H.P. Lovecraft was born on 20th August 1890, becoming one of the great writers of the 20th century. He’s still widely read for pleasure, more than seventy years after his death. Although a ‘pulp fiction’ writer, his collected works are now between the covers of publishers such as Penguin Classics and the Library of America. At 2010 his fiction has deeply influenced three generations of writers, and looks set to start influencing a fourth. His works have also influenced countless movie-makers, games designers, and artists.

My photomontage tribute-portrait of H.P. Lovecraft. Thanks for the Creative Commons elements to Tracey Olson and the Powerhouse Museum. Only the head/face is actually Lovecraft..