The Double Shadow: A Clark Ashton Smith Podcast

Episode #26: “The Testament of Athammaus” pt. 2

This is our second week of “The Testament of Athammaus” with guest Mike Bukowski, the illustrator behind Yog-Blogsoth, a site devoted to artistic renditions of Lovecraftian, Smithian, Howardian, and other Weird beings.

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 tale concludes with the abandonment of Commoriom after it has been overrun by a single, growing monster-human hybrid. Perhaps this tale could be called “if Wilbur Whately hadn’t had that little dog problem.”

Next time, we’ll be doing The Ice-Demon.

Music by Erdenstern.

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  1. Boneworm says:



  2. Odilius Vlak says:

    I would like to see Conan the Barbarian dealing with Knygathin Zhaum. As for the Voormis, we can’t overlook the fact that Hyperborea is a mithological setting, that means, populated by all kind of fabulous creatures that no matter how monstruous they may be… are part of its mythic ecosystem. People there just look at them like Conan would: like another species of which you must beware in order to survive.