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Cthulhu Fhtagn!
For Trevor Henderson's upcoming grim and dreadful H.P. Lovecraft zine “Puffed Shoggoths”, which has incredible line up of artists including Trevor himself, Jimmy Giegerich and Jon Vermilyea. You can find out more about the zine here.
With Halloween on it’s way, I figure I’ll tie this little story into the piece: this illustration is based on an intense fear I experienced on the one and only cruise I’ll ever take in my life. I was on the deck one night, in the middle of the Atlantic; it was cloudy and a new moon so no light whatsoever came from the sky. I remember looking out past the railings and seeing the lights from the boat just end only a few feet out at the most charcoal-deep blackness I’ve ever seen. It was such a profoundly dark and completely unbroken void that it just seemed to swallow everything. As if the ship had sailed into a black hole, there was just nothing in every direction. I remember finding my back to the wall of the ship before I even knew I’d moved and just filling up with the most instinctual fear and dread. There could have been a colossal eye staring at me in the dark and I wouldn’t have been any more disturbed than I was in that moment. 
"When you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you," apparently…according to some guy… 
So in true Lovecraftian style, I let the dread take over and this is the result! Stay tuned to Trevor’s tumblr for news on the “Puffed Shoggoths” zine.

Cthulhu Fhtagn!

For Trevor Henderson's upcoming grim and dreadful H.P. Lovecraft zine “Puffed Shoggoths”, which has incredible line up of artists including Trevor himself, Jimmy Giegerich and Jon Vermilyea. You can find out more about the zine here.

With Halloween on it’s way, I figure I’ll tie this little story into the piece: this illustration is based on an intense fear I experienced on the one and only cruise I’ll ever take in my life. I was on the deck one night, in the middle of the Atlantic; it was cloudy and a new moon so no light whatsoever came from the sky. I remember looking out past the railings and seeing the lights from the boat just end only a few feet out at the most charcoal-deep blackness I’ve ever seen. It was such a profoundly dark and completely unbroken void that it just seemed to swallow everything. As if the ship had sailed into a black hole, there was just nothing in every direction. I remember finding my back to the wall of the ship before I even knew I’d moved and just filling up with the most instinctual fear and dread. There could have been a colossal eye staring at me in the dark and I wouldn’t have been any more disturbed than I was in that moment. 

"When you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you," apparently…according to some guy… 

So in true Lovecraftian style, I let the dread take over and this is the result! Stay tuned to Trevor’s tumblr for news on the “Puffed Shoggoths” zine.