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The Call of Cthulhu Cover by DrFaustusAU The Call of Cthulhu Cover by DrFaustusAU
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft

For beginning readers.

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Revised versions of this and the following works are available starting here: [link]
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:iconturian208:
Turian208 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Brilliant. I'd buy two copies, one for myself and the other for an elementary school of my choosing.
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:iconchickwiththesword:
chickwiththesword Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist
I would love to buy a copy of this if you ever decide to publish it, it's amazing work!
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:icondrfaustusau:
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support!  Hopefully it won't be too long now.
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:icontoshirodragon:
toshirodragon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, that's just freaking FABULOUS!
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:iconrerumfontis:
rerumfontis Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Too brilliant for words!
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:icondrfaustusau:
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrerumfontis:
rerumfontis Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Loving Lovecraft and Dr Seuss how can I not love this!
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:iconlegodreamer:
legodreamer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
What do you mean, I can't favorite more than once?
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:icondrfaustusau:
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support!
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:iconkentbob:
Kentbob Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Mate, I would buy this book in a heartbeat.
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SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
Hi. I run a magazine called Surreal Grotesque and for October we are doing a tribute to Lovecraft issue. I love your art and I was wondering if you would let us use some of your pictures for that issue. All credit would remain with you and I could run a small bio. You can see the magazine here: www.surrealgrotesque.com. We are legit and also have a book on Amazon called: Aliens, Sex and Sociopaths. Unfortunately I can’t pay for art right now, all I can offer is exposure, we do have over 1000 fans on Facebook. Thank you for your time. Let me know what you think or email me at Surrealgrotesque77@hotmail.com.

I am doing a Lovecraft creature specific gallery with creatures like Cthulhu, Dagon, etc.
I would love to run your comic in that issue, or at least the first few pages and then guide people here....
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:rofl:
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JacktheScarecrow34 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
dr. seus style :P
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:iconsvonspam3:
SVonspam3 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
If it were published I buy it. I love it.
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:icondrfaustusau:
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsharazdestler:
SharazDestler Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
PFFFFFFFFFFFFFT!

Funny.
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:iconjc-mcnamee:
JC-MCNAMEE Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love this version of the story
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:icondrowningfire:
Drowningfire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I love this!
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:iconmetalboxes:
Metalboxes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Horton Hears a Cthulhu...and goes horribly insane.
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:iconentwhistle:
entwhistle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is effing amazing. THANK YOU!
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:icondrfaustusau:
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconshrilada:
Shrilada Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I know this was discussed previously, but I don't know the outcome of the discussion. It's all the more relevant as the holiday gift-giving season approaches: has this been published? If so, where can I buy it and for how much? If not, what permissions do I need to publish a single copy for a deserving individual?

Thank you so much!!
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BFDelerum Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
All in all I think it's just fantastic.
Like another commenter above I do have a little tug-of-war going on between the spare phrasing of Dr. Seuss and the verbose (sometimes redundantly) Lovecraft. It may be that an editor could help bridge that, or it might be you just need to sleep on it a bit and come back to some areas later with your own editorial eye. Regardless, you have your finger on something that is sort of profound when you manage to combine the sensibilities of these two poetic masters.
As for content, I was skeptical you'd be able to pull everything together, given the amount of layered framing going on in the original story. I can tell it was something of a challenge, and I am surprised I can say you pulled it off.. I mean, let's be honest, it still will be too confusing for "beginning readers" but this is not actually for kids, it's for Lovecraft fans.
That said, I would give it to my 6 yo daughter if not for that one little disturbing image (which is far too beautiful to remove) of the girl being carried off by the cultists... remembering as I do how clearly & permanently the images from Dr. Seuss books
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:icondrfaustusau:
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconbfdelerum:
BFDelerum Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
burned into my memory from childhood, I can promise that one would leave a mark. As it should, what the hell.
Well my hat is off, I think this is probably one of the most original and polished pieces I have seen in a long time. Good luck with it sir!
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mscibilia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is Classic!
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rainycity1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Love this and am sharing it...
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rainycity1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
(...the link, I mean, of course... )
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archangelveruk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I don't....that's....but....

damn, lost 2d10 Sanity points, but damn that was awesome!
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:icondrfaustusau:
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Sorry about that.

Thanks for enjoying it nevertheless!
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:iconbloodcri:
BloodCri Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Fav'd so hard. I want this.
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:iconengineeredmadness:
EngineeredMadness Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never thought I'd see Theodor Geisel do this. Brilliant!
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This gets an honorable mention in my next Journal!!! :iconepicboogieplz:
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:iconmikedoscher:
MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
cthulhu story bro
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HailLovecraft Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I love it all. Having said that, I have to admit that I love the 'first' versions of these pages even more than I love the second versions of these pages. The first versions have a wider range of colors set in a smaller page with tighter compositions, and end up being wittier and more energetic; the 'revised' and 'improved' versions have fewer colors and more empty space, and so feel more dull and drab; the 'revised' versions seem more empty and ponderous, somehow, while the 'first' versions are tight and bright and right to the point -- fun and full of pep.

Why not drop the 'revised' versions right away and begin adapting 'The Dunwich Horror', right away? Now that is a follow up that I would love to see! What do our other readers think?
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:icondawn-of-cthulhu:
dawn-of-cthulhu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
can't wait to see this published- very nicely done.
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:icone-man276:
E-Man276 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
What in interesting concept! You think Dr. Seuss would actually do something like this if he got the rights to Lovecraft's books?
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:iconluckycooley:
luckycooley Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love this and I love the original H.P Lovecraft book. Nice work!
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:iconcobrabobo:
cobrabobo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
love it.
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:iconlaurelaibailey:
LaurelaiBailey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome i love it :D
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:iconpreatori0us:
Preatori0us Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Why can I only fav this once?!?
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:iconshniktar:
shniktar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Superb. Thank you for creating this!
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:iconedthecoffeeguy:
edthecoffeeguy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
You have achieved a twisted perfection that I can only sit back and admire.
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Whoo hoo!
A book from my childhood!
Still remember some of the texts.

Yog Soggoth opens the gate but he gets angry if you make him wait!
Even though he is the Gate and Key, if you are polite he is so friendly.

Oh the places you will go, I know because Nyarlahotep has said so!

Come to Innsmouth, we will have such fun, maybe we can visit the sunken city there if we can find a Deep One!

Oh the memories,*Runs off screaming*

Insta-fav.
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:iconhashatan:
HaShatan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
I agree with ~Brie987. I've had my fingers crossed for months that this will get published for intl. distribution, would've been the perfect Sol Invictus gift for my daughter...
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:icondavinci41:
DaVinci41 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Bravo! Oh, if only this treat was available during my childhood! A marriage made in Yuggoth! Pitch-perfect in every way!
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:iconevilegg:
EvilEgg Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
This is a work of staggering genius, and I can barely imagine the effort it must have taken to merge the works of these two literary greats. I do believe that infinite congratulations and applause are well in order! Bravo!
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:iconkatana991:
Katana991 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I just came across this recently, are you the original creator?
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:icondrfaustusau:
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
I am indeed.
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:iconkatana991:
Katana991 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
That's pretty cool. If it's possible, I hope it gets published.
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