Sunday, October 26, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Whether you're on the fence about ordering the physical pack,
or just want to have the Zircus available to you wherever you go,
The Fool's Dog app version of Tarot of the Zircus Mägi is for you!
Packed with features, including an expanded version of the "Little White Book"
included with the physical deck and the original novel that inspired the deck,
this bargain-priced package puts the Zircus on your device
-- with beautiful Retina graphics -- in all its gaudy glory!
Available for both Android and iOS (universal iPhone/iPad app) devices,
this is your budget ticket into the Big Top ... but be warned,
Android users click here to view and order:
iOS users click here to view and order:
The Great Circus of Life:
in the PALM of your
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
I started with a few Universal programmers from the ‘forties, of which the ones I liked best were the ones I remembered liking the least. It just goes to show, I suppose, that low expectations can go a long way. I particularly enjoyed a B horror/comedy called Horror Island, with Dick Foran starring and Leo Carillo in a colorful role as an ex-pirate. Carillo was one of those steady supporting players who was really, really good at doing what he was good at: providing the color, much of the charm, and the comedy relief. The picture is a complete toss off intended as filler for a double bill… not even remotely scary and only a little bit funny, but I did find it enjoyable this time, strangely.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Because I wanted to focus on my TAROT OF THE ZIRKUS MÄGI (and it's worth focusing on... you can check it out here if you haven't already), I let a couple of milestones go by quietly, just adding links over there in the sidebar to the right. But they are worth noting here in plain sight...
First, the new mini-site devoted to my next novel is up and running. It's a strange little number called Baxter Bunny Escapes, and among other things to come you can now read the first two chapters complete online. Chapter Three is coming soon. Although my work on this project has been slowed by one thing and another (oh my goodness, just scroll on down to the older posts if you're wondering what the delay could possibly be...) I'm still hoping to have this ready for print early next year.
But that's not the only project on my to-do list, by a long shot, and I've just launched another mini-site that will allow you to follow the creation of The Marvelous Oracle of Oz from the very beginning right up to the moment that it goes to print. Only six cards have been designed so far... but even that small amount ought to give you a good feel for what the deck is going to look like. I'm really hoping to have this project done by Christmastime. Yeah -- wish me luck with that...
So -- go explore! These are two fun projects that are on my front burner... and any and all input / feedback / thoughts would be welcome.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The TAROT OF THE ZIRKUS MÄGI
is now available for immediate shipping.
Only 500 copies were printed for the First Edition,
and I can't promise that there will be a second.
A truly Magical deck.
The Circus Arts provide a perfect milieu for the Tarot.
There are stars and roustabouts, successes and failures, dreams and nightmares. The clowns, acrobats, equestrian acts and entrepreneurs, each with their fond expectations or dashed hopes, all comfortably express the truths and secrets underlying the realm of the Tarot. The two worlds merge as seamlessly as if they were meant for one another.
It’s been an eighteen-month journey for me, combining two of my lifelong interests: the performing arts and mysticism. Far from being just an "art deck" or a "gimmick" deck, every effort has been made to create a genuine working deck aimed at practitioner and novice alike.
Here's some of what people are saying:
"I received my deck and it's GORGEOUS!!!
The pictures, the gloss, the stock, just GORGEOUS!!!"
"Thank you for a beautiful deck. I love it."
"Wonderful, the art is beautiful and the concept inspired."
"The stuff of dreams"
"... will awaken some very deep realities in people."
"I love the atmosphere this deck invokes."
"Amazing... I am looking forward to both using
and showing off my deck whenever I can. "
"Wonderful! Thank you. I can't wait to conjure
up the circus with this fabulous deck."
But don't take their word for it:
Every card in the deck can be viewed at www.circustarot.blogspot.com .
-TAROT OF THE ZIRKUS MÄGI-
"The attraction of the virtuoso for the public
is very like that of the circus for the crowd.
There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen."
- Claude Debussy.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
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The first edition of the deck is limited to 500 copies. Kickstarter backers cleared out approximately 150+ of those.
Click here to order. Pre-ordering is being done through Square and PayPal, the deck won't appear in my Etsy shop until all Kickstarter and Pre-Order decks have been shipped.
For details about the deck, including every card image and lots of behind-the-scenes "extras," visit circustarot.blogspot.com .
Thank you all for your support!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Mellissae Lucia, Artist, Adventurer, Creator of the Oracle of Initiation, and all-around nice person, recently talked with me about the Kickstarter process for her series on fundraising campaigns. The result is here! While you're there, check out her visionary Oracle of Initiation.