Sunday, April 10, 2011

H.P. Lovecraft and Alan Moore; two great tastes, one great flavor.

Because everyone should be aware of the blog Dork Forty, written by my best friend back home; the man that taught me everything I know about movies, literature, gaming and nerddom; Mark Brett, the above is a link to his latest entry.

This week he talks about a subject that should be near and dear to all of our hearts, the works of H.P. Lovecraft, specifically as they are dealt with in Alan Moore's final and seminal piece for the comic book industry, Neonomicon.

Neonomicon is a continuation of Moore's previous work, The Courtyard, and is definitely for mature audiences only- and only certain mature audiences, but that's usually implicit in the warning.  (As an aside, I got to talk briefly at this year's C2E2 with Jacen Burrows, the artist for this and other quite graphic and grisly comics like Crossed and Wormwood, and asked him what it was like to be the go-to artists for the worst possible imagery to grace comic book pulp in the last 20 years.  He simply said that he couldn't show all his friends what he did for a living.  Heh.)

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