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- Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos -- Online since 1996 -

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Final print cover

Final print cover for Decimation Damnation, collage by Jim McPherson, 2016

Cover collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2016

To mark 20 years of pH-Webworld, Wilderwitch goes into labour on Labour Day, 2016

Background image using the same sunset featured on DecDam's cover, coupled with the Witch Babs promo, both prepared by Jim McPherson, 2016

Actually she goes into labour on Harmony's Feast Day, 5981. Rather, possibly because Phantast Thanatos has been decathonitized, she dreams she does.

"Decimation Damnation", the first mini-novel in the open-ended saga of 'Wilderwitch's Babies', is now available for ordering

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Cover for digital edition

Final digital cover for Decimation Damnation, collage by Jim McPherson, 2016

Moai (stone gnomes) not solarized for e-pub cover collage

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Phantacea Publications in Print

- The 'Launch 1980' story cycle - 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Fantasy Trilogy - The '1000 Days' Mini-Novels - The phantacea Graphic Novels -

The 'Launch 1980' Story Cycle

The War of the Apocalyptics

Front cover of War Pox, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2009

Published in 2009; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

Nuclear Dragons

Nuclear Dragons front cover, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2013

Published in 2013; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

Helios on the Moon

Front cover for Helios on the Moon, artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014

Published in 2014; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

The 'Launch 1980' story cycle comprises three complete, multi-character mosaic novels, "The War of the Apocalyptics", "Nuclear Dragons" and "Helios on the Moon", as well as parts of two others, "Janna Fangfingers" and "Goddess Gambit". Together they represent creator/writer Jim McPherson's long running, but now concluded, project to novelize the Phantacea comic book series.

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'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Epic Fantasy

Feeling Theocidal

Front Cover for Feel Theo, artwork by Verne Andru, 2008

Published in 2008; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

The 1000 Days of Disbelief

Front cover of The Thousand Days of Disbelief, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published as three mini-novels, 2010/11; main webpage is here; ordering lynx for individual mini-novels are here

Goddess Gambit

Front cover for Goddess Gambit by Verne Andru, 2012

Published in 2012; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Circa the Year of Dome 2000, Anvil the Artificer, a then otherwise unnamed, highborn Lazaremist later called Tvasitar Smithmonger, dedicated the first three devic talismans, or power foci, that he forged out of molten Brainrock to the Trigregos Sisters.

The long lost, possibly even dead, simultaneous mothers of devakind hated their offspring for abandoning them on the far-off planetary Utopia of New Weir. Not surprisingly, their fearsome talismans could be used to kill Master Devas (devils).

For most of twenty-five hundred years, they belonged to the recurring deviant, Chrysaor Attis, time after time proven a devaslayer. On Thrygragon, Mithramas Day 4376 YD, he turned them over to his Great God of a half-father, Thrygragos Varuna Mithras, to use against his two brothers, Unmoving Byron and Little Star Lazareme, in hopes of usurping their adherents and claiming them as his own.

Hundreds of years later, these selfsame thrice-cursed Godly Glories helped turn the devil-worshippers of Sedon's Head against their seemingly immortal, if not necessarily undying gods. Now, five hundred years after the 1000 Days of Disbelief, they've been relocated.

The highest born, surviving devic goddesses want them for themselves; want to thereby become incarnations of the Trigregos Sisters on the Hidden Continent. An Outer Earthling, one who has literally fallen out of the sky after the launching of the Cosmic Express, gets to them first ...

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The '1000 Days' Mini-Novels

The Death's Head Hellion

- Sedonplay -

Front cover for The Death's Head Hellion, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published in 2010; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

Contagion Collectors

- Sedon Plague -

Front cover for Contagion Collectors, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published in 2010; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

Janna Fangfingers

- Sedon Purge -

Front cover for Janna Fangfingers, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011

Published in 2011; two storylines recounted side-by-side, the titular one narrated by the Legendarian in 5980, the other indirectly leading into the 'Launch 1980' story cycle; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

In the Year of the Dome 4825, Morgan Abyss, the Melusine Master of the Utopian Weirdom of Cabalarkon, seizes control of Primeval Lilith, the ageless, seemingly unkillable Demon Queen of the Night. The eldritch earthborn is the real half-mother of the invariably mortal Sed-sons but, once she has hold of her, aka Lethal Lily, Master Morgan proceeds to trap the Moloch Sedon Himself.

In the midst of the bitter, century-long expansion of the Lathakran Empire, the Hidden Headworld's three tribes of devil-gods are forced to unite in an effort to release their All-Father. Unfortunately for them, they're initially unaware Master Morg, the Death's Head Hellion herself, has also got hold of the Trigregos Talismans, devic power foci that can actually kill devils, and Sedon's thought-father Cabalarkon, the Undying Utopian she'll happily slay if they dare attack her Weirdom.

Utopians from Weir have never given up seeking to wipe devils off not just the face of the Inner Earth, but off the planet itself. Their techno and biomages, under the direction of the Weirdom of Cabalarkon's extremely long-lived High Illuminary, Quoits Tethys, have determined there is only one sure way to do that -- namely, to infect the devils' Inner Earth worshippers with fatal plagues brought in from the Outer Earth.

Come All-Death Day there are more Dead Things Walking than Living Beings Talking. Believe it or not, that's the good news.

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phantacea Graphic Novels

Forever and Forty Days

- The Genesis of Phantacea -

Front cover of Forever and Forty Days; artwork by Ian Fry and Ian Bateson, ca 1990

Published in 1990; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

The Damnation Brigade

- Phantacea Revisited 1 -

Front cover of The Damnation Brigade, artwork by Ian Bateson, retouching by Chris Chuckry 2012

Published in 2013; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Cataclysm Catalyst

- Phantacea Revisited 2 -

Front cover for Cataclysm Catalyst, artwork by Verne Andru, 2013

Published in 2014, main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Kadmon Heliopolis had one life. It ended in October 1968. The Male Entity has had many lives. In his fifth, he and his female counterpart, often known as Miracle Memory, engendered more so than created the Moloch Sedon. They believe him to be the Devil Incarnate. They've been attempting to kill him ever since. Too bad it's invariably he, Heliosophos (Helios called Sophos the Wise), who gets killed instead.

On the then still Whole Earth circa the Year 4000 BCE, one of their descendants, Xuthros Hor, the tenth patriarch of Golden Age Humanity, puts into action a thought-foolproof, albeit mass murderous, plan to succeed where the Dual Entities have always failed. He unleashes the Genesea. The Devil takes a bath.

Fifty-nine hundred and eighty years later, New Century Enterprises launches the Cosmic Express from Centauri Island. It never reaches Outer Space; not all of it anyhow. As a stunning consequence of its apparent destruction, ten extraordinary supranormals are reunited, bodies, souls and minds, after a quarter century in what they've come to consider Limbo. They name themselves the Damnation Brigade. And so it appears they are -- if perhaps not so much damned as doomed.

At least one person survives the launching of the Cosmic Express. He literally falls out of the sky -- on the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head. An old lady saves him. Except this old lady lives in a golden pagoda, rides vultures and has a third eye. She also doesn't stay old long. He becomes her willing soldier, acquires the three Sacred Objects and goes on a rampage, against his own people, those that live.

Meanwhile, Centauri Island, the launch site of the Cosmic Express, comes under attack from Hell's Horsemen. Only it's not horses they ride. It's Atomic Firedrakes!

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Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos

- Exclusively available from Phantacea Publications -

Two of Jim McPherson's Phantacea business cards

Updated versions of two of Jim McPherson's early business cards for phantacea; the Hidden Headworld is as per the image map here whereas the heady pareidolia of a late 1920s, Giza Plateau parking lot near the Egyptian Sphinx is as per here

Winter 2016/17

Anheroic Fantasy featuring Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos

Story selections, synopses, commentaries & web-features written by Jim McPherson

Collages, photographs, scanning and web-design by Jim McPherson

Credits for additional artwork ascribed in mouse-over text

Click here for lynx to the latest instalments of www.phantacea.com, pHantaBlog, pHanta-pHlickr, pHantacea on pHacebook and google+.Phantacea

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PHANTACEA

Latest Illustrated Essay: "Vexatious Nonentities"

Latest Writer's Rant:Inedible Greens

Updated Image Map: "The Hidden Headworld"

Serendipity Now: "That's Pocket Pocks, not War-Pox"

Newest Web Gallery: “Decimation Damnation” -- selected shots

Travels Website: "Newest Web Gallery"

Featured Story: "Washed out to sea"

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Anheroic Fantasy since 1977

Original front and back covers for Decimation Damnation, cover collages by Jim McPherson, 2016

Original versions of the front and back covers for "Decimation Damnation", the first mini-novel extracted from the open-ended saga of "Wilderwitch's Babies"

Cover collages by Jim McPherson, 2016. Details of the artwork that went into it can be found on the Phantacea Publications website.

Both images double-click here.

© copyright Jim McPherson (Phantacea Publications)

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Oversized Sizzlers

- Just in case you suffer from aphantasia and your Mind's Eye's consequently AWOL -

| Wilderwitch's Babies background image | 'DecDam' Coming Soon | Rollover teasers | 'DestDam' Coming Later | Witch Babs Promotional collages | 'Hel-Moon' Print Cover |'Hel-Moon' Digital Cover | Full-Sized Promo for 'Launch 1980' Story Cycle | Formerly Sizzling | pH-logos |

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Wilderwitch's Babies

Background image using the same sunset featured on DecDam's cover, coupled with the Witch Babs promo, both prepared by Jim McPherson, 2016

The open-ended saga begins on Labour Day, 2016, even though the Witch actually gives birth on Harmony's Feast Day in 5981 Year of the Dome. Dreams she does, anyhow.

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Final print cover

Final print cover for Decimation Damnation, collage by Jim McPherson, 2016

Cover collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2016

Wilderwitch goes into labour on Labour Day, 2016

Announcement for DecDam publication

Actually she goes into labour on Harmony's Feast Day, 5980. Rather, possibly because Phantast Thanatos has been decathonitized, she dreams she does.

"Decimation Damnation", the first mini-novel in the open-ended saga of 'Wilderwitch's Babies' became available for ordering on Labour Day, 2016.

Cover for digital edition

Final digital cover for Decimation Damnation, collage by Jim McPherson, 2016

Moai (stone gnomes) not polarized for e-pub cover collage

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Phantacea Revisited 1 & 2

Covers for the Phantacea Revisited graphic novels

Collecting the complete comic book storylines for the Damnation Brigade (pH 2-5) and the Soldier's Saga (pH 1-7)

<< Front covers for the graphic novel double-click here and here >>

Phantacea Phase One

Both sides of a PDF prepared by Jim McPherson, 2014, to mark the culmination of the Launch 1980 story cycle

Finally a fitting finale to the Phantacea comic book series and the 'Launch 1980' novels

<< Enlarged versions of the covers for HelMoon are here and here. The Launch promo is here. Download the full-sized, 2-page PDF here >>

Phantacea Phase Two

Print and epub covers for Decimation Damnation, cover collages by Jim McPherson, 2016

At long last the next phase of the Phantacea Mythos begins with "Decimation Damnation", the first mini-novel extracted from the open-ended saga of "Wilderwitch's Babies"

<< Print and digital covers double-click here and here >>
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DecDam's intended front cover

Original front cover intended for Decimation Damnation, now more likely to be used in a digital edition, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2016

For more on the 'degree of blackness' issue that prevented this collage from becoming the front cover of the print edition see here.

Image will likely be used for the e-pub version of the mini-novel.

Wilderwitch's Babies

Wilderwitch's Babies promo collage, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2016

The open-ended saga of "Wilderwitch's Babies" begins with "Decimation Damnation" and continues with "Destination Damnation".

Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, took many of the shots that went into this promotional collage.

Details regarding most them can be found in the graphics section on Phantacea Publications' Witch Babs page

DecDam's back cover

Back cover for Decimation Damnation, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2016

Back cover text can be found here; more on the Brainrock Raven image here; that's a Vancouver BC sunset and, no, the mini-novel is not entitled 'Sunset for Sundown'

(Which really isn't a spoiler. Honest.)

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Destination Damnation

- Wilderwitch's Babies 2 -

Rough draft of possible cover for Destination Damnation

Wilderwitch is supposed to be a face-dancer. That doesn't necessarily mean her face is constantly dancing, however. Nor does this cover mock-up being here mean it's going to appear anywhere else, in print or for a digital edition. Certainly not with the 'Abandon All Hope' Halloween ornament, that is for certain.

Back cover text reads: "And then there were none ... in the Weirdom of Cabalarkon. So where did they go? Precisely." More on the images that went into this collage are here, here and here. The revenant peaking out beneath the young dancer's arms is as per here.

The Italian phrase used in the upcoming mini-novel, "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate", literally translates as "All hope abandon, ye who enter". One guess as to where here is on the Hidden Headworld.

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Helios on the Moon

- 2014 Print Edition -

Covers for Helios on Moon print edition, artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014

Artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014; back cover text is here; back cover characters, unobscured, are here; excerpts from the novel are here; additional lynx re 'Hel-Moon' are here; ordering lynx are here and here

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Helios on the Moon

- Digital Edition -

Helios on the Moon digital cover, artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014

Artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014; back cover text is here; back cover characters, unobscured, are here; excerpts from the novel are here; additional lynx re 'Hel-Moon' are here; ordering lynx are here and here

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Promo for the 'Launch 1980' story cycles

- Full-Sized Version -

Full-sized promotional collage to mark the completion of the Launch 1980 story cycle, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2014

The half-sized version of this promo double-clicks here; covers and additional lynx for the two Phantacea Revisited graphic novels depicted are here; covers and additional lynx for the three books in the story cycle are here; additional lynx and information re the 'Launch 1980' story cycle are here; used in a promotional PDF that can be downloaded here

The War of the Apocalyptics
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Previous Oversized Sizzlers

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pH-Webworld

Purpa superimposed over a wooden labrys, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2015

phantacea logo featuring a purpa demon-dagger and a wooden labrys

Graphic double-clicks below; panel double-click is a character collage of old King Cold, who makes highly significant, albeit hardly unexpected, contributions to Hel-Moon's endgame

Climactic Entry

Digitally altered front cover for "Helios on the Moon", used in a promotional PDF that can be downloaded here

Artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014; unadulterated versions here and here, among many another web-place

Sun-Moon Kissing

Sun-moon-kissing woodcut shot in Mexico by Jim McPherson, 2012

Jim McPherson shot this this large woodcut in the Yucatan ca 2012; intended to represent the Dual Entities (Helios = Sol; Mnemosyne = Luna) it appears on the back cover of 'Hel-Moon' as well as forms the basis for this phantacea logo


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Purpa superimposed over a wooden labrys, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2015

"Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of phantacea", "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" , "Janna Fangfingers", "Goddess Gambit", "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade", "Nuclear Dragons", "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst", "Helios on the Moon" and "Decimation Damnation" are available for ordering online by credit card or from the publisher by certified cheque and/or money orders

Want to purchase any of the remaining print-publications featuring Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos? Here's how ==>

Front of Novels2GraphicNovels PDF prepared by Jim McPherson, 2014

Interested in having any of the PHANTACEA comic books scanned in and e-mailed to you for only $10.00 an issue? Here's a ditto ==>

Want to browse? There's nearly twenty years, and counting, of Anheroic Fantasy out here in pH-Webworld. Here's my suggestion on how best to start doing so ==>

Artwork, especially artwork from Phantacea Publications(James H McPherson, Publisher), is as attributed in the mouse-over.

Unless otherwise noted everything else is designed, composed, photographed and/or scanned in by Jim McPherson

I appreciate your interest in the PHANTACEA Mythos online and welcome any comments you might have as to what you like, do not like and/or would like to see in future instalments of 'pH-Webworld'.

Jim McPherson
Creator, Writer, Web Designer,
[jmcp@phantacea.com]

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Hope Haven

Saturday, 19 September 1981

Greater Vancouver had been washed out to sea in the Second Great Flood, that of late November 1980.

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So had much of the Fraser Valley. What was now called New Vancouver had once been a small town called Hope. The Fraser River emptied itself here, just as it had on the southern border of Old Vancouver before the Deluge.

The Liberation Brigade’s celebratory reunion, which was being filmed for everyone with a television on the reunited planet to see, was taking place in the gardens of old Hope’s now reconverted city hall.

It too was called Hope, though ‘Haven’ had been added to give it a better ring.

-- from "Decimation Damnation", the initial mini-novel in the open-ended saga of 'Wilderwitch's Babies'; available as of Labour Day 2016

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Pricelist for pHant products at cons, 2014Credits for pH-Rev2, prepared by Jim McPHerson, 2013Page and Panel Backgrounds

The blue and yellow background images found on this page are variations of the front cover for "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade". A graphic novel compiling artwork from Phantacea 1-5, Phantacea Phase One #s 1 & 2 (unpublished), PRv1:DB came out in the Spring of 2013.

It was followed a year later with, you guessed it, "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst". Most of the page backgrounds prepared from 'Kitty-Clysm' material can be seen over on the Phantacea Publications website, particularly Kitty's main page here.

PRV2:CC went one full issue later (pH-6) than PRv1:DB. It also included, for the first time ever in print, part of the never-finished finale to the first four storylines presented during what was only supposed to be the first phase of the Phantacea comic book series. The credits are listed in the right of this panel.

Both the red and pink background images on this page are variations of 'Rendering Reddening', a collage prepared out of some of the Vetala artwork Verne Andru has done over the years for phantacea; an enlargement of original can be found here; Verne also provided the bulk of the artwork for PRV2:CC.

Notes for some of the other background collages found on this page be found (and seen) here, here and here; as for why Durer's 4 Horsemen are reminiscent of Thrygragos Lazareme and his firstborn Unities, that's here

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There may be no cure for aphantasia (defined as 'having a blind or absent mind's eye') but there certainly is for aphantacea ('a'='without', like the 'an' in 'anheroic')

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