These Dead Are Made For Walking

Many years ago I wrote about “The Walking Dead” On this very blog.

I had a lovely image from the cover of the first comic, and all this was before the thing was turned into a television show.

When the TV show started I had hopes for it. I dutifully sat through the first episode, and then went on to never watch it again. Ever.

It has now been on for hundreds of years (or so), and my daughter still watches it. (I had done a second article when I heard it was coming to TV, and then a third after the premier.

So, I was very enthusiastic about it. But I could not get into the show. Just could not. I’m not sure why. Because the comics are great.

So here is another piece about “The Walking Dead”. I have shown comic art, and cover art, and even a trailer for the show in articles past. But I have never shown this…

And this is good!

Here’s is the original animation officially done as a promo for the series, but made using the actual comic book art.

If you enjoy it, or have anything to say about it, please leave comments. I love comments.

That’s all for now kiddies.

PS- if you want to get the original books, they have been compiled and are here.The Walking Dead: Compendium One

PPS-You may recognize one of the voices as that of Phil LaMarr. Kind of a big deal for Futurama fans.

The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft!

The annotated H. P. Lovecraft
The annotated H. P. Lovecraft

Hello kiddies and welcome back.

It’s good to see you all again, and I’ll be the first to admit that it’s primarily my fault. It’s been a long time since a new post on nasty horror. That is because it’s been a long time since I had anything new and interesting to talk about. But this is so good I had to say something about it. What is it?

The greatest HP Lovecraft book ever published in the history of the universe.

It’s been quite some time since I bought an H. P. Lovecraft book, because I have all the stories already. My H. P. Lovecraft collection is more than complete. So for somebody to be able to come out with a new thing that would actually make me buy it, that thing would have to be very special. And this is…

the title of the book is “The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft”.  It features 22 stories by H. P. Lovecraft. (All of which I already have by the way) it also has an introduction by Alan Moore! (Who is probably most well known in the United States for having written “watchmen”) the author of this book is Leslie S. Klinger.

In addition to having very good additions of the 22 stories that are in the book, this book features an extensive introductory biography of Mr. Lovecraft himself. Filling in a lot of gaps of information about the man that had been overlooked or deliberately removed from previous books. Honestly, I would’ve bought this gorgeously-printed over-sized tome simply for the biography, even if it had not included any stories by Lovecraft. But it DOES! So you win.

The juxtaposition of reading HP Lovecraft’s work in the context of what his life and circumstances actually were makes the whole thing a lot more interesting.

Everyone is a product of their time. H. P. Lovecraft was no different.

During his lifetime he was considered no more than a pulp fiction writer. It wasn’t until decades after his death that his work grew to legendary status. In some part due to the continued works of August Derleth, and others, who took the Lovecraftian Cthulhu mythos and continued writing expanded works derived from it.

Even now vinyl figures and plastic models and stuffed dolls and artworks depicting Cthulhu are very popular. And this is almost 80 years after the man died. He was barely even noticed during his lifetime.

His work indoors and grows for a reason. And if you want to fully appreciate what he did, understanding him  and the context in which he lived, will only deepen your appreciation and love.

The book is available through the links in this post, and if you buy it through here it’ll help to support this blog. But that doesn’t mean I’m recommending it for the whopping 50 cents I might get. I’m recommending it because it’s awesome and anyone who likes this sort of thing must have it.

That’s all for today kiddies.

Buy the book.

Give yourself some nightmares.

Learn to fear sea creatures.

Then come on back next time for some more gruesome goodness.

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The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft

Creepy presents Bernie Wrightson

creepy presents bernie wrightson
Hi kiddies and welcome back to the greatest horror blog ever done in the history of the universe.  I realize that it has been a fairly long time and nothing has been happening here, but that stretch of desert is behind us.  You can expect lots of way cooler shit starting now.

To kick it off I have banged out this video showing one of my favorite possessions.  this is Dark Horse’s hardcover collection of the “best of” Bernie Wrightson’s stuff from the original Warren Publications “Creepy” and “Eerie” horror magazines. If you like it too, then you will want to be clicking the links under the video and getting yourself a copy.

Doing so also helps to support my blog habit, and encourages me to be even more exciting in the future.  (Although I am planning more excitement anyway.)

 

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Dripping with even more vile nastiness!!