Portfolio: Arkham Gazette

The Arkham Gazette is an awesome magazine produced by Sentinel Hill Press devoted entirely to the explication of “Lovecraft Country” for gaming purposes.

I have had an involvement with the magazine almost from its beginning, albeit mostly in the capacity of offering moral support (and occasionally research and proof-reading). But when the magazine “went pro” after obtaining a “Call of Cthulhu” publishing license from Chaosium, I was asked to step in to enhance some of the handouts that appeared in early issues of the magazine (now to be re-issued in more beautiful form). I was also very pleased to be able to contribute some of the graphical extras that served as stretch goals to the highly successful Kickstarter campaign run by Sentinel for the production of Issue #3.

Here are the pieces I have contributed.

You can see larger versions of all artwork, just by clicking on it.

Issue 0

For Issue #0, my contribution has been the creation of “enhanced” handouts for the scenario which appears in the magazine.

Handout 1

Arkham Gazetteer 0 - Handout 1 - Chapochaug TunnelHandout 2

Arkham Gazetteer 0 - Handout 2 - Page from a Book (sml)Handout 3

Arkham Gazetteer 0 - Handout 3 - Letter to the Editor (sml)

Handout 4

Arkham Gazetteer 0 - Handout 4 - Page from an Old Book (sml)Issue 1

For Issue #1, my contribution has been the creation of “enhanced” handouts for the scenario which appears in the magazine as well as an article typeset to appear like an academic journal paper from the 1920s.

Handout 1

Arkham Gazette 1 - Handout 1 - Newspaper Article (sml)

Handout 2

Arkham Gazette 1 - Handout 2 - Newspaper Article (sml)

Handout 3

Arkham Gazette 1 - Handout 3a - Woman's Journal Extracts

Arkham Gazette 1 - Handout 3b - Woman's Journal Extracts

Arkham Gazette 1 - Handout 3c - Woman's Journal ExtractsHandout 4

Arkham Gazette 1 - Handout 4 - Journal Page 1 (sml)Arkham Gazette 1 - Handout 4 - Journal Page 2 (sml)

Issue 2

For Issue #1, my contribution has been the creation of “enhanced” handouts for the scenario which appears in the magazine.

Handout 2: Handwritten Research Notes

Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 2 - Handwritten Research Notes (sml)Handout 3: A page from the Ponape Scripture (1794)

Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 3 - Page from Ponape Scripture 1794 (sml)

Handout 4: Page from a Doctor’s Journal (1840)

Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 4 - Doctor's Journal (sml)Handout 5: Three clippings from the Kingsport Chronicle

Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 5A - Newspaper Article (sml)Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 5B - Newspaper Article (sml)Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 5C - Newspaper Article (sml)Handout 6: Clipping from Arkham Advertiser

Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 6 - Newspaper Article (sml)

Handout 7: Clipping from Kingsport Chronicle Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 7 - Newspaper Article (sml)Handout 8: Clipping from Kingsport Chronicle

Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 8 - Newspaper Article (sml)Handout 9: Clipping from Arkham Advertiser

Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 9 - Newspaper Article (sml)Handout 10: Clipping from Arkham Advertiser

Arkham Gazette 2 - Handout 10 - Newspaper Article (sml)

Issue 3

Bonus Scenario (Bones of Contention), Handout 1: Newspaper Article

Arkham Gazette 3 - Bones of Contention - Handout 1 - Newspaper ArticleBonus Scenario (Bones of Contention), Handout 2: Typed Notes

Arkham Gazette 3 - Bones of Contention - Handout 2 - Typed Notes

Handout 1: Clipping from the Arkham Gazette

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 1 - Newspaper Clipping (sml)

Handout 2: A Page from the 1696 edition of Prodigies in the New England Canaan

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 2 - Page for 1696 Prodigies (sml)

Handout 3: An Extract from the 1727 edition of Prodigies in the New England CanaanArkham Gazette 3 - Handout 3 - Extract from 1727 Prodigies (sml)

Handout 4: An Extract from the 1727 edition of Prodigies in the New England Canaan

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 4 - Extract from 1727 Prodigies (sml)

Handout 5: Two extracts from the 1727 edition of Prodigies in the New England Canaan

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 5 - Extracst from 1727 Prodigies (sml)

Handout 6: Typed Notes

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 6 - Typewritten Document (sml)

Handout 7: Clipping from the Bolton Republican

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 7 - Newspaper Clipping (sml)

Handout 8: Clipping from the Kingsport Chronicle

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 8 - Newspaper Clipping (sml)

Handout 9: Clipping from the Kingsport Chronicle

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 9 - Newspaper Clipping (sml)

Handout 10: Clipping from the Arkham Advertiser

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 10 - Newspaper Clipping (sml)

Handout 11a: Clipping from the Arkham Gazette

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 11a - Newspaper Clipping (sml)

Handout 11b: Clipping from the Arkham Advertiser

Arkham Gazette 3 - Handout 11b - Newspaper Clipping (sml)

 

Newspaper Mastheads

The $2250 stretch goal from the Kickstarter for Arkham Gazette #3 was the inclusion of a series of the newspaper mastheads of Lovecraft Country. Creating these was an interesting exercise in researching both real-world newspaper typography from the 1920s and also the newspapers of Arkham and elsewhere.

Arkham Gazette

Arkham Gazette - Masthead - Arkham Gazette (sml)

Arkham Advertiser

Arkham Gazette - Masthead - Arkham Advertiser (sml)

Kingsport Chronicle

Kingsport Chronicle Header lores

Innsmouth Courier (a vintage paper … which stopped publication in 1846, when the town of Innsmouth was “overrun”)

Arkham Gazette - Masthead - Innsmouth Courier (sml)

Aylesbury Transcript

Aylesbury Transcript Masthead @150

Bolton Republican

Arkham Gazette - Masthead - Bolton Republican (sml)

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