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) gmail.com. Continue reading
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.
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
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.
The story, as far we’ve tried to piece it together is that, apparently, Continue reading
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 covers. Susanna Peretz, Mitch Jenkins, and others created the ghoul photograph at the end of Providence 7.
Facts in the Case of Alan Moore’s Providence recently interviewed Caceres Continue reading
In this week’s big exciting Providence news (sarcasm) issue #7‘s ghoul variant covers are now available for individual purchase. Prior to 2019, these had only ever been available in sets of four.
- Boyleston Street Subway Incident
- The Great Molasses Disaster
- Stolen Finery
- Miss Lowell is Buried in Copps Hill Burial Ground
These uncommon variants are limited to 1,000 copies each. Continue reading
In an email earlier today, Avatar Press shared photos of the collected hardcover Providence slipcase sets that many fans ordered as part of an April 2017 Kickstarter campaign. From the Avatar Press announcement:
…we will finally begin shipping end of March. The Slipcase Sets look lovely, and the ultra-thick board we used for them is very robust. However there was a shortage of that board that took a surprising amount of time to resolve. But you can see for yourself above, these are pictures of the production prototype unit, the first one all assembled with the final materials, for final size confirmation and proofing.
…We will get the slipcases delivered the week of March 19, and then it’s show time. We of course have a ton of these to pack, so please do be aware that it will be many, many weeks from the first set shipping to the final one out the door. Certainly all of April, and it could run well into May, before we are done, but there will be mountains of boxes going out every week and as you ship, you will get tracking emailed to you from Comic Cavalcade. Every single person will get confirmation as they ship. These are almost sold out, so zero copies will ever be offered to stores or Amazon, so no worries about it popping up somewhere else before you get your set!
If you were lucky enough to be one of several hundred Kickstarter patrons to purchase the new collected edition, look for your copy arriving as early as March 2018. Continue reading
This trade paperback of Dreadful Beauty: The Art of Providence is in stores this week. The 176-page art book features Jacen Burrows artwork from the extended Moore Lovecraft explorations – from Providence to Neonomicon, The Courtyard, and even Yuggoth Cultures. The book features all of Burrows’ covers, selected pages, and heretofore unpublished character studies.
The artwork is, of course, amazing: detailed, nuanced, and lush – with unerring attention to Lovecraft’s text and Lovecraft’s world.
Dreadful Beauty is all reproduced in black and white. Not to take away from Burrows, but this does, it its absence, draw some attention to the contribution of colorist Juan Manuel Rodríguez. Rodríguez’ colors complement Burrows lines, bringing Providence‘s 1919 world to life. Continue reading
With the release last week of the hardcover edition of Providence Act 3, any readers who were waiting can now read the full 12-issue series. Act 3 collects issues 9 through 12. The Jacen Burrows cover features Robert Black in front of a snowy Bryant Park exit chamber. The back cover image is from
As with Act 1 and Act 2, the Facts Providence team was eager to look through the new collection, and to see where we could spot differences from the individual issues. We had submitted our list of nitpicks to the publisher, Avatar Press. They corrected pretty much of all of the easily-fixed minor errors that we had pointed out. It appears that only the errors in the body of the comic have been updated, and none of the ones in the Commonplace Book back matter.
Below are some sample side-by-side comparisons: Continue reading