Saturday, August 30, 2014

Eldritch League Final Cover

My first and probably last 'sketch cover' drawn for a contest to create a new alternate reality DC Universe. personally I liked the sketch I put up earlier, but this looks pretty cool with the logo and I only had the one shot at drawing on the blank cover.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Congregations of the Dead Trade Paperback and Kindle Book

Congregations of the Dead, by James A. Moore and me, is officially available at Amazon as both a Kindle book and a trade paperback. Griffin and Price fight vampires in the North Georgia Mountains. Here are the links:



Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Eldritch League of America

A quick ink sketch of an H.P. Lovecraft version of the DC Universe, featuring ELDER (Superman) DEEP ONE (Aquaman) and NIGHT GAUNT (Batman). This is the sort of thing that occurs to me on a Sunday afternoon. ELDRITCH LEAGUE anyone?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tarzan The Unauthorized

   In the early sixties, a publishing company called Gold Star, working under the mistaken impression that Edgar Rice Burroughs' character, Tarzan of the Apes, had gone into public domain, began publishing new Tarzan adventures. They put out five volumes before ERB Inc. let them know that they were in trademark infringement. Thus perished Tarzan: The New Series.
   I had never tracked these down for whatever reason, but then my ever generous pal Cliff found that he had two duplicates in his collection and passed them on to me. Now of course, being of the collector frame of mind, I couldn't just have two of a set of five. So now I'm hunting down the others. My most recent acquisition, TARZAN AND THE SILVER GLOBE, comes from the collection of writer Donald F. Glut, creator of Doctor Spektor, which is appropriate, given my interests. Three down and two to go.


The big book with the bat on the cover is 1936 edition of The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts, and Mysteries. The rest of the stuff is pretty self explanatory.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cake For Lovecraft

Me: "Hi, I need to order a birthday cake."
Bakery Lady on phone: "Okay, how would you like it decorated."
Me: "Can you put an octopus on there?"
Bakery Lady "I don't think we have any octopuses. We have whales and sharks."
Me: "I was really hoping for a cephalopod."
Bakery Lady: I don't know that that is."
Me. "Okay forget the cephalopods. How about a graveyard?"
Bakery lady" "Er...we have little cookie tombstones."
Me: "Great, Go with that."
Bakery lady. "This is a birthday cake?"
Me: "Yeah, don't worry. The guy is dead."
Bakery lady. "Oh dear."
Me: "No, no, it's okay. He's been dead since 1937."
Bakery lady. "Um, okay. Do you want a name on the cake?"
Me: "Yes, put Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft."
Bakery lady: "Is Lovecraft one word?"
Me: "It is."
We talked about cake sizes and icing choices. Then she said, "When do you need to pick this up?"
Me: "Tomorrow will be fine."
Bakery lady. "What time are you coming because I want to be here to meet you."

Happy Birthday HPL!

    It’s H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday. There are few authors whose work has given me more flat out fun that HPL’s. He remains one of the giants of the horror/fantasy field and along with Poe, one of the most influential writers of the macabre. I wrote an appreciation of Lovecraft last year on his birthday and I really can’t add to it, so if you didn’t read it, the link is below.



Blogger is acting weird this morning so I couldn't add a picture. You all know what HPL looks like anyway.