Author: Mike

I've been interested in werewolves since the mid-1990's, when in short order I discovered the roleplaying game Werewolf: The Apocalypse and classic movies like An American Werewolf in London and The Howling. At art college, not too long after, I got my first reasonably consistent internet access, and found like-minded people (and artists) online. I also got into the live-action roleplaying version of Werewolf, which was less rubber swords and chainmail and more like improv theatre. To this day, our group getting thrown out of a pub for howling too loudly and disturbing other patrons remains the best reason I've ever been asked to leave. Nowadays I still love werewolves, and I've found that I can produce some pretty good renditions in 3D artwork, a skill which I've largely taught myself. I also like to make music, and you can find links to both of these below. I still enjoy roleplaying, but I don't often get the chance to play tabletop, so that impulse tends to get channelled into videogames. Sadly, werewolves are relatively uncommon in videogaming; even more so as playable characters.

by on Nov. 14, 2011 at 6:26am

About a week ago, we reported some information based on pre-release gameplay footage of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that it was possible to become a werewolf in the game. Skyrim was released on Friday, and I’ve spent all weekend playing it; I can happily report that this is indeed the case. Unlike vampirism, which in […]

by on Oct. 22, 2011 at 10:17am

Via Frank Jacobs’ Strange Maps segment of Big Think comes this image of “a relatively rare poster for An American Werewolf in London, arguably the best horror/comic film ever made”. Arguably the best werewolf film ever made, Frank. He posted this under the title of ‘Lycanthropography‘, a very specific word which I nonetheless feel needs […]

by on Oct. 21, 2011 at 9:17am

Via VG247, there are reports of the Korean branch of Epic Games working on an MMORPG called Bless, to be powered by Unreal Engine 3 and published by Neowiz, who most recently brought the free-to-play Alliance of Valiant Arms to Steam. As yet, there’s no news on when it’ll be released, or whether it’ll be […]

by on Jun. 16, 2011 at 2:49pm

A three-issue miniseries sporadically published between late 2007 and late 2008, Thicker Than Blood is written by Simon Reed, with pencils/inks by Mike Ploog (known for being the initial artist on Ghost Rider and Werewolf By Night) and paints by Simon Bisley, perhaps best known for his work on 2000AD. Given the artists’ pedigree, I […]

by on Apr. 27, 2011 at 12:23pm

Simple: remove all the superfluous vampire crap and have three minutes of werewolves soundtracked by Radiohead. Put together by a good friend of mine, Jeremy Leaird-Koch, also known as fledglyng, he’s also produced some pretty great video work under his real name on Vimeo. He also introduced me to Jon Macy, author/artist of Fearful Hunter […]

by on Feb. 23, 2011 at 5:00pm

Greetings, wolf-fans. I’d like to introduce myself; I’m Mike, and I’ve been a fan of the site for some time, and a fan of werewolves for considerably longer — say around 15 or 16 years. I got talking to Andrew on Twitter, and approached him about doing some writing here. After some discussion, he recruited […]