Rue Morgue recently interviewed Bruce Brown on his book, Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom and the series of books in general. Below is an excerpt from the article, plus a scan of the whole thing! Be sure to pick up a copy of the book when it comes out next Month!
“It’s been a little over a year since the publication of Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, which saw the notorious author portrayed as a six-year-old boy on adventures with his tentacled pet, Spot (a.k.a. Cthulhu). Writer Bruce Brown’s aim was to craft a story that could be loved by hardcore Lovecraft fans while simultaneously introducing a new generation to the writer.
Mission accomplished. Frozen Kingdom proved to be a surprise hit and managed to attract exactly the kind of audience Brown was hoping for.
‘I have heard from countless parents who loved the fact that they initially had a book they could share with their children and introduce t hem to the world of H.P. Lovecraft,’ says Brown. ‘Many went on to say that it is a book they wish they had when they were children.’
… Joining Brown for this outing is co-author Dwight L. MacPherson, the editor of the first book… ‘It was Dwight who introduced me to the writings of Lovecraft through another project I was co-writing with him years ago,’ says Brown. ‘So, it was only natural that I invited him to co-write the second book.’
…Undersea Kingdom is a much darker work than the previous outing. Both Howard and Spot have to face difficult truths regarding each of their heritages and both have potentially tragic decisions to make as a result. Howard must choose between sacrificing his family or the entire universe. To make matters worse, he also has to deal with his body’s bizarre and traumatic transformation into a gill man.”
To read the rest of the feature, just head over to their web site. You can order a hard copy or purchase a digital version of it - http://www.rue-morgue.com/magazine/latest-issue
To pick up a copy, head over to your local comic shop and ask them to order using the information below or click on the “Arcana Project” link provided to order directly from the Arcana Store. Please note that you can see an extended preview of the project on the Arcana Project Link!
HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM (Book 1)
DIAMOND CODE: OCT090688
ARCANA PROJECT LINK: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=200
DESCRIPTION: After visiting his father in Arkham Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft ignores his father’s warning and uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and grave danger. Alone and scared, Howard befriends a hideous creature he names Spot who takes him to the castle of the king where he is captured and sentenced to death.
HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM (Book 2)
DIAMOND CODE: JAN120814
ARCANA PROJECT LINK: http://arcana.com/view_issue.php?id=435
DESCRIPTION: Howard Lovecraft’s family has been imprisoned on a far-flung alien planet, Spot hopelessly captured, and he is slowly becoming a mindless Fishman. Accompanied by his insane father, a pistol-packing constable and his hungry cat, they must face the all-powerful ruler of the Outer Gods, a revengeful old enemy, an army of deadly monsters, and a lethal world called Yuggoth, to save the day. All Howard has to do is surrender his father’s Book. But that would mean certain doom for all of mankind.