The Doom That Came to Sarnath, Page 19

The Doom That Came to Sarnath, Page 19


This is the final page of my adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Doom That Came to Sarnath.” If you want to read them all in order, page 1 is here, and you can follow them through the archive page. Thanks to the Kickstarter backer who asked me to illustrate this story (you know who you are)! It was wonderful to draw.

What’s next? “Hypnos”? “Nyarlathotep”? “The Green Meadow”? Well-l-l… I’m actually deep in the dungeons of several new projects which I will announce on this site tantalizingly soon! Meanwhile, I’ve been working on D&D strips at the Wizards of the Coast website, as well as some local projects, a tabletop game, and comics for the Summer 2013 horror anthology The Sleep of Reason and another anthology. And I’ve also got some new and old artwork to put up on the site in the intervening weeks.

But what about Lovecraftian stuff? In that realm, although it isn’t exactly a new project, I will be releasing an ebook of “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and Other Stories”, details TBD. Also, I’m working on a BIG Lovecraftian comic project. If you want to know more, I talk a little about it and other new projects in the latest The Double Shadow podcast, discussing Clark Ashton Smith’s short story “The Tale of Satampra Zeiros”! This was the comic that I adapted as “Hyperborea” awhile back, and the fellow Smith fans at The Double Shadow kindly invited me to join them on their podcast and step all over their lines as we discuss Smith’s antediluvian world and the fine points of Tsathogghua worship together. Go listen to it now, and if you at all like horror or fantasy, I strongly recommend you make it one of your regular podcasts.

See you next week, and thanks for reading!

Discussion (15)¬

  1. Brian says:

    congrat on finishing this story and eagerly awaits next one.

  2. Esn says:

    Congrats, this is a good ending!

    My, Lovecraft sure talked about gibbous moons a lot, didn’t he?

    The one slightly incongruous element is that the idol looks much bigger in the last panel than in the panel before.

    I unfortunately don’t have time to listen to a whole hour’s worth of podcast (I’m not sure where anyone finds the time, to be honest, though obviously many people do), so if you could divulge the particular time in which you talk about your next project(s) in the recording, that would be much appreciated…

  3. Night-Gaunt says:

    I found I can listen while doing other things though a quiet mind is needed from-time-to-time.

    You can’t tell the size of the idol be the grasses so there is no real measurement to got by till the last panel.

    The pre-(known)history of Lovecraft was certainly more advanced and a having a city of 50 million is staggering. We don’t have such megalopolises yet today. Maybe 50 years from now.

  4. Night-Gaunt says:

    I meant “by the grasses…)

  5. Yeah, 50 million is a pretty enormous city, isn’t it? Perhaps that was the size of the whole kingdom? Then again, cities~kingdoms, I assume it was a city-state.

    I considered drawing actual modern technology in the pre-collapse Sarnath, steam and gasoline engines and so on, but thought that’d take us out of the mood (and wasn’t in the text).

  6. Matthew says:

    Jason,¬†you knocked the ball out of the part with this one. Similar to how the 1977 Ranking and Bass “The Hobbit” cemented my vision of middle earth, your vision of Sarnath has solidified the vision of my my favorite Lovecraft story.

  7. Jason says:

    Thanks Matthew! It was a ton of fun to draw. I’ll be selling some of the original pages in the online store eventually, after the person who sponsored “Sarnath” takes his pick.

  8. Michael says:

    Hello, and merry christmas :D

    That comic is really GREAT, I like your drawings very much!
    Will it be available as printed version? I’d definetly like to buy that one.

    Kind regards,

  9. Joe says:

    rereading the tale, i can see very you hit the nail on the head wiht the description of the creatures

  10. Verifirs says:

    Great job, really enjoyed it.

  11. Raven says:

    Nearly seven years later… are you still planning to release an ebook of Dream-Quest? (I’ve just ordered a copy of the hardcover and poster, but would still love to have the ebook option!)

  12. @Raven – Thanks for asking!! Firstly, I got your order and it’s going out tomorrow, and secondly, it *is* available in ebook! It’s available on ibooks, if you can read that format:

  13. Raven says:

    @Jason — Oh, that’s wonderful for Apple users… which, alas, I am not. (My Mac died hard, and as a disabled retiree I was happy to be given even a used PC laptop to work with.) Free Amazon Kindle reader installed, but no Apple readers available for any non-Apple platform — by Apple’s decision. So having another version available for sale would expand your potential customer base…..

    Looking forward with great anticipation to the package. A hallway’s solitary wallspace has been waiting for that map, other side of a doorway from a large digitally-colored-in map of Arkham. No-one will doubt the theme.

  14. Mike says:


    If possible a PC compatible ebook version would be a good Idea. I am ready to buy, but I do not ave any apple products.

  15. @Mike – Thanks for the suggestion! I know that Kindle technology has improved so I really do need to try to release a non-iBooks edition. Unfortunately I’m busy with other projects rights now ( so it’ll probably be awhile….