Discovering Scarfolk is a book-length adaptation of the brilliantly creepy Scarfolk Council blog, which chronicles the government publications of a English town that is forever trapped in a loop from 1969-1979, a town that's like Nightvale crossed with Liartown USA, written by John Wyndham.
Richard Littler, the creator of Scarfolk, has a mad, grotesque genius for the creation of manufactured antiques from his alternate reality, a blend of design fiction and wry commentary I haven't seen since the heyday of Futurefeedforward. The book looks to be absolutely genius, and it comes out on Oct 16. You can support Littler by pre-ordering now, ensuring a healthy print-run.
Here's some recent Scarfolkiana:
Junior Will and Testament:
"Severed Up" Psychic Advertising (1978):
"Get Angled. Not Mangled" Public Information (1973-1979):
I’m about to switch off my email until September 5 and drive to Black Rock City for 10 days of incinerating the dude.
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Kyohazard’s Lament Configuration is a terrific piece of fan-art for those of us who loved the Hellraiser movies (the good ones, at least).
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