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Previously, I posted Tintin Covers 1 – The Realty, about the
sale of original Hergé artwork in Paris.
Now I want to show you some fan-made covers that are strictly
non-canon. I have been a fan of H. P.
Lovecraft since I was young, although not as long as having been a TinTin
fan. But my enjoyment of both goes way
Fans have produced their own covers for nonexistent books,
supposing a Lovecraft – Hergé connection that never was. Fan art is a mainstay of fandom and no less
than in Tintin and Lovecraft fandom, so mashups were inevitable.
These covers don’t undermine either genre, but rather show
support for existing works. Enjoy these
covers in the playful spirit they were created. It’s a pity that the complete books never really existed, but
it’s nice to think they might in a parallel universe.
We no long have H. P. Lovecraft or Hergé producing stories,
but their corpus of works have been influential for a good portion of the 20th
century and into the 21st. I
hope that in presenting these fan-made covers that people will be influenced to
read the original works of both H. P. Lovecraft and Georges Remi a.k.a. Hergé.
One of the most prolific of the fan Tintin/Lovecraft mashup
artists is Muzski, who is actually Murray Groat. You can see more of his works at DeviantArt.
This post is a follow up to the one I made previously about
the same subject, Lovecraft Tintin Books – Two Great Tastes That Taste Great
Together, February 25, 2011, and I felt there was so much good material out there, that I had to expand on the idea.