Bestial Spirits by Mat Miller

We are thrilled to release Bestial Spirits, a gorgeous collection released by the artist Mat Miller of Bristol, UK.  Stay tuned for our interview with Mat coming soon (updated: here it is ).

In the old days, before man, before dinosaurs, even before the blue-green ball we call Earth had fully developed its corporeal self, there were Bestial Spirits. Bestial Spirits lived in a country called Aludra, in a time when animals ruled the Earth. Animals still rule, to some extent, but a large portion of their old ways have been forgotten, and thus, most of the Bestial Spirits have been tamed. There are a few, however, who remember the old days and the old ways …

Aludra is separated into ten groups, or clans, of Bestial Spirits, who are constantly at war with one another. Bestial Spirits are conscious, self aware beings who create and inhabit their own bodies and live in the physical world. Specifically, Bestial Spirits are very powerful, and although their power resembles what humans call “magic,” it is something different entirely. Bestial Spirits rely on chi, or “life energy,” to generate their power, which is most often used in battle. Certain clans are stronger than others, but power fluctuates constantly, and in this world of bitter rivalries and virtually unlimited energy, anything is possible.