Vote For Lovecraft or a Shoggoth Will Die!

I would like to take a few moments out of a busy writing day to ask you–yes, YOU— for a very special favor.

Last year, my good friend and co-writer Bruce Brown and I teamed with artist Renzo Podesta to create a very special graphic novel titled Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom.

Cover Art by Thomas Boatwright

I say this is a “very special graphic novel” because it was my sons’ first venture into the weird world of Lovecraft. And, over the course of the year, I have learned that it was also the first taste of Lovecraft for many, many little Shoggoths and Deep Ones around the world.

When Bruce and I set out to create a book that would introduce young readers to Lovecraft’s work, I must admit that I was a bit intimidated. As a lifelong (almost) fan, I felt that we were treading on (un)holy ground. What resulted, however, was a true effort of love that Bruce and I can say that we are extremely proud of.

(And wait till you read the sequel!)

The graphic novel has received quite a bit of critical praise, but the feedback we’ve received from readers and educators has been the most rewarding.

Yes, unlike some of those other guys, we CARE VERY MUCH about hearing from our wonderful readers and will always take the time to respond to YOU because, unlike the other guys (you know who I’m talking about), we made this graphic novel out of our love for the medium and for Lovecraft and his work. This isn’t “just another paying gig” for us. Our only reward is a few kind words–and perhaps a recommendation–from our readership.

So… to cut to the chase, I am asking you to NOMINATE Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom for an Eagle Award, and consider voting for Bruce in the best writer category, Renzo for best artist, and yours truly as best editor. Bruce and I would truly appreciate your votes, and you could proudly proclaim “I SUPPORT INDIE COMICS!” and “I LOVE HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND DON’T WANT A SHOGGOTH TO DIE!”

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12 thoughts on “Vote For Lovecraft or a Shoggoth Will Die!

  1. Thank you, my friend! Your support is GREATLY appreciated! And I agree: Renzo’s artwork is simply amazing. He created an eerie, wonderful world for our beloved Howard.

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  3. Thank you, my friend. I sincerely appreciate your support. 🙂

  4. Thank you for your vote, my new friend! We could use all the help we can get. 🙂

  5. Dwight,
    I wanted to thank you for taking the time to write and post this on your blog. You have truly captured the reasons that this book was so lovingly created. I will share this with as many people as I can.
    I also want to personally thank everyone who has voted for this very unique book and for the people who worked on its creation.
    Your support is truly appreciated.

    Bruce

  6. Hey, Bruce! My pleasure, brother. It’s been a wonderful adventure with you, Renzo, Howard and Spot–and the best part: there’s much more to come. Cheers!

  7. Hey, Renzo! Thanks for stopping by, my friend. It’s my pleasure; your work is amazing. Can’t wait to see some art for the sequel! 🙂

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