At the Mountains of Madness Graphic Novel from Self Made Hero Publishing

Monday, November 22, 2010

Self Made Hero, an independent graphic novel publishing house that began in 2007, currently has several Lovecraftian items rolling off the illustration line. The most recent is a comic adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella, Eye Classics: At the Mountains of Madness,by Ian Culbard. The artist's technique conjures pleasant memories of the adventure comics that used to be seen in the Sunday paper, and adeptly portrays Lovecraft's descent into scientific horror in colors that go with the arctic. If the preview images available at Self Made Hero's website are any indication, Culbard envisions Lovecraft's story unfolding in rich shadows and cool shades.

Meanwhile, the publisher is also at work on a separate book called The Lovecraft Anthology. This collection, due in the near future, will contain other well known Lovecraft tales like "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth." Although this sounds a bit like Graphic Classics: H. P. Lovecraft there's still plenty of room for other artists to toy with HPL's horrors. The Providence writer has a lengthy and well respected track record in the comics by now--one that continues inviting new talents to put to print the outre nightmares of his fiction, filtered through their imaginations.

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