The Providence Compendium Has Arrived

The new paperback Providence Compendium is in stores – and available for purchase online via Avatar Press’ Comic Cavalcade store.

There a few fun minor new features to point out that didn’t appear in earlier three-volume collections.

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Gosh Comics Offers Limited Burrows Providence Compendium Bookplate Edition

Jacen Burrows artwork for Gosh Comics Providence Compendium bookplate

Order now while supplies last: Gosh Comics is offering an exclusive bookplate edition of the Providence Compendium – limited to just 300 copies. The bookplate is designed by Jacen Burrows and signed by Alan Moore. The Gosh website lists a expected availability date of July 28, 2021.

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Digital Nightmares of Providence Released

Nightmares of Providence issue 1 is now out digitally. Cover art by Gabriel Andrade.

Backers of the Avatar Press Providence Compendium Kickstarter are receiving their digital fulfillment of the Nightmares of Providence comic. NOP1 is a 66-page black and white publication with Providence/Lovecraft inspired images by Gabriel Andrade, Renato Camilo, Daniel Gete, Ivan Rodriguez, and Christian Zanier. The majority of NOP1 images are by Daniel Gete.

According to Avatar’s inhouse Comic Cavalcade store (where NOP1 is available for purchase), paper copies are due out July 10.

The Nightmares #1 credits page announces an additional series of Daniel Gete “pentaptych” variant covers (apparently five interlocking images), which have not been made public yet. See the Facts Providence page for annotations of the extensive NOP variant covers.

Facts Providence will doing annotations of the Nightmares of Providence images soon. Find them at the NOP1 page.

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Digital-Only Nightmares of Providence Bonus Terrors Kickstarter Is Out

Nightmares of Providence digital-only Bonus Terrors cover – art by Daniel Gete

As part of the Avatar Press Providence Compendium Kickstarter, some backers received the Nightmares of Providence “Bonus Terrors” digital-only add-on.

The 18-page black and white Terrors features artwork by Jacen Burrows, Sebastian Fiumara, Daniel Gete, Matt Martin, Juan Jose Ryp, Ivan Rodriguez, and Dheeraj Verma. It contains little directly connected to Moore and Burrows – mostly consisting of HP Lovecraft-inspired monsters (many extensively tentacled), mostly in full-page format.

Facts Providence will do annotations for Bonus Terrors, though there does not appear to be all that specific references. Check the Annotations Index and/or the Nightmares of Providence page for Bonus Terrors annotations – coming soon. Continue reading

Jacen Burrows Original Drawings For Sale

Image from Jacen Burrows via Twitter

Providence artist Jacen Burrows tweeted that, for a limited time, he is available for commisions and sketches. He is also selling some artwork related to Providence – including character studies included in Dreadful Beauty. Fans interested in Burrows’ art should email the artist at neonomicon (at) Continue reading

Avatar Press Announces New Providence Compendium Edition

New full Providence collection is on sale for $59.99 – cover art by Jacen Burrows and Michael DiPascale

Today, Avatar Press announced that the wait is nearly over; Providence will soon be available in a new single volume “Compendium” edition. The $59.99 480-page hardback is available to order today, and is expected to be printed in early 2021. There is a $29.99 paperback planned, but not yet for sale. There is also a new tie-in 48-page Nightmares of Providence Lovecraft art comic, available with at least nine different covers. There are also some new Neonomicon covers and a “gold seal Stella Sapiente bundle” of sealed issues of Neonomicon and Providence.

Avatar’s inhouse Comics Cavalcade store is selling the new hardcover, as well as several collector sets of these right now through October 24 – in advance of a planned Kickstarter campaign coming soon thereafter.

It appears that a lot of the new Providence editions covers feature artwork from already published covers. The hardback features the Jacen Burrows and Michael DiPascale art from issue 9’s Weird Pulp variant cover. The paperback features the regular cover for issue #1. The Facts Providence team will be posting/annotating new collection artwork at the Collected Editions page. Coming soon, there will be a new page for annotating Nightmares.

Find all the annotations and more at the index page.

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Zoom In Tomorrow to Hear Joe and Alexx Talk Moore, Lovecraft, and Providence

Alexx Kay and Joe Linton will talk Providence tomorrow on Zoom

Two thirds of the Facts Providence team – Alexx Kay and Joe Linton – will be talking about Providence this Saturday August 22 on Zoom. The free event Celebremos Juntos el Cumpleanos 130 de H.P. Lovecraft and is hosted by Latin American Lovecraft enthusiast group En la Noche de los Tiempos (The Shadow Out of Time.)  Continue reading

New 10th Anniversary Neonomicon Hardcover, Plus One More Moore Lovecraft Comic Anticipated Soon

Cover of 10th Anniversary Neonomicon (same art as Neonomicon #1 New York Comic Con variant cover) – via Previews World

Avatar Press recently announced a new edition of Neonomicon is due in stores on January 29, 2020. The hardcover $29.99 Neonomicon 10th Anniversary Edition is signed by artist Jacen Burrows and limited to just 500 copies. Read the full description at Previews World.

In another new Previews World listing (for Alan Moore’s Cinema Purgatorio box set), Avatar mentions “a new series on the horizon.” Though it is not entirely clear what this refers to, some Moore fans are speculating that it is Moore’s as-yet-unnamed Lovecraft project.

In a 2016 interview with Pádraig Ó Méalóid (see page 336 of Mud and Starlight ), Moore outlines the comics writing he plans to complete before retiring. He mentions that he has “around forty-eight pages for me to complete on another Avatar project, Lovecraft related.”Assuming that 48 pages is the whole project, it would likely equate to two 24-page issues.

In July 2019, Bleeding Cool mentioned that Moore “had written some other stories prior to this [Moore’s retirement from comics] that will be published in the near future.” Bleeding Cool is published by Avatar Press.

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Raulo Caceres on Providence, Including Unpublished Cover Art

Though Jacen Burrows is far and away the primary artist who created nearly all the visuals associated with Providence, a few others made worthwhile contributions. Colorist Juan Manuel Rodríguez played a huge role in making Burrows art come to life. Michael DiPascale worked with Burrows to paint Weird Pulp and Ghoul variant coversSusanna Peretz, Mitch Jenkins, and others created the ghoul photograph at the end of Providence 7.

Then there’s Raulo Caceres who did the artwork for the nine “Century” variant covers. Deep in Caceres’ website, there is unpublished artwork for a tenth Providence cover.

Unpublished Providence cover art by Raulo Caceres

Facts in the Case of Alan Moore’s Providence recently interviewed Caceres  Continue reading