This is probably my first drawing of Cthulhu. It’s possible that I’d sketched him/it before but I’d have to scour my sketchbooks to find an example. I don’t remember being a huge Lovecraft fan in 1988. I’m sure I’d read Lovecraft but I’m probably a bigger fan now than I was then. His work was harder to find and therefore harder to be influenced by. Among writers, Clive Barker was probably my biggest influence at this time.