Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror, Illustrated by Baranger and Published By Free League, is Out Now

The Old Ones are Here!

Stockholm, Sweden (October 26, 2023) — Free League Publishing today released the illustrated edition of H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic story The Dunwich Horror, by acclaimed artist François Baranger. A full retail release by Design Studio Press is coming soon.

Enter the desolate, decrepit Massachusetts village of Dunwich. Lost in the depths of the inhospitable countryside with its dark, bramble-covered valleys, ancient witch stories live on. Brace thyself, for this a tale of dark rituals, witchcraft and the looming shadow of the Old Ones.

Read more about The Dunwich Horror by Lovecraft/Baranger

The Dunwich Horror is a true classic of American horror and a dark tale of powers from beyond our world written by H.P. Lovecraft, a giant of horror literature and popular culture.

Since the 1920s, Lovecraft’s short stories and novels have spellbound generations and influenced countless games, comics, novels, records, and films. His novella The Dunwich Horror, written in 1928 and first published in Weird Tales in 1929, is an absolute classic. Now, François Baranger presents the epic illustrated version of the story, a beautifully produced hardback book in the huge 262 X 350mm folio format, bringing Lovecraft’s horror to life with lavish, full-spread images.

The critically acclaimed artist François Baranger was fascinated early on by Lovecraft’s works that explore the darkest corners of human imagination. After dreaming about illustrated versions of Lovecraft’s works for years, Baranger finally began to create his own vision of the Lovecraftian horror. He has previously interpreted the classics The Call of Cthulhu and At the Mountains of Madness, published by Free League in collaboration with Design Studio Press which received international praise.

About The Dunwich Horror by Lovecraft/Baranger

In the remote Massachusetts village of Dunwich, lost in the depths of the inhospitable countryside with its dark, bramble-covered valleys, ancient witch stories live on, and strange underground noises sometimes echo beneath the hills topped by mysterious stone circles.

On an isolated farm in the area, the simple-minded Lavinia Whateley gives birth to a child, Wilbur, whose father is unknown. Old Whateley, Lavinia’s father, raises Wilbur with the distrust of the locals, who are frightened by the child’s rapid growth and repulsive face. Rumors of witchcraft have always circulated about old Whateley, and after his death, Wilbur, as an adult, seems determined to increase the ungodly knowledge that was passed to him.

To this end, he travels to Miskatonic University in Arkham to borrow the copy of the sinister Necronomicon that resides in its famous library. Professor Armitage, understanding the malicious intentions of his visitor, refuses to grant his request. Determined to get the book, Wilbur tries to break into the library at night, triggering a series of tragic events…

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About Design Studio Press
Design Studio Press is a Southern California–based publishing house with its fingers on the pulse of concept design. Founded over a decade ago by Scott Robertson, the press has stayed true to its mission to feature and partner directly with artists. With almost 100 titles and approximately 12 new ones released every year, Design Studio Press brings international attention to the field of concept art and educates future generations by publishing art and tutorials by world-renowned entertainment designers.

About Free League Publishing
Free League Publishing is a game studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

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