Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The rise of Lovecraft

If you are a fan or have been reading Chrispy's blog, you know that HPL wanted to be a poet and as an side exercise wrote horrific stories. In 1914-15 he came out of the gate and joined the amateur journalism movement. Within ten years he had a following and fans and many good friends.

However, he was still not always a front page "name" in the trade magazines.

Here is an example. In this 1926 issue of Weird Tales, he is not featured on the cover like he would be 10 years later. However, this issue is jam packed with his perrenial competition.

The contributors to this one are:

Cover art by C. Barker Petrie, Jr. and art by Andrew Brosnatch. The Cats of Ulthar story by H.P. Lovecraft reprinted from a fanzine. Other authors this issue include, Pettersen Marzoni, Seabury Quinn, E. Hoffmann Price, Roy Wallace Davis, Frank Walker, Feodor Salogub, Sewell Passlee Wright, William James Price, Walter Detrick, Eli Colter, Edwin Sabin, Charles Bandelaire, and W. Elwyn Backus.

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