Helm of the Cruciatis

The Paintings of Bruce Pennington

This book is well out of print so maybe it's time to show some of the gems it contains, beginning with the one of my favourites on the left, which has the wonderfully resonant title Helm of the Cruciatis. It's not one of Bruce Pennington's better-known paintings because to my knowledge Ultraterraneum is the only place it's been published.

Because of the general tone of his work, people get very strange ideas about Bruce as an individual. When Eschatus, his interpretation of Nostrodamus' prophecies, was first published he also fielded some very strange phone calls before going ex-directory. But the truth is that he is very un-spooky in person, he just happens to have a wonderfully gothic imagination.

Below are more examples of work from the book, beginning with more of Bruce's private work, unpublished elsewhere. Click on the thumbnails for enlargements.

Anguinous Trophy Forest Temple Laghima Enigmatic Harbour Myrmidons

The Green Brain Flashing Swords Shadow of the Torturer The Pawns of Null-A Lost World

Antichrist Antichrist