Monday, April 4, 2011

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Carrick Edition.

Paul Carrick is one of the best artists working in the Lovecraftian genre, and for several years he's been offering a wonderfully sinuous interpretation of the traditional Cthulhu idol. Now he's taken things to a whole new level by casting it in rich, dark chocolate.

Update: Sweet fancy Moses, I didn't realize this was an April Fools gag. I just assumed Mr. Carrick had swapped out his regular casting silicone for food-grade silicone and actually done a run of chocolate Cthulhu idols. It's funny, but I'm genuinely disappointed that it isn't real. Because whoever does do it is going to make bucketloads of money.

Update, Part Deux: I just received a note that there just might be a real Choco-thulhu from another artist in the works. I don't want to spill the cocoa beans (Ha! See what I did there?) just yet, but the stars may be right after all.

Browse around the rest of his blog, or his main website, and you'll find lots of other nifty stuff.


CoastConFan said...

So that’s what the Harris Edition Equinox Bunny brings!

Jason McKittrick said...

What a horrific surprise that would make in an Easter basket!

CoastConFan said...

Every year when the stars are right, the sun passes over the equator and it is the Vernal Equinox. The Equinox Bunny rises from unquiet slumber and brings us unspeakable dark chocolate goodies and undead peeps. Which one will be eaten first?

knyfewyng said...

On a related note, who is to say that the ancient Olmecs and their ancestors did not worship mighty Cthulhu with ominous chocolate effigies? ;) That region is the birthplace of chocolate and interestingly enough, the Witz monster ( an Olmec god) is described as mountain-like, with snakes dangling out of the corners of its mouth...(fascinating..)