illustration ©2002 Richard Corben



One of the most enduring cult favorites in comics, Richard Corben is also an “artist’s artist,” widely respected by his peers, which made him the perfect choice for the lead spot in Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft’s unique four-artist adaptation of Reanimator. Richard’s first underground comic, Fantagor, was self-published in 1970. He has since worked for all the major comics publishers including Warren, Métal Hurlant, Dark Horse, Marvel and DC. He has a lifelong interest in film and animation and his “Den” character was adapted in the first Heavy Metal movie. Corben’s interests in making movies and drawing comics have always complemented each other. He calls his comic work “a detailed storyboard for a movie.” Corben resides in Kansas City, where he continues to work on animation, illustration, and comics. His sketch of Poe’s Masque of the Red Death was done specifically for the second edition of Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe.


Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft
(second edition)
144 pages, b&w, $10