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The Hound comic adaptation by BryanBaugh The Hound comic adaptation by BryanBaugh

A comic adaptation of one of my favorite short stories: "The Hound" by H.P. Lovecraft.
Text adapted by Chad Fifer.
Art, Colors, and Lettering by me!

This comic was published in a book called "The H.P. Lovecraft Comic Anthology Volume 2", by European publisher, SelfMade Hero.
The book also featured many other short comics based on HPL stories.

Order it here:

www.amazon.com/Lovecraft-Antho…

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:iconfefewinkler:
FeFeWinkler Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! As usual. 😊
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thanks!
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Noctemi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
One of the first Lovecraft novels I read :) Still love it^^
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! Thanks for commenting!
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Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible :)
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome sir :)
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DraconicVerses Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Herod-U Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
    Posters in room , that whole dirty with the blood , - they are real hot and sexy ... Especially the one : that from the right of the door , and little left and little up .
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I am a proud owner of the book wherein this story resides...superb, stark interpretation of Lovecraft's tale!
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:iconcolinrichards:
ColinRichards Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Outstanding!!!  Love the dark shadows and use of light and color.  Great work!
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Glamvampyre Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
STUPENDOUS !

Love the contrast of Sepia and BLOOD RED
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconwarehouse9:
Warehouse9 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Writer
This is really cool!
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:iconnecronocimon:
necronocimon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS!!
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apeman80 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
love it when you come out theses even better that you used a classic Lovecraft story.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
So when do we get the Bryan Baugh H.P. Locvecraft book? Awesome work ere
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Well, if you mean... when will I be drawing another HPL comic... I couldn't tell you. Whenever I get another job offer like this, I guess.
This was a very rare and wonderful opportunity.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
We you could always make your onw lovecraft book... Hell I'd buy it.
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the sentiment... I do appreciate it. But it's not that simple on my end.

Believe me, there are at least 2 more HPL stories I would LOVE to adapt as full-length comics.
But you need legal permission from the copyright holders of the source material, if you intend to make money from selling an adaptation.

A lot of people seem to think Lovecraft's stories are all in the public domain but that is not the case. If I remember correctly, 1923 is the cut-off point. Anything Lovecraft wrote before 1923 is in the public domain, anything he wrote after 1923 (which is almost all his best stuff) is protected by copyright.

If I just did the comics for fun and posted them online for all to see, with no intention of profiting from them, it would be legally okay. But I'm not real interested in doing that - at least not at the moment - because that is just too much work to give away for free. If I'm gonna put that much time and effort into drawing comics "on spec" - then it will be my own stories about my own characters. (for example my Wulf and Batsy comics)

Sorry for the lecture... I guess these are the tedious practical realities of doing art for a living!
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome stuff... some great panels here, but that 'Tomb-Laden' splash page is really magnificent. Bravo! :clap:
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
That one was my favorite to draw!
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wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Servitor2152 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Awesome-looking comic, great job.

I do find it concerning that "we were bored" was apparently sufficient reason for our protagonist and his friend to go off and start robbing tombs.  Ah, Lovecraft.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, you have to figure "THESE GUYS ARE FREAKIN' INSANE AND URGING EACH OTHER ON!!!" ...also probably had something to do with it!! Haha.
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Longpaw Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Wow, it looks great enlarged! Gorgeous work, compadre!
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Lynchenberg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Great artwork, some of your best in fact. This story always kind of confused me in terms of the characterization though:

"I'm bored, Brain."
"So am I Pinky."
"So what do you wanna do tonight Brain?"
"Same thing we do every night Pinky, dig up graves like Ed Gein."

But I guess that's Lovecraft for you. He's all about the atmosphere, not the characterization or even necessarily the plot.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, to be fair, the story says that our two nutcase main characters had already tried exploring every form of art and entertainment to the point where they were beyond bored with it all. (Oh those haughty turn-of-the-century socialites!) So they got into grave robbing - as a form of forbidden art in itself. Basically they had both reached a point where they found the ordinary world so tedious that it took an extreme taboo, to thrill them.

Yes they were clearly amoral wackos.
BUT - it was all FOR ART!!!

Haha.
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TheSilliestSod Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
I think people tend to forget how irrational and unstable human-beings can be in real life; after all, kids desecrate graves out of boredom all the time, logic is just a foreign concept to some people. 

The brilliant thing about Lovecraft is that when his characters lose their sanity after encountering these horrors, you have to wonder sometimes if these characters were truly sane to begin with and where we draw that line. "The Hound" is the perfect example of this. 
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant, thoughtful and very well-put!
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:iconlynchenberg:
Lynchenberg Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student General Artist
This is just me, but I always thought it was a big step to go from living leisurely, decadent lifestyles to robbing graves! But it doesn't matter. The joy of Lovecraft for me is all in his use of language (which is inimitable, and writers who try to copy it only make themselves look like a joke,) and the atmosphere of classical horror he conveys through it. He could write a poem about a toaster and make it an atmospheric masterpiece of the macabre.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
(nodding along with reading your comment)... A lotta truth in what you say there.
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drRONIN-93 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Amazing. Really, this is the kind of horror I'd like to draw one day.
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Bleu-Ace Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really well done. I remember just the singular picture of the hound, the amulet and the grave that you posted ages ago.
I didn't know this was the full extent of it, but wow am I glad to have been able to read it now.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool glad you like it.
I highly recommend ordering the actual printed book. (Link above in my Description).
It's a beautiful, fat little volume containing several HPL stories by a variety of different, talented artists.
Worth it!!
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Bleu-Ace Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I may have to once we move. I've currently been selling books I don't read much anymore and other things
since we're moving next year.
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FlashGordonArt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A chilling but karmic tale, and a solid argument as to why the dead should always be left undisturbed! I'm not much a fan of Lovecraft, but even with its supernatural element, there's a clear message to leave well enough alone, and the only real madness is that which is self-inflicted.

Having the cursed necklace stand out against the monochrome with that bright, sickly green was a good inclusion.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your very insightful comments!
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great adaptation! Bravo!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Eric-Super-Villain Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016   Traditional Artist
as always, this is SPECTACULAR!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks friend!
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MuttMix Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Thanks!
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
mindblowing
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:iconbryanbaugh:
BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
wow. Thanks for saying so!
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
you are most welcome
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