For those not in the know, comic artist Ben Templesmith launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new book commemorating the 125th birthday of H. P. Lovecraft. Watch the video below and read the description to get the low down.
Here’s what the Kickstarter page has to say about the book:
DAGON is a short story written by H.P. Lovecraft in July 1917 and one of his earliest published works. The story is the testament of a tortured, morphine-addicted man who plans to commit suicide over an incident that occurred early on in World War I when he was a merchant marine officer. It’s an amazingly powerful and visceral story whose concepts and creatures directly connect to Lovecraft’s later and far more famous Cthulhu works.
DAGON will be adapted and drawn by Ben Templesmith, New York Times best selling comic book artist who is Co-Creator of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT with Steve Niles and FELL with Warren Ellis, as well as Creator of WORMWOOD: GENTLEMAN CORPSE, THE SQUIDDER, and WELCOME TO HOXFORD. This story has preoccupied and haunted Ben since he first read it 20 plus years ago, a time before he’d published any of his own work or knew that he ever would.
You can check out all the pledge levels and other cool stuff over at the book’s Kickstarter page. Pledge now and secure your copy of what looks to be an awesome book.