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Eye, Eye, Eye!

Revealed at last, the unau­tho­rized his­tory of THE REVELATOR

Frans Masereel’s Picture Books against War

Should every­thing per­ish, all the books, the pho­tographs and the doc­u­ments, and we were left only with the wood­cuts Masereel has cre­ated, through them alone we could recon­struct our con­tem­po­rary world.” — Ste­fan Zweig When asked about the Bel­gium artist Frans Masereel, the two thoughts that imme­di­ately come to mind are wood­cuts and war.  I do not know an artist who was so wed­ded to the wood­cut in express­ing his loathing of war. Although this theme pre­vailed in many of his books, an exam­i­na­tion of his wood­cuts in Debout Les morts (Arise Ye Dead, 1917) as reprinted in this issue of THE REVELATOR, pro­vides a vital con­nec­tion to his sub­se­quent anti-war books; and there were many, as we will dis­cover. Masereel was born in 1889 in an upper-middle class fam­ily from Blanken­berghe, Bel­gium.  He showed inter­est in draw­ing and remem­bered a dis­like of war from an early age: I can still remem­ber the Boer War, which made a great … Con­tinue read­ing

Dreams of Order, Visions of Chaos

An SF Childhood in Kenya

I met the astro­naut in 1989 at the for­mer U.S. Embassy in down­town Nairobi…

The Death and Life of Elodia Harwinton

In hind­sight, they should have seen it coming…

The Ashland Waltz

In a week, the entire val­ley would be underwater…

Oh Those Vermonters! A Photojournal

Our cor­re­spon­dent explores the region that inspired The Whis­perer in Darkness

Lovecraft!

In which the hideous truth behind the theme of this issue is revealed…

The Spleen Brothers

Born on a road­side in 1908, the mother lean­ing against the side of a truck and drop­ping her kids together into the sand…

Welcome!

In which a grand wel­come is made and dark secrets of Rev­e­la­tor his­tory are revealed…

Selling the Story

From Salem Village to Witch City

Witch­craft and cap­i­tal­ism make for a potent brew — the hideous TRUTH about Salem.