More of John Coulthart’s adaptation of “Call of Cthulhu”, which not only envisions the alien vistas of Lovecraft’s R’lyeh, but the more mundane packaging and commercial products of the era, mixing the two in a way that Lovecraft himself never thought to. Looking at this work, I’m still astonished at the sheer number of hours [...]
More of John Coulthart’s lovely and chilling Rapidograph work in his adaptation of “Call of Cthulhu”. I had the good fortune of interviewing Mr. Coulthart for Robot 6 a few years ago and I’m always happy to link to that. Give it a read.
THE STARRY WISDOM contains contributions from several comics folk, most notably among them the two shimmering lights in the firmament of the magickal side of comics creation: Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. Unsurprisingly, the two represent polar opposites of magick as much as they did with their work in comics; Moore favoring the esoteric and [...]
Art by Peter Smith, with design by John Balance Happy Halloween. We’re going to try a new thing here, where I post stuff on my actual weblog and use Tumblr in a different way. Won’t bore you with reasons why. The above images are from an anthology called THE STARRY WISDOM, published by Creation Books [...]
HIGHWAY 62 REVISITED available on the Kindle now. 1200 pages of commentary and writing on comics, music and horror by writer Matt Maxwell.
Okay, right. One of the things I’ve been working on. An older version went on my tumblr, but I made some changes here. This is a gigantic collection of not only my writing on comics (both the reading and making) but horror film and fiction and thought, as well as all of my [...]
FULL BLEED: VACATION ALL I EVER WANTED Did I even write up my Wonder-Con this year? It was dreadful enough that I’m not going to go check. I’ll write up a short review as a reminder: SDCC crowds, expense and hassle without SDCC sales or sunshine (or just clouds) or locale. Oh, and the Anaheim [...]
Don’t know how often I’ll do this, but I’m pulling a couple things out of the sketchbook that I’ve been carrying around for near on the last ten years. This one’s by Darwyn Cooke. You might recognize him from THE NEW FRONTIER. It’s John Henry, one of the few characters created new in the [...]
FULL BLEED TELL THE WORLD THAT YOU’RE WINNING, LOVE AND LIFE, LOVE AND LIFE This year I’ve gone to as many science-fiction conventions as I have comic conventions. Normally I’d have hit twice as many comic shows as I have (passed on both ECCC and SDCC this year, something I hope is just this year [...]
FULL BLEED I’M GONNA EAT ‘EM ALL UP JUST AS SOON AS THEY TURN BLUE Thinking about videogames and arcades, and maybe how they apply to comics (at least a little ways.) When I was ten, videogames were a thing that almost nobody had in their own homes, unless you want to count those [...]