“It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth’s dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests…”

–H.P. Lovecraft

Choose a Book to Explore

The Anatomical Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors

What is the deep one skeletal structure? How does the byakhee hune organ allow them to travel through interstellar space? What organs and biological material makeup the mysterious and ancient flying polyps? These questions and more will be answered in Luis Merlo’s groundbreaking scientific study of the anatomy, biology, and ecology of more than two dozen Lovecraftian horrors!

About Luis Merlo

My name is Luis Merlo and I’m a self-taught illustrator/artist from Quito, Ecuador. I only work with physical media and, while I don’t make art for a living, it has always been a crucial part of my life and has remained a passionate hobby since I was a child. I grew up as a dinosaur enthusiast (who didn’t?) and quickly fell in love with fantasy and sci-fi both in movies and videogames. As a teenager I began my journey through tabletop RPGs, wargames, TCGs and board games, which became a new hobby of mine as I entered Medical School. During my medical formation I discovered (sometimes during the late hours of hospital night shifts) the works of H.P. Lovecraft, which quickly led me to Sandy’s own Call of Cthulhu.

I currently work as faculty for my medical school, but dedicate most of my free time to illustrating and occasionally writing. Because of this, I’ve recently been looking to merge my profession and my passion by studying scientific illustration with actual plastic artists, who have helped me join my knowledge in biology with their expertise in art. Besides private projects and commissions, I’ve worked on art for three old-school RPG supplements and had the joy of illustrating Arthur Petersen’s brainchild: Rock a bye Cthulhu.

The Coloring Book Out of Space

Printed on deluxe wood free paper this coloring book has all your favorite monsters to color! From Great Cthulhu to the lowliest Nightgaunt, this book has it all - forty enormous and enormously terrifying black and white illustrations along with descriptions (on facing pages). The back of each coloring page is black so whatever media you choose to color with, you won't mess up the next page!

About Rob Torno 

Rob Torno finds it odd to write about himself in third person, but he is doing it anyway. For you.

In addition to that tidbit, you should also be aware that he is happily married to his wife, Darla, and they have two beautiful kids together, Arrin & Arianna. Collectively they all have  two less-then-lovely dogs, but they love them none-the-less. They all live in a house in the woods of the Pacific Northwest.

Rob is far too old to be drawing and painting monsters all the time but what can you do.

Learn more about Rob on his website at https://shadowsandbones.com/

 

In the Belly of the Beast

In the Belly of the Beast is inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft and the epic tabletop game Cthulhu Wars, published by Petersen Games.

Contained in this book are eight short stories and a compete novel. The short stories are all inspired by the factions and cults of the “Cthulhu Wars” game, and the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft and his collaborators.

The novel, In the Belly of the Beast, tells the story of a small group of human survivors trying to find a safe haven amidst the ruins of civilization. While traveling through a treacherous mountain pass, they find themselves caught between rival cults, and discover there are worse things in the cold places of the world than frostbite.

“This novel vividly brings my setting of Cthulhu Wars to life. I am impressed by Ben Monroe’s skill in evoking cosmic despair and horror.” – Sandy Petersen, Author of Call of Cthulhu

About Ben Monroe

Ben Monroe grew up in Northern California, and has spent most of his life there. He lives in the East Bay Area with his wife and two children. He can be reached via his website at www.benmonroe.com and on Twitter @_BenMonroe_.

Check out Ben’s interview by Blogger Loren Rhoads here: https://lorenrhoads.com/2018/09/24/5-questions-for-ben-monroe/

Planet Apocalypse Graphic Novel

Enjoy a free sample of the full color graphic novel of the story of Planet Apocalypse!

The End Times have come and passed. The last remnants of humanity hide amongst the smoking ruins of the fallen cities of the Earth. Demons roam the land, slaking their thirst for innocent blood, feeding their lust for chaos and murder.
 
But when all hope seems lost, heroes rise from the smoke and ash of the burning world. Follow the exploits of a ragtag band of human heroes as they struggle to free Earth from the demons and the very grip of Hell itself!
 
Earth is no more. It is now PLANET APOCALYPSE!

About Ben Monroe

Ben Monroe grew up in Northern California, and has spent most of his life there. He lives in the East Bay Area with his wife and two children. He can be reached via his website at www.benmonroe.com and on Twitter @_BenMonroe_.

Check out Ben’s interview by Blogger Loren Rhoads here: https://lorenrhoads.com/2018/09/24/5-questions-for-ben-monroe/

Ghoul Island Graphic Novel (Kindle Edition)

Five would-be heroes set out to protect the Hazel’s Folly on its voyage to the fabled Farzeen, but a storm of otherworldly power scuttles any hope of an easy job. Now stranded in paradise, they find that not all is as it seems, and old grudges left to simmer begin to boil over. Darkness and rot bubbles up toward the surface, and madness looms over the island in the form of an ancient evil thought long extinct. And beneath it all, a beating, fiery heart whose course will not be denied. A novelization of “Ghoul Island,” a Cthulthu Mythos Saga, now available from Petersen Games, creators of “Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos” for 5e and Pathfinder!

About Erik Scott De Bie

I am a storyteller.

My creative voice and vision are key to my identity, and they are the engine that drives my life.

For sixteen years, I’ve published my own creative work, mostly fantasy and science fiction, mostly novels but also short stories and novellas.

I’ve worked in others’ sandboxes and my own: five of my novels take place within an existing IP (the Forgotten Realms, owned by Wizards of the Coast), five are totally creator-owned (Eye for an Eye, Scourge of the Realm, and my World of Ruin series), and one was written originally in a shared IP but is now creator-owned (Blind Justice). I am adept with both sorts of writing.

I’m a known commodity in the tabletop gaming industry, and have an array of credits to my name on such games as Dungeons & Dragons, Iron Kingdoms, Red Aegis, and others.

I’m also a lifelong gamer, on the console or computer or tabletop. I’ve run games since 5th grade, and my first creative writing exercises drew directly from those experiences. Unsurprisingly, my favorite games tend to be RPGs and action-adventure games.

I’m not a coder or a programmer.

I’m a writer and an editor.

I’m an ideas person. I have built dozens of worlds myself for my own use, and I’ve worked closely with others to build worlds, flesh them out, describe them, and bring their stories to life.

Dialogue, description, characterization, plot—all of these things are the fundamental building blocks with which we convey dreams from one mind to another.

I’m a Human Being.

I care deeply about my fellow human beings and the environment we live in. I advocate strongly for social justice and a progressive direction to our culture and politics. I will stand up and defend those who are under assault as best I can.

I believe in good and justice and kindness.

My work is built on a foundation of respect, representation, and truth. I know the power of my voice, and I will not shirk the responsibility that comes with it.

Join me.

Let’s explore this world together.

Learn more about Erik at https://erikscottdebie.com/

Rock-A-Bye Cthulhu & Acolyte Activity Book

ROCK A BYE CTHULHU: Sing your family to sleep with rhymes from Lovecraftian lore!  Your favorite nursery rhymes re-written using knowledge that man should not know!

ACOLYTE ACTIVITY BOOK: Every order comes with the Acolyte Activity Book! Colour outside the dimensions if you dare!  The Acolyte Activity book contains every image from the “Rock-a-Bye Cthulhu” nursery rhyme book in black and white, PLUS activities designed with esoteric mathematical formulas derived form the spheres beyond.

Rock-A-Bye Cthulhu & Acolyte Activity Book

ROCK A BYE CTHULHU: Sing your family to sleep with rhymes from Lovecraftian lore!  Your favorite nursery rhymes re-written using knowledge that man should not know!

ACOLYTE ACTIVITY BOOK: Every order comes with the Acolyte Activity Book! Colour outside the dimensions if you dare!  The Acolyte Activity book contains every image from the “Rock-a-Bye Cthulhu” nursery rhyme book in black and white, PLUS activities designed with esoteric mathematical formulas derived form the spheres beyond.

Rock-A-Bye Cthulhu & Acolyte Activity Book

ROCK A BYE CTHULHU: Sing your family to sleep with rhymes from Lovecraftian lore!  Your favorite nursery rhymes re-written using knowledge that man should not know!

ACOLYTE ACTIVITY BOOK: Every order comes with the Acolyte Activity Book! Colour outside the dimensions if you dare!  The Acolyte Activity book contains every image from the “Rock-a-Bye Cthulhu” nursery rhyme book in black and white, PLUS activities designed with esoteric mathematical formulas derived form the spheres beyond.

About Arthur Petersen

Arthur is the project director and resident heavy metal listener. Also, if you find a small ring on the glacier of Mount Timpanogos, that’s his lost wedding ring. Perhaps the Wendigo in the snow have taken it by now. If not, his wife would like for him to have it back. Also, he’s the elder, handsomer brother of Lincoln.