Updated January 8, 2020

Announcing my NEW in-progress Deck Projects for 2020!

Hi, everyone. Every Fall I like to settle on two Tarot projects and a couple of Oracle projects so that I will have something to occupy my mind during the long New England winters. Like many of you, I do suffer from seasonal depression and sunlight deprivation, so having a planned activity is important, and not just from the point of view of getting new products ready for the next year!
I've finally settled on my projects for the winter of 2019-2020, and although I don't have much to show you at present, I can tell you what those projects are and drop a few visual hints at what is to come. Updates to this page will be slow at first, but as I start to make progress I expect that I will more to show you.


1) Persephone's Torch Tarot

Suggested by my novel of the same name, this will be a theatrically-themed tarot, and all the cards will be oriented lengthwise, to give the sensation of watching a stage production with actors playing out the card scenes. Update 1/8/20: I'm making a change in my approach for this deck. The Major Arcana will now be done in the style of vintage theatrical posters, oriented lengthwise to match the rest of the deck. This adds some variety to the deck and helps immediately distinguish the Majors from the rest. Court cards will be done as previously described, in the style of old-fashioned billboards that you used to find outside theaters and playhouses. Finally, the Minor Arcana will remain as they are, as scenes being plaid out on stage. Thanks to all my Facebook friends who helped me make this decision! Here are some new images from the deck. You can click on each image and select "open in new tab" to see them at a larger size.

2) Les Tarots des Animaleries

An Edwardian-styled Tarot populated by anthropomorphic spirit animals!

Previously announced, ASTOUNDING WONDER TAROT is being postponed, probably to next year. Two Tarot projects in progress at the same time is what I aim for, and these are the ones that have "settled in" for this year.

Oracles for 2020:

1) Signs of Life Oracle

Featuring the Folk Art paintings (on wood) of Barbara Thornsjo.

2. The Playroom Oracles: Uncle Wiggley

Featuring the illustrations of Lang Campbell and Harrison Cady.

Thank you for your support, and for visiting my shop and my coming attractions page. Best Winter Wishes for you all!!

Persephone's Torch ™ and © Duck Soup Productions. Persephone's Torch Tarot, Les Tarots de Animalereies, Signs of Life Oracle all ™ and © 2019 Duck Soup Productions.