TALES OF THE DARK GOAT O' PENN'S WOODS, NIGHT FIVE
(In the Azores. We’re in Rehobeth, but it’s… KIND of similar. Near the ocean, anyway. Oh, and dark.)
ANOTHER out-of-copyright horror writer I’ve always enjoyed is William Hope Hodgson, who is probably best known for The House on the Borderlands, but who did some decent short stories as well. I can’t seem to lay my digital claws on them, but he also got inspired by tales of the Sargasso Sea and did a number of neat ocean-horror numbers, one of which, thanks to The University of Adelaide Library’s eBooks@Adelaide, I link to here:
William Hope Hodgson
…is our departed artist of the night. Best known for his comic grotesques for MAD Magazine, he also illustrated horror and science-fiction stories for various comic books in the 1950s, including “The Brain Bats of Venus” (Mister Mystery #7), which I swiped a panel from for a reply here a couple years back. It’s an OK knock-off of everyone’s favorite Clark Ashton Smith tale, “The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis”.
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