Found on the Net: Cthulhu Spotted by University of British Columbia Scientists

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Cthulhu Spotted by University of British Columbia Scientists

Column: Writing the Mythos: Cover Art – Branding Your Mythos

By G.W. Thomas

H.P. Lovecraft is often touted as one of the Big Three of Weird Tales, along with Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. He was so well-liked by J.C. Henneberger that he was offered the job as editor of the magazine in 1924. But, despite this affection for Lovecraft and his fiction, HPL received no covers in his 21-year association with WT (“Dagon” (October 1923) to “The Survivor” (July 1954)), unless he was ghosting for someone …

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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 …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Cthulhu Does Cartoons

By Brian M. Sammons

Hello friends. Today, I thought I’d take a break from the big screen, and instead focus on the infamous (blind) idiot (god) box and those eerie episodes that dare to bring the forbidden knowledge of the Cthulhu Mythos to the masses. As if that were not nefarious enough, such shows seem to go out of their way to entice future generations through the use of darkly demented doodles. I’m talking about the work of H.P. Lovecraft …

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Review: Cthulhu Comes to the Vampire Kingdom

By Nathaniel Katz

Pierce, Cameron. Cthulhu Comes to the Vampire Kingdom. Eraserhead Press, 2011. ISBN-10: 1-936383-95-0. ISBN-13: 978-1936383955.

We open with the vampires Franz and Lola, and the death of their child. From there, we zoom out with brusque chapters and myriad perspective shifts to see the vampire world’s growing crisis. The vampires, you see, are running out of blood. Numerous, desperate solutions have been proposed, and the idea of fleeing to the underground grows more and more tempting. …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: 20,000 Lovecrafts Under the Sea

By Lyndsey Holder

Brown, Bruce and MacPherson, Dwight L, writers; Boatwright, Thomas, artist. Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom. Burnaby [BC]: Arcana Press, 2011.

I have a secret. It’s kind of a ridiculous secret, but I’m going to share it with you, anyway, and I hope you won’t laugh at me too much. A while ago, I heard about a delightful comic called “Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom”, but, for some reason, my brain decided that …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Chocolate Covered Crawling Chaos

By Lyndsey Holder

Nelson, Michael Alan, et al. Cthulhu Tales Omnibus: Madness. Los Angeles: BOOM! Studios, 2011.

Nelson, Aaron Thomas, writer; and Reynolds, Mathew, artist. Marlow. Burnaby [BC]: Arcana Studios, 2011.

Lovecraftian fiction is difficult to pull off. Anyone can take a story and throw in an Elder God, a few references to Randolph Carter or Herbert West, and a couple of IA! IA!’s for good measure, but it takes a true master to correctly capture the subtleties …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: The Cuddle of Cthulhu

By Lyndsey Holder

Maxwell, Matthew, writer. Gervasio, Jok and Guaragna, Luis, artists. Strangeways: The Thirsty. Highway 62 Press, 2011.

Brandt, Martin, writer and Stephens, Jason, artist. Kidthulhu: Issue Infinity. Tummel Vision, 2011.

Westerns and vampires are genres that should be mixed more often. Heck, Western with a streak of any kind of supernatural shenanigans needs to become more prevalent. There’s something about the lawlessness and desperation of the Old West that makes it an exciting and entirely believable …

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Found on the Net: Meat Cthulhu

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Today’s Found on the Net focuses on a YouTube video that is making the rounds around the globe. I have to add a censor’s warning: Vegans and vegetarians, close your eyes. This video contains numerous meat products.

That’s right – meet “Meat Cthulhu”. This is a recipe for a gigantic burger pattie. The special ingredient? Cthulhu’s dumber cousin, the squid. So far, the video, uploaded earlier this month, has garnered nearly three million views and some forty-five …

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Found on the Net: Dr. Seuss and Cthulhu

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

It’s hard being a parent these days. Kids don’t want to worship Dagon. They just want to play video games and text message each other. What’s a parent to do to ensure the little ones are properly indoctrinated into Cthulhuism? Why, you can start by reading them a copy of “The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft. For beginning readers.

DrFaustusAU, an Australian illustrator, has placed full-colour illustrations of “The Call” (as if it were penned …

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