Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ENOCH COFFIN COVER


Up until now, the above jacket for SOME UNKNOWN GULF OF NIGHT was my all-time favourite of all the covers for my books.  Matthew Jaffe's cover caught to perfection one of my personal favourite moments in the book, when a semi-mortal black witch, a woman with strange ancestral ties with Nyarlathotep, invades with mortal husk the Dreamlands, and there encounters the ghoul who was once Richard Upton Pickman.  She has brought a chunk of charcoal with her, and with it she writes Pickman's name upon a graveyard slab.  Matthew's depiction of this blew my mind--it was exactly right.

But I think--I think, my darlings--I think that I have a new favourite cover among my own books--for a book that is yet to be.  BEHOLD:


My mind is blown.  I knew that Santiago would give us something magnificent.  But I never dreamed this!!!! 


3 comments:

  1. Wow! That is cool. I got the El Horror de Dunwich illustrated by Caruso (on your recommendation). Great stuff. -Mike Cox

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  2. Beautiful stuff, Willum! Worthy of its own Wikipedia entry ;-)

    And while we're on the subject, I imagine that if Wikipedia had existed in the 1930s some ignorant twat would've tried to take Lovecraft and his pulp cohorts down.

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  3. Thank you, darlings. Some still try to mock Lovecraft because he was "merely" a pulp writer, and they howled protests when his work appear'd as a volume from The Library of America. The Wiki episode was very positive and encouraging for me. But I expect that anti-Pugmire troll will shew up somewhere else, he so overflows with passionate, poisonous hatred for fake writers like myself.

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