For 6 years Michael has been dedicated to depicting every single creature that H.P. Lovecraft mentioned in his fiction on Yog-Blogsoth. These illustrations (over 200) have been collected and released as the Illustro Obscurum zine series.


Since I discovered his work in highschool, I’ve been in love with H.P. Lovecraft’s writing. It’s influenced me artistically more than any other author. His cosmic nihilism and fear of all things related with the sea churn up horrid images in any reader and are almost impossible to dislodge from an artists head.

This blog will be an attempt to draw all the creatures Lovecraft ever wrote about or mentioned. In some cases his descriptions are very detailed and precise (Elder Things in At the Mountains Of Madness), and in other cases he simply names creatures (Voonith in Dream Quest Of Unknown Of Kadath) but all require a level of interpretation and imagination.

I will include the name of the creature (where applicable) and the specific passage where Lovecraft mentions or describes each one. Other Mythos authors may also influence my work so their passages may also be included.

“It was from the artists and poets that the pertinent answers came, and I know that panic would have broken loose had they been able to compare notes.”
H.P. Lovecraft-The Call Of Cthulhu