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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!


"Right, you agents, editors and paying print publishers, you've had your chance. Now it begins. Rather, now it begins anew. Yep, for Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos it's self-publishing time again."

Autumn 2007

1. Autumn 2007 Index Page Image-Flip
2. Featured Story: "
Mercy Killings"
3. Introductory Remarks
4. PHANTACEA Essentials (Lynx to illustrated mini-essays)
5. Hestia Housekeeping
6. Today's Topic
7. Latest Stories and Synopses
8. Notes on Graphics
9 . Sites with Loads of Graphics
10. Previous pHpubs
11. Novels in search of a paying publisher

Backcover of 4Ever40DaysFrontcover of 4Ever40Days

Place advance orders for "Feeling Theocidal" now. And, at the same time, feel free to order any and all additional PHANTACEA print publications while they're still available!

pH-Webworld

- written by Jim McPherson
- unless otherwise noted the web-design, photographs and/or scanning are by Jim McPherson
- where applicable artwork is as noted in the mouse-over text

© copyright 2007 Jim McPherson

"Feeling Theocidal -- Thrygragon, Year of the Dome 4376", Book One of The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories, "The War of the Apocalyptics", the first entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle, the three mini-novels making up "The 1000 Days of Disbelief", Book Two of The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories, "Goddess Gambit", the concluding book in the trilogy as well as the continuation of the Launch 1980 sequence of stories, plus "Nuclear Dragons" and "Helios on the Moon", the culminating entries in the Launch 1980 story cycle, should be available at neighbourhood bookstores and public libraries all over the world.

The same should shortly be true of the graphic novels, "Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of PHANTACEA", "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade" and "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst".

If you don't see the graphic novels, standalone novels or mini-novels displayed at your local book stops, kindly direct purchasing agents and/or booksellers to www.phantacea.com in order to help them rectify such a sad situation.

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Logo reads Featured Story, prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2002

Fangs had her by the throat with one hand. It didn't need to be a death grip because the other one, the one with the fang-fingered Brainrock glove on it, was swiping forward to make sure its partner didn't have a neck to hold onto any more.

Necks were one thing; hands were two. So were arms. A tomahawk was one thing. So was a cut-anything hunting knife. One and one made two in Sorciere's hands. All the more so since the hatchet could cut anything too.

Arms were two only when they were joined at the shoulders. Then they weren't, -- were two of one thing.

Mathematics were similar for heads as well as necks. It wasn't so much that Fangs developed two of either/or as Sorciere gave her halves of both. Cleaved her all the way down to her cleavage.

Mist very quickly became the vamp's only viable option.

-- from '"Mercy Killings"', the seventh chapter of 'The Vampire Variations'


Introductory Remarks

Greetings. Welcome or welcome back. Highly disturbingly, the Autumn 2007 edition of 'pHpubs' marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of PHANTACEA #1.

(If you're in the slightest curious as to what it looked like, do be a goose and have a gander at this cluck.)

To order any of the PHANTACEA Mythos Print Publications that are still available, including returned copies of PHANTACEA #1, click here or here.

(Certified cheques or money orders only please. I decided not to incur the cost of trying to set up an online payment system since they seem to benefit the intermediary more so than the publisher.)

Next door is the usual Hestia Housekeeping subsection of 'pHpubs'.

Immediately below is an alphabetical list of lynx to a number of typically idiosyncratic mini-essays and/or Character Likeness studies I've prepared over the years for on the Web.

They illustrate some of the peculiar perspectives I've developed while writing the PHANTACEA Mythos.

Contact me [jmcp@phantacea.com] and feel free to ask any questions you might have regarding PHANTACEA. I'll do my best to answer them either directly or right here in 'pHpubs'.


PHANTACEA Essentials

  • Anheroic Fantasy: Who are we supposed to cheer for in PHANTACEA;
  • The Celestial Superior: In both Life and Afterlife she appears (thus far) in many of the 19/5938 serials; arguably an incarnation of Serathrone Hallow, one of the two triplet, firstborn daughters of Thrygragos Byron and the Trigregos Sisters;
  • The Cretan Snake Goddess: Who dresses a little like Pyrame Silverstar, the Perpetual Presence, partial mother of the Sed-sons;
  • Devic Names in the PHANTACEA Mythos;
  • The Demons of Salvador: Consists primarily of excerpts from the 2006/7 Mosaic Novel entitled "Feeling Theocidal" featuring material regarding Tralalorn's Stynx, Multi-Horns, the Bull of Mithras, and 2-Faced Demogorgon;
  • Fisherwoman: The ever-fishifying, deviant daughter of the Dual Entities who features in many of the web-serials thus far presented online;
  • Freespirit Nihila: As the firstborn daughter of Thrygragos Lazareme and the Trigregos Sisters, the eldest female Master Deva; once Datong Harmonia, the Unity of Balance and, initially, the lone Unity of Panharmonium; she becomes Nihila, in the Launch sequences set in 19/5980;
  • Gloriella D'Angelo Dark: Aka Radiant Rider, Rainbow; also of other angels and a devil or three;
  • Gold-Mining for PHANTACEA Factoids;
  • Heliosophos: The recurring Male Entity; in his 1st Lifetime during the 1955 & 1960 web-serials, his 11th during the 19/5938 serials and his 100th during the 19/5980 ones;
  • The Moloch Sedon: The skyborn, as in extraterrestrial, lone member of the first generation of devazurkind, the inspirations for the Gods and Goddesses of Mythology; his essence composes Cathonia, the Sedon Sphere; arguably the Devil Himself;
  • Names for the Nameless (or PHANTACEA as an equal opportunity Mythos): antique Illuminaries of Weir gave names to third generational devils;
  • The Perfidious Polygamist: Jordan Tethys, the Legendary 30-Year Man, who also answers to 30-Beers; text comes from "Feeling Theocidal";
  • Primeval Lilith, the Demon Queen of the Night: The immortal, chthonic or earthborn daemon who must possess the birth mothers of mortal Sed-sons at the moment of their conception; without Sed-sons alive on both sides of the Whole Earth the Sedon Sphere would collapse; arguably the Devil Herself;
  • The Silverclouds: The two remaining members of Thrygragos Byron's three firstborn; plus shots of an actual Rudra idol and that of an Uma;
  • The Smiling Fiend: Aka Smiler, Ahriman, Sodom, Rhadamanthys, Judge Druj; claims to be the firstborn son of Thrygragos Sedon;
  • The Thrygragos Talismans: The Cross of Mithras, the Mask of Byron and Lazareme's Cloak of Many Colours;
  • The Time-Tumbling Dual Entities: The two most confounding characters in the PHANTACEA Mythos; conceivably the Male and Female Principals;
  • The Trigregos Talismans: The Three Sacred Objects, what may hold the secret to controlling devils and therefore Sedon's Head;
  • Utopians of Weir: Extraterrestrials who arrived on the Whole Earth a decade before the Genesea, the Great Flood of Genesis, and who have been, for the most part, stuck on the Inner Earth since it; those who have them can manifest gargoyles out of eyeorbs attached to the top of their eye-staves;
  • The VAM Entity: Thrygragos Varuna Mithras as Sol Invictus; plus more on the A-Guy who thinks the only thing invincible about Mithras is his presumptuousness;

The Autumn 2007 Index Page Image-Flip

Images referring to Feeling Theocidal, which can now be pre-ordered


Hestia Housekeeping

| What's New Intro | Latest overview of a PHANTACEA print publication | Feel Theo Progress | Scanned-in copies of original comic book series now available for $10.00 CDN per issue | Today's Topic | Elsewhere (TIMP, Serendipity Now, latest synopses) | Conclusion |

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Hestia Housekeeping amounts to the 'What's New' section of pHpubs. Consequently I always start it with a 'What's Old' link to where I put its previous update.

Now that that's done, we can get on with this edition's preview. So what is new in Autumn 2007? Truth told, there's quite a bit more than just a bit new.

What started out as a clean-up of the Summer 2007 edition of pH-Webworld, which I didn't have time to properly finish off before I went back to Brazil in August, has become one of the most exhaustive upgrades to date.

To fay-phrase it as per years ago, there's 'Flox of PHANTACEA Feature Furtherances'. The main beneficiaries are the glossary pages. Hit just about any of the lynx here, troll or scroll downwards, and you'll see something new to PHANTACEA on the Web.

Glossaries of Peculiarities

| Pivotal Players | Gypsies & Etocretans | Teutonic Templars | Witches of Weir | Additional Characters | The Moloch Sedon | The Thrygragos Brothers | The Trigregos Sisters | Byronics | Lazaremists | Mithradites | Devils -- by Affiliation | Celestial God | Recurring Dual Entities | Supranormals/Deviants by Affiliation | Places Peculiar to PHANTACEA | Terms Peculiar to PHANTACEA |

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Given I'm inching closer and closer to self-publishing "Feeling Theocidal", possibly just for starters, I reckoned it well worth the effort.

It certainly makes sense to provide readers and, I hope, buyers with stax of stimulation, not to mention motivation to indulge yourselves all the more (read monetarily), in the PHANTACEA Mythos.

In that respect, as also per here, the morsels I dish out howsoever irregularly online amount to appetizers for the hand-held real meal deal.

By way of further temptation might I suggest you, at your leisure, check out a detailed, section-by-section overview of the graphic novel: 'Forever & 40 Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA', which I'm still selling for the original list price of $10.00 CDN or USD.

The GCD-style overview has been up since the summer but it looked too plain for my taste. So, in addition to colour, an index and lox of lovely lynx, I've digitally dicked some of the Ian Fry illustrations taken from it. I've also put up a couple more, including the birth of the Devil sequence.

Once you've had a boo at the overview, you might want to check out the web-page dedicated to the PHANTACEA comic book series, which is one of the few untouched pages.

If you like what you read or see, kindly click on over to the In-Print Publications ordering page and stock up on what's left.

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Oh, and as to that, I've noticed that by googling up PHANTACEA then following some of the resultant lynx you'll eventually come upon at least two sites wherein someone has scanned in whole sequences from the comics.

Further to that, I read somewhere that both Marvel and DC are offering to sell copies of their back catalogue online and in digital format. It therefore occurs to me that if anyone wants to send me, say, $10 CDN per issue by certified cheque or money order, I could do the same thing.

Of course, $5.00 CDN for issues 1-4 (since 5 & 6 are out of print), plus postage, sounds like a better deal to me. (Then again, I prefer paper to pixels.)

Either way all it takes is an email, an exchange of mailing addresses and said certified cheque or money order cashed and in my bank to get your very own PHANTACEA library.

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Next door is the latest list of lynx to the illustrated mini-essays and/or Character Likeness studies I've done or redone of late.

Alexander III by Benjamin West, scanned in from a postcard bought in Edinburgh in 2003 then adjusted by Jim McPherson on PHOTOSHOP, 2007One image you won't find in any of them is to the left of this paragraph. It's reminiscent of Harry 'Ringleader' Zeross, an oft-times major character in the various web-serials set from 19/5955 on.

It's one of three I prepared with Harry in mind. Another one's here and the third's down below. All link to more information on what went into the image.

I did the Zeross material after I finished tarting up the aforementioned overview. Doing them got my creative juices flowing graphically, which is probably a good thing since I needed a break from writing anyhow.

As a consequence, I've spent a good percentage of the Fall going collage crazy; hence Today's Topic.

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Have to say my two favourite collages are the ones I prepared specifically for Volvar and Vamvar, the two web-serials I'm currently running out here in my minuscule portion of Cyberia.

Although I took the images that went into 'Norma Screaming' from the Web, with the exception of a solitary postcard, bought onsite in Mexico City, all the images that went into 'Raven Fetishim' are my own photographs.

That's true for the Braz-only photo collages as well. Which reminds me: I neglected to mention last time up that there was a new entry on the Travels in my Pants (TIMP) page. As of late Autumn 2007 there's an entire web-page dedicated to (a very few of) my experiences in Brazil.

As with the Egyptian three and the two re India '05, the pair of Brazilian TIMPs contain a number of unsolicited comments and observations. You might not agree with all or any of them but, hey, they both contain some pretty pictures.

As if all the above wasn't enough, there's some more new material in Serendipity Now. Sooth said there's three additional entries there: "Blasting the Cloud of Hadd"; "Who Says Utopians are Weird?" and "A Meskel Moment".

In my humble, the middle one approaches disappointing. As noted most recently here, I fancy myself weirdly imaginative. Unfortunately, it turns out one of my thought-weirdest imaginings isn't so weird after all.

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As for Volvar and Vamvar, they've both reached their ninth chapters. While I haven't got that far with their synopses as yet, I finally started reading ahead. Whereupon I gave myself something of an unwanted perplexity wrapped in a candy-coated conundrum.

I of course should have realized this would happen. As per here, though, I hadn't looked at either of them for years. The problem? It seems Vamvar is about to start carrying on from where Volvar leaves off.

Except ... Volvar won't be leaving off anything for another 10 chapters or so. That means Vamvar may have to do a 'Centauri Island' and go into hibernation midstream until Volvar concludes.

Feedback encouraged. Oh and, lest we forget, as always, good reading.

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Stories and Synopses

'The Volsung Variations'



Lynx to complete mosaic novels within the PHANTACEA Mythos whose potential covers, background information and introductory chapters are still online

Going Collage Crazy

- Lynx to Larger Shots of Jim McPherson's Latest Collages -

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Collages representing significant events occurring within the PHANTACEA Mythos

Night Wailing

Collage made up of a number of images scanned in or else taken from the Web by Jim McPherson, who the mother of the 3rd potential Trig Trip is contained within it; collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2007

For notes on the images making up "Nita D'Angelo as Night Wailing" (unless its title is one of the other 3 equal-sized options) see here as well as below

Raven Fetishim

The Raven Fetishim collage, prepared by Jim McPherson in 2007 using pictures mostly taken in Mexcio in 2005

For notes on the photos and images making up "Raven Fetishim" see here as well as below

Rings (#2) in a Ring

Image suggestive of a Young Harry Zeross, photo taken in Brasilia, Brazil and altered by Jim McPherson, 2007

For notes on the text and graphics making up "Happy Harry Marrying" see here and here as well as below

Both Night Wailing and Raven Fetishim were inspired by events depicted in 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' and its immediate continuances 'Helioddity' and 'Coueranna's Curse'.

Preserved, synoptic references re the 4-part former can be found here, here, here and here. Mole-specific references re the latter can be found here, here and here.

The marriage referred to in the Rings in a Ring cell took place at the beginning of 'Aspects of an Amoebaman'. Additional, new-to-PHANTACEA depictions of Harry Zeross, the 2nd Ringleader so code-named, can be found here and here.

Click on the image to go to a larger shot of the collage in its original placement.

Collages featuring three of the recurring and most pivotal characters ever to appear in the PHANTACEA Mythos web-serials thus far presented online

The Female Trickster

Collage of John Tenniel's Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, 1946 edition; scanned in and prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2007

Graphic depicts Hush Mannering (a cigarette-smoking, perpetual 7-year old since end-Tantalar 5920) as she shapes her seeming most often in PHANTACEA (i.e., after John Tenniel's version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland);

The main entry on the generally pleasant little trickster is here; more on the collage can be found here and here;

Faceless Strife

Collage on Faceless Strife prepared by Jim McPherson, 2007,  integral images taken from Web

Other than the Moloch Sedon (who's essentially the Devil Incarnate), Faceless Strife is possibly the only out-and-out villain ever to appear in the PHANTACEA Mythos;

The main entry on Faceless Strife is here; more on the collage is here;

The Male Trickster

Collage made up of various images suggestive of Young Death, the Male Trickster; prepared by Jim McPherson, 2007, using his own photos as well as images taken from Web

Although he believes he began existence as Augustus Nauroz, Hush's Gush goes by many names; two of the least uncomplimentary are Auguste Moirnoir and Young Death;

Go to his main entry and follow some of the many lynx provided there for some samplings of his general unpleasantness;

More on the collage can be found here and here;

Click on the image to go to a larger shot of the collage in its original placement.

Collages based on Ian Fry's artwork from 'Forever & 40 Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA', which can still be ordered

Xuthros Hor causes the Genesea

Original artwork by Ian Fry, late 1980s, text and colour-added by Jim McPherson, 2007

In the PHANTACEA Mythos, the Great Flood of Genesis is known as the Genesea.

It occurred in Year 0 of the Dome (4000 BC) and was caused by one man, the 10th patriarch of Golden Age Humanity, none other than the Biblical Noah.

[There's more on the graphic here, here and here]

The Sedonshem Landing

Hell to Earth artwork by Ian Fry, late 1980s; colour and script by Jim McPherson, 2007

In the PHANTACEA Mythos, devils may or may not be fallen angels. They are, however, definitely extraterrestrials.

For multiple tens of thousands of Earth years they traversed the cosmos in the Sedonshem, corrupting virtually everyone they came across -- including sentient beings on the pre-Flood, then Whole Earth.

[A note on the graphic is here.]

"Nuke Weirstar!"

Artwork by Ian Fry, late 1980s, colour and text by Jim McPherson, 2007

Blame Helios! It's all his fault. In his 5th Lifetime, he, his miraculous Mnemosyne Machine and the subsequently Undying Utopian, Cabalarkon, in effect created the Moloch Sedon.

Helios and Miracle Memory have been trying ever since to undo the Devil. Most radically, he once had her explode an entire star in an effort to rid the cosmos of Sedon and the equally immortal devils he'd brought into existence if only to keep himself company.

[A note on the graphic is here.]

Click on the image to go to a larger shot of the collage in its original placement.

Notes on Graphics - Footnotes and off-page links:

  1. The two paired scans in the masthead at the top of 'pHpubs' are the front and back covers of 'Forever & 40 Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA', which can still be ordered; as per here, the final rendition of this wraparound cover was redrawn and coloured by Ian Bateson, who also handled the typesetting, over a design by Jim McPherson and original artwork by Ian Fry, 1989; the lynx take you to larger reproductions of the same scans; return to masthead;
  2. The mouse-over behind the Harry Zeross graphic is: "Alexander III by Benjamin West, scanned in from a postcard bought in Edinburgh in 2003 then adjusted by Jim McPherson on PHOTOSHOP, 2007"; the larger version of this graphic links to details on its makeup; return to image;
  3. The collage in the Hints of PHANTACEA cell is composed of various photos of manmade objects that I took in Brazil during my two trips there in 2006/7; the mouse-over message reads: "Collage of Manmade Objects shot in Brazil by Jim McPherson"; Click to return; the larger version of this collage is an image map linking to details on the individual shots;
  4. The mouse-over behind the Blazing Giraffes collage is: "Collage featuring shots taken in Brazil by Jim McPherson, 2007"; the larger version of this collage links to details on the individual shots making it up; return to image;
  5. The mouse-over behind the Page Background collage is: "Collage consisting of photographs taken by Jim McPherson in Brazil, prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2007"; the larger version of this collage is an image map linking to details on the individual shots; return to image;
  6. The mouse-over behind the Psychopomp Wyrms collage is: "Collage made up of a number of images scanned in or else taken from the Web; who the mother of the 3rd potential Trig Trip is contained within it; collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2007"; there's a gold-mining box re psychopomp wyrms here; the larger version of this collage links to details on the individual shots making it up; return to image;
  7. The mouse-over behind the Raven Fetishim collage is: "The Raven Fetishim collage, prepared by Jim McPherson in 2007 using pictures mostly taken in Mexico in 2005"; the larger version of this collage is an image map linking to details on the individual shots making it up; return to image;
  8. The mouse-over behind the Young Rings collage is: "Image suggestive of a young Harry Zeross, photo taken in Brasilia, Brazil and altered by Jim McPherson, 2007"; the larger version of this collage links to details on the individual shots and the text making it up; return to image;
  9. The mouse-over behind the Female Trickster collage is: "Collage of John Tenniel's Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland, 1946 edition; scanned in and prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2007"; the slightly larger version of this collage links to details on the individual shots and text making it up; return to image;
  10. The mouse-over behind the Faceless Strife collage is: "Collage on Faceless Strife prepared by Jim McPherson, 2007, integral images taken from Web"; the slightly larger version of this collage is within the ever-enlarging entry on the seriously sickening Strife virus; return to image;
  11. The mouse-over behind the Male Trickster collage is: "Collage made up of various images suggestive of Young Death, the Male Trickster; prepared by Jim McPherson, 2007, using his own photos as well as images taken from Web"; the slightly larger version of this collage links to details on the individual shots and text making it up; return to image;
  12. The mouse-over behind the Genesea graphic is: "Original artwork by Ian Fry, late 1980s, text and colour-added by Jim McPherson, 2007"; the web-page re Xuthros Hor and his nine, equally golden-apple-eating, predecessors as patriarchs of Golden Age Humanity is here; the largest version of this graphic links to details on the text more so than anything else; the sectional overview of the sequence wherein the original artwork appeared is here; the graphic can also be found here; return to image;
  13. The mouse-over behind the Sedonshem graphic is: "Hell to Earth artwork by Ian Fry, late 1980s; colouration and additional script-work by Jim McPherson, 2007"; the largest version of this graphic links to an earlier entry on the Sedonshem; the sectional overview of the sequence wherein the original artwork appeared is here; return to image;
  14. The mouse-over behind the "Nuke Weirstar!" graphic is: "Artwork by Ian Fry, late 1980s, colour and text by Jim McPherson, 2007"; by far its biggest reproduction is here; the sectional overview of the sequence wherein the original artwork appeared is here; return to image;
  15. The tiled image making up this page's background is the same as the one I constructed for the Brazil 2006/7 page;

Sites with Loads of Graphics:

Google.ca supplies what amounts to a pH-Webworld web gallery. Just go to http://www.google.ca/, hit the images link and type in PHANTACEA. Pasting into the address area of your browser the following Url might work as well: http://images.google.ca/images?q=phantacea&hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&start=100&sa=N&filter=0

PHANTACEA on the Web is chock-a-block with visuals. Good places to ogle artwork from the comic books and graphic novel are One to Six, 'Twenty-Five Years Plus' and what began as 'The Genesis of PHANTACEA' web-page. Most of the other graphics are scans I did of my own photographs or material I put together using PHOTOSHOP. All the essays are loaded with images. Try out the framed version of the Main Menu. You won't go anywhere else but, then again, you won't get lost either.

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Latest List of Lynx to some previous Web-Publisher's Commentaries

| Summer 2007 | Winter 2006/7 | Summer 2006 | Winter 2005/6 | Summer 2005 | Winter 2004/5 | Summer 2004| Spring 2004 | Autumn 2003 | Summer 2003 | Autumn 2002 | Summer 2002 | Autumn 2001 | Spring-Summer 2001 | Winter 2000/1 | February 1999 | November 1998 | August 1998 | Samplings from other Not So Recent Commentaries | June-March '97 | February '97-July '96 |

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Notes on the background image for this page, which features a melange of shots taken while I was in Brazil in 2007, can be found here. And here is also the site of some of my meanderings re the condition of the country at that time.
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Webpage last updated: Autumn 2011

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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