A useful new search tool, Lantern. Search quickly across large archives of movie magazines, with visual page previews and snippets. Most sources are from the 1910s-1950s, and the scans are good and large. Free and public, requires no registration. Useful for quickly getting an idea about a movie that Lovecraft saw, without having to get a lecture from Wikipedia or wrestle with Archive.org.
A 1976 reprint of Munn’s The Werewolf of Ponkert, now free on Archive.org in public PDF. The tale (1925) went into the public domain last year. Other than the original Weird Tales appearance, one scan which is not ideal for reading, this is the only other version on Archive.org.
Added to my 2013 H.P. Lovecraft, ticket-seller post, a picture of my best-guess at the cinema where Lovecraft might have briefly been the ticket-seller. The Bijou on Westminster St.
“Dagon” presented as a small VR game/visual-novel from Bit Golem. It’s set to release on Lovecraft’s birthday next month. If you add it to your Wishlist on Steam now, apparently you then get it free on the release-day.
ComicCraft has 50% sale across all their quality (if rather expensive) commercial-use comic-books fonts, until 31st July. There are a dozen or so horror-comics fonts there, as well as some pulpy retro styles and some suited to adventure-hero comics.
Now listed at Hippocampus, the revised and augmented book Out of the Immortal Night: Selected Works of Samuel Loveman. The word “augmented” seems a bit of an understatement, as this second edition of the book has grown from 244 to 514 pages. Also new is Born under Saturn: The Letters of Samuel Loveman and Clark Ashton Smith…
The correspondence begins in 1913 [then extends] sporadically all the way down to 1941.
New and Lovecraft-y on DeviantArt. Mostly toony at present…
The Gate by npantic. Dreamlands art.
Not new, but it popped up in a search. ‘Out of the South it would glide …’ by rod-roesler. “The White Ship”.
The Great Race of Yith by NaestvedDK. Possibly a draft for a tattoo design.
If Disney did Lovecraft. A super-villain Elder Thing by ProdigyDuck.
A run of Popular Mechanics magazine, 1902-2016 is being uploaded to Archive.org from microfilm, with 500 now uploaded (some still processing and just showing the cover). Including Lovecraft era titles. Such as this one from January 1926, just over a year before “The Colour Out of Space”…
An article on special effects in movies, by Lovecraft’s friend and Kalem member Arthur Leeds. In the Writer’s Digest for July 1922, recently uploaded to Archive.org.
He had a number of practical and market-survey articles in Writer’s Digest from summer 1921 and into 1922, plus an interview-based article on George Allen England.
S.T. Joshi’s blog has updated and brings the welcome news that…
Mark Griffin … is assembling a combined index to all the Hippocampus Press Letters volumes — a very useful undertaking!
New on Archive.org in public PDF, The Pulp Jungle (1967) by Frank Gruber. A pithy and entertaining memoir of writing for the New York City pulps from 1927 and through the 1930s, as recalled in the mid 1960s. The uploader notes…
It’s now a rare book, long out-of-print and increasingly difficult to find on the second-hand market.
Frank Gruber, pulp writer.