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June 27, 2008 10:35 PM   Subscribe

Tentacles and Cosmic SF - Ann and Jeff VanderMeer on the art of Lovecraft.

- More of the book
- No, I don't know what's become of Pickman, and I don't like to guess.
posted by Artw (14 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
God, I can't even come close to being able to avoid it. That makes me sad.
posted by Caduceus at 10:48 PM on June 27, 2008


The price of the book itself is a little steep.
posted by Artw at 10:58 PM on June 27, 2008


Hey, speaking of tentacles and cosmic sci-fi, what did everyone think of the latest Futurama?
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:14 PM on June 27, 2008


The price of the book itself is a little steep.

Quite.
posted by Caduceus at 11:26 PM on June 27, 2008


Ar[t]ists inspired by Lovecraft? I hope no one is paying $400 for a book full of typos. Needs more tentacle porn.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:11 AM on June 28, 2008


Effigy2000: "Hey, speaking of tentacles and cosmic sci-fi, what did everyone think of the latest Futurama?"

I enjoyed it, not quite as much as the first one, but it was good. I'm also loving the new theme music. There's a cleaned up version here and an extended remix here.

Dee-didee dee-dee dee-dee dum-deeee, dum-dee deedalee
Dee-didee dee-dee dee-dee dum-deeee, da-DEEE-lee...

posted by Rhaomi at 1:11 AM on June 28, 2008


All that talking about the theme and I didn't even link to Psyche Rock. For shame!
posted by Rhaomi at 1:13 AM on June 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm going to write a book.

Lovecraft: How to Cash in on the Legacy
posted by Eideteker at 5:45 AM on June 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And with strange ├Žons with be reproduced in Cyclopeanly expensive coffee-table art books
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:24 AM on June 28, 2008


WTF. This is the third time I've heard about Amy and Jeff Vandermeer in the last 5 days after never hearing of them previously. Did I slip into an alternate dimension?
posted by DU at 8:25 AM on June 28, 2008


Those tentacles are a lot slicker than I imagined way (way, way) back then, when I first read Lovecraft.
posted by francesca too at 8:38 AM on June 28, 2008


I kinda like the Leviathan collections that Jeff (helped?) publish. Jeff's own book 'Shriek: An Afterward' has some definite lovecraftian inspiration too. They should be available at your local library...

This book looks very pretty, but the price is outrageous.

Just last night I listened to a great BBC radio piece on lovecraft called 'The Strange Life of H.P. Lovecraft'. In six parts, peep them here.
posted by phylum sinter at 8:16 PM on June 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Great link Phylum... I remember listening to that when it was first broadcast, be great to hear it again.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:18 AM on June 29, 2008


Cthulhu Landed On My Porch Yesterday
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:10 PM on July 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


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