Malleus Maleficarum!
163 – Urchin Farto

Zoë Moss surprised me with this totally sweet picture of Lil’ Ragamuffin. Isn’t she adorable? You know what else Zoe Moss did? She made this amazing creepy film “The Plague Bearers“. Blending stop-motion and Flash animation, Zoë creates great tension and unease without a single word of dialog. Hit the play button, and you’ll be taken back to 1655, a year in which the Black Plague, among other evils, is ravaging the village of Eyam.

In other news, our long national nightmare is over: Malleus Maleficarum, my long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of the infamous witch-hunting treatise of old, has been released by SLG Publishing!!! People have been receiving emails all week that the book is shipping, but today we have the FIRST confirmed receipt of a copy.

Bravo, bravo!

This is a momentous day and we would not be here without all your love and support! So to celebrate this day, I would like to reiterate my offer for FREE ART WITH EVERY PURCHASE.

(BTW, because I am a giving person, if you purchased the book and got free art, but then Amazon cancelled your order, this offer still stands. So you can get a second piece of free art for re-ordering!!!! OH GOD CRAZY AGOUTI HAS GONE CRAZY AND HE’S SLASHING PRICES EVERYWHEREEEEEEE)

So here’s the spiel:

Kids, do you like art? Do you like art that you can get for freeeeeeeee? Well, if you answered yes, then you will want to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to get some FREE ART. I am giving away a free piece of art (B&W inked, usual price $15) for anyone who orders a copy of my book Malleus Maleficarum.

Don’t think this is a great deal? Let me break it down for you. For 13 bucks – that’s less than you probably spend everyday on food and drink – you get this fine book, which includes, inside a beautiful matte cover, 130 plus pages of hilarious, informative, educational comics. This is the book that started the late medieval witch hunting craze, adapted into easy-to-read comic format for the first time ever. Impress your friends with your sudden erudition in all matters witchloric! Ward off any annoying Wiccans who try to sell you Chakra beads when you pull out this traumatizing reminder of the Burning Tymes! Laugh yourself silly at the stupid things that people used to believe! And then furrow your brow in concerned silence as you muse on the 40,000 people who were burned to death on account of those beliefs! And then smile as you remember that you get a FREE prize with purchase!

Even by itself, this book is more than worth such a low low price but that’s not all you’ll be getting. Anyone who purchases this book has the chance to get an extra piece of art (B&W inked, usual price $15) absolutely free. FREE! That means you get AN ENTIRE BOOK PLUS AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART DRAWN TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL SPECIFICATIONS for less than you’d normally pay JUST FOR THE ART. And in the last round of free art, I ended up coloring EVERYTHING… so those lucky stiffs got $20 worth of free art. The same might just happen to you! Better buy a copy today and find out.

It’s easy to claim your free art. Here’s what you have to do:

1) Go to to order your copy. Then simply send a screencap of your receipt to thenewmeat[at] (Please blank out all your personal identifying info, though!) along with any instructions for your art.

2) But I already bought my copy weeks ago! I hear you cry, and I already deleted the receipt! What about me? Never fear, I got you covered. If you can’t send a copy of your receipt, just wait till your copy of the book arrives and then take a photo of yourself holding it. And then send that to same email address above, along with any instructions for your art.

Remember, you can get an inked B&W picture of anything you want, although I would ask you to please keep in mind the limits of my drawing abilities.

(I’m sorry that I have to insist on some proof that people actually bought the book before I can do any free art. I know most of you are trustworthy, but there’s a certain someone WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS who takes any opportunity they can to try and scam free art out of me and I really don’t need that hassle. If you think it’s not worth your time to send a screencap, then, well, let’s just say that it’s your loss – you won’t find a better deal anywhere.)

Act now because you’ll want to lock in that pre-order price guarantee! I can’t guarantee how long that price will last or, more importantly, how long this offer will last. I’ll be shutting it down once I get too tired to make any more free stuff, so GET ON IT NOW.


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