Live From Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: H.P. Lovecraft


Portrait of H.P. Lovecraft by Tony Shasteen Image courtesy of Tony Shasteen
Portrait of H.P. Lovecraft by Tony Shasteen Image courtesy of Tony Shasteen

Writer H.P. Lovecraft created worlds and stories that continue to be influential more than 80 years after his death. His life story is at turns odd, sad, problematic and utterly fascinating.

Many many thanks to Salt Lake Comic Con Fan X for having us. If you'd like to listen to other panels from the show, they have their own podcast to share them.

Our episode art was kindly provided by the incredibly talented Tony Shasteen. You can check out his other fantastic work at theillustrator.com.

Our listener mail from David talked about the Atlanta Temple bombing, which he has a family connection to, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. The playbill he referenced can be found here.

Holly's Research:

  • Biography.com Editors. “H.P. Lovecraft Biography.” Biography.com. August 11, 2016. http://www.biography.com/people/hp-lovecraft-40102
  • De Camp, Lyon Sprague. “Lovecraft: A Biography.” Doubleday & Co. 1975.
  • Joshi, S.T. and David E. Schultz.“An H.P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia.” Greenwood Publishing Group. 2001.
  • Joshi, S. T. “I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft.” Hippocampus Press. 2013.
  • LaFarge, Paul. “THE COMPLICATED FRIENDSHIP OF H. P. LOVECRAFT AND ROBERT BARLOW, ONE OF HIS BIGGEST FANS.” The New Yorker. March 9, 2017. http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-complicated-friendship-of-h-p-lovecraft-and-robert-barlow-one-of-his-biggest-fans
  • Newitz, Annalee. “The Mysterious Love of Sonia Greene for H.P. Lovecraft.” Wired. Feb. 5, 2007. https://www.wired.com/2007/02/the_mysterious_-2-2/

Topics in this Podcast: Mental illness, U.S. history, literary history, cancer, 20th century, show notes, racism