As part of the pre-launch for our fiction-and-art antho The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists, you can now read an exclusive excerpt from Cherie Priest’s story, with a reveal of Mike Mignola’s art. “The Clockroach” is one of my favorites from the anthology. Mignola created four originals for us and then gave us the names of writers he’d like to work with. Priest then wrote the story and in the process named the artifact pictured “The Clockroach”. The other three writers who created stories to Mignola art are Michael Moorcock, China Mieville, and Lev Grossman.
The excerpt shows the more serious side of the story to some extent, while in the book Priest’s frequent footnotes add darkly (and not so darkly) humorous context. And to show the synergy that sometimes occurs in these situations, the clockroach may appear in a Lambshead-related novel I’m working on in the near future.
More coverage of the anthology later today—and next week, a special, ultra-cool surprise to coincide with the official release date.