Saturday, June 25, 2011

When Creatures Fly

Creature designs and variations thereon. Plus my favorite one put into context, flying over a misty pond.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Book Cover Illo for for HPL's Literary Executor

Just did a cover for a book on RH BARLOW, Lovecraft's literary executor, who was also a writer of fiction and poetry and a studfent of Mexican anthropology etc. This is for Hippocampus Press, a very interesting outfit. They are presenting all of Lovecraft's letters to Robert E. Howard (with Howard's replies!) and similar books collecting all the extant correspondence between HPL and August Derleth, James F Moreton and many others. Along with tons of other weird fiction, critical analyses thereof and various eclectic goodies. Here is some info on them: "Founded in 1999, Hippocampus Press specializes in classic horror and science fiction with an emphasis on the works of H. P. Lovecraft and other pulp writers of the 1920s and 1930s. Working closely with the leading scholars in the field we offer unique, high-quality, affordable editions of these important works.
Hippocampus Press founder Derrick Hussey says, "I met S. T. Joshi in the mid-1990s and began to work for him as a volunteer typist on various projects. I soon joined the Esoteric Order of Dagon, an amateur press association devoted to H. P. Lovecraft. Joshi later remarked to me that if I cared to start a small press, he would give me permission to publish his annotated version of the Lovecraft essay 'Supernatural Horror in Literature'. I fairly leapt at the chance and began the process of forming Hippocampus Press."
The first image is my fictional mockup of the Barlow book in the form of an old Arkham House edition and the second is just the art. For the real book. I hope to have more things done for them in the near future, including possibly an illustrated edition of THE DREAM QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH which some have called Lovecraft's Lord of the Rings. Well actually I called it that, but so what? Sounds good.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FROM HELL IT CAME - THE REMAKE! aka The Tabanga Rises!

Naaaaaaaaaaah, no way. But it could be! Tree monster time.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Donated this image and the title to the delightful Maria Alexandra, who would be the Mistress of the Dark I'm sure if the title weren't taken! Read about her female monster buster, Samantha Blazes in UNHOLYWOOD, avaialable like everything else on the planet at!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Things I Have Learned Working "In Hollywood"

1)If someone says they love you, they hate you.
2)If someone is said to be "a huge fan" of your work, you will never work for them.
3)If someone you know becomes "successful" you will not hear from them ever again. (Unless they want something of course.)
4)"It's nothing personal" means it's completely personal.
5)If you want to get rid of someone from your life and never hear from them again, just write a script and give it to them to read.

Words of wisdom, my friends. Words of wisdom.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dust Jackets of Doom

I made dust jackets for my Arkham Lovecraft books- not so much because I didn't like what they had but just because I wanted to do them my own way. I chose to feature "The Mound" intead of The Horror from The Museum" because I think it's a much better, more important story, ranking right up there with HPL's best and it's got to be nearly 100% his even though it's billed as a "revision".


Friday, June 3, 2011

Fantastic Four Fulminations*

So here are some Jack Kirby related things- the first being an actual Kirby drawing done for my pal, Don Glut- which I inked and colored digitally, then a cover showing what it might have been like if Jack had introduced his New Gods series at Marvel - which I must say is kind of bogus since it's not done in Kirby's style (which was frankly too hard and too much work!)- but the idea is there, and finally some "what if" boxes showing what it might have looked like if Aurora had done FF model kits "back in the day"- boxes actually produced by David Vaughn at
* Also I must admit I don't know what "fulminations" means but it does start with "f"...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Old Time Monster Standup Comedy

Addams Tributes Again

When I basically just steal someone's characters or images to do something of my own with them I call it a "tribute"... like these "tributes" here! One of which didn't have a caption until tonight and one just never made it past the idea stage. Which was Gomez and Morticia reacting with chagrin to their new neighbors, the Munsters. Tributes, folks, tributes!