The Double Shadow: A Clark Ashton Smith Podcast

Archive for March, 2013

Episode #25: “The Testament of Athammaus” pt. 1

This week we welcome Mike Bukowski, the illustrator behind Yog-Blogsoth, a site devoted to artistic renditions of Lovecraftian, Smithian, Howardian, and other Weird beings, to cover “The Testament of Athammaus” (part 1).

Mike has done hundreds of creatures by this point and put out three hard-to-snag volumes, which he periodically reprints. There are plenty of Smith characters on the site as well as your more classic Lovecraftian ones. Plus, he’s tackled things one doesn’t often see illustrated in Lovecraft. You may want to consider viewing them from home, however, as there’s a great deal of nudity.

The story takes us back to Commoriom before it was abandoned and tells of the horrifying circumstances that led its residents to flee and re-establish the city a day’s journey away…although none of us are sure we would’ve stopped after just one day.

Next week, we’ll be back with part 2 of the story!

Music by Erdenstern.

Tsathoggua Drawing Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Tsathoggua drawing! Excluding people who said they weren’t interested in the book and duplicate submissions (i.e. if you submitted 2, you got 1), we did a random drawing from among the submissions and many congrats to forum member Boneworm for his win.

I’ve put together a gallery of all the others below. I think this marks a significant contribution to the number of drawings of Tsathoggua online.

Episode #24: “The Weird of Avoosl Wuthoqquan”

This week, we’re continuing our Hyperborean adventures with the comedic morality tale “The Weird of Avoosl Wuthoqquan.”

UPDATE: We’ve had a wonderful illustration contributed by Robert A Neri Jr, of both Avoosl and the monster.

There is still one more week to get in The Testament of Athammaus,” with a special guest!

Music by Erdenstern.