Damnable Tales - A Folk Horror Anthology

By Richard Wells

An illustrated collection of classic Folk Horror stories

Thursday, 21 May 2020

'The Black Reaper'

Hello again!

Fresh off the printing press once more, here's the latest lino printed illustration for Damnable Tales.

'The Black Reaper' by Bernard Capes, first published in the collection ‘At a Winter’s Fire’, 1899.

An ungodly farming community pays a hefty price after a stranger is murdered during a drunken encounter in the wheat fields. Fire and brimstone stuff!

I rue the day I decided to include the wheat field from the story in the design - took flippin' ages! Very pleased with the result, though. I think this is one of my favourites so far.

Next up: Edith Nesbit's 'Man-Size in Marble'. If I stick to my timetable, I should have that ready this time next week.

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