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Full color, 325+ images drawn from ALL of HPL's fiction with notes. sketches and unpublished art. New intro by S. T. Joshi. Cyclopean!
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This is a collection of my Lovecraft inspired art- A full color collection of over 325 images- From ALL the fiction of HPL (arranged in the order in which the stories were written) with notes. sketches and unpublished art. New intro by S. T. Joshi. Cyclopean!

FEATURING ALL THE EARLY DUNSANIAN TALES

Fantasy from HPL's early years
Fantasy from HPL's early years

 STORIES OF VISCERAL HORROR

The earthly horror years
The earthly horror years

 COSMIC VISTAS AND BEYOND

His mature period when he found his true form
His mature period when he found his true form
The Hound music scene
The Hound music scene

In 2014 Ramsey Campbell introduced me to Pete Crowther of PS Publishing and I proposed a DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH book with my illustrations sprinkled throughout- He liked it, we did it and then he suggested we do ALL Lovecraft that way in a series of books under his PulpS imprint. I have collected all the art form those along with many sketches and single pieces that are Lovecraft-centric into Pete Von Sholly’s Lovecraft Illustrated. Here is some background about me and HPL.  

The demise of Wilbur Whateley
The demise of Wilbur Whateley

Context is everything, so in order to say something about me and Lovecraft I need to lay some out: One fateful late 60's afternoon I was sitting in study hall (tenth grade, age 16 or so and supremely bored) looking through the Modern Library omnibus volume entitled "Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural". The final two stories in the book (as if they saved the best for last) were by somebody called H.P. Lovecraft; they were “The Rats in the Walls” and “The Dunwich Horror”. The name Lovecraft was vaguely familiar.There were glancing mentions in Famous Monsters and paperbacks with his name on them in those pages but there were no Lovecraft movies yet so I had no idea what to expect. I read “The Rats in the Walls” first. it was a fairly short story but I experienced a delightful jolt unlike anything that I could get from all that I was familiar with. 

Brown Jenkin from The Dreams in the Witch House
Brown Jenkin from The Dreams in the Witch House

There were horrors aplenty; hordes of ravenous rats, hideous nightmares, ancient underground grottoes leading off into infinite subterranean darkness and pocked with giant pits full of sawed and chewed bones of humans and things not altogther human and finally a man who went mad and tumbled down the evolutionary scale to embrace his ancestral cannibalistic form of nourishment... but, and maybe best of all, many hints of things just beyond the reach of the light- including something called "Nyarlathotep"... Hints which were even more exciting and pleasing than the overt horrors. “The Dunwich Horror” was next and it was all over when I finished that one. I had been introduced to the Necronomicon, Arkham with its Miskatonic Library, Yog-Sothoth and so many key Lovecraftian entities and conceptions which were new to me. And it excited my imagination- and made me want to draw what I was imagining.

The Shadow out of Time
The Shadow out of Time

Which brings us to this book, which I hope you will want to have and enjoy.

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    LOVECRAFT THESE DAYS

    A delightfully humorous approach to Lovecraft's world and monsters. Very limited supply just discovered- out of print! IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PLEDGED and want this book please simply UP your pledge by $25

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    HARDCOVER VOLUME FROM PS HPL LIBRARY

    Harcover book from vol 1-17 of the Lovecraft Library- NO EXTRA POSTAGE IF ADDING TO AN EXISITNG PLEDGE!

    Vol 1 THE DREAM QUEST OF UNIKNOWN KADATH
    Vol 2 THE DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE
    Vol 3 THE DUNWICH HORROR
    Vol 4 THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME
    Vol 5 THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH
    Vol 6 AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADESS
    Vol 7 THE CALL OF CTHULHU
    Vol 8 THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE
    Vol 9 THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS
    Vol 10 THE MOUND
    Vol 11 HAUNTER OF TEHE DARK, THING ON THE DOORSTEP
    Vol 12 THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD
    Vol 13 THE FESTiVAL (and more)
    Vol 14 HERBERT WEST REANIMATOR (and more)
    VOL 15 DAGON (and more)
    VOL 16 THE OTHER GODS (and more)
    VOL 17 THE CURSE OF YIG (and more)

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    PETE VON SHOLLY'S LOVECRAFT ILLUSTRATED

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    HARDOVER BOOK WITH CTHULHU T-SHIRT

    If you order a HARDCOVER Lovecraft Illustrated for $155 you will also get this handsome t-shirt with Von Sholly Cthulhu art!
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    ORIGINAL VON SHOLLY CTHULHU ART

    Orginal illustration of Great Cthulhu by Pete Von Sholly- acrylic and prisma pencil on 11" x 14" canvas board. Available ONLY with a pledge for a book (soft OR hard cover) Please up your pledge amount to add an illustration.

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    Your hardcover book WITH an original sketch done just for you of A MONSTER OR IMAGE of YOUR CHOOSING. Plus the special UGH!s of course.

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