A lighthearted view of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) is based on the webcomic of the same name by Francois Launet, which chronicles the “daily” lives of the Great Old Ones, including Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and Yog-Sothoth, among others. This funny collection of gag comic strips is a parody of the horror genre that further investigates in humorous detail the monster characters originally created by Lovecraft. Although meant to invoke laughter instead of the usual terror found in Lovecraft’s work, the book explores dark and mature themes such as death, religion, and the occult, albeit in a light and fanciful manner. This work is in association with Diabolo Ediciones.
Francois Launet is an illustrator and a visual special effects supervisor and designer for movies and commercials who has worked on the animated films Despicable Me and The Lorax. He is the creator of the web comic The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom), which appears on his personal website www.goominet.com, where he displays images created through a variety of mediums, including drawing, hand paintings, photos, and 3-D images. He is the illustrator of the books G.O.Os on the Loose and Welcome to the Vault!