Abigail Larson's The Cats of Ulthar

Author: Howard Phillips Lovecraft / Illustrator: Abigail Larson


24 pages

ISBN: 978-1-944937-05-8

Published: 2016

It is said in Ulthar that no man may kill a cat. But before the burgesses forbade the killing of cats, there dwelt an old cotter and his wife who delighted to trap and slay them. Shortly after a caravan of strange wanders arrives to town, the kitten of an orphan boy goes missing. The boy, distraught, learns of the couple and invokes a strange prayer. The dark travelers leave that night and a curious event takes place that changes the town forever. The Cats of Ulthar was written in 1920 by American Fantasy author H.P. Lovecraft. Celebrated artist Abigail Larson brings it back to life with her dark, gothic style.

Author Profile

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life.

Abigail Larson has shown her artwork in many galleries across the United States and Europe, including New York and Paris. Her work has appeared in such publications as Art Fundamentals, The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, and Digital Artist. She has also illustrated several other children’s books, including Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World and Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes. You can find Abigail online at: http://www.abigaillarson.com/

An interview with Abigail Larson