Many artists have been inspired to create their own interpretations of Lovecraft’s
- Featured Artists on
The Temple of Dagon
- The Gallery of
- A Lovecraft
Retrospective: Artists Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft (Centipede Press) is a massive
400-page tome that reproduces an astounding variety of Lovecraftian art.
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- Nightscapes frequently included art galleries, including
issue 14, and
- Tentacles and Cosmic SF: The Art of Lovecraft at
- Paul Carrick
- Much of Paul’s work has appeared in such places as Chaosium’s “Call of
Cthulhu,” Mind Venture’s “Don’t Look Back: Terror is Never Far
Behind,” and Pagan Publishing’s The Unspeakable Oath.
- Dave Carson
- Dave has illustrated a number of Lovecraftian publications and has even ventured into the
medium of sculpture.
- John Coulthart
- John’s otherworldly adaptations of Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”,
“The Dunwich Horror”, and “The Haunter of the Dark” are visually
- Lee Brown
- Lee illustrated numerous Arkham House editions of Lovecraft’s work.
- H.R. Giger
- This Academy Award-winning artist claims to be influenced by Lovecraft, and yet his number of
explicitly Lovecraftian pieces of art are very few.
- Stephen Hickman
- Stephen is probably best known in the field of Lovecraftian art for his cover art for the
Robert E. Howard collection, Cthulhu, the Mythos, and Kindred Horrors. He has gone
on to translate this illustration into a statue.
- Allen Koszowski
- Allen’s work consists primarily of black-and-white pen and ink drawings although his
works do include “a touch of color.” One of his online galleries consists entirely
- Francois Launet
- Francois’ acrylics have a Gigeresque look to them and their lack of definition in the
subjects make them all the eerier. Check out Francois’ extensive page of Lovecraft artwork.
- Bryan Moore
- Bryan is probably best known for his bust and statue of H.P. Lovecraft, as well as for his idol
of Cthulhu which appeared in the film, “The Call of Cthulhu”.
- Rowena Morrill
- Rowena created some fantastic cover illustrations for the paperback editions of The Dunwich Horror and The Colour Out of Space.
- Tom Sullivan
- Numerous Chaosium publications were illustrated by Tom. He’s also well-known for his
work on Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” series of films.
- Pete Von Sholly
- Pete is “an artist/writer/producer/director with an emphasis on the fantastic side of the
arts.” He’s created some terrific artwork for his Lovecraft-themed
Classics Not Illustrated and
- Michael Whelan
- Michael created two (mostly black-and-white) covers for Del Rey’s paperback editions of
Lovecraft, which were then chopped up for seven separate books. The two panels are called Lovecraft’s Nightmare A and Lovecraft’s Nightmare B.