Posts Tagged ‘mike mignola’

H.P. Lovecraft & the Horror of Comics

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Josie Campbell reports for Comic Book Resources on the West Hollywood Book Fair appearance (earlier in October) of Steve Niles, Mike Mignola and Hans Rodionoff talking about the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on horror comic books. Rodinoff disscovered his first Lovecraft short story on a camping trip, reading it with a flashlight in his sleeping bag. Mignola, a young comic book reader, was introduced to the old pulp writers through Robert E. Howard. While looking for more Howard stories, he stumbled onto “Weird Tales” and H.P. Lovecraft. Similarly, Niles was “digging around in books looking for stuff and I ran across Lovecraft.”

The trio also discuss HPL’s influences on their work and horror in general.

Weird Tales and Hellboy’s creator at New York Comic Con

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Hellboy: Weird TalesWe’re coming to New York! Come join us for a Weird Tales panel discussion celebrating our 85th anniversary and the 85 Weirdest Storytellers next Friday, April 18, at the big New York Comic Con in Manhattan. Panelists scheduled to talk include con guest of honor and WT-inspired Hellboy creator Mike Mignola; WT illustrator and Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School founder Molly Crabapple; horror editor and WT historian Stefan Dziemianowicz; and WT editorial & creative director Stephen H. Segal. The talk is at 4 p.m. in room 1E10 of the Javits Center — see you there!