The medieval plague doctor, with his waxed robes and beaked mask, has always been an important part of my internal horror landscape. So much so that when our own real-life pandemic hit, a plague doctor sticker giveaway was the first thing I thought of in order to try to cheer a few people (and myself) up in the early weeks of the tragedy. I’m happy to report that it did just that! I sent out lots of letters and everyone who requested them was delighted to get a little “extra” with their stickers: a little sketch of a plague doctor (often with a big heart on his robe or doing something silly like pushing a shopping cart) telling them to “Stay Safe!”
Now that the giveaway is over, I thought it might be nice to commemorate the event with some more glimpses of plague doctor madness. Continue reading
This past Monday I finally finished my first horror fantasy novel, The Cradle of the Worm, and released the beta version on HorrorFam.com on their Freebies page.
The entire text of the novel, as well as the first audio chapter, are all available there. My friends and I will continue to release free audio chapters of the text on podbean and youtube. Here are some scenes from the novel if you’d like a quick glimpse of what you’ll be getting. Continue reading
I spent the month of October 2018 (or #inktober2018 if you will) doing a series of ink drawings based on stories contained on the SCP website. If you haven’t come across them yet, they’re a treasure-trove of cooperatively created weird fiction and horror. I may do another SCP series one day: the stories are always being added to.
Below is the entire series. The first one is a kelpie or river horse, another favorite creature/monster of mine but not drawn from a specific SCP story. Continue reading
I have a solo art show of 39 pieces ranging from $20-$90 up at PG Cafe & Gallery, 1418 W. Franklin Street, Evansville IN. Show runs until October 12. Continue reading
“Twin solo shows” probably sounds a little weird, but basically I’ve got exhibitions running concurrently at The Dapper Pig and Blick Art Materials, both in Evansville, Indiana. They both run through June! Continue reading
I’m honored to be back for the fourth round of this amazing annual group show at PG Cafe and Gallery! The show runs for the rest of this week and then I think they’re taking it down this Thursday, April 14. So if you haven’t seen it yet, run on down to PG at 1418 W. Franklin and see this amazing show!!
Here’s some (but not all) of the fantastic art in this show, with the last 2 pieces being my contributions. If you wanna see the rest, you’ll have to go!
Just for fun, here’s the show opening flyer and a couple of shots of the PG chalkboard the day I went and snapped these pictures.
Check out the feature here! http://thehorrorzine.com/Art/Jan2016/HeatherLandry/Heather.html
This is a horror art feature of my work since my August 2013 feature there. I’m happy to be in this fantastic magazine again! The printed January 2016 version will be coming out soon and will also have one of my pieces in it.
Be sure to look at the other incredible artists too. I really enjoyed being introduced to the freaky mixed media of Claudio Parentela and the luminous (yet thematically dark) digital art of Angela He!
Shots from my August 2015 solo installation centered on the poem “Darkness” by Lord Byron. I talk in more detail about creating the show here.
“Mutual Hideousness” detail, this diptych is made from “Dream Three” and “Humankind”
“Hour by Hour” (center) was created using imagery from “Endless Forest” and “War Angels.”
“Burning Cities” (bottom) contains imagery from “Tales from the Clarkside” and “ABOVE” as well as “Down Your Street” sketchbook, “The killing of Dreams” comic, and other work.
“War did glut himself again” includes imagery from my comic The Ocean as well as parts of “The Sleep of Reason”
“Unearthly Aspect,” detail. I decoupaged layers of colored tissue paper onto the painting, then did thin washes of black paint.
“Wild Birds,” detail
Covering “Agnes/Adam” in an old proof of my “Wild Birds” lino plate
“Wild Birds,” detail
Based upon Silence: A Fable by the immortal Edgar Allen Poe. Made for Collective Mythmaking 3, March 2015 at PG Gallery.