I grew up reading Lovecraft. I mean there were certainly a lot of others, but Lovecraft's--and by extension, Cthulu's--impact on my young imagination was like krakatoa. Today, over twenty years later, the landscape still bears the crater. I think this is where Nyarlothotep, Yog Soggoth, Dagon, and ol' Cthulu itself have taken up residence. Little did I know that so many of the pictorial representations were created by this fella: John Coulthart. He's made a lucky (20)13 calendar, which is pretty terrific.