Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
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
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.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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."
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.