This week’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is the 1921 short story “The Outsider”, which saw print in the April, 1926 issue of Weird Tales. It has a shocking twist ending where you find out he’s a monster and crap, I just ruined it. Sorry.
Here’s a comic I did for Flagpole Magazine in 2006.
Photos from Saturday night’s MenaceCon 2014. This is the second year that Athens and Atlanta folks have gathered about at my house during the weekend of SPX to eat, drink and read old horror comic books. We thumbed through stacks of books that one another brought with them and talked about comics into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Fun was had by all.
This week’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is the 1920 “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family”.
For the first Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopses, let’s start off with “The Statement of Randolph Carter”, first published in the May, 1920 issue of The Vagrant.
I swear I haven’t abandoned this page.
Looking through the Lovecraft creatures I’ve drawn, it hit me that there’s a finite amount of monsters to draw. Sure, there’s the enormous Cthulhu Mythos family tree with its dozens of second cousins with names like Xuszplfaz and Zzzflkbrryynx, but I can only draw a cloud of disgruntled tentacles and teeth so many times before it gets old. I meant to draw the monster from Pickman’s Model, but you probably knew how that was going to play out. And while other authors have created monsters based on Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, why bother branching out into professional fan fiction? If I went down that road, I could be drawing monsters from now until doomsday. Then, as I was reading a paperback collection of 70’s vampire comics, I ran across these short comics that crammed a lot of story into a page or two. “Maybe I could do one page comics of Lovecraft stories! Just to see if I could tell the entire story in maybe eight panels, tops!” I thought to myself. Making a new Tumblr page would be overkill, so I’m going to devout this page to Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopses. Keep an eye out on this page. I should have some up pretty soon.