Tentacles
March 20th, 2009

Tentacles

^ 40 Comments...

  1. Kestrel

    Sweet Fancy Moses!!!

    Runrunrunrunrunrunrun!!!!

  2. >WBM

    Woah! Wow!

  3. Docsmith626

    Yow! WTF? Which of the old ones is that?

  4. Carolate

    OMG! WTF! That’s more than I… 1d100 Sanity lost for sure. Ok, ok. I want more…

  5. Edgewalker

    Now THAT is a payoff! Brilliant as always!

  6. Nathan J. Fealko

    Sweet update!

    This is why I keep coming back for more…

  7. Planar

    Let me hear those sanity dices rolling now:)

  8. Dan

    Now there’s something you don’t see everyday…

  9. Sam Gafford

    Woah. Didn’t expect that!
    Although I did kinda expect to see a *Choke* after the “Good lord!” in the EC tradition! lol

  10. KLCthe BookWorm

    Yeah, I think she needs a bigger gun.

  11. Ian

    Well, at least he didn’t get his butt kicked by a short, elderly gentleman as I predicted on Wednesday.

    Yes, that would have been bad.

  12. Xarin

    whoa…didn’t see that one coming. I’ve been reading the comic for a while now but I have too say this is getting most interesting indeed

  13. lovecraf

    Sam, believe me, I thought about it :-D

  14. Ali

    This IS a dream right?

  15. lovecraf

    Ali, I’m afraid…..not.

  16. Al Bruno III

    I have said it before let me say it again. You. Are. AWESOME.

  17. JasonF

    Nice splash page! Great work on the colors and lighting.

    No more “thinking” there’s something weird goin’ on for those two. They’re deep in it now!

  18. Xenon

    What the crap! Shoot it!

  19. Dauric

    The purple lighting effect is great. I think this is my favorite page so far.

    *quietly sings “Purple Haze” while rocking back and forth in the corner…..*

  20. Ron Fortier

    Now that last page is some scary s**t!!

  21. Chris

    Oooh.. shoggoth!!

  22. Ali S.

    Well, that was unexpected! :D

  23. Dennis Mahon

    Well, that’ll put a crimp in your Friday night, won’t it?

  24. Preatori0us

    I think it’s a Shoggoth too Chris! Quick, get grandma’s frying pan!!

  25. HPL4MEC

    I was just getting the uncomfortable feeling of how out numbered they might be in/out of the hall and now this!
    super wow!

  26. Bengo

    Maybe I’ve been influenced by art I’ve seen since, but I’d have to say this image is closer to those I had as a boy. Really grabs ya! Nice job.

    Best,
    Bengo

  27. rtavi

    Just found this today. Excellent I spent a day wandering around Providence last summer and a couple of days walking in Boston and this is the way it SHOULD look!

  28. Slithinzar

    What with the humanoid half-head on top of a tentacled body hidden under street clothes, I think we got a Dunwich Horror hybrid on our hands. Yaddith only knows that his master is.

  29. Kestrel

    Well, this has certainly become the most commented upon page so far. And with good reason! I’m just curious; are there any readers of this fine comic who have not ready any Lovecraft or Cthulhu Mythos stories before? If there are, I’d be interested in hearing your opinions on the story.

    P.S. vote, vote, vote!

  30. ScardyG

    This would be the time to wet your pants and run while screaming like a baby.

  31. chris

    oohhhh boy …. I failed my SAN check big time on that one! Off to gibber in the corner now!! :)

  32. david

    Kestrel: I’m a big fan that haven’t read any Lovecraft before. Basically I know that Lovecraft was a horror story writer and that Cthulhu is some evil god/monster :-)

    I think it only adds to the mystique for me, not knowing the world this is set in.

  33. wolfofsilver

    Holy crap on a cracker! Where’s my Sanity dice?!? *Foaming at the mouth while doing scary things to my own face aaaaand…now*

    Simply amazing comic. I’ve read as many H.P. Lovecraft books as I can get my hands on, and this is a beautifully done comic. Very Lovecraftian in it’s own right. ^_^ Ia Ia Cthluhlu ftagn!

  34. Cole

    Ok… who invited the Shoggoth?

  35. lovecraf

    Not sure why everyone thinks ol’ Heeg is a shoggoth. From ‘At the Mountains of Madness’: “It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train – a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriafds of temporary eyes forming and unforming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter. ” I for one am sure that despite his appearance, Heeg would never, ever harm a penguin.

  36. carthago

    I think it’s because there was a Mythos story that’s fairly widely read called “Fat Face”, which involved shoggoths who could juuust barely fit into human suits and walk around among us. To see a shoggoth disrobe was impressive, to say the least.

  37. Kestrel

    David: My first encounter with the Cthulhu Mythos was through the role-playing game put out by Chaosium that some friends owned. It was actually a lot of fun to have our own little adventures with horrible things and then later read about them in the books. In many ways, I wish that I could be experiencing Lovecraft for the first time through this comic. It is such a vibrant and exciting medium. And, despite knowing some of the ideas behind the world, there is still plenty here to keep me on the edge of my seat!

  38. Bruce

    Completely off-the-planet madness! Things were clicking along a deep and subtle story line and then- bammo! Loving every panel of it.

  39. clint

    I don’t think Heeg was a Shoggoth. Maybe a least son of some outer god?

  40. Cap'n Q

    I was thinking one of the Thousand Young, myself, but I’d never read “Fat Face”. I have seen the “Albert Shiny” card from the Mythos CCG, though.