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October 30, 2010 10:51 PM   Subscribe

The gothic horror illustrations of Tatsuya Morino
posted by Artw (11 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

These are awesome, thanks!
posted by egypturnash at 11:57 PM on October 30, 2010

I really enjoyed these! Though I have to say I was hoping for one of Nyarlathotep's more interesting forms.
posted by yeloson at 12:12 AM on October 31, 2010

That's pretty much what you get in that particular story though.
posted by Artw at 12:16 AM on October 31, 2010

Very, very nice.
posted by brundlefly at 1:15 AM on October 31, 2010

Wow, Cthulhu's gone sexy!
posted by JHarris at 1:27 AM on October 31, 2010

These are cool!
posted by smoke at 1:52 AM on October 31, 2010

I went to hunt the snark but found how many I'd recognized. Thanks for the link
posted by The Lady is a designer at 2:52 AM on October 31, 2010

Though some may be a bit too cartoony for my tastes there's some great stuff there. I especially like proper old-skool Dracula looking like evil Gandalf and the demon dog of Baskerville.

Inspired me to track down some of the stories I'd not heard of before - 'Moxon's Master', 'The Terror of Blue John Gap' and 'La VĂ©nus d'Ille'
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:50 AM on October 31, 2010

His art is like a head-on collision between Tezuka Osamu and Basil Wolverton. Nice stuff.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:06 AM on October 31, 2010

I like that his Dracula is absolutely fuck all to do with Universal Studios or Hammer Horror.
posted by Artw at 7:18 AM on October 31, 2010

FOB: His art is like a head-on collision between Tezuka Osamu and Basil Wolverton.

The Apocalypse According to Wolverton:
In the early 1950s, evangelist Herbert Armstrong asked artist Basil Wolverton to create a series of horrifying scenes of the end of the world as we know it. Wolverton's work in horror and science fiction comics had prepared him well to execute this assignment in a unique and frightening way. These sixteen pieces represent some of Basil Wolverton's best work, done at the peak of his skill -- contemporary with his finest horror/science fiction comic book work, and his early work for MAD magazine.
For over 30 years, cartoonist/illustrator Wolverton was a Christian pastor in Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God.
posted by cenoxo at 9:37 AM on October 31, 2010

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