The festival proper may be over but we still have a little bit of Lovecraft action going on at Serieteket. Those who have missed out have a few days left to come and see the exhibition Rodrigo on the Raw making an unsettling mark in our display cases. Those who have visited our festival know that Rodrigo has made us look good since our second offering (our first poster was the result of a great collaboration between Andrew Leman and Darrell Tutchton of HPLHS) back in the fall of 2012 and that first amazing portrait of HPL is still the header on our web pages. Now it is time for Rodrigo to weigh in on his Lovecraftian influences and answer these questions:
1. What was your first encounter with H.P. Lovecraft?
2. Which one of his stories do you like the best?
Take it away Rodrigo!
1. My first encounter was through Re-Animator by Stuart Gordon. I saw the film in the late 80s and it made me curious about Lovecraft. I was a bit chocked though when I read the source material and realised how fast and loose the filmmakers had played with it.
2. My favourite is The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. I’ve been toying with the idea of illustrating it for a long time. Too bad I’m so damn lazy.
I for one hope we can inspire the man to get started on that project because I think the results would be nothing short of masterly. Rodrigo in the Raw on display until October 31st.