|The most recently announced upcoming release for the Arkham Horror line|
Hopefully my mental and ocular issues with regards to reading are finally on the mend.
I'm certainly more inclined to pick up a book or a comic these days, I just can't guarantee how long I'll be able to concentrate on it.
However, that hasn't curtailed the collector in me pursuing books that pique my interest, with the idea that I will get round to reading them... one day!
A publisher of horror fiction that has been at the forefront of my thoughts for the last six months or so is Aconyte Books, which publishes a licenced series of novels inspired by the Arkham Horror boardgame, which, itself, takes inspiration from the worlds and mythology of HP Lovecraft.
Not only are the books a great read, but the cover art is rather special.
Some times you really can judge a book by its cover.
In my uneducated way I break them up into three styles: art deco, vintage film posters, and game art.
Check out the beautiful covers released (or scheduled for release) so far here in this post.
Aconyte also publishes original official Marvel novels as well as books based on other franchises, but it's the horror that drew me in and keeps me coming back to the well.
While the preceding covers have a definite 1920's art deco feel about them, the following four remind me of evocative period movie posters:
These two collections of novellas feature cover art that reminds me of the art used in the Arkham Horror boardgame: