1 December 2020
Fiddler's Green is charmed to announce Flitting, a supernatural Christmas story by Nina Antonia. This limited edition is available now at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
3 November 2020
Cunning Folk—a new zine dedicated to the re-enchantment of the world—is now available at the Peculiar Parish Bookshop.
28 October 2020
Show your affinity for the Green Man and other friendly spirits when you wear the new deep-green hoodie from Fiddler's Green—available for a limited time, along with a new batch of Wandering Wizards Welcome t-shirts.
18 October 2020
The third printing of Nine Defenses Against the Basilisk: Black and White Magic for Surviving Extreme Anxiety is shipping now from Fiddler's Green.
29 September 2020
Fiddler's Green is proud to announce the publication of our first Peculiar Parish Edition. A Purple Thread: The Supernatural Doom of Oscar Wilde is now available for pre-order.
1 September 2020
A few Wandering Wizards Welcome t-shirts remain from our recent print run, and a new Wandering Wizards sticker color scheme has been revealed. Visit fiddlersgreenzine.com for information and ordering.
12 August 2020
Our Bogeys, Our Shelves—the Fiddler's Green bibliomancy Leaflet written by Clint Marsh and illustrated by Jeff Hoke—is now available in a second printing. Place your order from the Fiddler's Green website.
In other wizard news, Clint Marsh has been interviewed by Devin Person for This Podcast is a Ritual. Their conversation traces the roots of Wonderella and Fiddler's Green, and concludes with a magical spell for transforming your current persona into that of another.
14 July 2020
By popular demand, Wandering Wizards Welcome t-shirts are available for pre-order through the end of the month at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
In other wizard news, Clint Marsh has been interviewed by Devin Person for This Podcast is a Ritual. Their conversation traces the roots of Wonderella and Fiddler's Green, and concludes with a magical spell for transforming your current persona into that of another.
9 June 2020
The Fiddler's Green Leaflet The Riddle of the Sphinx is back in a second printing. This guide to art and immortality is once again available from fiddlersgreenzine.com. Each copy of the Sphinx ordered from Fiddler's Green ships with an exclusive gold-foil sticker depicting Éliphas Lévi's Sphinx of the Magi.
26 May 2020
We have listed several discontinued and limited-edition items at the Fiddler's Green website, including prints from Sin Eater Illustration and Wandering Wizards Welcome items by Alan Forbes, all available while supplies last.
Due to the continuing pandemic, we have limited our post-office visits to once per week, and mail is moving quite slowly. As a result, order delivery is taking longer than usual. Thank you for your support and patience.
13 March 2020
The Fiddler's Green 7 Kickstarter mailing is nearly complete—400 packages and counting! Orders received through fiddlersgreenzine.com will ship once we wrap up Kickstarter fulfillment.
27 February 2020
Shipping has begun on Fiddler's Green 7: Gods of the Afternoon. Our thanks go out to our Kickstarter backers. If you haven't already, we welcome you to order your copy through the Fiddler's Green website.
20 February 2020
The Peculiar Parish Bookshop has been restocked with a selection of vintage books and new zines from occult U.K. publishers Hellebore, Rituals & Declarations, and Weird Walk.
28 December 2019
Thank you to everyone in the peculiar parish for your support this year. We wish you a happy holiday season and the best of everything for 2020.
21 December 2019
Solstice greetings! The Kickstarter campaign to fund Fiddler’s Green 7 was a roaring success, bringing in over 150% of our goal. Thank you for your support! Reward packages will be shipping in February 2020. In the meantime, we’ve opened pre-orders for Fiddler’s Green 7 at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
19 November 2019
Pre-orders are open for Fiddler’s Green 7, “Gods of the Afternoon,” via Kickstarter. Visit our campaign to review the reward tiers and make your pledge.
27 October 2019
We were honored to host Pam Grossman for a signing of her new book, Waking the Witch, earlier this month at the Modern Witches Confluence in San Francisco. Signed copies of Pam’s book are now available at the Peculiar Parish Bookshop.
26 September 2019
We are proud to announce Wandering Wizards Welcome, a new sticker made in conjunction with artist Alan Forbes. Order yours at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
20 August 2019
Our newest Fiddler's Green Leaflet, Exploding the Tangerine, is now shipping! Learn more and order yours at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
1 August 2019
We are saddened to announce the passing of Will Cloughley, the author of Red Rock Black Sun.
16 July 2019
Announcing our new Fiddler’s Green Leaflet, Exploding the Tangerine: A Shy Person’s Guide to Battle Magic. Pre-orders are open at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
12 July 2019
Fiddler’s Green will be tabling at a number of events later this year. Check out our Appearances and Events page for details.
21 May 2019
Fiddler’s Green announces new stickers! These silver-foil stickers feature art by Adrienne Rozzi and are a perfect accompaniment to The Riddle of the Sphinx. Sphinx stickers are available from fiddlersgreenzine.com.
7 May 2019
The Riddle of the Sphinx: The Artist’s Path and the Secrets of Immortality is now shipping! Order your copy fiddlersgreenzine.com.
23 April 2019
Announcing our new Fiddler’s Green Leaflet, The Riddle of the Sphinx: The Artist’s Path and the Secrets of Immortality. Pre-orders are open at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
20 March 2019
Fiddler's Green Peculiar Parish Magazine is proud to announce a call for submissions for our first all-fiction issue. Details at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
26 February 2019
Fiddler's Green 6, “Woodcutter’s Moon,” is now shipping. If you haven’t yet ordered your copy, you can do so at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
29 January 2019
Pre-orders are open for Fiddler's Green 6, “Woodcutter’s Moon.” Details at our Fiddler's Green page, ordering at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
15 December 2018
Thanks goes to all the Wonderella supporters for making 2018 our best year yet. We look forward to sharing more publications with you in the new year.
13 November 2018
Fiddler’s Green has released a new Leaflet, Our Bogeys, Our Shelves, written by Clint Marsh and illustrated by Jeff Hoke. This pamphlet guides you through the ancient contemplative art of bibliomancy using the books in your home library.
14 October 2018
Fiddler’s Green will have a table at the upcoming Modern Witches Confluence, to be held in Golden Gate Park on Sunday 28 October. We will be sharing space with The Hanged Man Co. of Oakland.
21 August 2018
Fiddler’s Green is proud to announce Nine Defenses Against the Basilisk, a new Leaflet written by Clint Marsh and illustrated by Alexis Berger. You can learn more about this new anti-anxiety publication, and order yours, at the Fiddler’s Green website.
29 July 2018
This month Wonderella Printed celebrates 25 years of publishing. In recognition of this milestone, we are unveiling our new publisher’s mark. Our Lion and Sun emblem echoes the style and elements of the Lady and Moon emblem we used for many years. It is featured in the upper-left corner of every page on our website.
12 July 2018
Fiddler’s Green will have a table at this year’s San Francisco Zine Fest on Sunday 2 September. Details and the event link can be found on our Appearances and Events page.
20 June 2018
Pre-orders for Fiddler’s Green 5 are now on their way to readers. Thank you for your support!
15 June 2018
Current orders for Fiddler’s Green 5 will ship by the end of June. Pre-orders are open at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
Fiddler’s Green will have a table at this year’s Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair. Details and the event link can be found on our Appearances and Events page.
8 May 2018
We are happy to announce the fifth issue of Fiddler’s Green 5, “The Otherwise.” Pre-orders are open at fiddlersgreenzine.com.
4 April 2018
Fiddler’s Green will have a table at the upcoming San Jose ZineCon, as well as at the Texts & Traditions Colloquium to be held in Seattle this September. Links to information about these events can be found on our Appearances and Events page.
27 February 2018
Fiddler’s Green is proud to announce the publication of Armchair Demonology, a new Leaflet written by Clint Marsh and illustrated by Gerhard.
10 January 2018
Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine now offers gold foil stickers, available from the Fiddler’s Green website.
24 December 2017
Warm wishes for a peaceful holiday season from Wonderella Printed. Thank you all for helping 2017 be our best year yet. We look forward to sharing more books, pamphlets, and ephemera with you in the new year!
12 November 2017
Reviews from the first three issues of Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine have been posted to the Publications Received page at the Fiddler’s Green website.
10 October 2017
We are proud to announce the launch of a new website for Fiddler’s Green, as well as the Leaflets pamphlet series, which presents classic stories from Fiddler’s Green with new illustrations from leading esoteric artists.
Please visit fiddlersgreenzine.com to learn more and to place your order.
24 August 2017
Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine and other publications from Wonderella Printed will be for sale at a number of events in New York and California this September and October. Visit our Appearances and Events page for details.
18 August 2017
In honor of the upcoming total solar eclipse, Wonderella Printed is proud to offer Red Rock Black Sun, Will Cloughley’s full-color meditation on this most mysterious cosmic phenomenon.
11 July 2017
We are pleased to announce the publication of the fourth issue of Fiddler’s Green. Fiddler’s Green 4, “Crown & Crossroads,” can be ordered through our website and will ship to readers beginning in August.
17 June 2017
Wonderella Printed will have a table at this year’s Occult Humanities Conference, held October 13–15 at NYU. We will also be exhibiting at several events around the San Francisco Bay Area later this year. See our Appearances and Events page for full details.
31 January 2017
The Troll Cookbook authors Clint Marsh and Karima Cammell are honored to be among the featured guests at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation Authors Dinner on Saturday, February 11.
Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine and other works of practical esoterica will be available at the first ever San Jose ZineCon, to be held Sunday, February 12, at Local Color.
1 December 2016
To all the revelers in the peculiar parish and the fields and lands beyond, we send you warm wishes for a peaceful and joyous holiday season.
17 October 2016
Three of Clint Marsh’s stories from Fiddler’s Green have been posted at Reality Sandwich. Click through to read about traditionalism, punk rock, and the as-if technique, a shy person’s guide to battle magic, and meeting the sphinx on the artist’s path.
13 October 2016
All pre-order copies of Fiddler’s Green 3 have been sent and are being enjoyed with cups of tea around the world. Copies of issues 1, 2, and 3 remain in stock for anyone who wishes to join the peculiar parish.
26 September 2016
The mailing of Fiddler’s Green 3 orders is nearly complete. Overseas readers should expect to receive their copies via our UK–based forwarder, Alan Pryor of Pryor Publications.
Clint Marsh will be vending Fiddler’s Green and other Wonderella publications at events in California the first three weekends in October. Please visit our Appearances and Events page for details.
14 September 2016
A public service announcement from Wonderella Printed: Your soul is yours to keep, be your body DEAD or ALIVE. Download this poster and distribute it freely in any media.
22 August 2016
Wonderella is on a month-long shipping hiatus. Orders placed beginning in mid-August 2016 will ship in mid-September.
15 August 2016
Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine and other works from Wonderella Printed will be available at this year’s Esoteric Book Conference, in Seattle the weekend of September 10–11, and at the San Diego Zine Fest on Saturday, October 1. If you are able, please come out and say hello!
11 August 2016
The third issue of Fiddler’s Green is now at press and available for pre-order. Fiddler’s Green 3, “Gardener’s Giantess,” will be available at the Esoteric Book Conference the weekend of September 10–11, and pre-order copies will mail around then as well.
13 April 2016
Wonderella Printed will table at this year’s Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair on 23 April.
Half the stock remains of the special editions of Fiddler’s Green 1 and 2. Order yours now—when they’re gone, they’re gone!
22 January 2016
Fiddler’s Green is back! Special editions of Fiddler’s Green 1 and 2 are now available, in anticipation of our table at this year’s Occult Humanities Conference. Order yours, or visit us in New York the weekend of February 6-7.
27 December 2015
Thanks go to our generous friends new and old who are turning out to support The Troll Cookbook. Your pledges helped us surpass our campaign fundraising goal of $12,000 with nearly two weeks to spare! If you are planning to pledge but haven’t yet, please visit the campaign and choose your Troll Cookbook gift pack!
22 December 2015
Solstice greetings from Wonderella Printed! Thank you for making 2015 so fulfilling. Here’s to more wonder and magic in the new year.
26 November 2015
The trolls are coming, and they’re bringing dinner! Pre-order Clint Marsh and Karima Cammell’s new work of practical esoterica—The Troll Cookbook—now through January 6 on Kickstarter.
5 November 2015
Fiddler’s Green has sold through its first two issues. Many thanks to our supporters — look for issue 3 in the springtime.
31 October 2015
Fiddler’s Green is now available at the following brick-and-mortar shops: Castle in the Air in Berkeley, Field Day and Friends in Oakland, Edge of the Circle in Seattle, and The Grand Newsstand and The Sword and the Rose in San Francisco. Thank you for supporting local shops.
17 September 2015
The initial mailing of Fiddler’s Green v.1, n.2 is complete, with hundreds of issues sent to generous readers and contributors around the world. Thank you for helping to make the dream a reality, complete with copper foil stamping on the cover. If you have yet to order your copy, you may do so at the Fiddler’s Green page.
13 August 2015
The second issue of Fiddler’s Green will be published in mid-September, featuring work from Alexis Berger, Craig Conley, Sylvia V. Linsteadt, John Polselli, Daniel Schulke, Benjamin Vierling, and Clint Marsh. Pre-order your copy today!
9 July 2015
Say hello to Clint Marsh and friends at two events this September: The San Francisco Zine Fest and The Esoteric Book Conference.
10 March 2015
Clint Marsh and Wonderella Printed invite you to discover Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine, a new pamphlet series exploring art and magic.
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19 December 2014
We’re so pleased to share with you a seasonal image from Wonderella artist Jeff Hoke. Jeff originally created “Christmas in Suburbia” as a holiday card in 1983, and he has dusted off the picture for this year. Click the image above to see it in its full glory. Happy holidays to you from Wonderella Printed!
30 July 2014
Wonderella Printed returns to the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle, Washington this September 6–7. Learn more about this annual gathering of publishers, artists, authors, and readers by visiting the Esoteric Book Conference website.
15 June 2014
This summer, Wonderella Printed celebrates 21 years of publishing practical esoterica. In honor of the anniversary, we’ve commissioned a poster from Bay Area artist R. Black. Join in the celebration by ordering yours at the Wonderella Turns 21 page.
4 May 2014
Wonderella artist Will Cloughley, creator of Red Rock Black Sun, teaches his “Black Bookista” technique of art journaling on 21 May at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Learn more about “The Book of You,” and sign up for a seat in the class, at the SFCB website.
25 February 2014
In 2013, Wonderella Printed and Conari Press were honored to receive the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title for our book Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop and Other Practical Advice in Our Campaign Against the Fairy Kingdom. Nominees for this year's award have been announced, and we encourage you to vote for your favorite at the offical Diagram Prize website.
Author Lucy Adams recently spoke with Clint Marsh about Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop and Reginald Bakeley. She has posted excerpts of her interview for you to listen to on her blog.
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24 December 2013
Warm wishes for the new year from Wonderella Printed! The lovely picture above was sent by longtime friend of Wonderella Craig Conley, who made his own Christmas tree ornaments based on the Jeff Hoke's Wonderella logo and illustrations from The Mentalist's Handbook.
3 December 2013
Wonderella Printed will have a table at the Landmarks Holiday Art & Craft Sale in Tiburon this weekend. If you're in the area, please stop by for a cup of cider!
10 November 2013
As Wonderella Printed gets completely settled back into Berkeley, we have made one last (small, yet significant) adjustment to our mailing address. From now on, please send all correspondence and orders to us at the following address:
Post Office Box 10146
Berkeley, Calif. 94709
Please update your address books and do drop us a line to say hello and fill up this more spacious mailbox. We look forward to hearing from you.
23 July 2013
Many thanks to reader Dick Baldwin for letting us know about the review Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop has received in the new issue of the stalwart short-fiction journal Weird Tales, now celebrating 90 years of publication. According to the Weird Tales website, this issue isn't quite yet on the news-stands, but in the meantime is available as a digital download.
Wonderella Printed returns to Berkeley this summer.
News for July 2013
Well, it's been a while, hasn't it? Around Christmas the Wonderella computer gave up the ghost, and I've spent the past several months getting set up with a new computer and software in order to return to print and online publishing.
There will be more news posted here soon, but for now the biggest story is that Wonderella Printed is relocating once again. We'll be on familiar turf, though, as we're headed back to California. I will be in transit for much of July, but will post a note here as soon as I can once I'm settled again. Orders received over the next few weeks will likely ship around the end of the month.
In the meantime, please update your address books with the new Wonderella address:
Post Office Box 9037
Berkeley, Calif. 94709
Mail to the Chagrin Falls address will forward for a while, but I look forward to getting some mail from you at the new box.
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News for 2012
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25 October: Keep unwished-for wizards and other heralds of woe at arm’s length with your pack of Wandering Wizards Welcome (By Appointment) tea-time invitations.
1 October: Congratulations to Reginald Bakeley on the official publication date of Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop, today!
27 September: Red Rock Black Sun creator Will Cloughley will be teaching “The Book of You: A Sketchbook Journaling Workshop” at the San Francisco Center for the Book on Tuesday, 16 October. Bay Area artists are encouraged to reserve their seat through the SFBC site.
18 September: We are back from the Esoteric Book Conference and wasn’t it fun. Clint enjoyed launching Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop and gathering up a small crate worth of delicious occult tomes, reviews of which will surely make their way into an upcoming issue of The Pamphleteer.
10 September: If you are a fan of the practical esoterica published by Wonderella Printed, then you owe it to yourself to attend the Esoteric Book Conference this weekend in Seattle. Please stop by our joint table with Red Wheel / Weiser Books and say hello!
24 August: This October, Red Rock Black Sun artist Will Cloughley offers students a window into his particular brand of visual storytelling with “The Book of You,” a class at the San Francisco Center for the Book.
10 August: Clint recently spoke with Reverend R4D4 on the good reverend’s ThermoNuclear Bar radio program. Listen to the recording and learn what goblins, Rosicrucians, and Bob Dylan all have in common.
25 July: Literary-minded goblinproofers will be chuffed to know that Reginald Bakeley has been interviewed by American gnome hunter Chuck Sambuchino for the October issue of Writer’s Digest. Look for the magazine on sale August 28.
30 June: If you would like to be among the very first people to have a copy of Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop, then you must come to this year’s Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle this September 15–16 for its official launch weekend. Look for the book, as well as Clint (and possibly even Reginald) at the Wonderella table.
28 June: Readers may now pre-order Reginald Bakeley’s Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coopand Magus Incognito’s The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicruciansthrough Wonderella. Details and ship-dates are listed on the books’ respective pages.
21 June: The Mentalist’s Handbook has been translated into Russian and published in a new hardcover edition with stunning iridescent lettering on the cover. Visit the Клинт Марш: Менталист. Книга-практикум page for details.
22 May: Orders and correspondence may be replied to a bit more slowly than usual due to our imminent relocation to Ohio. Expect an update once Wonderella has its feet back in its native Midwest. The new postal address is live and is as follows:
Post Office Box 149
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
23 April: Chickens YES! Goblins NO! Join the campaign against the Fairy Kingdom by pre-ordering your copy of Reginald Bakeley’s Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coopfrom Amazon.
21 April: Percival Dwight has reissued a classic pamphlet on the topic of bogies’ bogies. Order your copy of Regarding Fairy Phlegmthrough our Online Store.
1 April: Reginald Bakeley fans will enjoy his first e-book introduction, to Henry Van Dyke’s The Unruly Sprite, now available through the Amazon Kindle store.
8 January: Clint has written introductions to two new e-books available for the Amazon Kindle. Readers can download the collection of folktales in The Dragon Tamersand Theosophist C.W. Leadbeater’s Clairvoyance in Time from the Amazon Kindle store.
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News for 2011
21 December: A very happy holiday season to all Wonderella readers and their families!
11 November: Many thanks to Jim, Haley, and Frank for the great interview with Clint Marsh on Dead Air Paranormal Talk Radio this past weekend.
In other news, Reginald Bakeley has just submitted a manuscript to Conari Press (an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser) for a book to be released next year. As details become available for publication, we will report on them here.
17 September: The Esoteric Book Conference was wonderful, as always. Thank you to all the organizers, and to everyone who came by the Wonderella table and said hello.
27 August: Only two weeks until this year’s Esoteric Book Conference. We hope to see you there!
23 July: The latest issue of The Pamphleteer, dated June 7, is now available for purchase through our Online Store, and this issue’s lead review, of the 109th issue of The Match!, has been added to our Publications Received page.
29 June: Clint Marsh spoke with Christian Day and Lori Bruno of Hex Education about his books The Mentalist’s Handbook and Swami Panchadasi’s Clairvoyance and Occult Powers. Listen to their conversation at the Hex Education podcast site.
9 May: Clint Marsh’s interview on Ripley Radio is available for online listening now at the Ripley Radio website.
2 April: Thank you, everyone who ordered books and requested catalogs through Wonderella in response to the Coast to Coast appearance. All the orders have just been picked up and are on their way, books via Media Mail and catalogs First Class.
1 April: It’s no joke—Mr. Marsh beats The Devil! Thanks to Amazon.com customers, Clint Marsh was able yesterday to realize a long-held dream, knocking The Satanic Bible out of the top position on the New Age Reference charts. See for yourself.
Clint had a terrific interview with George Noory the evening of March 30. It can be heard at the Coast to Coast website in their Show Archive.
30 March: Coast to Coast listeners, tune in at midnight (Pacific) tonight to hear Clint Marsh discuss his works with host George Noory. Clint’s books are for sale on our Books page.
Everyone is welcome to join the Wonderella mailing list and request a printed catalog by sending Clint an email. Be sure to include your mailing address, as it will be sent via the US Postal Service.
23 March: Clairvoyance & Occult Powers is now published and available for sale here at Wonderella.org.
7 February: Red Rock Black Sun has been short-listed for the SF Weekly Artopia: Masterminds Showcase award next week. Tickets available here.
2 February: Weiser Books’ new edition of Swami Panchasasi’s Clairvoyance & Occult Powers (released 1 April) will feature an introduction by Clint Marsh and cover art by Jeff Hoke.
27 January: Will Cloughley announces a forthcoming DVD based on Red Rock Black Sun.
11 January: Jeff Hoke’s The Museum of Lost Wonder is the subject of Jon Carroll’'s column in today’s San Francisco Chronicle.
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News for 2010
31 December: Holiday Greetings from Wonderella Printed, and warm wishes for a new year full of good friends, discoveries made, and goals achieved.
19 November: The Museum of Lost Wonder author Jeff Hoke will be speaking as part of the San Francisco Zen Center’s “The Expert’s Mind” series on December 12. You can learn more and buy tickets through the San Francisco Zen Center website.
28 October: The Reading Room has been updated with three stories of spooky childhood encounters by Clint Marsh, excerpted from The Pamphleteer. Have a look.
13 September: Attention all Wizards of the Emerald City! Wonderella will be taking part in the book fair at this weekend’s Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle, Washington. Come out and say hello if you can!
10 August: Wonderella Printed and Clint Marsh are now using Twitter to provide glimpses into the processes of publishing and breakfast-making. See for yourself.
9 August: The new issue of The Pamphleteer has been published and is now available for preview and purchase.
10 June: Red Rock Black Sun author and artist Will Cloughley will be visiting 7 Generations Studios later this month to read and record for a multimedia project based on his book.
31 May: We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2010 Wonderella Printed Curiosity Catalog, celebrating 17 years of esoteric pamphleteering! To request your free copy, visit the Curiosity Catalog page.
19 March: We hope you can make it out and say hello to Jeff Hoke and Clint Marsh at this year’s WonderCon, in San Francisco April 2–4.
18 February: Jeff Hoke is featured in the cover story of this week’s issue of Monterey County Weekly.
15 February: We have updated the Appearances and Events page with five new Wonderella events for 2010.
9 February: Wonderella Printed is very proud to announce the publication of Red Rock Black Sun, a new book tracing the desert wanderings of San Francisco artist and writer Will Cloughley.
17 January: The new issue of The Pamphleteer has been printed. Subscribers can expect their copies shortly, and all may read the reviews from this issue’s “Publications Received” column.
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News for 2009
23 December: Happy Holidays from Wonderella Printed! May you rest in the company of loved ones and dream of all the wonders to come in the new year.
19 November: I'm back from the road and oh my goodness aren’t things busy here in the fantasy world I inhabit. A quick update is in order, and then I expect the next time you'll hear from me will be around Christmas.
We had a fantastic time at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco last month. Jeff Hoke and I hadn’t tabled at APE for years, but just like at WonderCon earlier this year we had such fun and met many friendly and astute people. APE was also the preview venue for a new Wonderella project by San Francisco artist Will Cloughley. I’m just dying to tell you all about it, but haven’t yet gotten all the words and pictures together. Soon!
A week after APE, I flew to New York for a short vacation and a chance to speak at Observatory, a new art space in Brooklyn. Jeff joined me out there and the two of us gave presentations on our books. I’d never done an “author appearance” before, and I found that having to write something coherent to say about The Mentalist’s Handbook gave me new levels of understanding of the book and all the experiences and factors that led to its creation. The people who run Observatory are a good lot, and you owe it to yourself to check out their work.
I’m piecing together several new small projects, including the long-awaited next issue of the Wonderella Printed catalog, a new Pamphleteer, and of course the year-end mailing from Bonita Hollow. If you’ve never received a copy of that last one and would like to, or if you fear you might have fallen off the mailing list, just drop me a line and I’ll see to it that you get a little Christmas cheer in your mailbox.
Got to get back to it all now. Keep in touch.
27 September: Aspiring mentalists and seekers of lost wonder take note: This October, Clint Marsh and Jeff Hoke will be making author appearances in San Francisco and New York City!
The weekend of October 17 and 18, Wonderella and The Museum of Lost Wonder will have tables at the Alternative Press Expo (APE), at the Concourse Pavilion in San Francisco, California.
And on Thursday, October 29, Clint and Jeff will present an evening of talks and discussion regarding their books and the inspirations behind them at Observatory in Brooklyn, New York.
Follow the links above for more information on each show. We look forward to seeing everyone who can make it out to say hello.
24 August: Congratulations to Jeff Hoke and Weiser Books! Independent Publisher Magazine has awarded The Museum of Lost Wonder the gold medal for “Best Graphic Novel, Drama/Documentary.”
18 August: We are very pleased to learn of the First Annual International Esoteric Book Conference, to be held this 19–20 September, in Seattle. Do go if you can and support this gathering of publishers, authors, and enthusiasts of occult publishing. Details can be found by following the banner link below.
27 July: The Pamphleteer has published a new issue. Get your copy to read about seven-year-old Clint Marsh’s close shave in the basement of his elementary school!
We have also added a review of the past year of The Cunningham Amendment to the Publications Received page.
2 July: The Mentalist's Handbook illustrator Jeff Hoke has manifested three new prints of various creatures from the book’s “Aetheric Beings” chapter. Seeing is believing!
26 June: Summer is here and so is the new issue of The Portable Head. The 32nd issue in our series of fortnight-at-a-glance calendars features a cover drawing by Franklin Booth, “In the Kingdom of Never-Grow-Old.” Learn more at The Portable Head page on our website.
6 May: The new issue of The Pamphleteer has been published and is available for preview and purchase at The Pamphleteer page. The reviews of other publishers’ works printed in this issue of the newsletter are now posted to the “Publications Received” page.
Additionally, pod-caster Joe Moore has posted his interview with Clint Marsh to his Occult Sentinel website. In the interview, Clint discusses the writing of The Mentalist’s Handbook, his earliest experiences with the unseen world, and how art and humor are crucial to understanding mentalism and the aether. Listen to the pod-cast or right-click to download it for later.
1 April: Our Wandering Wizards Welcome (By Appointment) pad of forms has proven popular with Abelard the Black, a noted specialist in hallucinatory terrain. See for yourself who’s coming to tea!
We are also happy to announce the publication of the new issue of The Portable Head, now available for purchase as a single issue or as the first installment of your annual subscription.
25 March: “It’s springtime again and you know what that means...” That’s how Reginald Bakeley starts off his best-selling pamphlet On Gnoming, before launching into his characteristic tirade against the “diminuitive devils.” But it’s not just gnomes that we need to watch out for. Now you can keep mischievous magic-makers in check, too, with Wandering Wizards Welcome (By Appointment), a new pad of forms from Wonderella Printed.
3 March: It was so nice to see all the new and familiar faces at WonderCon over the weekend. Thank you to everyone who stopped at the Museum of Lost Wonder booth and chatted, and special thanks to those who've been in touch since the convention's end or who've mentioned us on the web as a fond memory of their trip to WonderCon.
23 February: From the mind behind The Museum of Lost Wonder comes Tomb of Illumination, a deluxe folio recounting the history of a secret society that changed the world, and a scale-model of the society’s enigmatic founder. Learn more about this amazing new publication at the Tomb of Illumination page.
Wonderella artists Jeff Hoke and Clint Marsh will be exhibiting their works at WonderCon this weekend in San Francisco. Do come by and say hello if you can.
4 January : We are very happy to announce that subscriptions to The Portable Head are once again available through the Wonderella website. The new issue of the Head is No.30 and features a timeless painting from Jules Joseph Lefebvre.
We have also begun a weblog to record activities related to our publishing.
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News for 2008
23 December: From Wonderella Printed and Clint Marsh to all of you, best wishes for a fantastic holiday season and a marvelous new year.
10 December: We have posted the latest book and pamphlet reviews from The Pamphleteer to the “Publications Received” page—help yourself!
8 December: Clint Marsh’s interview on Sunday Night Safran has been rescheduled for this coming weekend. Aspiring mentalists in Australia can tune in live—everyone else is welcome to listen to the archived podcast.
5 December: The third issue of The Pamphleteer is now available. In this issue, Clint Marsh tells how his family moved to a strange house in the woods when he was six, and what he found there.
1 December: Author of The Mentalist’s Handbook Clint Marsh will be interviewed this weekend on Sunday Night Safran, an Australian youth radio program about spirituality. Visit the program's website to subscribe to the podcast!
3 November: The Mentalist’s Handbook has elicited considerable response from readers since its publication this summer. Visit the Aetheric Correspondence page to read some of the letters we’ve received, as well as replies from author Clint Marsh.
27 October: Wonderella retailer Castle in the Air has launched a new online store featuring amazing craft supplies and gift items. Visit their shop today and step into a glittery wonderland!
15 October: Jeff Hoke has unveiled the 2009 edition of his amazing Museum of Lost Wonder wall calendar, based on the book of the same name and featuring historical tidbits from the history of the human imagination. Learn more or order your copy at the Museum of Lost Wonder Calendar page.
18 September: A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it out to celebrate Wonderella Printed’s 15th anniversary. This really has been an incredible summer, and it was great to have you all there.
3 September: Berkeley wunderkama Castle in the Air has announced the unveiling of their exhibit in collaboration with Wonderella artist and renowned fairy hunter Reginald Bakeley. For information on this display of artifacts from the seelie and unseelie worlds, please visit our Bakeley Exhibit page.
19 August: This summer, Wonderella Printed celebrates 15 years of esoteric pamphleteering and a number of other momentous milestones. Whether you’re an old friend or a new reader, please feel free to come by Bonita Hollow to celebrate on Saturday, September 13. For party details, please visit the Open House page.
29 May: I am very happy to announce the publication of The Mentalist’s Handbook, which is now available in bookstores worldwide and right here at the Wonderella website. Please visit the book’s page for more details and ordering information.
2 May: Weiser Books has announced the sale of the Czech language rights to The Mentalist’s Handbook to Triton, a publisher in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The translated edition will not be published for at least a year, perhaps two. For information about books from this publisher, visit the Triton website.
25 April: I recently received a few advance copies of The Mentalist’s Handbook from Weiser—the book looks gorgeous! Even though it is a paperback, the Handbook was given a dustjacket so that the “Aetheric Beings” identification chart could be printed in a proper poster size. Visit the book’s page for a sneak peek.
17 March: The new issue of The Pamphleteer has been published. Read all about it on our Pamphleteer page. We’ve also reprinted this issue’s Publications Received column online for your perusal.
2 March: Wonderella Printed and Weiser Books invite you to draw back the veil between this world and the others and experience The Mentalist’s Handbook—An Explorer’s Guide to Astral, Spirit, and Psychic Worlds.
Written by Clint Marsh and illustrated by Jeff Hoke, The Mentalist’s Handbook collects the lessons published to date in The Camelopard Series. Longtime readers will enjoy having all the aetheric exercises from the pamphlets in one easy-to-use volume, and newcomers to the aetheric plane will appreciate being able to jump right into this mysterious and exciting realm.
The Mentalist’s Handbook will be published this June. Keep your third eye open for further announcements and ordering information.
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News for 2007
24 December: Happy holidays to you and yours from Wonderella Printed!
In keeping with the festive winter mood, we are very happy to announce the re-publication of a Wonderella pamphlet from days gone by. Jeff Potter at Out Your Backdoor has reissued Phooka No.428—originally printed by Wonderella in winter of 1998—in a marvellous, fully authorized, book arts edtion.
This is the first time another hobbyist publisher has shown us their own take on a Wonderella pamphlet, and, simply put, it’s the highest compliment we’ve ever received for our work.
To learn more about this special edition, please visit the Out Your Backdoor website. Information about Phooka can be found in the Wonderella Archive.
29 November: Holiday shoppers take note—The Museum of Lost Wonder’s mailroom will be closed December 2–18, 2007. Lost Wonder orders received during this time will ship December 19. This temporary closing does not affect the shipping of non–Lost Wonder items (Little Wonder pamphlets, The Camelopard, The Pamphleteer, Snow-Bound, and Ogner Stump).
28 November: We have added a page reprinting reviews of Publications Received by The Pamphleteer.
24 November: The curious are invited to peep into Wonderella Printed’s workshop window by picking up a copy of The Pamphleteer, our newest work. This series previews essays and articles for upcoming Wonderella publications and discusses the history and current state of pamphleteering.
28 August: Wonderella is happy to announce the release of the 2008 Museum of Lost Wonder wall calendar. Published by Amber Lotus and available through this website, the calendar collects a dozen beautiful illustrations from Jeff Hoke’s book. Every day includes a relevant note from the history of the human imagination. What's more, the calendar includes a do-it-yourself model of the universe! Learn more at the Lost Wonder Calendar page.
26 July: The Little Wonder series of pamphlets celebrates its first new edition in six years with the publication of “Murphy’s Smear,” an account of the controversy surrounding the world’s only known sample of fairy phlegm. Read all about it (and order your copy) at the Little Wonder page.
10 May: We are very pleased to announce the publication of the next issue in the Camelopard series, “Mental Influence,” written by Clint Marsh. As always, the pamphlet contains information and exercises for aspiring mentalists and is adorned with illustrations from the incomparable Jeff Hoke. Learn more about this pamphlet by visiting the Camelopard page.
26 March: This morning, Jeff Hoke spoke with Michael Krasny, host of the radio interview program Forum. If you missed the episode, or if you’d like to hear it again, you can download it from the KQED website.
19 March: On Monday 26 March, Jeff Hoke will be a guest on the radio program “Forum,” discussing The Museum of Lost Wonder with host Michaeal Krasny. The interview begins at 10:00 am. Please visit the KQED website for information. At 1:00 pm that day, Jeff will make an appearance at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
15 February: We have sold through our stock of the 2007 Wonderella Printed wall calendar. Thank you to everyone who placed an order.
1 February: Readers of The Camelopard will be glad to read this excerpt from the next issue of the series, currently in production. The article instructs aspiring mentalists in using the aether for feats of telepathy.
6 January: Jeff Hoke will read from The Museum of Lost Wonder on Saturday, 27 January, in Los Angeles. Visit our events page for details.
1 January: Happy New Year! To celebrate the change of the seasons, Wonderella Printed and Sean Goblin present a striking 2007 wall calendar. Get your hands on one of these posters before they vanish like so much smoke.
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News for 2006
23 December: Happy holidays from Wonderella Printed! May you spend the coming days surrounded by loved ones and the comforts of the season.
Museum of Lost Wonder Appearances
Jeff Hoke will be making two appearances in the coming days, the first of which is coming right up and is on television. See our Events and Appearances page for details.
20 November: The San Francisco Chronicle gave The Museum of Lost Wonder a nice capsule review today.
Also, we have posted the final three reviews for this year’s Wonderella Recommends column, “The Old Ways Are Best.”
13 November: In anticipation of the coming holiday season, Wonderella announces the release of Snow-Bound, A Winter Idyl. Information on this special publication can be found in the “Our Pamphlets” section of the Wonderella website.
11 October: Fans of The Museum of Lost Wonder can learn more about the book and its origins in a new video on the YouTube website.
21 August: Jeff Hoke’s official website has been updated to include an interactive tour through the Museum of Lost Wonder. Explore this fantastic environment and learn even more about the Museum.
Jeff has also announced two additional readings in northern California in October. See the Appearances and Events page for details.
8 August: Jeff Hoke will be reading from The Museum of Lost Wonder at the Jack London Square branch of Barnes & Noble on 28 September at 7:30 pm. We hope to see you there! (More information)
15 July: We are incredibly excited to announce the release of The Museum of Lost Wonder, the gorgeous new hardcover book which collects and re-examines material from the popular Guide to Lost Wonder pamphlet series. Published by Weiser Books, this tome is available for purchase via Wonderella Printed.
Learn more about The Museum of Lost Wonder by visiting its page in the new “Our Books” section of the Wonderella website.