Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing A Day No.90: Illustro Obscurum - Revelations of Glaaki

Today I present Michael Bukowski's Illustro Obscurum - The Revelations of Glaaki as something of a continuation from yesterday's subject matter. The original series of Illustro Obscurum volumes sought to illustrate every single monster and entity in Lovecraft's fiction (including, I think, his Commonplace Book). What was remarkable about this enterprise is that it included monsters and entities mentioned in passing, but not described. As I recall, this resulted in over 750 separate illustrations. Since completing that mammoth task, Mr. Bukowski has moved on to other projects, including this first volume of illustrations depicting the various beings (including the Great Old One Gla'aki, shown here) from Ramsey Campbell's Lovecrsftian tales. The Illustro Obscurum volumes tend to be issued in limited runs due to the partially-handcrafted nature of the books. I was fortunate enough to pick this up during NecronomiCon 2015.

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