Mister Lucian Draws Things

qarnaim asked: "Forgive me if this is obvious, or if it is as-yet-uncertain, but since the indiegogo thing is done and the book appears to be published.. roughly when might it be available to order regularly? Also, does it include the entire Ars Goetia text and seals or just the illustrations? Thanks for your time. And I can't say how amazing your work looks."

Hello friend, and thank you for your interest!  You’re quite right - my funding is finished at an astronomical £6.5k which means that I have a huge run of books to sell :)  I’m going to London MCM expo this weekend, so I can’t list them in my shop yet, but they’ll be up there for general sale from Hallowe’en onwards.

The text is nearly the complete text.  It is the introduction, epilogue and list of demons (inclusive of seals), fully illustrated with text-accurate depictions of the demons.  The seals are unique to my edition, as they are a hybrid of the seals that appear in the Sloane and Harley manuscripts (which sometimes differ wildly!), further refined to make them aesthetically pleasing. 

The descriptions of how to summon them has been left out. I’ve never used the Solomonic method to summon anything, and wouldn’t trust myself to modernise the English in a way that preserved the original method/intent/thing.  So, don’t buy my book if you’re expecting a walkthrough on how to Goetia: there’s plenty of cool internet wizards that can help you with that (like da-at-ass for example, who has written a whole load of how to goetia at merkavahpartyvan).

I’ve also written a foreword which describes a little of my process and the general history of the text.

Hope that helps!

posted 8 hours ago with 5 notes

lemonandlimeisnotacrime asked: "Congratulations! You win the award for best person to run into at a line for Welcome to Night Vale!"

I am a winner!! I hope your magnet/ferrets legs got you home safely!

posted 9 hours ago with 1 note

Here’s where I’ll be at MCM this weekend coming up! 
Come buy a delicious copy of my Ars Goetia, get associated prints, unassociated prints, badge packs, stickers, and touch my face (don’t actually touch my face, it will come off on your fingers), get advice on love, life, magic and the horrors of the void, COMMISSION ME for a sketch or an actual talisman (subject to a little divinatory chat about who you are and where you’re at in life), all that. All them opportunities to do that thing will be right there.  Just reach out. Reach out and walk to L9 in the Comic Village and I’ll be there. Waiting.
See you on Friday.

Here’s where I’ll be at MCM this weekend coming up! 

Come buy a delicious copy of my Ars Goetia, get associated prints, unassociated prints, badge packs, stickers, and touch my face (don’t actually touch my face, it will come off on your fingers), get advice on love, life, magic and the horrors of the void, COMMISSION ME for a sketch or an actual talisman (subject to a little divinatory chat about who you are and where you’re at in life), all that. All them opportunities to do that thing will be right there.  Just reach out. Reach out and walk to L9 in the Comic Village and I’ll be there. Waiting.

See you on Friday.

posted 1 day ago with 5 notes

HEY KIDS!

I WILL BE ON TABLE L9 IN COMIC VILLAGE AT MCM EXPO NOT-THIS-WEEKEND-BUT-NEXT

I’M THE ONE WITH THE well you all know what I look like by now surely

I can’t give you a plan diagram yet because lol we’ve not been given one ourselves yet haha, so you’ll just have to navigate towards my loud gay booming and hope for the best, I guess

In related news, the CAMBRIDGE MEET-UP to collect perks is THIS SATURDAY at 11am in Clowns caafe on King Street.  PLEAE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTENDING ON PICKING YOUR PERKS UP FROM THIS MEET.  Thank you!

posted 5 days ago with 1 note

astralviper:

My apologies for the potato quality. misterlucian (It’s also not letting me link to you the normal way -sigh-) has been working hard to create his own illustrated version of the Ars Goetia, and I was one of the lucky winners that would receive a test page~

Marquis Andrealphus and King Belial arrived at my door this morning. Such precious babies. <3

Love the artwork, thankyou. :D

More giveaway pages arrived!  Well, good. I hope you kids are stoked for them books!

posted 1 week ago via astralviper with 8 notes

Oh my god, guys, sorting out all the perks and book orders is kicking my arse right now. 
So here&#8217;s a drawing of Gaahl, doing what I assume he does before every gig, standing brvtally next to a stack of identical black polonecks, forlornly regarding black nail polish, while desolate Norwegian winds howl in the background.
All biro, no sketch. My crush is too out of control for &#8220;planning&#8221; and &#8220;references&#8221;.
(satan)

Oh my god, guys, sorting out all the perks and book orders is kicking my arse right now. 

So here’s a drawing of Gaahl, doing what I assume he does before every gig, standing brvtally next to a stack of identical black polonecks, forlornly regarding black nail polish, while desolate Norwegian winds howl in the background.

All biro, no sketch. My crush is too out of control for “planning” and “references”.

(satan)

posted 1 week ago with 15 notes

(and now for something not demons lol)
NEW MUG DESIGN FOR beastlybeverages!  Debuting at MCM Expo in, what, two weeks?  Get yours before they sell out! :D  Beastly will be in the second exhibition hall, as always - in the booths in the centre. Follow them for more info!

(and now for something not demons lol)

NEW MUG DESIGN FOR beastlybeverages!  Debuting at MCM Expo in, what, two weeks?  Get yours before they sell out! :D  Beastly will be in the second exhibition hall, as always - in the booths in the centre. Follow them for more info!

posted 1 week ago with 32 notes

The first Big Box of Bloody Everything is ready to go to its owner! Thank you, contributor
&#8212;thanks, tumblr app, for cutting off the rest of the post, that&#8217;s really helpful. ahem.
What I was GOING to say was that I am shipping these in batches, so if this is yours, you won&#8217;t get it just yet. I don&#8217;t want to go individually to the post office 120 separate times! That&#8217;s daft. No. What I&#8217;m doing is stocking up on boxes so that I can ship them all at once in a big shipping party to distress my local post office. Ideal.
Anyway, I&#8217;m still waiting on some people to pay for shipping for their books :(  If this is you, all you&#8217;re doing is delaying your reward! If I&#8217;ve emailed you, please reply, don&#8217;t leave me hanging :( Check your junk folder, maybe? :(

The first Big Box of Bloody Everything is ready to go to its owner! Thank you, contributor

—thanks, tumblr app, for cutting off the rest of the post, that’s really helpful. ahem.

What I was GOING to say was that I am shipping these in batches, so if this is yours, you won’t get it just yet. I don’t want to go individually to the post office 120 separate times! That’s daft. No. What I’m doing is stocking up on boxes so that I can ship them all at once in a big shipping party to distress my local post office. Ideal.

Anyway, I’m still waiting on some people to pay for shipping for their books :(  If this is you, all you’re doing is delaying your reward! If I’ve emailed you, please reply, don’t leave me hanging :( Check your junk folder, maybe? :(

posted 1 week ago with 11 notes

zeitgeistseer asked: "Hi, Misterlucian. This is Sponge of Malphas' divination tumblr, I was wondering how long it took you to become a professional artist and if you had any advice for it."

Hello Keter! This is a tricky question, because while I’m currently up to my elbows in pre-orders of my book, I wouldn’t really call myself a “professional artist” - but I suppose these things are subjective, and I am a child and mark my success entirely by how popular I am on tumblr, which isn’t how anything works!  Haha

Basically: I’ve been offering my work for money since I was 17, which means I’ve been doing this for exactly ten years. In that time, I have learnt that making money off your art is unpredictable and unreliable. I hold a day job. I have also learnt that I hate commissioned work, and so I’ve spent a lot of time and resources creating stuff that I love that other people will love, too - like my illustrated Ars Goetia.  The next book will also hopefully be popular!

Dip your toe in whatever arena you want to work in and modify your approach based on your experience.  Same as any other thing, I guess.  Don’t get jealous of other artists: people want their stuff, sure, but people will also want your stuff.  There’s no finite quantity of “people giving a shit about things” tokens.  People give a shit about a lot of things.

This is awful advice but I tried my best and so no-one can criticise me ;)  Good luck!

posted 1 week ago with 8 notes

The A3 seals poster came! This is quite limited run because my years of selling art has taught me that people just will not buy larger format pieces (if they even buy printed art at all lol) and it’s generally not worth my time or money to produce them, but I absolutely ADORE this piece and couldn’t resist.

It’s not too big (personally I’d have it at least twice as big…) but the detail is still gorgeous and the finish on the paper is superb. Proving my point, only two people ordered one of these in the pre-order/IGG campaign, but if you want one, don’t worry - they’re going to MCM with me, and the leftovers will go in my shop :)

posted 1 week ago with 19 notes

WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THESE BADGES.
Rude birds! Now available as 1” hand-made pin badges in packs of five different equally dismissive designs.
Debuting at MCM Expo in a few weeks. Get yours from HOT MONSTERS in the comics village before they run out!

WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THESE BADGES.

Rude birds! Now available as 1” hand-made pin badges in packs of five different equally dismissive designs.

Debuting at MCM Expo in a few weeks. Get yours from HOT MONSTERS in the comics village before they run out!

posted 1 week ago with 52 notes

theheadlesshashasheen:

misterlucian's art arrived from his Ars Goetia project giveaway yesterday. I was too run down to put it up last night. But, as per usual, I’ll be sure to quote Weyer along with his wonderful images!

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Andrealphus [Androalphus] is a great marquesse, appearing as a pecocke, he raiseth…

Yesssss, Andrealphus is one of my favourites, too! I’m absolutely delighted that you love them :D


stammsternenstaub:

The postcard prints came!! Thank you moo.com, thank you everyone who preordered :D #prints #artistsoninstagram #demons

Looook! Aaaah!

stammsternenstaub:

The postcard prints came!! Thank you moo.com, thank you everyone who preordered :D #prints #artistsoninstagram #demons

Looook! Aaaah!