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Young Lovecraft
Young Lovecraft

Young Lovecraft

By José Oliver, Illustrated by Bartolo Torres


104 Pages, 8.625 x 6.25

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9780977806638

Rights: WOR

KettleDrummer Books (Apr 2012)

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A biographical homage to the master of horror

Continuing the alternate biography of a true legend of horror, this book follows Little "Howie" Lovecraft and his ghoulish crew of friends as they deal with the boredoms and challenges of youth, from the labors of daily homework—and the misadventures of the golem created to do the work instead—to dealing with Siouxie, the new girl in class who just moved from Detroit. Using an expressive style to capture the anxieties of Lovecraft’s youthful episodes, the illustrations complement the plot that is at once humorous, macabre, and ever gothic. Each of the artistic panels are peppered with artful references to Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Rimbaud, Herman Melville, Nick Cave, Siouxsie Sioux, and the Misfits.

Author Biography

José Oliver has been published in many Spanish comics publications, including Amaniaco and Cthulhu. Bartolo Torres is an award-winning illustrator who has been published in magazines such as Belio, Esquitx, Proa, and Tos.