Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Meet "the Lonleys" ... !

I call them the "Lonleys", and I'm sure you can see why. They radiate sinister and cruel human emotion, evoking sympathy only to belittle. Just like REAL people! The uncredited art is beautiful and maintains an impressive sort of grossness. I hope you like them too. Please pass along ANY information you may have as well. Click 'em for big scans. Also sorry about the spotty scanning, I'm learning photoshop on my own and these prints are too large to scan all at once.

The final image is my favorite, and notice the lyrics were used by the Vivian Girls in their tune "Such A Joke"!

Monday, December 1, 2008

the Weird Art of Lee Brown Coye - Part 3

A few of my friends have asked me to post more Lee Brown Coye art. At first I feared for not having enough top shelf material, but digging through my paper goods at home has proven to be quite fruitful; and I have two full posts of Mr. Coye's art that I have yet to deliver: his best art for Whispers and his astounding cover art for Arkham House. Below is the Lee Brown Coye art for the entire "Sleep No More" book, edited by Arkham House's own Mr. August Derleth (he did a few like this for other publishers, sometimes with Coye art as well). Coye did art specifically for each story and the results are superb. Each story is listed with author after its respective illustration. Enjoy!

Now this is the kind of page I like to see when I open a book!

From August Derleth's forward.

M.R. James' "Count Magnus"

Henry S. Whitehead's "Cassius"

Algernon Blackwood's "The Occupant of the Room"

Clark Ashton Smith's "the Return of the Sorcerer"

Thomas Burke's "Johnson Looked Back"

Howard Wandrei's "the Hand of the O'Mecca"

H.R. Wakefield's "He Cometh and He Passeth By"

John Collier's "Thus I Refute Beelzy"

Robert Bloch's "the Mannikin"

Wilfred Blanch Talman's "Two Black Bottles"
M.P. Shiel's "the House of Sounds"

Carl Jacobi's "the Cane"

Hazel Heald's "the Horror in the Burying Ground"

Maurice Level's "the Kennel"

Both from Robert W. Chambers' "the Yellow Sign"

Robert E. Howard's "the Black Stone"

Alfred Noyes' "Midnight Express"

Stephen Grendon's "A Gentleman from Prague"

Frank Belknap Long's " the Black Druid"

Both from H.P. Lovecraft's "Rats in the Walls"