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JOHN COULTHART is a World Fantasy Award-winning artist, designer and writer. His illustration and design work has been exhibited worldwide, and includes commissions for Abrams, Angry Robot, Granta, Harper Collins, Savoy Books, Tachyon, Tor and many others.

His work as a comic artist is contained in two books: The Haunter of the Dark and Other Grotesque Visions, a collection of Lovecraft adaptations which features a unique collaboration with Alan Moore; and Lord Horror: Reverbstorm, a graphic novel written by David Britton.

His work as a writer includes essays and reviews for Andre Deutsch, Arrow Academy, Communication Arts and Eye Magazine.

For further career details see the interviews section of this site.






The Art of Gothic

Edited by Natasha Scharf (Omnibus Press, UK, 2014)

The Steampunk Users Manual

Edited by Jeff VanderMeer & Desirina Boskovich (Abrams Books, USA, 2014)

Lovecraft's Monsters

Edited by Ellen Datlow (Tachyon, USA, 2014)

The Graphic Canon

Edited by Russ Kick (Seven Stories Press, USA, 2012)

Zgroza w Dunwich

By HP Lovecraft (Vesper, Poland, 2012)

EsoTerra: The Journal of Extreme Culture

Edited by Chad Hensley (Creation Books, USA, 2011)

Alan Moore: Storyteller

By Gary Spencer Millidge (Ilex, UK, 2011)

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

Edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (HarperVoyager, USA, 2011)

The Steampunk Bible

Edited by Jeff VanderMeer & SJ Chambers (Abrams Books, USA, 2011)

Lovecraft Black & White

Edited by Umberto Sisia (Edizioni Dagon Press, Italy, 2010)

Alan Moore: Tisser l'invisible

Edited by Julien Bétan (Les Moutons Électriques, France, 2010)

The Gospel of Filth

Edited by Gavin Baddeley with Dani Filth (FAB Press, UK, 2009)

A Lovecraft Retrospective: Artists Inspired by HP Lovecraft

Edited by Jerad Walters (Centipede Press, USA, 2008)

The Mammoth Book of Horror Comics

Edited by Peter Normanton (Running Press, USA, 2008)

Graphic Classics: HP Lovecraft

Edited by Tom Pomplun (Eureka Productions, USA, 2001)

The Fantastic Worlds of HP Lovecraft

Edited by James Van Hise (James Van Hise, USA, 1999)

Clive Barker's A–Z of Horror

Edited by Stephen Jones (BBC Books, UK, 1996/HarperPrism, USA, 1997)

Rapid Eye 2

Edited by Simon Dwyer (Creation Books, UK, 1995)

Critical Vision: Random Essays & Tracts Concerning Sex Religion Death

Edited by David Kerekes & David Slater (Critical Vision, UK, 1994)

The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to HP Lovecraft

Edited by DM Mitchell (Creation Books, UK, 1994)






The Thing Group Art Show

Creature Features, Los Angeles (2017)

Alice's Adventures in the Underground

Horse Hospital, London (2017)

Shoah et bande dessinée

Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris (2017)

Things to Come

Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel (2016)

Artist Guest of Honour at Ars Necronomica 2015

Providence Art Club, Providence, USA (2015)

Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism

Live Tank, 751 D-Park, Beijing, China (2014)

The Use and Abuse of Books

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK (2014)

Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, USA (2014)

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK

British Library, London (2014)

Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism

Artcenter IDA, Seoul, South Korea (2014)

Ars Necronomica 2013

Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA (2013)

Dirty Comics

Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco (2011)

A Love Craft: Art Inspired by Monsters, Madness and Mythos

Observatory, Brooklyn, New York (2010)

Strange Attractor Salon

Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London (2010)

An Exhibition of Unspeakable Things: Lovecraft's Commonplace Book

Maison d'Ailleurs, Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland (2007)


Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, UK (1998)













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