When I received my copy of Postscripts To Darkness 4 at the ChiSeries reading night and PSTD launch I immediately turned to my story. Of course. What author does not? After admiring the cover, the back and spine, it is just what you do. This time, I was more interested to see the artwork accompanying my piece. I hadn’t looked at it or asked to see it until that moment. Certainly, seeing it, you can understand why I spent the better part of the night showing the last page of my story around.
Rob Thompson “currently resides underneath that soggy pile of cardboard boxes and broken shipping pallets out by the treeline in your backyard,” according to the contributors information in the back of this volume. Amazing work and beautifully fitting. All of the artists really nail the theme of stories in this series, making the illustrations my favourite part.
Aside from 17 authors (and two interviews) you get to meet 17 artists as well. Some are Ottawa Horror related, like Dominic Bercier. Some are authors as well, such as Alyssa Cooper. Some are ultra-active in the speculative, science fiction and horror lit world, like Derek Newman-Stille. And others live between the dumpster and my compost heap. There is little information online about Thompson, but I will post more as I find it.
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Tapestry, by Rob Thompson