Friday, April 1, 2011

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Harris Edition.

Annie Harris brings us this fantastic rendition of Cthulhu . I love how it avoids the all too common grotesque approach and offers a unique take on Lovecraft's original concept.

One of the reasons this delightful mashup of Bugs Bunny with the dread Elder God really resonates is because of their shared role as occult tricksters. Despite dozens of references in the canon not many people pick up on H.P.'s subtle depiction of Cthulhu as a Loki or Coyote-like trickster figure. And rest assured, the Warner Brothers cartoons demonstrate an impressive familiarity with Mythos concepts. Like the "rabbit hole" that's clearly a dimensional gateway into non-Euclidean space.

10 comments:

elmo iscariot said...

And beware of byakhee. They'll try to make you think they're dodos from wackyland...

Jason McKittrick said...

If only! April Fools!

Phil said...

Bunthulhu!

Chris said...

lol, Nice :)

darkinthedark.com said...

Another less obvious, but still valid connection is that the most famous Cthulhu hunter has a speech impediment.

TheApeOfJape said...

Ha!

Raven said...

Clearly the stars are right, today....

CoastConFan said...

I want to see the Easter, uh Equinox Egg it lays.

Anonymous said...

Bahahahaha! Brilliant!

True Pleasures said...

It's so cute! ^-^ Love it!