Dark Art: Cthulhu Mythos sorcerer & 1920s detective with a gun whilst tentacles writhe in burning sky.
Part of a series of images from the shadowy fringes of the Internet. Visuals that stir my sense for the eerie and macabre.
I like this image because for me, it taps into the heart of Mythos concepts – and it’s the Mythos exposed. There’s a lot of light in the combined overlapping imagery – the sorcerer doesn’t care if he’s spotted because of the insane power he can wield (or thinks he can wield) and the monster itself, something like Shub-Niggurath, or more likely Shudde M’ell, these things don’t care about being revealed. They don’t consider puny human sentiments. They are drawn to the surface or through the protective boundary of the Quantisphere by deranged lunatics and then all hell breaks loose. The only thing standing between the shocking tragedy and cosmic horror that the Mythos brings to humankind is a lone man with a gun; before this encounter he probably viewed reality like most of the rest of us. But now he’s been tainted by the horrors he’s had to battle with; his character numbed and stunted through confronting the mindless seething chaos that can ooze into our world from Beyond the void.
Enjoy Cthulhu Mythos Fiction?
Take a peek at my collection of novels – available in paperback, Amazon Kindle and iBook formats. God Seed contains an avatar of Nyarlathotep; EDGE contains a new Great Old One; as does Dog Eat Dog – set in the post-apocalyptic world of “Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur”.
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