Plastic Wax Factory Vol 04 43 - DUNWICH

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      This numbered edition Giclée Art Print, designed by William King, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Printed on 100% cotton, acid-free, heavyweight paper using HDR UltraChrome Archival Ink, this artwork reflects our commitment to the highest color, paper, and printing standards.

      This numbered edition Fine Art Block designed by William King is numbered, signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Artwork is printed on fine art paper using archival inks and mounted to a 2" deep hand stained dark brown frame. Comes ready to hang.

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      DUNWICH. 1) (originally NEW DUNNICH) Town in north central Massachusetts, a few miles east of Aylesbury. Dunwich was founded in 1692 by a group of settlers who left Salem just before the infamous witch-trials, along with former inhabitants of the Merrymount (later Mount Dagon) community. Members of the Whateley family later built a large number of mills in the area, and Dunwich prospered until a tragedy in 1806 caused the mental collapse of George Whateley, the owner of these industries. From that time onward, the Dunwich economy spiralled downward as more people left the area to look for jobs outside town. Today, Dunwich is mostly deserted. Over the years, the remaining population has become so inbred and degenerate that during the First World War, the township was unable to meet its quota of recruits for the draft. Crimes of the most hideous nature occur on a regular basis, though the townspeople attempt to keep outsiders out of their affairs as much as possible. Some branches of the Whateleys and Bishops have remained above the town's degradation. For the most part, however, the people of Dunwich are uneducated and depraved. During the late summer of 1928, a strange calamity occurred which has since been dubbed "the Dunwich Horror". On August 3, a Dunwich resident named Wilbur Whateley, noted by his neighbors for his magical delvings and unnatural size, was killed while trying to obtain the Necronomicon from the Miskatonic University library. A month later, the horror began in Dunwich. A mysterious blast destroyed Wilbur Whateley's unoccupied house, and tales of the disappearances of cattle and people began to filter out of the township. When Henry Armitage, Miskatonic University's librarian and a long-time correspondent of Whateley, heard of what was occurring in Dunwich, he set out for Dunwich along with Professors Rice and Morgan. On September 15, they performed an exorcism on Sentinel Hill, bringing the horror to an end. Following these events, all of the signs to Dunwich were torn down, and the town was nearly forgotten. Although the scenery in the surrounding countryside is breathtaking, there is little else to attract the casual visitor to Dunwich. Archaeologists and geologists know Dunwich for the stone circles which top many of the nearby hills, as well as mysterious underground noises heard around Walpurgis and Halloween. [Lovecraft found the name "Dunwich" in Arthur Machen's novel N, according to Robert M. Price. It refers to an actual town in Great Britain that the sea washed away.] 2) Town in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Dunwich was founded in 1833 by the Reverend Ezekiel O'Sullivan, who received a vision of a golden city to the west. He led some of the people from the New England Dunwich to the new land. The townspeople of Dunwich avoided most of the nearby communities, and the town took a neutral stance during the Civil War. In 1893, the entire population of Dunwich vanished over the space of a few days. The Plastic Wax Factory, purveyors of intricate and fine molten effigies. All your gods, demons, devils, angels, monsters and fey folk, creatures of the abyss to Leech Lords of the Cthulhu mythos, witches, warlocks, and lunatic residents of asylums the world over. All are represented here in glorious molten plastic wax, set alight and melted into puddles of primordial grotesquerie. Recommended for the mad and delirious and those fine folks from Leeds, Hull and Scarborough.

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