A forthcoming graphic novel of H.P. Lovecraft’s life, a project by Sam Gafford and Jason Eckhardt. 118 pages, and set for publication in time for NecronomiCon 2015 (August 2015).
Need to raise funds for NecronomiCon 2015? DIY Cthulhu Plush complete with free pattern and a photo tutorial.
“All About Alienation: Alan Moore On Lovecraft and Providence“, in The Quietus, the modern online equivalent of the 1980s NME…
As an extension of their recent interview, Nick Talbot speaks to Alan Moore about the language and philosophy of H.P. Lovecraft and his upcoming ten-part Cthulhu Mythos [comic-book] work Providence
Here’s Moore on Lovecraft scholarship. I think he has in mind the clear straightforward approach of Joshi…
Providence is [...] set in 1919, or at least the first ten issues are, and I have researched the hell out of it. But one of the things I’ve realised, I’ve got about two shelves of just Lovecraft criticism — Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy; H.P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West — and it’s changed my opinion of literary criticism [...] reading these pieces [of Lovecraftian scholarship] has completely changed my [inverted snobbery regarding establishment academic litcrit language]. Not about all of them, some of them are basically saying very little in as many words as possible, but that is not a fair characterisation of a lot of them.
Echo Station muses on what he wants in a Cthulhu idol…
To sum up, my ideal Cthulhu idol would have the following characteristics:
* looms outward, or otherwise aggressively posed
* big grabby unfinished-looking wings, possibly posed asymmetrically
* spider-like eyes, but probably not too regular in numbers or symmetry
* extremities not clearly arms or flippers or whatever, but some horrible combination, and skinny rather than [body-builder] buff
* inhuman (probably covered by all of the above)
Visualise the 4th dimension, with this handy attic-sized LED-light hypercube, with programmed dimension-revealing patterns…
We shall see these things, and other things which no breathing creature has yet seen. We shall overleap time, space, and dimensions, and without bodily motion peer to the bottom of creation.” [said Tillinghast] … We entered the laboratory in the attic, and I observed that detestable electrical machine, glowing with a sickly, sinister violet luminosity.” (H.P. Lovecraft, “From Beyond”)
Definitely one for the Art Room at NecronomiCon 2015.
Casey Love (Black Heart Models) will be bringing a “bust finishing class” to NecronomiCon 2015 in August 2015. Here’s one of his latest sculpts, “Tormented” (2014)…
Real modelling clay, apparently — not Zbrush + 3D printing.
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: Imprisoned with the Pharaohs audio dramatisation CD, with…
a huge cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music
Pre-ordering now, shipping early October.