Uncanny pic of the day: Harry Clarke meets Poe


Irish artist Harry Clarke is perhaps best known for his stained glass window designs – and his 1919 illustrated edition of Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘Tales of Mystery and Imagination’. In the latter he is one of the few artists to outdo Arthur Rackam, at least in my opinion, since his Poe illustrations are more baroque, more truly weird and often much scarier than those in Rackham’s illustrated editon of the same work. This is Clarke’s terrifying depiction of the killer ape in ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue.’

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I am the editor of Uncanny UK (www.uncannyuk.com), a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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