Some Notes on a Nonentity: The Life of H. P. Lovecraft
By Sam Gafford, illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt
This book, a beautifully illustrated hardcover launched at NecronomiCon Providence 2017, covers H. P. Lovecraft's entire life from birth to his untimely and painful death in 1937. Since his death, H. P. Lovecraft and his works have become an overwhelming part of popular culture. His creation, Cthulhu, appears in films, cartoons, video games, music, and virtually all other parts of popular media. However, although many may know Lovecraft's creations, few people know the details of his extraordinary life. Some Notes on a Nonentity: The Life of H. P. Lovecraft is a graphic novel biography of this enigmatic and legendary writer.
Based on years of research into the primary sources regarding Lovecraft's life, this 120+ page graphic novel spans Lovecraft's youth to his later years. Episodes covered include his odd relationship with an overpowering mother; his brief sojourn in New York City and disastrous marriage; the creation of his most amazing tales; and his physically painful decline to an eventual death while considering himself a complete and utter failure.
Author Sam Gafford (1962-2019) was a scholar of weird fiction who wrote about Lovecraft for several critical magazines and was a founding organizer of the NecronomiCon convention in Providence, Rhode Island. He was also one of the world's leading scholars on the life and work of William Hope Hodgson.
Jason C. Eckhardt is an award-winning artist who has received great acclaim for his covers for such publishers as Necronomicon Press, Hippocampus Press, and others. Recently, his work was featured in the highly reviewed Annotated H. P. Lovecraft by Leslie Klinger. Together, these two respected creators have developed what will be considered THE graphic novel biography of the man who has been hailed as second only to Poe as America's most important writer of weird literature.