Get ready for a flight of fancy as we check in with Thornton Fisher's The Wishing Wisp. What we have here is a weekly series of cautionary tales visually exhibiting the side effects of careless wishing. The titular Wisp is, as far as I can tell, the weird looking insect that bites the wishful individual, its venom taking the poor soul on a hallucinogenic trip through his own folly. The victim of its bite is left to reflect on the error of his ways as the Wisp departs to seek out new prey. I feel like I'm always bringing up Winsor McCay, but I certainly get the feeling that Mr. Fisher must have been a Rarebit Fiend fan.
I wish I had more of these to share, only three of the five I'm posting in the archive today are what I would think of as good samples, the other two are barely readable. Until I find better examples these will have to do (sorry!)
By Thornton Fisher