Super Lovecraft art from Runa Rosina, from her new series “Das Ding auf der Schwelle” (acrylic on toned paper). T’would make someone a fine book cover…
Complete scans of certain 1937-39 Weird Tales editions, with ads…
Weird Tales, Jul 1937 (Poem, “To Virgil Finlay”, also Clark Ashton Smith’s poem “To Howard Phillips Lovecraft”)
Weird Tales, Oct 1937 (“The Shunned House”)
Weird Tales, Dec 1937 (“Polaris”)
Weird Tales, Feb 1938 (“From Beyond”)
Weird Tales, Mar 1938 (“Beyond the Wall of Sleep”, Francis Flagg’s poem “To Howard Phillips Lovecraft”)
Weird Tales, Jul 1938 (Poem, “The Messenger”)
Weird Tales, Nov 1938 (“The Nameless City”)
Weird Tales, Apr 1939 (“The Wicked Clergyman”, “The Curse of Yig” credited to Bishop)
Banned Books Week will this year focus on comics…
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company report they have a new studio, and post an .mp3 sample to prove that “The Call of Cthulhu” radio adaptation is really on its way…
“It’s hard to believe that we started this production all the way back in 2010. Another casualty of our notoriously long production schedule – BUT! There is starlight at the end of the tunnel! The production is nearly finished and will certainly be released this year and we are excited about ARTC Studio, which should put an end to these interminably long wait times for new material from us.”
Lovecraft was a big fan of the silent movies in 1915, being able to go whenever he felt well enough (in constrast to the theatre, where one had to book and pay in advance). One of the major movies on show that year was The Raven (Essanay/V-L-S-E, six reels), a stylised biopic of Poe. Predictably for the times, it was light on the horror and heavy on the combination of romance and alcoholism. But Lovecraft can hardly have missed it, when it appeared in cinemas in early November 1915.
Very scratched and blurry, but just about watchable on YouTube…
A new Kickstarter, for The Collectors’ Book of Virgil Finlay. Finlay was the artist who created the famous portrait of Lovecraft as an 18th century gentleman.
H.P. Lovecraft impersonator Leeman Kessler brings his Ask Lovecraft show to the stage, July 2nd-13th at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Location…
In the Tent space in Artist Alley, behind Honest Ed’s
Gulp… I do hope they give him good air conditioning. Wearing a suit and tie in a stuffy tent in high summer is not likely to be comfortable, unless the finale of the show is dissolving into a Lovecraftian puddle.
The Tea with Morbius blog’s Guide to Lovecraftian Themes in Doctor Who.