The Doom That Came to Sarnath, Page 13

The Doom That Came to Sarnath, Page 13

Finally! I’m sorry that this post was late; I got nothin’ but excuses, such as the fact that we just adopted a DOG, a Wire-Haired Dachshund/Terrier mix. (Adopting a dog… how un-Lovecraftian!) I’ve been working on some new comics of all different kinds, which I’ll hopefully be able to debut here (or at least link to from here) before too long. In the meantime, the opulence of Sarnath beckons. This page could use a little more polish, but for now, I hope it at least gets the mood across.

My most recent discovery, internet-wise, is Creepy Pasta, a site devoted to short horror stories written by random people from around the Internet. (The site *does* have some editorial shepherding; the really bad stories are put on a separate site, ‘Crappy Pasta’.) I’ve only read a few stories, which are of varying quality, but it’s very cool to discover the site since, although I’ve read my share of fanfic of course, I’ve never before seen a social site for non-derivative fan-made horror fiction. It evidently attracts a pretty young audience (a recent admin post says “It’s been made clear to me that for many of you guys, writing a Creepypasta is your first foray into non-school-mandated creative writing. That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and distinctly not-creepy inside”), and it’s been the source of several memes, so it isn’t just some old folks (like MEEE) rambling about Weird Tales and Stephen King and whatnot. It’s nice to see people writing & reading short horror fiction. I like it.

Incidentally, if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, next weekend (October 13-14), as every year, I’ll be at the San Francisco Alternative Press Expo! Please come by to pick up a copy of my new adaptation of “The Cats of Ulthar”, tell me what you think of my stuff, and let me whisper (not necessarily in darkness) to you about my new upcoming Lovecraftian project! I’ll see you there!

Discussion (4)¬

  1. Ken Kobori says:

    The bottom panels remind me of my family’s spread on New Year’s Day. Yum!

    You know you’ve had one too many when… don’t even notice how gorgeous the serving wenches are.

  2. Night-Gaunt says:

    I look upon the fictional past here as a kind of mirror to the Dreamlands. Like the Dreamland vale of Pnath corresponds to the Pnath in our world in the secret history we call pre-history. I discovered HPL in 1970 and have been reading and drawing and analyzing him and them every since. Your work is among the best renditions of it I have ever seen.

  3. Pnath…assumedly the bholes took over Pnath?

  4. Manoj says:

    This was my first attempt at 24 hour comic day, and it was bruatl, fun, and useful! I made a 21 page companion story to my webcomic, which I’ll be able to include as an extra in Volume 1! I was amazed at how much I could get done by sitting down and doing non-stop WORK. Exhausting, but surprisingly effective. Plus I got to get to know the owners of an awesome comic store AND other local creators! Granted, we were all gibbering crazy people by the end, but at least we went insane over a common cause. I think I’m going to make this a regular annual event for me!