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The Stars are Right, Back the End of the World - Kickstarter for The Call of Cthulhu by Lovecraft & Baranger Launched

News   •   Feb 15, 2019 10:09 GMT

What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise... 

When Francis Thurston discovers notes left behind by his grand-uncle, he soon discovers evidence of an unspeakable horror. An insight that something beyond reality itself is haunting humanity. Nightmarish visions of a colossal city that rises from the sea and a sleeping god that drives people into madness. In the shadows, those dwell that wish to awaken the one that slumbers in order to spread madness and destruction over the world.

Step by step, Francs realizes that his relative’s research got too close to the truth. Francis becomes obsessed by the search for knowledge, while ancient powers rises from the depth and a darkness descends upon the world. The stars are right. The end is near.

Don't miss the chance to back the end of the world. Today marked the launch of the Kickstarter for THE CALL OF CTHULHU - written by legendary author H.P. Lovecraft and illustrated by the acclaimed artist François Baranger. In France, the illustrated edition was a massive success and the first print run sold out within weeks.

The Call of Cthulhu is one of the greatest classics of American horror literature and François Baranger has brought Lovecraft’ feverish nightmares to life with his bold and visionary art. It is an iconic and harrowing tale of the weakness of the human mind when confronted by powers from beyond our world. 



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About François Baranger

François Baranger is a multi-faceted artist and illustrator. He works primarily as a concept illustrator for films (Harry Potter, The Clash of the Titans, Beauty and the Beast) and computer games (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls). He has illustrated a number of book covers and written the two novels Dominium Mundi and The Domino Effect. Early on, Baranger was fascinated by Lovecrafts cosmic horror that explored the darkest corners of human imagination. After dreaming about an illustrated version of Lovecraft's works for years, Baranger finally decided to create his own vision of the Lovcraftian horror. He chose to interpret the most iconic story of them all, The Call of Cthulhu.
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About Howard Philips Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is one of American literature's most influential authors. Although he achieved limited success during his lifetime, his reputation has grown over the years and he has been praised by among others Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro. Lovecraft's cosmic horror touched on themes such as man's inadequacy and the horror of the incomprehensible and indifferent universe surrounding us.His characteristic prose, heavy on adjectives, grand imagination, and his frantic storytelling technique have formed a school, and his legacy in popular culture is unprecedented. Along with Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft is undoubtedly one of the greatest horror writers of his time.

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