Interview: John Coulthart

Today we are talking to illustrator, graphic artist and designer John Coulthart. He has produced numerous fantastic book covers, CD covers and illustrations, including several works inspired by Lovecraft’s stories:

IFP: How did you begin your career as an illustrator and designer?

JC: For me, it was always a case of luck rather than qualifications, meeting the right people and having something to show them which caught their attention. I left school at 17 and went through the usual …

IFPInterview: John Coulthart

Interview: Stephen Hickman (Part 2)

Today we are running the second half of our phone interview with award-winning illustrator and author Stephen Hickman. Stephen Hickman’s work has earned him five Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. In 1994, he was awarded a Hugo Award for Best Original Art Work for the United States Postal Service’s Space Fantasy Commemorative Booklet of stamps, the first speculative genre series by the USPS.

All covers and illustrations used in this interview were created by

IFPInterview: Stephen Hickman (Part 2)

Interview: Stephen Hickman (Part 1)

Today we are running the first half of our phone interview with award-winning illustrator and author Stephen Hickman. Science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts will recognise the vast array of cover illustrations he has created for Ace, Baen, Del Rey, Doubleday, Tor, and others. As well, Lovecraft fans are familiar with his Lovecraft and Cthulhu statuettes.

All covers and illustrations used in this interview were created by Stephen Hickman. Visit his official website for more information about this artist and to

IFPInterview: Stephen Hickman (Part 1)

Interview: Francois Launet

Today, we are talking to French artist Francois Launet, author of the humorous webcomic The Unspeakable Vault of Doom and creator of numerous dark and mesmerizing Lovecraftian illustrations:

IFP: Tell us a bit about yourself. What’s your background? Did you go to art school? That sort of thing.

FL: As long as I can remember, I’ve always been drawing and, after some scientific studies, I entered a fine arts school in the 90s, thanks to some very-nice family encouragement. I …

IFPInterview: Francois Launet