If you were going to release a new, illustrated version of one of the classic horror stories based on one of the classic horror monsters, what day would you say would be the best day to do that?
... No... Halloween!
"... oh... yeah, I suppose that would be better..."
It is, and that's just what Free League Publishing is doing with their new The Call of Cthulhu book.
From the website:
The stars are right. On October 31, François Baranger's massively illustrated edition of H.P. Lovecraft's iconic story The Call of Cthulhu will be released by Free League Publishing, in partnership with Design Studio Press. A true classic of American horror literature, The Call of Cthulhu is tale of the weakness of the human mind when confronted by powers from beyond our world.
H.P. Lovecraft is a giant of horror literature and popular culture. Since the 1920s his short stories and novels has spellbound generations and influenced countless games, comics, novels, records and films. His short story The Call of Cthulhu, written in 1926 and first published in Weird Tales in 1928, is an absolute classic. Now, french artist François Baranger presents the ultimate illustrated version of the story. Baranger's The Call of Cthulhu is a 64-page hardback book in the huge 262X350mm folio format, bringing Lovecraft's horror to life with lavish, full-spread images.