Posts Tagged ‘h.p. lovecraft’

Cthulhu Mythos, As Imagined By Kids

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

David Milano ran an art project for a children’s choir in the weeks before Halloween where he put on some Lovecraft-inspired music (by AKLO) and told them abbreviated versions of Lovecraft’s Shadow Out of Time, At the Mountains of Madness, and The Call of Cthulhu. The kids—ages 8-14—drew the monsters.

The results? AWESOME! Check out the galleries at Milano’s website.

Tintin Faces Down Lovecraftian Horror

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Artist Murray Groat places Hergé’s adventurous chracter in H.P. Lovecraft tales—the ultimate mash-up?

Tintin and friends are wonderfully and weirdly combined with Lovecraft’s Herbert West–Reanimator, At the Mountain of Madness, The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Call of Cthulhu, in these hilarious paradies. Since there are four of them, one must assume Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock survive.

See all the covers at Comics Alliance thanks to Caleb Goellner.

Most Terrifying Cartoon Ever Made!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Spider-Man Meets H.P. Lovecraft in “Most Terrifying Cartoon Ever Made”!

Author and television blogger Kliph Nesteroff once called Spider-Man: Revolt in the Fifth Dimension “simply the most terrifying cartoon ever made.” For your viewing pleasure, the first part of the cartoon is embedded above, follow this link to watch the second part.

[Thanks to GalleyCat for the tip!]

Little-Known Lovecraftian Copywriting

Monday, October 11th, 2010

If H.P. Lovecraft wrote Whitman’s Sampler copy. . .

Luke Burns offers “Selections from H.P. Lovecraft’s Brief Tenure as a Whitman’s Sampler Copywriter” in McSweeny’s.

Our fave:

Dark Chocolate Fudge

Dark! All-encompassing, eternal darkness! Human eyes cannot penetrate the stygian blackness of this unholy confection!

The 85 Weirdest: 1923-2008

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Readers wrote us in record numbers when we asked you who, in your book, are the weirdest of the weird: the most influentially strange authors and artists and talespinners of all kinds to work their magic on the world in the 85 years since 1923, when Weird Tales was born. We asked that you not limit your suggestions to just fiction writers, and you responded enthusiastically, naming hordes of filmmakers, songwriters, cartoonists, and more. We took your ideas, added a few of our own, called some top fantasy professionals to put in their two cents, and then dove into the long and arduous process of winnowing the list down to a mere 85 names.

Our 85th anniversary issue — featuring fiction by Michael Moorcock, Sarah Monette, and Tanith Lee, nonfiction by Cherie Priest, and Jeff VanderMeer’s interview with China Míeville, and is still available for purchase online — introduced the 85 Weirdest Storytellers individually. If one of your favorite weirdos didn’t make the list, you can share your weird and let us know! Our 90th anniversary isn’t that far away…

Meanwhile:

WEIRD TALES presents: The 85 Weirdest Storytellers 1923-2005

 

Kudos to them all: creative geniuses whose work, in whatever form and flavor, has shown an affinity of spirit with the brilliantly freaky storytelling that’s been the hallmark of Weird Tales since the magazine was born 85 years ago this very month.

(Don’t see one of your favorites here? Help us compile more weirdness! Go to the Share the Weird page and tell your fellow readers about the weird storytellers you love the most!)