|Artwork by Mike Mignola|
"[Lovecraft's] stories are set in a time when people are still wearing suits everyday. They even have upturned collars and things like that. There’s just a wonderfully old-fashioned, scholarly antiquarian feel to the stuff. It bridges the gap between modern horror and the old, classic M.R. James ghost stories - Lovecraft just added bigger monsters. Instead of some shadowy thing that skitters along the wall, it’s a giant octopus in space that makes people go crazy."
From now on, when I don't know the answer to something, my default response will be:
"Because it’s a giant octopus in space that makes people go crazy."
Read the interview at BLDG BLOG