Lovecraft in Quebec
We are always on the lookout for great new works connected to H.P. Lovecraft. We recently found a graphic novel published in Canada that knocked our socks off. Yes, it's in French and we can't read French, but the quality of the illustrations alone is well worth the price for anyone who likes Lovecraftian art.
H.P. Lovecraft visited Quebec in the early thirties (if you visit Quebec City you'll see immediately why he loved it). Lovecraft adored the city and wrote a long essay on the history of New France and a guide for walkers in the city “with a thousand ramparts“.
From this, Christian Quesnel and Ariane Gélinas painted a Parallel History of Quebec where the codes of Lovecraftian mythology dominate as terrifying masters. We witness the meeting between the Great Old Ones of New France and the Great Old Ones teeming in the writings of the master of cosmic horror. A brilliant amalgamation of the wanderings of the writer in the “city of enigmas walled up behind the closed shutters of dreams” and a “Lovecraft-style” account of the feats of arms of Qartier or Loui Heyber, La cité oblique is intended to be a formidable and highly hallucinatory tribute to the creator of the Cthulhu Mythos, but also a fascinating re-reading of the past.
Paperback, 168pp, in French, 9 in. x 12 in.