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The Evolution of HPL's TCoC (fbr), Page One

With Chaosium's hardback release of _H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers)_ apparently imminent, I thought some of you might be interested in a glimpse of how the first page's art was edited and revised over time.  The most recent revisions took place during 2016 in preparation for printing, with approximately one third of the book's artwork being updated.

Thanks for all the support, folks!
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dragonhunter49's avatar
Is it me or does the second version of the character look like H.P.Lovecraft himself? Also I love the evolution of the face and hands, from human to Seuss. 
DrFaustusAU's avatar
Yeah, I believe that was sorta the intention at the time.  But it eventually went away over the years. :)
dragonhunter49's avatar
Can't wait to see more of this H.P. Seuss from ya~!
Neumatic's avatar
There's going to be a proper book of this?  I must get my hands on one.  Well, TWO.  One I will certainly be getting for my little nephew for when he's ready.
So weirdly beautiful how it becomes gradually Whovian only to revert almost all the way back to the late October 2001 version (only cleaner).

It's been so long since I've read word about the book that I presumed the deal fell through. Delighted to see I was wrong!
DrFaustusAU's avatar
It has been a long journey, that's for sure.
Looks terrific at any stage really. You're artwork has always impressed me since I first stumbled upon it. Glad the publisher is finally getting this out there. I am excited to purchase a copy.
Teleoceras's avatar
Congrats! I'm definitely buying a copy! Glad to see your working is getting the recognition it deserves!
He seems to be getting quieter... and more scared.
A hardback? Oh snap, I have a friend who needs this. :D
artistnae04's avatar
Ever thought about making a cover about Clue starring Tim Curry
Freyad-Dryden's avatar
I will definitely buy one.
And teach my nephew to read using it.
His mother will be thrilled.  >.>
MystShadow20xx's avatar
So very glad this is finally coming to print. Your hard work and perseverance has paid off in spades. Thank you for your wonderous, terrifying work.
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