Thursday, December 9, 2010
Murray Groat's remarkable Lovecraftian Adventures of TinTin are one of the more witty and remarkable mash-ups to appear this year. As the name implies,Groat imagines what might have happened where Belgian artist Herge left off in his long running TinTin extravaganzas. Lovecraftian collisions with pop culture cartoons remain a notable and fun way for spreading Lovecraft's eldritch creations to environs they wouldn't otherwise reach.
Groat's exceptionally well done illustrations may boost Lovecraft cartoons of this sort even further. Rather than providing one good laugh, Groat's art is tasteful enough to use on posters or book covers. It won't be long until many more get the idea. "Ia, Ia, Cthulhu, Charlie Brown," anyone?