Yes, the kids do love a good puke gag, don’t they? And, like everyone else, the kids love a good sequel (think more Star Trek II and less Star Trek V), so at long last here’s my followup to “The Lost Children’s Stories of H.P. Lovecraft.” That previous strip pulled in quite a bit of traffic, particularly from those with an eldritch bent, but if you haven’t seen it, you can check it out right here.
Anyone who knows anything about H.P. Lovecraft or his work can tell you that his whimsical side isn’t… Well, it just isn’t. He’s not known for being silly, which is why this particular comic was so much fun to make.
So I’ve been reading some Lovecraft lately. I’ve liked his work for years, what with all the cyclopean temples, old gods from the stars, and things that undulate in the night. He’s not always an easy read mind you, particularly since he often emulated the writing style of an earlier era, but more often than not it’s worth the effort. I’ve read a story here and there, but I decided I wanted to read his complete work, a goal made much easier by this gorgeous collection from Barnes & Noble. Lovecraft’s work is in the public domain, and there are free ebooks available, but this is the type of volume made for folks who love books. For the most part I prefer to read fiction digitally these days, but this eldritch tome is just a pleasure to own.