Every now and then we find a product that's so fantastically great we must have it for our store. For some time we've been following online the progress of this illustrated version of The Call of Cthulhu by the French illustrator François Baranger. His illustrated book is finally done and is, quite simply, spectacular.
The text of Lovecraft's story here is in French, but this beautifully bound large format edition features 26 gorgeous paintings from the story. In modern times the image of Cthulhu has been made prosaic through appearances on slippers and cartoons. But here, Baranger's illustrations feed directly from Lovecraft's prose with the effect of making Cthulhu scary again. The scale and intensity in the illustrations are breathtaking.
The book is a large format hardback, 14 x 10.5 inches. The print quality is superlative. Really, if you're into Lovecraftian art, you'll want a copy of this. We believe we are currently the only reseller of this book outside of Europe.