Cthulhu Cthursday! August 28th, 2014

Happy Cthulhu Cthursday Everyone! 

To start the day and this email we wanted to share a funny Cthulhu movie cover we found online.

If you can’t read the synopsis here it is:

When an ancient, slumbering menace awakens and begins to wreak havoc on the Earth, who can save all of humankind? The King of Rock ‘N Roll can! Armed with his trusty chainsaw, Elvis slaughters his way through the ranks of otherworldly horrors to confront the creeping chaos known as Cthulhu!

Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms Kickstarter Campaign 

We are now onto our second week of our Howard Lovecraft and The Three Kingdoms Kickstarter campaign, and have some exciting updates and news to share with everyone. 

We have finally received our plush and t-shirt prototypes and have added them to our Kickstarter description. Please find pictures of some of our really cool perks below. You can find the link to our campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1072781311/howard-lovecraft-and-the-three-kingdoms-hardback-g

If you haven’t had the chance to check our our Kickstarter campaign, we wanted to let everyone know that our perks are incremental. Each pledge level includes the perks listed in the lower levels ex: At the $75.00 level, not only do you receive the T-shirt, you would also get the Cthulhu plush, the hardcover book and a few other Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms items as well from the lower pledge levels.

We have started our second week of crowd funding with 40% of our funding goal reached! We want to say thank you to those of you who have backed us so far, and to those of you who haven’t yet, we need your help!

Please back, if you are able, and share our kickstarter campaign with all of your friends , family and followers. If you are sharing on Twitter, we have been using the hashtag #HowardLovecraftAndTheThreeKingdoms.

Any amount you are able will help our campaign and with perks ranging from a Cthulhu plush, a special edition T-shirt, a coloring book and the Hardcover book itself, you will want to pledge so you don’t miss these awesome items.

You can find the Kickstarter campaign here, where you can read more about our book, perks and see a really cool video by Bruce Brown, the series creator and writer. Also, below please find an interview we did with Bruce, and a review quote we have received from review copies we have sent out.

Arcana chats with Bruce Brown, Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms creator!

Hello Bruce!

A: Where are you from?

B: I am originally from Chicago.

A: Where do you live currently?

B: In a house.

A:What is your favorite local comic shop?

B: That is a tough one because I am lucky enough to live in a town where there are three great comic shops. Each one of them has very cool things about them and they all have been supportive of me and my work. 

A: What can you tell us about your all ages Lovecraft series (Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom, Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness)?

B: It is a very unique series that weaves real life parts of HP Lovecraft’s life along with characters and stories from his written work. Also, just because it is a book for children, doesn’t mean that adults wouldn’t like it! I think Lovecraft fans enjoy it because it is such a unique take on Lovecraft, but in the end, it is accessible to people who have never heard of Lovecraft at all; it’s just a fun ride.

A: How did you come up with Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom (an all ages Lovecraft series)?

B: I wrote a short story for Arcana’s Velvet Rope anthology and it took place when Lovecraft’s father suffered a mental breakdown; which actually happened in real life. I placed a young Howard in that moment when it happened and added a twist. After the story was published,I simply couldn’t let go of the idea of a young Howard and started thinking of a story which to place him in and it just took off from there. 

A: How long have you been a Lovecraft fan?

B: For about seven or eight years now.

A: Do you think H.P. would approve of your Howard books?

B: Absolutely! He was so supportive of other writers and also encouraged them to add to the mythos he created. I think he would be amused to see himself, as a child, side by side with his characters interacting.

A: What is your favorite Lovecraft story?

B: That is a tough one, but I would have to say Shadow over innsmouth. It is just so eerie and tense; I love it!

A: Have you been to any of the Lovecraft monuments (his house, his tombstone, Lovecraft memorial square) in Providence?

B: No, but I really would love to go.

A: What are you currently working on?

B: I am finishing up Herbert West; Astounding Tales in Medical Malpractice. It is another all ages Lovecraft book. This time it is Lovecraft’s ReAnimator. I cannot wait for people to read it!

A: It was just Howard’s Birthday (August 20th) if you could have get him any gift what would you get him?

B: Honestly, I would give him articles and books showing him what an impact he had. He passed on impoverished and I am sure thinking his writing didn’t achieve anything. So, I would give him gifts that showed him how much impact he actually made with his work.

A: Are you going to be doing any appearances or signings in the near future?

B: It’s pretty rare when I do that anymore. I have done two signings and always thought it was strange that someone wanted me to sign something other than a credit card receipt! Ha!

A:How can fans get in touch with you?

B: They can follow or write me on Twitter at @brucebrown33.

They are fantastic new stories that any fan of Lovecraft will want. They are also a great introduction to the works of Lovecraft for school aged children aged 10+. -Geeky Godmother



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