Lovecraft Sketch MWF: The King in Yellow #2

Lovecraft Sketch MWF: The King in Yellow #2

A sketch of The King in Yellow from the fiction of Robert W. Chambers, H.P. Lovecraft and various other authors. Whenever I think of The King in Yellow, I think of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” and for this drawing I tried to go back to a creepy “Yellow Nineties” Victorian-decadent style. I had to make up a new version of the Yellow Sign, of course. The only important thing is that it be creepy. For that matter, since I don’t revise these sketches in Photoshop after I draw them, notice that the King’s arms are totally misplaced so that either (1) his head is ginormously tall and his shoulders have a foot of padding or (2) his arms are growing out of his ribs. Creepy!

Still, I enjoyed drawing this sketch. Come back tomorrow for the next page of “The Doom That Came to Sarnath”!


  1. Definitely a nasty prospect with the arms there (I prefer the rib-emergence!). If you were going for creepy, you’ve succeeded.

    As for “The Masque of the Red Death” (my first and favorite Edgar Allan Poe story) connection, its definitely clear.