In honor of my favorite holiday, a time when monsters are celebrated and fear becomes joy, here’s my favorite painting of Great Cthulhu. “Cthulhu Awakens” by the fantastic Bob Eggleton first appeared on the cover of WEIRD TALES #305 in 1992. Lovecraft’s most famous creation is one of the all-time great monsters.

Ia, ia, Cthluhu Fhtagn!

(If you don’t know what that means, just pretend I said “Boo!”)

Probably my favorite WT cover; definitely my favorite Cthulhu image. This issue featured F. Paul Wilson’s great vampire tale “Midnight Mass.”