The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath & Other Stories
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The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath & Other Stories

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In search of a lost city and a forgotten memory, Randolph Carter enters the dreamlands, the vast world of wonder and horror where one night can span a million years. From the jungles of Kled to the surface of the moon, Carter's quest takes him ever closer to the secret of the marvellous sunset city…and the terror of Nyarlathotep and Azathoth, the monstrous Other Gods who s...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published 2011 by Mock Man Press
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Once upon a time, Jason Thompson adapted HP Lovecraft's The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath as a comic book... He also illustrated some other HPL stories: The Strange High House in the Mists, Celephais, and The White Ship. I don't know whether the latter was ever published anywhere besides his website, but the former went out of print fairly quickly.

Thompson launched a Kickstarter to print all of these stories in one hardcover edition with updated art. The result is a beautiful, beautiful book tha...more
While I'm a sucker for virtually all things H.P. Lovecraft, The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath was that one story I couldn't see through to the end. Lovecraft's addiction to detail and adjectives worked with so many things, and I couldn't swallow them for a setting of a wistful chaos in Dreamland.

Enter this book, which my graphic novel-loving girlfriend picked up for me. There are no words. Well, there are fewer words than I can usually muster anyway. What's most important to say is that with the...more
Rachel Hartman
I read this as individual issues, back in the day, and am OMG SO EXCITED I'M PEEING MY PANTS!!! to see this collected in hardcover. YES YES YES!

[Homer Simpson drooling sound, unto death...]
Randolph Carter
My Kickstarter project, finally. Signed and with my name forever enshrined as a contributor.

I'm not a big fan of Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories, but the graphic novel is a great vehicle for making those stories come alive in a way that I think words never can. For someone to read the stories and to come away with an effective concrete vision and execute it, as Thompson has, is no mean feat. The artwork is exquisitely detailed and it took me a long time to read this because I wanted to linger ov...more
A fascinating graphic novel which adapts H.P. Lovecraft's hallucinogenic dream fantasies into the art of the unfathomable. There is more than just a hint of paranoid delusion here, tempered by the acknowledgement that in the world of dream there is no dependable reality and that therefore whatever comes next is what makes sense, even if in the world of the non-dreamer it might be over the edge of sanity.

Jason Bradley Thompson's art is admirable and evokes the Lovecraft's dreamscape with style an...more
Orrin Grey
In all the flurry of attention that Lovecraft gets these days, no one ever talks about his Dreamlands stories enough. They're very different from his other stuff, in their way, but they show a window into his imagination in a way that his "straighter" stories couldn't match.

Jason Bradley Thompson's art is perfect for adapting them to sequential form. His style is simultaneously cartoony and Byzantine, with an underground aesthetic that gives the whole thing the feeling of some forgotten treasure...more
I first came across of the work of Jason during the movie The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. I was already familiar with the story and was amazed how his drawings could overcome many lovecraftian problems many other people need to overcome when filming his work. So when the occasion arised about funding this book as a Kickstarter, how could I not oblige?

It is a great book for a great story, and I sincerest would recommend it, especially for those who are already familiar with the work of Lovecra...more
Phil Zimmerman
This book deserves a lot more recognition!

It is a collection of short stories and the long tale "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath".

Thompson has produced a labour of love and it shows. The detailed map on the end boards is almost worth the price of admission. Thompson has made one of my favorite Lovecraft tales come to life in a way I didn't think possible. His ink drawings are amazingly detailed and accurate to the words of the original text.

I thoroughly enjoyed this and can't wait for more Tho...more
Mika Lietzén
Kickstarterina toteutettu paksu kovakantinen kokoelma Jason Thompsonin sovituksia unitarinoista, nimitarina julkaistiin käsittääkseni (pien)lehtinä ja loput netissä. Kerronta rullaa uskollisesti ja piirroksissa on mukavan yksityiskohtaista luovuutta, joka mainiosti kompensoi hiukan jäykkää underground-tussityyliä. Tietty uurastaminen ja käsityöläisyys kyllä välittyy, siinä suhteessa kenties jopa sukua sille tunnetummalle sarjakuvia piirtävälle Thompsonille. Ainoa mistä saattaisin nipottaa on une...more
Philip Athans
Transcendently beautiful, Jason Bradley Thompson's extraordinary graphic renditions of four H.P. Lovecraft classics (The White Ship, Celephais, The Strange High House in the Mist, and the eponymous The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath) is an absolute must-have, must-read, and must-cherish book. The stories are rendered in stunning detail, but eschew realism in favor of a welcoming, dare I say it, DREAMLIKE quality that breathes new life into old stories and showcases the timeless nature of the sour...more
The main story and the final story were both kind of cool, though all are full of Lovecraft's often lacking writing style. As usual, there is a fantastic sense of brooding and unknown terror, and little else to recommend.
Christian Herro
Dreamquest is my favorite Lovecraft story, in part because it ties much of the lore together, but more because of the fantastic places and vistas that are only hinted at in his other works.
Wow .. If you like Lovecraft, and are even remotely into comics, you have got to check this out. Truly a labor of dark love.
The art in this book is just beautiful.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft's major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a...more
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