We are completing the design phase for the Anatomical Guide to “Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos.” It has hundreds of illustrations and detailed descriptions. The manuscript is ready for editing, then to layout and printing. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we may have it ready to release at Gen Con!

In 2018, Mr. Luis Merlo first contacted Sandy with his idea for a scientific work about the otherworld entities which Howard Phillips Lovecraft first revealed to the world in the 1920s and 1930s. Naturally Sandy assumed this would be a work of fiction, like his own Petersen’s Field Guides (1987, 1988)

But as Luis started sending me more and more of his sketches, some on paper stained by mysterious fluids, I started wondering … just where WAS he getting these? One letter came with a thumbprint stained in blood, and Luis’ cover letter mentioned that he would not be able to draw any images for a few weeks, because his arm had been “injured in a recent foray”.

Once a package came with a pungently-smelling horny claw, which he said to be a Deep One’s fingernail. I was even more mystified.