Primogen: The Origin of Monsters

About two years ago I offered to provide the cover art for a cool anthology which re-invented the origins of classic monsters of literature.

Two years on, I recently received copies of Primogen: The Origin of Monsters and I’m glad to say it was worth the wait.

Originally conceived by Robert Teun, and now published by Stitched Smile Publications, the book had a few set-backs but to see it in the flesh is quite the reward. I had a great time creating the artwork for each tale and the cover art, trying to capture the quality of the stories within.

Previously released as The Anatomy of Monsters, the book has been fairly well-received but deserves a hell of a lot more attention. There’s some truly awesome writers in here, including Laura Mauro, Brian Hodge, Nicholas Vince, Josh Malerman, and the great Ramsey Campbell. I also have a story of my own within, a re-imagining of the Jekyll and Hyde tale.


A link to the gallery of illustrations I created for the book is below.

I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy.

The 18 illustrations I did for the anthology to be published by Stitched Smile Publications in early 2018

Posted by Greg Chapman on Thursday, June 22, 2017


About darkscrybe

Two-time international Bram Stoker Award-nominee®*, Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist based in Queensland, Australia. Greg is the author of several novels, novellas and short stories, including his award-nominated debut novel, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum) and collections, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares (Specul8 Publishing) and This Sublime Darkness and Other Dark Stories (Things in the Well Publications). He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, (McFarland & Company) written by authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® in 2013. He is also the current President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association. Greg lives in Rockhampton with his wife and their two daughters. * Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Hollow House (2016) and Superior Achievement in Short Fiction, for “The Book of Last Words” (2019)
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