The Castle of Otranto

This is it. The one. The tip of the top. The creme de la creme.

Ok, enough colloquialisms… but this IS pretty exciting. Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto, is THE FIRST Gothic Horror. Oh yeah, this is where it aaaaaall started. Well, theoretically. But generally speaking and historically speaking,  this is the beginning of the genre. Whether or not it sparked the genre, or was simply the first of a movement that was starting regardless, who knows.

Either way, this is the big one.

Flourished story, flourished cover.

Flourished story, flourished cover.

The Gothic text was a dream to carve. Seriously. I was also watching Star Trek the Motion Picture while I did it (the old one, not the new one… you know, with VGER. Oh man…), so I guess everything just really came together that day.

Haha, does it take away from the image when I reveal stuff like that?

2 Responses to “The Castle of Otranto”

  1. October 26th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Daniel Fedy says:

    Damn it Mr. Waurechen!
    Where in gods name have you been? how do i get a hold of you do i text, write, phone, fax, messaging pidgins? i dont know I have tried everything except e-mail… what is yours by the way? let me now i need a favor ;)
    the good doctor (aka Daniel Fedy)

  2. October 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Corey says:

    Hey Dan! This comes up a lot… corey@coreycanvas.com
    Give it a shot!

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