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Launched in February 2006 as a space to write about art, film, music and my work, I ended up writing a post almost every day for the next 10 years. New entries were less frequent after February 2016, and so too was the readership, thanks to social media. Between those two dates my writings were the subject of a feature in Eye magazine, and my post about designer Barney Bubbles (and all the interest it generated) led to my being mentioned in the New York Times. Not bad going for something started on a whim.

About the author

bradbury.jpgJOHN COULTHART is a World Fantasy Award-winning artist, designer and writer. His illustration and design work has been exhibited worldwide, and includes commissions for Abrams, Angry Robot, Granta, Harper Collins, Savoy Books, Strange Attractor, Tachyon, Tor and many others.

His work as a comic artist is contained in two books: The Haunter of the Dark and Other Grotesque Visions, a collection of Lovecraft adaptations which features a unique collaboration with Alan Moore; and Lord Horror: Reverbstorm, a graphic novel written by David Britton.

His work as a writer includes essays and reviews for Andre Deutsch, Arrow Academy, Communication Arts and Eye magazine.

• For further career details see the interviews section of this site.

• See John’s work on the main site.

Contact details.

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Book features

The Art of Gothic
edited by Natasha Scharf (Omnibus Press, UK, 2014)

The Steampunk Users Manual
edited by Jeff VanderMeer & Desirina Boskovich (Abrams Books, USA, 2014)

Lovecraft’s Monsters
edited by Ellen Datlow (Tachyon, USA, 2014)

The Graphic Canon
edited by Russ Kick (Seven Stories Press, USA, 2012)

Zgroza w Dunwich
by HP Lovecraft (Vesper, Poland, 2012)

EsoTerra: The Journal of Extreme Culture
edited by Chad Hensley (Creation Books, USA, 2011)

Alan Moore: Storyteller
by Gary Spencer Millidge (Ilex, UK, 2011)

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities
edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (HarperVoyager, USA, 2011)

The Steampunk Bible
edited by Jeff VanderMeer & SJ Chambers (Abrams Books,
USA, 2011)

Lovecraft Black & White
edited by Umberto Sisia (Edizioni Dagon Press, Italy, 2010)

Alan Moore: Tisser l’invisible
edited by Julien Bétan (Les Moutons Électriques, France, 2010)

The Gospel of Filth
edited by Gavin Baddeley with Dani Filth (FAB Press, UK, 2009)

A Lovecraft Retrospective: Artists Inspired by HP Lovecraft
edited by Jerad Walters (Centipede Press, USA, 2008)

The Mammoth Book of Horror Comics
edited by Peter Normanton (Running Press, USA, 2008)

Graphic Classics: HP Lovecraft
edited by Tom Pomplun (Eureka Productions, USA, 2001)

The Fantastic Worlds of HP Lovecraft
edited by James Van Hise (James Van Hise, USA, 1999)

Clive Barker’s A–Z of Horror
edited by Stephen Jones (BBC Books, UK, 1996/HarperPrism, USA, 1997)

Rapid Eye 2
edited by Simon Dwyer (Creation Books, UK, 1995)

Critical Vision: Random Essays & Tracts Concerning Sex Religion Death
edited by David Kerekes & David Slater (Critical Vision, UK, 1994)

The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to HP Lovecraft
edited by DM Mitchell (Creation Books, UK, 1994)

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The Thing Group Art Show
Creature Features, Los Angeles, 2017

Alice’s Adventures in the Underground
Horse Hospital, London, 2017

Shoah et bande dessinée
Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, 2017

Things to Come
Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel, 2016

• Artist Guest of Honour at Ars Necronomica 2015
Providence Art Club, Providence, USA, 2015

Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism
Live Tank, 751 D-Park, Beijing, China, 2014

The Use and Abuse of Books
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK, 2014

Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, USA, 2014

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK
British Library, London, 2014

Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism
Artcenter IDA, Seoul, South Korea, 2014

Ars Necronomica 2013
Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA, 2013

Dirty Comics
Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco, USA, 2011

A Love Craft: Art Inspired by Monsters, Madness and Mythos
Observatory, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2010

Strange Attractor Salon
Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London, 2010

An Exhibition of Unspeakable Things: Lovecraft’s Commonplace Book
Maison d’Ailleurs, Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland, 2007

Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, UK, 1998