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Professor Pepper’s Ghosts

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Professor Pepper’s Ghosts, c. 1885. From a page of old theatrical posters. A poster from the Egyptian Hall in London, home to regular performances by celebrated conjuror John Nevil Maskelyne, appears in the background of my Nyarlathotep picture. For a contemporary explanation of Pepper’s Ghost, look here. Thanks to Thom for the tip! Previously on […]

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Nyarlathotep: the Crawling Chaos

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Unveiling another new piece of work, this is a T-shirt design for metal band Cyaegha whose Steps of Descent album I illustrated and designed last year. They asked for something based on HP Lovecraft’s god Nyarlathotep so I thought I’d take the opportunity to rework from scratch the version of this I created in 1999 […]

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Heaven and Hell Calendar

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It was only a week ago I announced a new calendar for 2009 and now here’s an additional CafePress creation which manages to offer more than another collection of Lovecraft illustrations. This is a sampling of my work from the past few years gathered under the vague rubric of Heaven and Hell. A couple of […]

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New things for August

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Arriving in the post today was Steps of Descent, the new CD from American band Cyaegha featuring my design and illustration. The name Cyäegha (sic) belongs originally to a Cthulhu Mythos entity invented by Eddie C Bertin, author of The Whispering Horror, my favourite story from the Pan Book of Horror anthologies of the Seventies. […]

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Recent work

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The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales by HP Lovecraft (Cover for Barnes & Noble’s Leatherbound Classics). London: Signs and Signifiers by Nico Hogg and Martin Clark (Book design for Keysound Recordings). Graft by Matt Hill (Cover for Angry Robot). The Monstrous edited by Ellen Datlow (Book design and illustration for Tachyon). The High King’s Golden Tongue […]

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