Consistency, apparently, isn’t one of my great vices. Going back through all the art for LIM to prep it for the translators, I’m seeing just how much the look and feel of the strip has evolved over time. After all, it will be five years ago this October when it all got underway. In some ways, I like the color, and even some of the art, in those early pages better. But then there are the drawings that just make me cringe. I don’t have time to correct much, but there have been a few crooked or off-kilter things I just couldn’t let go.
A website you MUST visit is TENTACLII, a general blog on HPL and relevant things, including over 300 Lovecraftian links, many of which I was totally unfamiliar with. And this particular link will take you to the blog post n Lovecraftian places that really exist. It’s a treat, I guarantee. (And if you want to drop the author a note and suggest the LIM should be listed somewhere among those links, please feel free.)
I’m really going to make an effort to start the Call of Cthulhu video game this week. I started on it some time back, but it wasn’t very engaging right at the first. Still, I need to get deeper into it to make any real judgement. It’s an older game, so the graphics aren’t equal to contemporary games, but I’m more interested in how the story plays out. I’ll be sure to let you know.
I recently got interested in the music of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. The first three albums I bought really appealed to my sense of humor as well as my curiosity and I’ve grown quite fond of them. Then I got his magnum opus, Trout Mask Replica and…….it sounds like car crashes knitted together with blues licks and salted with a dash of surrealist poetry. For my ears, it’s unlistenable. But then I took a closer look at the cover. Could this music be…the music of Erich Zann?