Lovecraft, by George Kuchar

Although mainly into making movies, George Kuchar has also done some notable underground comix work. Born in Manhattan, Kuchar was trained as a commercial artist and upon graduation drew weather maps for a local news show. He teamed up with his twin brother Mike and created several 8mm movies, that were shown in the underground scene alongside films by Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger and Stan Brakhage.

After leaving his commercial art job, George Kuchar went into teaching in the film department of the San Francisco Art Institute, which he did from 1971 until early 2011. He also became involved in underground comix through his neighbors, Art Spiegelman and Bill Griffith in the 1970s. He drew for the comics revue Arcade, including a controversial comics biography of HP Lovecraft. He passed away in San Francisco of complications related to prostate cancer in 2011.

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