Some Notes on a Nonentity: The Life of H.P. Lovecraft [hardcover]
INTERIOR & COVER ART Jason C. Eckhardt
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired biographical
PUBLICATION DATE June 2017
Unsigned Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-786361-15-8 [£25]
[The first 100 orders received will be sent a colour doublesided bookmark signed by both Sam Gafford and Jason Eckhardt]
The book covers Lovecraft's entire life from birth to his untimely and painful death and will be launched at NecronomiCon 2017.
Since his death in 1937, H. P. Lovecraft and his works have become an overwhelming part of popular culture. His creation, Cthulhu, has appeared in films, cartoons, video games, music and virtually all other parts of popular media. However, although many may know Lovecraft’s creations, few people know the details of his extraordinary life. SOME NOTES ON A NON-ENTITY: THE LIFE OF H. P. LOVECRAFT is a graphic novel biography of this enigmatic and legendary writer.
Based on years of research into the primary sources regarding Lovecraft’s life, this graphic novel spans Lovecraft’s youth to his later years. Episodes covered include his odd relationship with an overpowering mother; his brief sojourn in New York City and disastrous marriage; the creation of his most amazing tales; and his physically painful decline to an eventual death while considering himself a complete and utter failure.
SOME NOTES ON A NON-ENTITY is a 120+ page graphic novel written by SAM GAFFORD and illustrated by JASON ECKHARDT. Gafford is a weird literature scholar who has written about Lovecraft for several critical magazines and is a founding organizer of the NecronomiCON convention which celebrates Lovecraft’s life and work. Eckhardt is an award winner artist who has received great acclaim for his covers for such publishers as Necronomicon Press, Hippocampus Press and others. Recently, his work has been featured in the highly reviewed ANNOTATED H. P. LOVECRAFT by Leslie Klinger. Together, these two respected creators have developed what will be considered THE graphic novel biography of the man who has been hailed as second only to Poe as America’s most important writer of weird literature.
A great history on an incredibly important writer whom most of the world thinks of only as "that Cthulhu guy". This book is well-researched, lovingly compiled and beautifully illustrated in a style reminiscent of the proto-pulp magazines which were Lovecraft's primary markets. Recommended.
I'm hoping one day a real biographical movie will be done for HPL (for though his life was brief, it was definitely interesting to say the least). The artwork is beautiful in this volume. The tone is set as a stage play narrated by HPL himself. You really feel for the "characters" and come to walk a mile in their shoes. I enjoyed immensely. Must have for fans.