Wednesday, October 12, 2005
A quick post.
Lee Browne Coye was a pulp illustrator and he did a lot of work for Arham House, the publishers who first released in book form the supernatural stories of HP Lovecraft and his circle. I've always enjoyed Coyes work and in the last Illustration Magazine there was an article on him as well as a mention of a forth coming book about him which I'm looking forward too. This is his cover to a Lovecraft collection and the top coffin piece is from the Arkham horror story collection "Sleep No More."
Also an oddball item I picked up a few years back. Sort of like the Edward Gorey Dracula paper set this as a set of paper cutouts of Lovecraft and his cirlce [not all here]. the set included a desk as well that you could gather them around. Pictured is Lovecraft,
Conan creator Robert Howard and eerie writer and sculptor Clark Ashton Smith. All these writers surely had an influence on Hellboy as well as countless other things.
and finally some real "gasp" [courtesy of a 50's satruday evening post] and not so real head shrinking fun.
They make great gifts so send them to your friends [or me!]