Thursday, June 21, 2012

Art vs. Lovecraft

Here are a few more pages from The Shadow out of Providence project I've been working on. There's only a couple days left on the Kickstarter campaign - get in while the gettin' is good, and help make this weird/wonderful book a reality! 
I'm contributing a bunch of production sketches and monster costume designs for the HP Lovecraft meta-play "Facts Concerning the Late Eadweard Thurston and his Family" by Ezra Claverie. The costume designs are inspired by the work that legendary cartoonist Jack Kirby did designing costumes for a 1969 production of Julius Caesar:
Here are a couple of drawings detailing a sequence in which a decomposing ghost/corpse character stumbles on to the stage, then is manually disemboweled by demonic stagehands (called Night-Gaunts) using crude puppetry:
(note Kirby hand!)
There are several other great artists involved in The Shadow out of Providence, including another legendary illustrator - Erol Otus, pioneer of fantastic gaming art.
 I'm honored to work alongside him on this.
So yeah, check it out! Phnglui mglw nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah nagl fhtagn.

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