Lyndon White just launched his latest Kickstarter for the third of his concertina books and this times it’s an adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story & given how impressive the first two were, backing this campaign slipped firmly into that “no-brainer” category for me.
The first campaign saw Lyndon tackle Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a story that I’m pretty sure the majority of people already know, so it felt like a safe bet that most could follow the plot. However, that campaign was so successful that it spawned a second book based on Dante’s Inferno that reached the same level of accessibility – it looked amazing and he somehow managed to distill the key elements of both stories into nine images that lived and breathed each story.
Cue the Call of Cthulhu and while it may be a lesser known story it still ends up packing a similar punch – primarily down to just how Lyndon has paced it and the specific images he’s chosen to tell the tale. The art & the colouring, in particular, has it’s own energy & glow and he manages to capture the nuances of this story in much the same way as he did in the previous two.
The lack of text may be a hurdle for some people but the concertina books are a different beast which can end up being just as rewarding as any other indie creation out there. Lyndon’s art really captures the mood of the story and while it’s hard to go into too much detail without spoiling some of the enjoyment, it’s safe to say that this third release could see him produce a whole run of other concertina stories that I’d be totally on-board with. Beautiful, engaging and leaves you desperate for more…….so that’s GOT to be win.
You can get hold of this AND the two previous concertina releases from Lyndon over on the campaign page now: