Found on the Net: When Mark Twain met Cthulhu

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

It seems Cthulhu has taken over Kickstarter. There are two new Kickstarter projects looking for cash – one a graphic novel, the other one a game.

The Wardenclyffe Horror bills itself as a “graphic novel of Lovecraftian horror at the dawn of the 20th century, featuring Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain.” The 92-page work – set in New York City, 1908 – is seeking backers to complete the project. They are looking for $10,000 and have two more weeks to go.

Cthulhu World Combat is the creation of Sandy Petersen, who got his start in gaming by developing Call of Cthulhu. In this new game for the iOS system (iPad/iPhone), you play as one of the Old Ones trying to take over Earth. An Android version will also be available.

Artwork is by Tom Sullivan, who worked on the original Call of Cthulhu. According to the Kickstarter page:

“His illustrations will be design inspiration, and also be used as Kickstarter prizes. Also, Tom will be hand-crafting an all-new Necronomicon tome, which will house various Lovecraftian writings plus include a light strategy guide to the game, a behind-the-scenes look at the game’s making, and unique art from the creative team. Who knows, there might even be a surprise or two from Great Cthulhu himself!”

Cthulhu World Combat has a lofty goal of $300,000 and about a month to obtain its funds.

About Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia lives in beautiful, rainy British Columbia with her family and two cats. She writes fantasy, magic realism and science fiction. You can read her stories in Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, The Book of Cthulhu, Evolve 2 and Tesseracts 13. She is the co-editor of Candle in the Attic Window, Future Lovecraft and Historical Lovecraft.

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: When Mark Twain met Cthulhu