Via Neko_Bijin: Currently on Kickstarter there is an excellent campaign raising funds for a retro toy line based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft mixed with the toys of the 1970’s and ’80’s! The Legends of Cthulhu, retro action figure toy line is produced by independent makers WARPO and this first run will include four figures;Spawn of Cthulhu, The Deep One, Cultist, and The Professor. Figures from the kickstarter campaign will come in their own, unique, blister package with the front and back featuring hand painted art work of Ken Kelly. They also have an excellent list of rewards, which (depending on donation) can include the figures, t-shirts (which kind of look like the old “iron on” shirts of the 70’s and 80’s), coloring books, and much more! I’ve posted the kickstarter video along with some of the images from the campaign below. So far they’ve reached about 2/3 of their funding, but there is still plenty of time to donate and help make this happen!
Okay, I didn’t come up with the term “Geek O’Lantern.” I actually got the term from Geeks are Sexy, which is also were I found these wickedly awesome comic and sci-fi themed Jack O’Lanterns! According to the article;
The Most Amazing Geek-o’-Lanterns You’ll See All Week
Halloween kicks off the best part of the year (at least in my opinion), but I’ve gotta tell you guys: jack-o’-lanterns really don’t do it for me. I was never a fan of scooping out pumpkin guts, and carving the same old triangle-eyed face got old sometime in the 90s. That’s why I was so stoked to find these incredible, geeky jack-o’-lanterns, featuring every awesome thing from Alien to the X Files, including our favorite malevolent hibernating overlord, Cthulhu.
These pumpkins are all part of the amazing Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence, Rhode Island. The event is hosted every year with a different theme. These are from the “All the World’s a Stage” show, happening now at Roger Williams Park Zoo from through November 3. The Spectacular features more than 5000 pumpkins carved with scenes from well-known movies, Broadway hits and television series, and as you can see here, comic books. Additionally, there’s a section just for pup-o-lanterns, which showcases incredible pumpkins carved with an “amazing variety of dog species,” and a kids-only section with classic Halloween jack-o-lanterns. Proceeds support the Roger Williams Park Zoo education and conservation efforts, and assist with zoo maintenance and improvement funding.
What an awesome way to ramp up for Halloween! Check out the artwork below and happy Halloween!
It’s almost 2am and I’m still not tired… might as well finish this post. Up until tonight it had been a couple weeks since I last had an energy drink (so I ended up drinking two). Anyhow, I just finished uploading some Atomic Moo work onto DeviantArt.com. I’m hoping that having an account on there specifically for AM will motivate me to start doing more projects for the site, and maybe draw in a few visitors. Above, Sir Noel did a neat piece of Atomic Moo art that you can see on his DA gallery. I’m kind of liking his vision of Eskimo Hooker (that was a gag from—I think—this upcoming Moocast… which Trog assures me will be finished tomorrow).
So, on to the post… Check out this youtube video by an East coast (New York I think) improv group, The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), of Hawkeye: The Forgotten Avenger. I’m pretty stoked to see the Avengers, but I have to admit it doesn’t make sense to put an archer in with a Norse God, a super soldier and a Hulk (I don’t care how good you are, you’re not ever going to be on the same level).
I guess it’s not the size of the bow, it’s how you use it…. More stuff below.
Ola El Moochadores! Here’s just a real quick post to tell you about something really cool I heard earlier today. Through out my work day I listen to a lot of podcasts and by far one of my favorites is the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast by Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer. Most every week they produce an amazing podcast dedicated to the written works of H.P. Lovecraft. This week the HP Podcraft just released a feature length reading of The Call of Cthulhu. This is an excellent reading of my second most favorite Lovecraft story (1st being Herbert West Reanimator) ever! If you’re interested in hearing the reading then just click the link or look them up on iTunes.
Also, if you want more Lovecraft goodness in your life, several months ago our own Chudd designed an H.P. Lovecraft paper mask that you can print out yourself and wear around the house, at work, a local protest… Wherever! It’s very cool and I hope you give it a look.
Check out this neat Italian fan animation of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic story, At The Mountains of Madness. I came across this earlier on my reader (via ToplessRobot.com), and unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to watch it all the way through… ’cause it’s 30 minutes long and I’ve got stuffs to do this morning. I have watched half of it though, and plan to watch the rest later. It is crudely drawn, but still pretty impressive with what they, Cthulhu Films, put together (I’ve gotta wonder if they drew up the six foot tall blind albino penguins…). Also equally impressive is their website; they have more stuff to watch (and even some games it looks like) for you to see there. I just browsed it long enough to watch an animated short called “A Lovecraft Dream” which was… interesting(?)… not sure what’s the right word for it. Check it out and see for yourself.
It’s frustrating that Legoland isn’t that far from where I live (it’s only about 7 miles from my place), and now they’re doing their Star Wars displays. Well currently I’m broke, and can’t justify spending the money for a ticket just to go see what they’ve put together. Also, being a 34-year old single guy with no kids, I think I would feel kind of weird wandering around the park by myself just to see some nifty Star Wars Lego sculptures. So, as much as I would like to go see what they’ve put together, it probably won’t happen anytime soon. Not unless I can find some kids to rent… which I believe is now illegal in this state. I don’t know. I’m not a lawyer.
So, since I’m unable to do that, I have noticed on the web lately there are a few great looking geeky Lego projects that fans have put together. So I thought I’d take a minute to post about them here.
I was thinking why do something based on Lovecraft when you could be Lovecraft… right? Yup, just slap this on and write your own stories of unspeakable horrors. It’s free to download, and there are two sizes available: an 11″ x 17″ and a 8.5″ x 11″. Click here, or click on the image above to go to the page to download them. It works out a lot better if you print these on a thicker stock of paper (like card stock).
Looks like there’s an online petition to get H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness made into a movie. I’m currently reading the story, and working on a Lovecraft inspired project, so this caught my interest when I read it on BleedingCool.com. I’ve tried reading At the Mountains of Madness a couple times before, but never finished it. It would always make me fall asleep. I’m not saying it’s a bad story. It’s not. I just can’t seem to stay awake while reading it. For the past week I’ve been having problems getting, and staying, asleep, so Sunday I picked up a set of set of Lovecraft’s stories to read at night. I’m just at the part where they discover Lake’s camp has been destroyed. It really is a decent story (I think it’s the pacing or some thing about it that keeps knocking me out… I dunno…), and I would really like to see it made into a movie. Especially if Guillermo Del Toro is at the helm. I think he would do a great job bringing it to life. Anyhow, here’s what the petition says:
Good morning Geeks. Check out this trailer for The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu. Honestly, it looks pretty cheesy, but I’m a bit of a Cthulhu Geek (one-eighths on my mother’s side), so I’ll probably end up watching this. It looks like the DVD is going to be released on the 15th… so I guess we don’t have that long to wait… I’m not sure what to do with my self in the meantime. Thanks to GeekTyrant.com for sharing this. Take a look and let us know what to think.
Hey geeks! I just came across this on Cthulhu neck-tie tutorial (“A R’lyeh Standard”) on BoingBoing.net (and it looks like they found it on Collegehumor.com), so thanks to both of them for sharing this with the rest of us. It looks like it was part of a bigger post titled “5 New Ways to Tie a Tie”, by Caldwell Tanner. I would love to see someone actually try this. I would try it myself, except I’m so broke I only have one tie… left to me by father 15 years ago. Someday I hope to have a son so I can pass it down to him, and then see it go to his boy, and so on. Everything else I have will either be buried with me, or sold in my final days… I’ll spend the money on as many hookers and cigars as a dying man could want… Anyhow, If anyone out there is willing to try this out, send us a pic and we’ll post it on our blog.
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