Friday, February 19, 2010



In 1953 it was 16 years after HPL's death, scientifiction was all the rage, yet still fans remembered Mr. Lovecraft.

BACCHANALIA #1 (April 1953) 8 1/8 x 9 3/4, 32 pages.
Back cover art inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's PICKMAN'S MODEL.
"Random Notes On H.P. Lovecraft" by T.C. Cockcroft (8 pages).
{TC Cockcroft is later identified as TG Cockcroft in fanzine histories, apparently still alive as of 2008}

Chrispy found a few notes on Cockcroft's long career in fantasy and Lovecraftian works.

In 1962, Cockcroft produced: Index to the Weird Fiction Magazines

Cockcroft in 2001 participated in CRYPT OF CTHULHU and in sbsequent issues: #104 - Volume 19, Number 2. "Notes From a Snug Room (Errata for Lovecraft's SELECTED LETTERS)"; In 2002 #106, Notes from a Snug Room by T.G. Cockcroft (on H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, Farnsworth Wright & Edwin Baird); #107, Notes from a Snug Room by Thomas Cockcroft (on the possible influence of H.G. Wells on H.P. Lovecraft).

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