It’s coming was foretold, the prophecy is complete, The Providence Compendium in a non-limited, relatively affordable paperback has finally arrived! To celebrate this eldritch tome, we are elated to announce that we will have an exclusive bookplate, illustrated by series artist Jacen Burrows and signed by Providence writer, the magus himself, Alan Moore. As if that weren’t enough, Jacen has also generously agreed to give away the original art for the plate in a competition draw!
Easily one of the greatest works of horror in the last decade and universally hailed as one of Moore’s most realized, final comic works, the master scribe has command of every iota of story and presentation, clinically and evocatively given life by Burrow’s immaculate line. The result has been a masterpiece like no other, playing with the genre comics form to devastating and disturbing effect, melding Moore’s magikal thinking with Lovecraft’s timeless cosmic terror. Unparalleled in tone and content, this is a true must for fans of Lovecraft, Moore and the macabre.
“The series is set in 1919 and centres on Robert Black, a gay writer, initially working in New York as a reporter for the New York Herald. Black takes a leave of absence from his journalism career, with the intention of writing a Great American Novel using "the “Outsiders”, perhaps “occult Outsiders”—whom he is on the trail of across New England—as a metaphor for social outsiders.
The series proceeds to give us a tour of the Lovecraft Canon, the denizens therein and new, unimaginable, horrors who leave the reader with a feeling of extreme unease before reaching its apocalyptic conclusion”
Our intricately illustrated, oversized A5 black and white bookplate is printed on 300gsm Perlino Cotton. Limited to an edition of 300, you’d be well advised to procure one whilst stocks allow.
And as if a signed Alan Moore bookplate illustrated by Jacen Burrows wasn’t enough excitement, Jacen has kindly agreed to offer the original art up to one lucky customer in a prize draw! We’ll randomly select a name from those who pre-order the plate from our website, to add even “Moore” incentive! It’ll be one automatic entry per person who pre-orders the book (regardless of number of copies) before its expected release date of July 28th, 2021. If for any reason you wish to opt out of the draw, just let us know.
To our valued customers in the EU: we are working on a solution to allow us to offer shipping to you and have ringfenced a number of copies for that purpose to offer when we are able. We will make an announcement as soon as something is arranged.