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sign the commitment papers to Arkham Sanitarum… here

Propnomicon, dread master of non-Euclidian knowledge, is known far and wide as a crafter of wondrous Lovecraftiana. I have previously given him obeisance here, and the previous fruits of his labor can be seen displayed by Laura here:

Christmas in the Miskatonic Labs, image by Laura Burns on Flickr
Christmas in the Miskatonic Labs, image by Laura Burns on Flickr

and by Jared here:

"At The Mountains of Madness Explorer", image by Jared Axelrod on Flickr
"At The Mountains of Madness Explorer", image by Jared Axelrod on Flickr

His latest project is an Arkham Sanitarium Prop Package, which will contain “a collection of documents and items that place Lovecraft’s fictional creation in the real world, building on the foundation of his writing and historical references.” While I’m already sold on the idea from the quality of his previous work alone, the fact that these pieces venture into the medical side of Lovecraft’s world make this a Cmar-requirement.

The Prop Packages are for sale, but this is the first time he is using the Kickstarter service to fund a project. Kickstarter allows people to pledge any amount of money they want to the project, and Propnomicon’s plan is that the more you pledge, the more you’ll get in terms of items. While he already met his minimum pledge goal to bring the project to completion, there are still 5 days left to buy in to this awesome prop set. So go here, and sign your commitment papers to Arkham Sanitarium:

Arkham_Sanitarium_Prop_Project.full

…wait for it…

…wait for it…

You’d be crazy not to.

Hail, Miskatonic!

Propnomicon is a Cthulhu aficionado of great refinement and education, as well as a propmaker extraordinaire.  His website is an amazing resource not only for tutorials on how to make period-specific props that evoke both Lovecraftian and other horror themes, but also to showcase his own brilliant work, and the excellent projects and how-to’s of other designers that he has come across.  I am particularly fond of his “things in a bottle,” several of which I am fortunate to own, and grace the desk in my office at the hospital:

Miskatonic Parasite Specimen, photo: Propnomicon
Miskatonic Parasite Specimen - front view, photo: Propnomicon
Miskatonic Parasite Specimen - side view, photo: Propnomicon
Miskatonic Parasite Specimen - side view, photo: Propnomicon

Recently, he has unveiled the sheet music for the official school song of Miskatonic University – “Hail, Miskatonic.”  John Cmar (class of 1826), my ancestor and namesake, co-wrote this catchy and popular piece. Click through the image to view the original post and get the full high-resolution sheet music:

Hail, Miskatonic - page 1, image: Propnomicon
Hail, Miskatonic - page 1, image: Propnomicon
Hail, Miskatonic - page 2, image: Propnomicon
Hail, Miskatonic - page 2, image: Propnomicon

Be sure to check out his website for more Cthulhian goodness, as well as his Miskatonic University expedition swag on Zazzle and sundry goods on eBay.  Today, he has posted a limited edition Miskatonic University Prop Set for sale, which is exceptionally cool:

Miskatonic University Prop Set, photo: Propnomicon
Miskatonic University Prop Set, photo: Propnomicon

It’s limited to a run of 100 copies, so if you have any interest, I highly recommend you check it out.