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​“At the Mountains of Madness” by Lovecraft/Baranger Released Today

Antarctica. A place of frozen wastes, desolation, and things best left forgotten. This is the tale of William Dyer, the leader of an ill-fated expedition to that remote continent. Dreadful secrets lie beneath the ice, waiting to be discovered…

Free League Publishing and Design Studio Press today released the illustrated edition of the classic horror story At the Mountains of Madness written by the legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and illustrated by critically acclaimed artist François Baranger. Prepare to descend into madness.

Read about At the Mountains of Madness, Volume I.

H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness is one of the greatest classics of American horror literature. The artist François Baranger has previously interpreted the classic The Call of Cthulhu in an illustrated edition which received international praise. Now the artist is pushing the boundaries even further with his bold vision of At the Mountains of Madness.

The book is the first volume of two and is a hardback book in the huge 262 x 350 mm folio format, bringing Lovecraft's horror to life with lavish, full-spread images.


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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.

About Howard Philips Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is one of the greatest horror writers of his time. Since the 1920s, his stories has spellbound generations and influenced countless games, comics, novels, records, and films. 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 humanity's inadequacy and the horror of the incomprehensible. 

Live Q&A with project lead Nils Karlén, Tuesday at 5pm CET

To coincide with the release of the  narrative art book At the Mountains of Madness – Volume 1, there is a Live Q&A with project lead Nils Karlén from Free League Publishing on Twitch:

About Design Studio Press
Design Studio Press is a Southern California–based publishing house with its fingers on the pulse of concept design. Founded over a decade ago by Scott Robertson, the press has stayed true to its mission to feature and partner directly with artists. With almost 100 titles and approximately 12 new ones released every year, Design Studio Press brings international attention to the field of concept art and educates future generations by publishing art and tutorials by world-renowned entertainment designers.
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Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game portfolio include the official ALIEN The Roleplaying Game (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Nordic horror roleplaying game Vaesen, the pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG Mörk Borg, the alternate '90s Things from the Flood, the alternate '80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the space opera Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017) and the dark fantasy game Symbaroum.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood and The Electric State by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by the praised French artist François Baranger.



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