Pictures of Apocalypse

Pictures of Apocalypse

Illustration By Jonathan Dennison
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Illustrated by Jonathan Dennison.

Published by Chiroptera Press.

Thomas Ligotti has a new, very elegant volume out. We’ve locked in a very limited number of copies, which will also be accompanied by a bonus volume.

Chiroptera Press is proud to publish Pictures of Apocalypse, a new work by horror legend Thomas Ligotti.

A stylistic successor to previous efforts such as I Have a Special Plan for This World and This Degenerate Little Town, this volume is a cycle of lyric and narrative poems that share the common theme of what Ligotti designates as the Great Going from both individual and collective perspectives.

In his introduction to the forenamed collection, Ligotti considers what purpose is served when we “wallow” in representations of the end of things—as, of course, we have throughout our existence as a sentient species—a query that complements that posed in his book The Conspiracy against the Human Race, namely, “Is being alive all right?”

Richly illustrated throughout with illustrations by Jonathan Dennison, Pictures of Apocalypse expands upon and updates a signature theme that is developed throughout Ligotti’s writings, one which may be justly described as the wrongness of being.  

Edition Features

  • 6"x 9"
  • 110 pages
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Head and tail bands
  • Casebound with dust jacket
  • Offset printed on Mohawk Superfine Softwhite Eggshell archival paper
  • Printed and bound in Arizona, USA


Also Included:

Pictures of an Apocalypse: Interviews & Sketches

  • New interviews with the author and artist
  • “Concept to finish” art documentation
  • Outtakes 
  • 24 pages
  • 6” x 9”
  • One time printing only included in the 1st edition of Pictures of Apocalypse



Thomas Ligotti
Jonathan Dennison