Monday, March 06, 2006

Challenge no.1: Imprisoned With the Pharaohs

Imprisoned With the Pharaohs, written by H.P. Lovecraft.
To briefly introduce it, the story tells of Harry Houdini's explorations of the Pyramids of Egypt. I have a printed copy of the story from The Transition of H.P. Lovecraft: The Road to Madness from Del Rey that I will be reading from, but I'll try to compare the online version alongside for any differences. Read the story, let us know what you think and show us what you thought of (some of this may seem a little slow, but enjoy the atmosphere it builds). I read it over three years ago and can't wait to read it again. I'm not gonna bias you any further. Read and draw.

And some other recommendations to follow up on the first real post: obviously I've read Imprisoned With the Pharaohs before. I'd hope that whatever reccomendations we make may be from things we have read or are reading. Instead of considering it a head-start or something, think of it as screening content for great visual imagery and exciting themes. If you have some good ideas for something you are reading and want to do it for the group, suggest a title and we'll work on it. Stuff that can be found online or scanned is easy, but things that we may have to go buy or get from the library may take a bit longer (consider giving a weeks warning before issuing the challenge). We could even issue thematic challenges based upon an author's general work (like pick any story by Lovecraft or Robert E. Howard and draw something from it). Just some thoughts. If things go well we could probably create a nice list of these things somewhere. Please add anything you think would help. Ok, enough jab. Get on readin and thinkin!


Blogger :: smo :: said...

hey! i'll read it instead of workin!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

nice! it's on the interweb.
i don't even have to visit my local library!

9:06 PM  
Blogger :: smo :: said...

so i just did some roughs, but should we have a post date where we post everything so we don't influence eachother? i didn't know if i should show progress or what what.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

if you don't want to influence anybody, maybe save the progress for the big post? I'd like to see any process stuff people have, even reference sources would be great! if you want any preliminary feedback tho, post away. I haven't started stuff yet, but it's a good thing I don't go out on Friday nights!

It would be good if everybody had their stuff up by Sunday night (I'll post this, so it's not just buried in the comments).

12:26 PM  

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