I never met Larry Latham face to face, but we corresponded a couple of times before he passed, and it cannot be denied Larry was writing one heck of a Lovecraftian webcomic (Lovecraft is Missing). Which has since disappeared off of the Internet, but you can read it here on the Wayback Machine. I hope somebody finishes it, someday.
He was the guy who doing the Lovecraft Is Missing webcomic: Larry passed Sunday. I am truly sorry to hear this, and I offer my prayers and good wishes to his wife and loved ones. He was a good guy.
The webcomic author (Larry Latham) has inoperable liver cancer. The treatment is apparently going well, but… we all know how that can go. In the meantime, Larry is getting the story finished up and has made arrangements for a replacement artist in case that’s necessary.
In the meantime, new comic and another one on Friday. I’ve always enjoyed Lovecraft is Missing: it has a good feel for the time period, including the aesthetic. I’m glad to see new content for it.
…cancer. Which absolutely sucks; I only know him online, but he’s a good guy and I’ve stubbornly kept up with his comic. I hope and pray he gets better.
PS: He also has a PayPal account (if that link doesn’t work, there’s a donation button on his sidebar). I just cleaned out the dregs of mine to send his way; if you were planning to give me anything in the near future, I would take it as a personal favor if you just sent it his way instead.
I won the Lovecraft is Missing Contest (entry was here).
Cool. You know, I probably should finish it. I had an idea about where that particular story would have gone.
PS: Many thanks to Constant Reader Luke for pointing it out to me. Christmas gets pretty hectic around here.
PPS: Lovecraft is Missing was a great webcomic even before it awarded me a prize. Check it out.
…which promises to be above the usual webcomic filler: various cultural artifacts as part of “an informal survey of serial storytelling” and lots of guest blogs from other people doing Lovecraft-themed webcomics. Sounds like fun.
I’d also like to note again that Tour de Lovecraft really is an immensely accessible survey/refresher of Lovecraft’s work.