John Coulthart


John Coulthart

John Coulthart AKA Stooge. (born March 15, 1962) is a graphic artist, illustrator, author and designer who has produced book covers and illustrations, CD covers and posters. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Lovecraft inspired book "The Haunter of the Dark: And Other Grotesque Visions" (with an introduction by Alan Moore).

Design and illustration

In the music field, he has designed promotional art and CD covers and packaging for the heavy metal group Cradle of Filth, Hawkwind and Steven Severin. He also created the poster and cover art for spoken word albums by writer Alan Moore.

Within the field of literature, he also worked with Colin Wilson and for a lavish Savoy Books edition of David Lindsay's "A Voyage to Arcturus". He designed (and contributed an entry to) the anthology work "The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases". He has also produced numerous cover illustrations for "Arthur Magazine".

Comics work and adaptation

He has done much work based upon the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, adapting "The Haunter of the Dark", "The Call of Cthulhu" and "The Dunwich Horror" to the page. He would have illustrated Alan Moore's prose work inspired by Lovecraft's writings, known as "Yuggoth Cultures", had that project not fallen through.

He is also noted for illustrating the "Lord Horror" comic book written by David Britton, also published by Savoy Books.

Other work

Coulthart has also provided card art for the collectable card game "".

In 2006 he designed the film posters and the entire DVD packaging and menu interface for the documentary feature film "The Mindscape of Alan Moore".

Coulthart has also designed the cover art of the album "Steps of Descent", by the Death Metal band Cyaegha. The album is based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

He is currently working on illustrations for "The Moon & Serpent Bumper Book of Magic" by Alan Moore and Steve Moore, for which he has completed the cover design. The book is due to be published by Top Shelf Productions between 2009 and 2010.

Other future projects include Savoy's illustrated edition of The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson, Luvkraft vs. Kthulhu by Grant Morrison, and The Soul.

External links

* [http://www.johncoulthart.com/ Atelier Coulthart]
* [http://fan.arise.nu/coulthart/ John Coulthart Fansite]
* [http://eroomnala.0catch.com/Coulthart.html Interview (2003)]
* [http://www.arthurmag.com/ "Arthur"]
* [http://www.johncoulthart.com/haunter/haunter.html "Haunter of the Dark" (2006 edition)]
* [http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v3_2/coulthart/ "'Tygers of Wrath' by John Coulthart]


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