesh. How to Draw Zombies also features 15 step-by-step projects that guide artists from initial sketches to finished works of art, including a Voodoo Queen, a gothic zombie, and even a zombie romance. /div


A Bestiary of Devils, Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Magical Creatures

Author: Christopher Dell

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 9781594773945

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 9461

From myth to manga, an artistic visual history of the human mind through an imaginative collection of fantastical monsters from around the world • Includes more than 300 color illustrations • Reveals monsters to be essential companions to the gods and the necessary complement to the perfect human archetype of the hero Every culture on earth has its own monsters. Their stories, their curious habits and diets, and the ways in which they can be warded off create a picture of imaginations running riot. But what does our creation of monsters say about humankind? Why do we find one-eyed giants both in Japan and ancient Greece, or the same dragons in Europe and China? Hindu legends abound with creatures that are half man, half beast. Pliny described the monstrous races that lurked on the edges of Roman civilization. Even modern imagination is populated by monstrous beings such as the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot. This universal fascination with monsters is as old as humanity and continues to grow with each generation. Why? Because monsters respond to a sense of the supernatural that lies deep within us. The battle between order and chaos, good and evil, is made visible through gods and monsters. Introducing a bestiary of bizarre creatures from the furthest reaches of artists’ imaginations, this book offers a unique visual history of the human mind through a collection of fantastical monsters drawn from all over the world--from the earliest prehistoric depictions to the classical world, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, up to the first glimmer of modern science and Romantic horror. From myth to manga, from dreams to nightmares, Christopher Dell’s mythic-religious study of monsters shows them to be essential companions to the gods as well as the necessary complement to the perfect human archetype of the hero.

Bluegrass Symphony

Author: Lisa L. Hannett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921857010

Category: Short stories

Page: 282

View: 3440

Bluegrass Symphony is the debut collection from a rising star in Australian genre fiction. Bluegrass Symphony deals with cowboys and fallow fields, shapeshifters and rednecks, superstitions and realities in harsh prairie country-and a whole bunch of other things thrown in the mix. In her introduction, Ann Vandermeer writes, "These stories are about more than people just trying to get something from one another. These stories are about power and redemption, transformation, and sacrifice."

Martyrs and Monsters

Author: Robert Dunbar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983045755

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 4559

A collection of dangerously dark fiction by the author of WILLY, THE PINES and THE SHORE"Completely and utterly engrossing." LAMBDA LITERARY FOUNDATION"A masterpiece."DARK SCRIBE MAGAZINE