In a time of unknowing horror and terrible isolation, sometimes we need books that remind us that things can always be worse. Just in time for our long COVID winter, Free League Publishing has announced a new release of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic horror story “At The Mountains of Madness.” It will be their second collaboration with French artist François Baranger after last year’s “Call of Cthulhu.” Like the earlier Lovecraft release, the new book will be folio sized, but will be a two-part release due to the length of the story. Get more details below.
Lovecraft´s At the Mountains of Madness Illustrated by Baranger Revealed
Dreadful secrets lie beneath the ice, waiting to be discovered. Strange, cyclopean structures squat amidst the mountains towering in the distance, promising only madness to those who dare to explore their alien architecture.
Prepare to descend into madness. Free League Publishing and Design Studio Press have revealed an illustrated edition of H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic story At the Mountains of Madness, by acclaimed artist François Baranger. The book is set to launch at November 24th and is now available for pre-order. All pre-orders will ship immediately.
At the Mountains of Madness, Volume I: https://frialigan.se/en/atmom
H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness is one of the greatest classics of American horror literature. As the most ambitious story Lovecraft ever wrote, it has served as a source of inspirations for filmmakers and authors in the decades since his death.
The critically acclaimed artist François Baranger was fascinated early on by Lovecrafts works that explore the darkest corners of human imagination. After dreaming about illustrated versions of Lovecraft’s works for years, Baranger finally began to create his own vision of the Lovcraftian horror. He has previously interpreted the classic The Call of Cthulhu which received international praise. Now Baranger is pushing the boundaries even further with his bold vision of At the Mountains of Madness.
The book is the first volume of two and is a hardback book in the huge 262 x 350 mm folio format, bringing Lovecraft’s horror to life with lavish, full-spread images.
About At the Mountains of Madness
Antarctica. A place of frozen wastes, desolation, and things best left forgotten. Explore the tale of William Dyer, a professor from Miskatonic University and the leader of an ill-fated expedition to that remote and forlorn continent. Recorded in a series of letters, Dyers tells a scarcely believable tale full of anomalous and often horrific events. The expedition ventures further than any other before them, and ultimately pays the price for it.
The first volume releases on November 24th, and Free League is hosting a special Q&A with Barangar on Friday, November 6th at 3PM CET.
Images via Free League Publishing