Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I recently found Jason Thompson's beautiful site Mockman.com. Jason is a manga editor who also creates his own comics, many of which are adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft tales. He wrapped up a 16-page adaptation of "The Strange High House in the Mist" last month. The comic is presented in its entirety on the site and is well-worth the time to drink it in. Like his other comics, each panel of "House" is filled to the brim with details that advance the story or heighten the mood in very creative ways. It's been a while since I've read a comic where the art conveyed so much information, yet did so elegantly. I ordered a print copy of Hyberborea from his site, which consists of a comic adaptation of Clark Ashton Smith's "Tale of Satampra Zeiros." In Hyperborea, the mood is much more humorous, even though the final terror is relentless...a neat and whimsical comic. This stuff is a rare treasure -- check it out!