The SFFaudio Podcast #147 – AUDIOBOOK/READALONG: Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft


H.P. Lovecraft's Pickman's Model
The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #147 – Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft, read by Mr Jim Moon. This is a complete and unabridged reading of the short story (21 Minutes) followed by a discussion of it by Jesse, Tamahome, Mr Jim Moon, Wayne June and Mirko Stauch. Here’s the ETEXT.

Talked about on today’s show:
S.t.a.u.c.h., comic book explosion sounds, “thwip”, Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft, Hypnobobs Podcast,, Jim Moon’s audio essay about ghouls, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Amicus Press, Beyond The Grave, The Monster Club, The H.P. Podcraft Podcast, The Tomb, The Call Of Cthulhu, The Crawling Chaos, The Music Of Erich Zann, The Festival, nobody wants to talk about art, Neonomicon, Pickman’s Necrotica, Night Of The Living Dead, Richard Burton, the German audio drama adaptation, The Thing On The Doorstep (annotated by S.T. Joshi), I Am Providence: The Life And Times Of H.P. Lovecraft, The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward, Robert E. Howard, Omar Epps, House, M.D., “no nordic man”, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, lead-lined coffins, a slurry of sauce, “the lesson”, “subway accident”, The Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath, Bradford Dillman, “for procreational purposes”, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Unnameable, Gustav Dore’s illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, the power of art, Supernatural Horror In Literature, Aristotle’s Poetics, Algernon Blackwood,, What The Moon Brings, a ghoulish sense of humor, Robert Bloch, Clark Ashton Smith,, Out Of Space And Time, Cotton Mather, spectral evidence, the original waterboarding, The Horror At Red Hook, He, Audio Realms, The Mountains Of Madness, Through The Gates Of The Silver Key, The Statement Of Randolph Carter, two one sided conversations, what would Lovecraft write today?, The Lovecraft Chronicles by Peter Cannon, Lovecraft’s racism, Mr. Nigger Man (Lovecraft’s cat), racist paint colours, WWII, xenophobia, the strange and the stranger, Samuel Loveman, mythologizing the author, Buck Rogers, Doc Savage, Poe himself is the star of The Raven, laughing in horror, the Night Gallery paintings, Hannes Bok, a wolf with a mullet, a modern adaptation, The Rats In The Walls, if a story can be spoiled it’s probably not worth reading (or re-reading), Tam would have dropped his shit, Joanna Russ, Cthulhu 2000, Poe wrote his wife to death, Beyond The Wall Of Sleep, The Crawling Chaos, “psychedelically cosmic”, Jim Moon’s Necronomicon woodcuts, 16th century Pickman,

Pickman's Model - as adapted for Tower Of Shadows #9

Pickman's Model - original Weird Tales illustration

Pickman painting #1

Pickman painting #2

Pickman painting #3

Pickman painting #4

Pickman painting #5

Pickman painting #6

Pickman painting #6 DETAIL

Hannes Bok illustration of Pickman's Model

Pickman's Model - adapted for Skull Comics, No.4, (1972) by Herb Arnold

Pickman's Model by H.P. Lovecraft

Pickman's Model - iIllustrated by David Prosser (1965)

Mitch Jenkins - Ghoul photo

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2 thoughts to “The SFFaudio Podcast #147 – AUDIOBOOK/READALONG: Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft”

  1. Mriko’s shownotes:



    Comic Sound effects

    Models (just simple google pic. Search result)

    Some reviews:

    Cool Fan review with pictures:

    PM at Goodreads:

    Movie From Beyond the Grave

    Movie Monster Club

    Can’t find something about Hayes


    Interview with Chad and Chris:

    HPLs Essay Supernatural Horror in Literature:

    Music of Erich Zann:

    The Festival:

    The Dream-Quest for unkown Kadath

    The Neonomicon:


    difference betw. g and zombie

    Richard Francis Burton
    Arabian Nights
    A Victorian Obsession With Death
    German Audio Versions:
    “Gruselkabinett” series
    Dietmar Wunder (voice over artist for Omar Epps of House, M.D.) german only:
    it is mentioned here: (subsection of the band’s official homepage and on amazon, but there seems to be no record at the publisher’s website anymore
    narrator: Dirk von Lowtzow:
    his band: and
    possible sources for the names according to S.T. Joshi:
    Samuel Pickman House (oldest building in Salem)
    Thurber, a botanist born in Providence, R. I.
    Penguin Classics Ed.,,9780141187075,00.html
    S.T. Joshi:
    Hippocampus Press
    I am Providence:
    Northend Boston:

    Boston Art Club

    Nightgallery Episode:
    Night Gallery (LEGAL?)

    at HULU

    Fan Film Project:


    H.P. Lovecraft Collection


    Gustavé Doré:

    Henry Fuseli:

    Sidney Sime:

    Anthony Angarola

    Call of Cthulhu:

    The opening paragraph has been enshrined in the 15th edition of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations (1980)'s_Familiar_Quotations (that’s Yog Radio)
    What the moons brings (reading)
    Robert Bloch
    In Lovecraft’s Story „The Haunter of the Dark“
    Robert Bloch is killed under the charactername of Robert Blake.

    Wiki C.A. Smith

    Cotton Mather:

    The Horror from Red Hook


    Lovecraft’s Racism

    Peter Cannon: The Lovecraft Chronicles:

    L. Sprague de Camp’s Biography on Lovecraft:

    Lovecraft Remenered:

    Philip Francis Nowlan, creator of Buck Rogers

    Lester Dent, creator of Doc Savage

    Word counting in Lovecraft’s stories by Ruth Cthuluchick (adjectives)

    William Hope Hodgson

    Podcast and recordings of the works of William Hope Hodgson

  2. A little comment on the voice-over artist Dietmar Wunder who plays Thurber in the german audio drama. He also is the narrator of the german version of the VALIS trilogy, available at audible.

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