Cthulhu Coloring Book
Madjoe Press. All artwork copyright 1995, 1997 Marc A. Damicis. 20 pages.
This came into the shop recently. Didn’t see much about it online, so here’s some info.
I’ve enjoyed the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft for quite some time. His works are undoubtedly an ongoing inspiration for me. For years I’ve been trying to capture in my art the feelings I get from reading the bizarre, sinister, and fantastic descriptions, moods, and atmospheres of his stories. I must admit that his monsters fascinate me the most. That’s why I put this book together. This book is a collection of drawings; some of my interpretations of the various life-forms found in Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. I think the idea of a coloring book adds more weirdness to it, maybe some fun as well. Towards the back of this book is some information about the different creatures. When writing this, I tried to remain faithful to Lovecraft, however, some of these entities he only vaguely describes, or just simply mentions (such as Shub-Niggurath and Azathoth). For these I looked to the continuing Cthulhu Mythos fiction of other writers.
–from inside cover