September122014
This week’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is the 1920 “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family”. 

This week’s Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopsis is the 1920 “Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family”. 

September52014
For the first Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopses, let’s start off with “The Statement of Randolph Carter”, first published in the May, 1920 issue of The Vagrant. 

For the first Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopses, let’s start off with “The Statement of Randolph Carter”, first published in the May, 1920 issue of The Vagrant

September42014
I swear I haven’t abandoned this page.
Looking through the Lovecraft creatures I’ve drawn, it hit me that there’s a finite amount of monsters to draw. Sure, there’s the enormous Cthulhu Mythos family tree with its dozens of second cousins with names like Xuszplfaz and Zzzflkbrryynx, but I can only draw a cloud of disgruntled tentacles and teeth so many times before it gets old. I meant to draw the monster from Pickman’s Model, but you probably knew how that was going to play out. And while other authors have created monsters based on Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, why bother branching out into professional fan fiction? If I went down that road, I could be drawing monsters from now until doomsday. Then, as I was reading a paperback collection of 70’s vampire comics, I ran across these short comics that crammed a lot of story into a page or two. “Maybe I could do one page comics of Lovecraft stories! Just to see if I could tell the entire story in maybe eight panels, tops!” I thought to myself. Making a new Tumblr page would be overkill, so I’m going to devote this page to Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopses. Keep an eye out on this page. I should have some up pretty soon. 
Sincerely;
Patrick Dean

I swear I haven’t abandoned this page.

Looking through the Lovecraft creatures I’ve drawn, it hit me that there’s a finite amount of monsters to draw. Sure, there’s the enormous Cthulhu Mythos family tree with its dozens of second cousins with names like Xuszplfaz and Zzzflkbrryynx, but I can only draw a cloud of disgruntled tentacles and teeth so many times before it gets old. I meant to draw the monster from Pickman’s Model, but you probably knew how that was going to play out. And while other authors have created monsters based on Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, why bother branching out into professional fan fiction? If I went down that road, I could be drawing monsters from now until doomsday. Then, as I was reading a paperback collection of 70’s vampire comics, I ran across these short comics that crammed a lot of story into a page or two. “Maybe I could do one page comics of Lovecraft stories! Just to see if I could tell the entire story in maybe eight panels, tops!” I thought to myself. Making a new Tumblr page would be overkill, so I’m going to devote this page to Underwhelming Lovecraft Comic Synopses. Keep an eye out on this page. I should have some up pretty soon. 

Sincerely;

Patrick Dean

June182014

bigdealcomics:

HeroesCon starts Friday! Me and a carload of Athens and Atlanta folks will be coming up to Charlotte, NC to sell comics, artwork, and socialize with people we maybe see only once a year. Sure I like going to browse around the bins of beat-up 60’s comics, cheap art books, sell comics and sketches, but mostly I enjoy meeting people and bouncing around from bar to hotel rooms talking with other cartoonists in the evenings. 

I will be driving up with Rich Tommaso, Joey Weiser, and Scott Dryman. FLUKE coordinator and the man behind wrestling’s greatest zine The Atomic Elbow, Robert Newsome, will be driving into town late Friday night. Rich Tommaso will have his line of Recoil comics for sale, including Dry County #2 and my own comic, Cold Crew, both making their debut at the show. Joey Weiser will have his Mermin books available, with original art and commissions too. Newsome will not only have copies of The Atomic Elbow, but the two of us will be selling FLUKE t-shirts and FLUKE comic anthologies. 

I will have issues of Big Deal Comics & Stories #11, 12, 13 and 14 available. If you like ghost stories, romance, heartbreak, and anxiety, then these are the comics for you. 

Cold Crew will be making its debut at the show. This is a copy from an early test run. The final run will be slightly bigger, I think. It’s a crime/horror comic rolled into one mean lil’ story. 

There will also be a stack of original art for sale, mostly of black & white ink drawings of various monsters for ten bucks. In addition to these, I will be open to commissions through the weekend. For ten bucks, I will do a sketch of a character with one spot color, either in your sketchbook or a separate sheet of paper. I will be packing up a pint of india ink, brushes and pen nibs to ensure that whatever I draw looks good. I charge $10.00, but really I’m putting $12.00 of effort into it. If I’m feeling wild, then maybe it will be more like $14.75 of work. By Sunday and I have a lot of time on my hands, you might even get a $18.23 drawing for the bargain of $10.00 In any case, I hope you’ll be happy.
See you this weekend. 
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