Now Entering its third Unspeakable Year!
For the last two years, Studio Wondercabinet has created original holiday cards illustrated by yours truly, inspired by the writings of H.P.Lovecraft and his ilk, and funded by Kickstarter. The series started in 2015 as a personal challenge to make a set of Christmas cards whimsically celebrating Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. In 2016 I drew from one of Lovecraft's own inspirations, the King in Yellow story cycle of Robert W. Chambers. This year we're taking a road trip through the Gate of Deeper Slumber -- please join us for Dreamlands Xmas Project 2017!
What we call Lovecraft's Dream Cycle today is a collection of short stories and novellas written between 1918 and 1932, set in a sprawling, complex fantasy world which wise and experienced dreamers visit in dreams. Several of Lovecraft's most familiar stories today are Dream Cycle stories - "The Cats of Ulthar" and "The Outsider" are both Dream stories - but the great work, "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath," was unpublished at the time of the author's death. There are long searches for lost cities! There are monsters! There are cats!
Blog posts and WIP art images for the Dreamlands Xmas project will be posted here as they develop over the next few months. And for the curious, you can visit our 2016 Kickstarter page for The King in Yellow Christmas Cards, or the 2015 Cthulhu Christmas Greeting Cards page, to see posts and images from previous crowdfunding campaigns..
Watch this space...