THE BOOK OF THE KRANZEDAN. Written and Illustrated by Michael Hutter. Michael HUTTER, Artist and Author.
THE BOOK OF THE KRANZEDAN. Written and Illustrated by Michael Hutter.
THE BOOK OF THE KRANZEDAN. Written and Illustrated by Michael Hutter.
THE BOOK OF THE KRANZEDAN. Written and Illustrated by Michael Hutter.

THE BOOK OF THE KRANZEDAN. Written and Illustrated by Michael Hutter.

Lakewood, CO: Centipede Press, 2021. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Small octavo, original cloth. 80 pp., Illustrated in full colour throughout, ; wrap-around full colour dust jacket. Issued in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist; this being copy No. 262. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, the publisher's shrinkwrap was removed to check for flaws (there are none) and the jacket is now in a crystal-clear mylar dust jacket protector (no backing, no tape, no glue, not affixed to the jacket). Fine in Dust Jacket. Item #312118

¶ In the 33 short stories collected in this richly illustrated book by the German artist Michael Hutter, the Kranzedan encounters churlish dustbin men, unkempt fairground women, a bearded man of unfathomable malice and many other dubious characters. He loses himself by the sight of the beautiful tanks in an eerie aquarium store and on the search for the Museum of Extra-terrestrial Cultures, may unveil the eldritch secrets of a chubby neighbor woman and plays a suspicious role in a wedding tragedy. These and many other weird incidents are told and none of the tales has a happy ending. Nightmares meet dark fairy tales meet cosmic horror, in these 33 grotesques, all expressing the authors conviction that there is something fundamentally wrong with our world. An unusual book of artwork and small stories that conjures the spirit of Clark Ashton Smith and Max Ernst.

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