Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Carnacki: The Parliament of Owls


An illustration I did for the story 'Carnacki: The Parliament of Owls' by the wonderfully engrossing author, William Meikle. This story appeared in issue #18 of the Lovecraft eZine. William also has an excellent collection of Carnacki tales called 'Carnacki: Heaven and Hell' from Dark Regions Press. Meikle really captures the tone and style of Hodgson's creation in the finest of fashions, puting our dear Carnacki in more perilous situations of daring and wondrous, with style and verve. 
For those not in the know, Thomas Carnacki is a supernatural sleuth created by fantastic fantasist, William Hope Hodgson. Most of his Carnacki tales deal with the supernatural though not all, yet those tales are just as interesting and well fashioned. Highly recommended reading for those interested in detective stories and Gothic supernatural flights of fancy.
For more regarding the life and writings of William Hope Hodgson I highly suggest checking out the very thoroughly researched, well written and informative blog run by Sam Gafford called William Hope Hodgson.

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