Graphic artist Wayne Barlowe published a book Barlowe's Guide to Fantasy, wherein he depicts various creatures and characters from a wide range of fantasy works by different writers including Clive Barker, Michael Moorcock, Robert Howard and others.

At the back of this collection are a group of sketches, including one of a bizarre-looking creature labeled a 'Monod', holding something called an 'Ego puppet'.

I could not find another depiction or mention of this 'Monod' anywhere else in the book and searches for it online have gotten me nowhere- has anyone on this site seen mention of it and if so, where?

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    Can you include a picture, in case we've seen it, or something like, under a different name?
    – DavidW
    Commented May 21, 2021 at 0:01
  • @DavidW I was looking at a picture of it as you posted your comment. It's certainly bizarre.
    – Moriarty
    Commented May 21, 2021 at 0:05
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    The intro to the sketches say that they are early studies for the book and "for his upcoming project called Pilgrimage to Hell". Presumably it's for the latter. Commented May 21, 2021 at 3:42
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    It also mentioned in the The Alien Life of Wayne Barlowe: morpheusgallery.com/Other%20Fine%20Artists/item.php?work=692 amazon.com/Alien-Life-Wayne-Barlowe/dp/188339810X Commented May 21, 2021 at 6:16
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    Wayne Barlowe has a history of putting sketches at the end of his early books for characters he intended to make other books around, but never completed. For example, here is one I spent many years hoping for: ebay.com/itm/313576064243. You can also see one of his sketches for Thype eventually show up as a character in the Hell Boy 2 movie. Commented Jul 28, 2021 at 16:52


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