About the Cryptid
Quentel the Cryptid is a multimedia project started in early 2011 by Sean M. While its primary function has always been that of a solo electronic outfit, visual media and surrealist storytelling have been major components of the QTC blueprint from the beginning. Originally from southeastern Pennsylvania, Sean moved to San Francisco in 2016 and has continued the project on the west coast.
Elly Russell became involved during the production of the 2018 release “If You Lived Here You Would Be Home Now”, marking the beginning of a collaboration called WitchCentipede. Named after an entity in an ongoing QTC narrative, most of the work done within WitchCentipede refers to the project’s visual elements. Together the team creates animations, video, and other artwork related to an expanding cast of characters who inhabit the WitchCentipede universe.