While checking in our coats, I noticed a familiar face on the wall: Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
I’m fond of saying that Lovecraft is the most influential writer whom few people know. I see his influence in the most expected and unexpected places. An exhibit showcasing the work of Mike Mignola, the creator of Hellboy, was the natural environment for Lovecraft and weird fiction.
Mignola’s relationship with weird fiction extends deep into the Lovecraft circle.
Lovecraft and his contemporaries captured my imagination during my teenage years, and I’m often returning to their stories. Nonetheless, I’m always surprised when I find their legacies in art, film, music, and elsewhere. I wonder where I might next encounter them.
The Mike Mignola exhibit runs through April 28, 2018.