Archive for the ‘Conan relics’ Category

Dancing Conan

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

More from the recently uncovered Conan treasure trove. All of these woodprints are of an extremely young Conan on early adventures.


Ah Numalia. The second best city of the second best kingdom. They have the second best wine and the second best symphony. Second best university? We got it.


Conan’s first experience driving in a city, the second best city with the second most traffic.


Great bard, plenty of drink, shamanistic dancing chat can only equal one thing.

Uncovered Conan

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Perverse Osmosis has recently been lucky enough to acquire a host of Conan relics. As part of our mission to spread information about the Hyborian Age, we present some of these artifacts.


Here, for example, is an early woodcut displaying the first recorded interest of the Cimmerian’s interest in wine.


An early depiction of Jaggta-Noga, a heretofore unknown demon.


The Cimmerian learning an early lesson in love: women aren’t bears.

Not at all taken from Howard

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

While doing my researching for the pulp science book, I came upon this little number by Henry Kuttner. It is the opening to “The Citadel of Darkness,” and any similarity to the opening of Howard’s “Phoenix on the Sword” is strictly intentional.

Every Perverse Osmosis song is stolen from DRI, Zeke, or Municipal Waste, so I am not one to point fingers.

The Hyborian Page

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

I found this nugget in issue 243 of the Conan the Barbarian comic:

That’s right: Charles Bronson was supposed to play King Conan.

Howard’s End

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

No, not Howards End [E.M. Forster’s novel] but the end of my Howard marathon. I finished the American Writers Series article on him today, which means I can finally read something else. Don’t get me wrong, Howard was a great way to spend a year, and I read more westerns in the last month than I ever have. Plus I read his “spicy” tales, with super titles like “Murderer’s Grog,” which features a hash cocktail.

Up next, another one from Weird Tales: Clark Ashton Smith. Time to put on my poetry hat. But he also gave us “Empire of the Necromancers” and that one is special.

Necromancer