Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Gothic Dreams: Cthulhu

Posted by Matt Knight

The 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.

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

Gothic Dreams: Apollo, A Cthulhu Book Review

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Take weird horror storyteller H.P. Lovecraft's terrifying and malevolent creation Cthulhu, and mix with the fantastical scope of Greek mythology; and what do you get? A uniquely-imagined epic adventure, with vivid storytelling and powerfully atmospheric artworks. I'm talking about the graphic novel Apollo, written by Erik von Wodtke and illustrated by Douglas A. Sirois.

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

Gothic Art: Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Stepping out of reality and into a world full of mischievous fairies, fantastic backdrops and spooky settings, Jasmine Beckett-Griffith’s art transports her viewers into a world where anything is possible.

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Topics: gothic dreams, gothic art

Gothic Dreams: The Cthulhu Mythos

Posted by Matt Knight

'Cthulhu Mythos' is a term originally coined by August Derleth and has since come to represent the overall shared characters, themes and elements from the works by H.P. Lovecraft, his protegés and other writers influenced by him. It's an intertwined universe that spans across several fantasy fictions without being explicitly detailed or made relevant by the plot.

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

Gothic Fantasy Art: Anne Stokes

Posted by Laura Bulbeck
Gothic fantasy artist Anne Stokes is one of the biggest names in this genre, creating amazing artworks that are full of dark visions of danger, lust and gothic horror. She has contributed some fantastic pieces to some of our fantasy art books – in particular our recent publicatons Vampires and Gothic Art – and we can't rave about her enough!

'I have been fascinated by dark, mysterious and magical fantasy worlds since I was a child.' (Anne Stokes)

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Topics: gothic dreams, fantasy art, vampires

Gothic Fantasy Art: Cris Ortega

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Cris Ortega produces phenomenal and mesmerising gothic fantasy art and steampunk art on a variety of subjects, but in many cases depicting women, around whom an air of beauty, mystery, emotion and magic can be built. The Spanish-based digital artist has had her work featured widely in all sorts of publications, book covers and posters, as well as in video games.

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Topics: gothic dreams, Steampunk, gothic art, fantasy art

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