TOD 085 The Outer Dark Symposium 2020: Art of The Weird Panel

In this podcast, The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020 presents the panel Art of The Weird: How Do You Illustrate Something that Defies Description? moderated by Eric Schaller and featuring Chris Gavaler, Jeanne D’Angelo, Michael Bukowski, Lynne Hansen, and Matthew Jaffe. PLUS Readings by Laura Blackwell, Gregory Norman Bossert, Tonya Liburd, and Jeffrey Ford. This programming was recorded on Saturday August 15, 2020.

Show Notes

In this podcast, experience the third Saturday afternoon block of The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020 starting with readings by Laura Blackwell (0:05:54), Gregory Norman Bossert (0:15:25),  and Tonya Liburd (0:25:47). Then listen to the panel Art of The Weird: How Do You Illustrate Something that Defies Description?(0:34:00) moderated by Eric Schaller and featuring Chris Gavaler, Jeanne D’Angelo, Michael Bukowski, Lynne Hansen, and Matthew Jaffe. The episode closes with a reading by Jeffrey Ford (1:31:43)  Scroll down for Additional Links to the many artists, authors and works recommended in this episode. This programming took place and was recorded on Saturday August 15, 2020.

This program block is sponsored by Argawarga Press and Ben ThomasThe Willows and Tales from OmniPark (0:32:16), as well as Horla Level sponsors Nightscape PressPerpetual Motion Machine, and Nightfire (Tor). The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020 was Presented by This Is Horror and Dekalb Entertainment Commission.

It takes a Weird Village to Make Something Weird happen, and we want to express so much Weird Love to The Outer Dark Symposium 2020 community. Thank you to our guests, ticket-holders, Indiegogo supporters, volunteers, scholarship recipients, patrons, and the rest of our sponsors:  Broken Eye Books, Dim ShoresDunhams Manor PressEraserhead Press, The Hazeland Books by Matthew Maxwell (Broken Eye Books), Innsmouth Free PressKino Lorber, Mythic Delirium Press, Pseudopod, The Revelator, Shudder, Signal Horizon, Skeleton Hat Podcast, Trepidatio Publishing, Undertow Publications, Underworld Dreams by Daniel Braum (Lethe Press)The WillowsWord HordeGrimscribe Press/Vastarien: A Literary Journal, and Xylographilia. Go to and click on “Symposium” to check out the complete program schedule of all the exciting readings and panels coming this Fall on The Outer Dark podcast.

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Additional Links

Story Time (Daniel Marcus and Laura Blackwell)

‘The Eternal Goodnight’ by Laura Blackwell (Everyday Fiction)

The Revelator

‘The Uncanny Art of Eric Schaller’ (Weird Fiction Review)

Interview: Eric Schaller and Weird Art (Weird Fiction Review)

Stories from the Borderland by Scott Nicolay and illustrations by Michael Bukowski

Children of the Fang and other Genealogies  by John Langan (cover by Matthew Jaffe)

Salvador Dali “The Broken Bridge and the Dream” (painting)

MC Escher “The Rind” (painting)

Dan Seagrave “Effigy of the Forgotten” (painting)

Pamela Colman Smith Tarot Commemorative Set

Pamela Colman Smith “The Blue Cat”

Connecticut Castle – Gillette Castle – (Pamela Colman Smith art) and ALSO

Johnny Craig, Cover, Crime SuspenStories [April 5, 1954]

At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft

Charles Saunders (author)

James Tiptree Jr. (author)

Margaret St. Clair (author)

“The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles” by Margaret St. Clair

Nikolai Gogul (author)

Dave McKean (author/artist)

Emily Carroll (artist/graphic novels)

Arthur Machen (author)

‘The Beckoning Fair One’ by Oliver Onions

Caitlin R. Kiernan (author)

‘By Insanity of Reason’ by John R. Little and Lisa Morton (Cover: Lynne Hansen; Cemetery Dance edition) 

Things That Never Happened by Scott Edelman (Cover: Lynne Hansen; Cemetery Dance) 

Greener Pastures (Cover by Michael Wehunt; Apex)

Grass by Anya Martin (Cover by Jeanne D’Angelo; Dim Shores)

Arthur Machen: Collected Fiction (covers by Michael Jaffe)

John Bauer(Swedish artist)

Jack Kirby (artist)

Benjamin’s Parasite by Jeff Strand (Cover: Lynne Hansen, 

The Treasure of Abbot Thomas by M. R. James

Seventh Day Ministries (Michael Bukowski, chapbooks)

Michael Bukowski on Instagram (@illustro_obscurum)

Jeanne D’Angelo on Instagram (@everlastingfaint)

Matthew R. Jaffe  on Instagram (@matthewrjaffe)

Lynd Ward (artist)

Jim Pitts (artist)

More Recommendations from Discord discussion group for this panel:

Margaret Brundage (artist)

Virgil Finlay (artist) 

Lee Brown Coye (illustrator)

Like an Everflowing Stream ( debut album by Swedish death metal band Dismember)

Transcend the Rubicon (album by the band Benediction)

Leonora Carrington (artist/author)

Leonor Fini (painter)

Dorothea Tanning (painter)

Remedios Varo (artist)

Marjorie Cameron (artist)

Crimson Springs by John Quick (cover by Lynne Hansen)

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Fernand Khnopff’s The Caress (Le Sphinx – 1896) (painting)

Show Credits

Hosts/Producers: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

Co-Host, News from The Weird: Justin Steele

Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White

Symposium Assistant Director: Melanie Crew

Symposium Programming Coordinator: Jess Lewis

Symposium Logistics: Melissa Eisner

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin

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