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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.

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bradbury.jpgA journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.

Archives: easy access to some recurrent { feuilleton } themes.

Recent work: a continually updated list.

Writings: a selection of published writings.

JOHN COULTHART’s first public illustration work was for the Hawkwind album Church of Hawkwind in 1982. Since then his designs and illustrations have appeared on vinyl sleeves, CD and DVD packages for artists including Jon Hassell, Steven Severin, Cradle of Filth, Melechesh and many others.

As a comic artist in the 1990s John produced the Lord Horror series Reverbstorm with David Britton for Savoy Books, and received the dubious accolade of having an earlier Savoy title, Hard Core Horror #5, declared obscene in a British court of law. His collection of HP Lovecraft adaptations and illustrations, The Haunter of the Dark and Other Grotesque Visions, was published in a definitive edition in 2006 by Creation Oneiros, and features ‘The Great Old Ones’, an exclusive collaboration with Alan Moore.

Lord Horror: Reverbstorm, the book edition of the comic series, was published by Savoy Books in 2012.

As a book designer and illustrator John works for a variety of publishers including Savoy Books and Angry Robot in the UK, and Tachyon in the US. In 2012 he was voted Best Artist in the World Fantasy Awards.

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

• See more of 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)

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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Exhibitions

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
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

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

SHOCK!
Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, UK, 1998

 




 

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