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October’s here! Time to double-up on the Lovecraft comics. Starting today, I’ll be serializing “Herbert West- Reanimator” in six parts, like it was originally published in the February-July, 1922 issues of Strange Brew, the first known Cream fanzine. Part two will be up on Friday, and I’ll update this page every Wednesday and Friday through Halloween. Enjoy!

underwhelminglovecraft:

October’s here! Time to double-up on the Lovecraft comics. Starting today, I’ll be serializing “Herbert West- Reanimator” in six parts, like it was originally published in the February-July, 1922 issues of Strange Brew, the first known Cream fanzine. Part two will be up on Friday, and I’ll update this page every Wednesday and Friday through Halloween. Enjoy!

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Today’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is “The Music of Erich Zann”, published in the March, 1922 issue of National Amateur. This might have been one of the first Lovecraft stories I read. Considering the fates of most of his characters, this tale has a somewhat happy ending for a Lovecraft story. I mean, nothing joyous happens, it’s just that no one dies a grisly death or goes insane and kills themselves. Zann kinda flakes out and stares into the horrible black infinite void while playing the viol, but that’s a step up from really going crazy, right? 

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Today’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is “The Music of Erich Zann”, published in the March, 1922 issue of National Amateur. This might have been one of the first Lovecraft stories I read. Considering the fates of most of his characters, this tale has a somewhat happy ending for a Lovecraft story. I mean, nothing joyous happens, it’s just that no one dies a grisly death or goes insane and kills themselves. Zann kinda flakes out and stares into the horrible black infinite void while playing the viol, but that’s a step up from really going crazy, right? 

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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.

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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.

Here’s a comic I did for Flagpole Magazine in 2006.

(Source: patrickdeancomics.blogspot.com)

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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.

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This week’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is the 1920 “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family”. 

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This week’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is the 1920 “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family”. 

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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. 

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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

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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. 
Sincerely;
Patrick Dean

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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. 

Sincerely;

Patrick Dean

I drew the stupidest comic ever way back in December, 2001. It originally ran in the first FLUKE comics anthology, which is pretty much as out-of-print as you can get (I think less than a hundred hand-made copies were assembled). So, here it is for the world to see. 

I drew the stupidest comic ever way back in December, 2001. It originally ran in the first FLUKE comics anthology, which is pretty much as out-of-print as you can get (I think less than a hundred hand-made copies were assembled). So, here it is for the world to see. 

I did the cover for this year’s Flagpole Guide to Athens. Be on the lookout for it around town. 

I did the cover for this year’s Flagpole Guide to Athens. Be on the lookout for it around town.