The Fortean Times‘ is celebrating its fortieth birthday this month so throughout December we’ll be digging into the Surreal McCoy vaults and pulling out some of the cartoons that were published therein. (The magazine, not the vaults.)

There is talk in some parts that this weekend will be the end of the world as some of us know it. With the promise of an apocalyptic earthquake along with some harlots and horned beasts thrown in. And all this before teatime on Saturday.