W. H. Pugmire
Legendary author and poet Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire has joined the ranks of Skelos with a sword and sorcery story -- "A Binding of Souls" -- that will appear in the second issue. Pugmire delivers a darkly decadent tale of grotesque beauty that could only come from the author that has been described as the Oscar Wilde of weird fiction. As the Pugnacious One modestly describes it:
"Just finish'd ye rough polish of "A Binding of Souls," a wee thing ... in which I experiment with ye s&s genre of which Robert E. Howard was so fond."
An experiment most successful, and one we at Skelos hope to see repeated!
By Crom! by Rachel Kahn
And we are very pleased to announce that By Crom!, the brilliant comic strip by artist Rachel Kahn, will be a regular feature in Skelos. Nominated for a Robert E. Howard Foundation Award,By Crom! is an autobiographical strip in which Conan the Cimmerian functions as the author's spirit guide, giving pragmatic and keen advice and observations on the trials and travails of modern life. By Crom! is an authentic, intelligent, and humorously clever repurposing of Howard's iconic barbarian and we are excited to bring Rachel's work to the pages of Skelos!