Written by H.P. Lovecraft, adapted and illustrated by Kim Holm
Black & White
“Richard Upton Pickman, the greatest artist I have ever known—and the foulest being that ever leaped the bounds of life into the pits of myth and madness” Pickman, painter of grotesque masterpieces too horrible to imagine, disappears without a trace. His last friend among the living recounts their fateful trip to Pickman’s secret studio in Boston’s run-down North End. In his classic tale “Pickman’s Model”, grand master and grandfather of the modern horror-tale H.P. Lovecraft lets his characters delve into the darkest nature of weird art. Though faithful to both Lovecraft's text and spirit, cartoonist Kim Holm’s art argues for a vastly different take on horrific art. In grim brush-strokes and ink-spatters, the art dissolves from cartoony realism into nightmarish expressionism as Pickman leads the unknowing art-lover down into his cellar studio, down into the depths of horror.
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