The Tales of Gnosis College, We Must Boost the Signal, and the bespoke art commissioned for this site all have homes at the Internet Archive in a variety of different formats where you can read them online, download them directly, or download them as torrents. I have put them there in the hopes that they will be stable and permanent there. This page serves as an index to all the comics and art hitherto archived. You can scroll down or use the internal links below to look up a given volume and its synopsis or description. Each volume has a preview window provided by the Archive. To bring up the appropriate Internet Archive page, click on the volume cover or the volume title in the synopsis or description.
Tales of Gnosis College
We Must Boost the Signal
Volume I: The Apsinthion Protocol. Gnosis College juniors Nanetta Rector and Moira Weir each independently discover that psychology professor Joseph Corwin and his famula Li Anwei are conducting some very peculiar mad science in an old brewery not far off campus. The erotic nature of his experiments raise utopian hopes in the undergraduates, but the activities of fellow student Ashley Madder, a U.S. Senator’s daughter resentful at being excluded from Corwin’s charmed circle of mad science, may prove the downfall of them all.
Volume II: Study Abroad. Four coeds are bound for a junior year’s study in foreign countries an an enriching part of their Gnosis College educations. Bridget O’Brian is bound for a playground and enclave of the ultra-rich in the Middle East. Cleo Mount is joining a biological expedition in the steamy jungles of North Borneo. Jill Keeney will be studying in a small Latin American country with deeply troubled politics. And Iris Brockman is heading off to find what she can find in the metropolis of Tokyo. Before heading off, the four friends make a bet among themselves as to which among them can have the wildest experience. Unknown to them, they are receiving some involuntary pharmacological encouragement toward risk-taking by the sinister college scientist Dr. Emil Strangeways. The pleasures and dangers they will encounter in foreign lands will be formidable indeed.
Volume III: Progress in Research. Young and undermotivated gadgeteer genius Aloysius Kim, stunned at the mysterious and sudden disappearance of Moira Weir (on whom he had an unrequited crush), digs into what remains of Professor Corwin’s experiments and makes some shocking discoveries. Meanwhile his friends Maureen Creel and Willie Newman adventure about the campus. With a little help from Aloysius, Maureen manages to steal some invivisbility technology from an amoral physics professor, while Willie discovers with psychology professor Rebecca Waite that one’s point of view might be far more flexible than one might otherwise think. What will Maureen find in Gnosis’s dark corners when no one thinks you are there? Can Willie and Professor Waite manage to stop betraying each other long enough to make meaningful scientific progress? Will Aloysius ever stop disappointing his parents and get into medical school? Find out in this volume!
Volume IV: Invisible Girl, Heroine. Tender-hearted Maureen Creel takes up a volunteer position teaching science to the young women inmates of the nearby State Home for Wayward Girls and soon uncovers a shocking secret. The isolated inmates of of special wing of the State Home are being subject to shocking experiments by Gnosis College’s own Dr. Strangeways at the behest of a sinister government agency. With nowhere to turn and not knowing whom to trust, Maureen concocts a plan to use her invisibility technology to put a stop to Strangeways’s obscene research. It might work, but it might also call for a terrible sacrifice from Maureen.
Volume V: Gnosis Dreamscapes. Gnosis Dreamscapes. Willie and Professor Waite have patched up their differences and, with the help of a new recruit, the sensual coed Michiko Maeda, undertake a program of research in which Michiko slips inside the dreams of experimental subjects, inducing in them phantasmogoria that are bizarre, erotic, and ultimately empowering. But all is not well at Gnosis, as the grotesque national security agent Colonel Jeremiah Madder sends a trained assassin and infiltrator into the student body to ferret out such mad science as he might useful. Spooks and students will confront each other and in the end only mad science will tip the balance, exacting a strange and terrible price from both sides.
Volume VI: Where Am I?. Philosophy major Iris Brockman, returned from her study abroad in Japan with strange and terrible knowledge, runs into a bitter academic confrontation with Professor Aphrodite Mora, a gorgeous intellectual fraudulator who has been chosen to teach Iris’s capstone seminar. Meanwhile acting whiz Buck Yale discovers a bizarre and dangerous sex toy among the abandoned personal effects of a disgraced former professor of theater. Buck and his girlfriend Dolly Gibson will play imprudent games with the toy before deploying it in a prank against Iris that goes horribly awry. Iris will turn all to her advantage with a cunning plot of her own to emerge triumphant over her academic enemy. But in the background, Colonel Madder will nurse his wounds and conjure his own mad science plot against his many enemies, not the least of whom are many students of Gnosis College.
Volume VII: Commencement. The conflict between Colonel Madder and the student heroes of Gnosis College escalates into something resembling a mad science war. Sopranos Connie Morton and Tanya Yip‘s fierce rivalry will provide Madder with an opportunity for an intervention, feeding Connie mysterious performance-enhancing drugs that will lead to her winning a prize part in a performance — and then dying on stage. A false-flag terrorist operation gives Madder the pretext and resources to launch a full-court investigation into the goings-on at Gnosis, and all our heroes will be forced to flee underground and make use of the most dangerous and weird mad science yet in a battle for their lives and freedom.
Volume VIII: Gnosis Transformations. In a prequel story Edith Sterling, a teuthologist desparing of her career prospects, agrees to submit to an experimental technology that will transform her from a woman into an octopus, the life of which she will then live out as a strange form of exploratory research. Before her transformation she manages to transmit the secret of the technology to her friend Rebecca Waite, a scientist at Gnosis College. In the main story, young Taylor Chase falls in love with big-city sophisticate Marie Martin, who vanishes into a purgatory of sexual slavery thanks to the cooperation of Colonel Madder and the sinister Kupler organization. Determined to redeem his love, Taylor agrees to undergo his own gender-swap transformation with the aims of infiltrating the strange sex-slavery world. What he finds there shocks him to his core. In a pendant story, Tanya Yip lives out her own strange fantasy, a self-transformation in the service of music.
An all-color, ero-horror graphic novelette We Must Boost the Signal. A strange gelatinous life-form is attacking young women and “eating” them, leaving only their brains and nervous systems intact, preserved in a strange kind of life inside living gel. The baffled authorities call upon scientist Hope Montclair for help. Dr. Montclair determines that there might be a way to find out what the gel is and what it “wants,” but that doing so will require a sacrifice of the highest kind…of herself!
Bespoke Art Archive: Volume 1. Some of the earliest bespoke art commissioned for Erotic Mad Science, some fifty images reproduced in their highest available resolution, published from June 2010 to February 2012. Mad science, tentacle sex, liquid girls, and transformation fantasies are featured.
Bespoke Art Archive: Volume 2. More bespoke art: tube girls, mad science, damsels in distress, unnatural relations between girls and monsters, and transformation fantasies. 42 images published between February 2012 and March 2014, including work commissioned as part of the annual pre-Halloween “squick or squee” parades.
Bespoke Art Archive: Volume 3. More imagery published between July 2014 and June 2015. There is some imagery associated with We Must Boost the Signal, but the bulk of these files are images commissioned in connection with the first series of pulp art reconstructions.[Update: These files were replaced in November 2015 to include the seven commissions from the 2015 Squick or Squee parade.]