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Gothic Dreams: Cthulhu

Posted by Matt Knight

gothic dreams, cthulhu, gothic artThe stars have aligned, oceans have parted; and now Cthulhu no longer dreaming lies dreaming in the depths, but is here. We're incredibly proud of our amazing illustrated title, now available in hardback print and also digitally via the iBookstore. The powerful and terrifying images of Cthulhu look astonishing on the iPad, each colour popping because of the device's high-res screen. These illustrations also look incredible in our print book; we've used high-quality, glossy paper, so that each image stands centre stage in all its glory.

About the Book

The monstrous sea god Cthulhu was born from the mind of H.P. Lovecraft, considered the master of creepy stories and weird horror fiction. First brought to life as part of his short story 'The Call of Cthulhu', published in the magazine Weird Tales, and later featuring in several of Lovecraft's works, Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has inspired imagination and terrified generations. It's name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft's strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that inspire many writers to this day. Our book delves into how this monster from the deep has inspired not only fiction, but also movies, games and of course fantasy art. 

Cthulhu Artists

As a book like this really succeeds because of the quality of its images, we're proud to represent a range of artists who have contributed to this title. Despite differences in style and the way they work, it's easy to see how the minds of these talented artists have been ensnared by the idea of the ancient and malevolent power that is Cthulhu. See below a full list of the artists featured in Cthulhu and a link to their respective portfolios. 

A special thanks to the artists who contributed their amazing artwork to the book. 

Barret Chapman

David Hartman

Claire Beard

Eddie Sharam

Dino Tomic

Kostja Schleger

Bryan Reagan

Rafal Badan

Cloud Quinot


RJ Palmer

Alex Ruiz

John Dotegoweski

Manthos Lappas

Justin Fairfield

Peter Siedl

Steve Hamilton

Borja Pindado

Cyril van der Haegen

Arco den Haan 

Carrie Hanscom

Keith Talbot

Sady M. Izé

Maria Sweeney

Mitchell Nolte

Kari Christensen

Diego Simone

Sareena von Shinnok

Douglas Sirois

Abigail Larson

Alvaro Nebot

Łukasz Pakuła

Jason Juta

Dave Oliver

Eric Ridgeway

Ellena Korth

Misael Barbosa

Daniel Kamarudin

Dan Harding

Wes Jones

Rick Sardinha 



Foreword by John Harlacher

John Harlacher is the publisher and creative director of Weird Tales magazine, the world’s oldest magazine of dark and strange fantasy. Founded in 1923, Weird Tales introduced the world to writers like H.P. Lovecraft (Cthulhu), and Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian), and artists like Virgil Finlay and Margaret Brundage (The queen of gothic fetishism).

You can have a look at the book on Amazon by clicking here, or on the iBook store by clicking here.


  • Cracked actually have a very comprehensive guide to all things Cthulhu. Check it out here.

  • Kit yourself out with a wide selection of Cthulhu based paraphernalia here.  

  • Learn about the real-world cults inspired by Cthulhu here.

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Topics: gothic dreams, cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft

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