Cthulhu is Hard to Spell: Two Lovecraft comic anthologies

Created by Russell Nohelty

Two love letters to Lovecraft. A comic anthology series with seventy-three total stories about Lovecraftian gods and monsters.

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All books are shipped!
over 1 year ago – Mon, Jul 06, 2020 at 08:48:02 PM

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First book are shipped!!!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Jul 02, 2020 at 09:58:27 PM

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over 1 year ago – Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 09:20:25 PM

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My newest Kickstarter ends in two days!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 11:54:27 AM


I haven't gotten the official word from my printer, but the books SHOULD be in port right now getting through customs. I'm expecting if there are no slowdowns to have the books in my hand in the next two weeks. 

Meanwhile, we're in the last week of my newest Kickstarter campaign for my summer slate of novels. Four awesome novels in four weirdly unique universes!

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As if the final days of the campaign are not exciting enough, we have TWO new awesome perks for people who back by the end of the campaign.

If you back today, you'll get Embellish: A Brave Little Tailor retelling by my good friend Demelza Carlton, and one of my favorite sci-fi books of the last year Blue Sky Tomorrows by another good friend in LJ Hachmeister.

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Two awesome ebook novels by two awesome authors, and you get them today just for backing the campaign.

Plus, of course, you'll get any of my awesome books you pledge for. and I've included the blurbs below again in case you haven't checked them out yet.

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***The Void Calls Us Home***

Rebecca never thought she was suicidal. However, that didn’t stop her from jerking her car off the side of the road last night.

Everybody thinks she swerved to avoid hitting a deer, but she knows the truth. She did it because a giant flaming being called out to her from beyond the void and beckoned to her to join it in the darkness.

Was it a manifestation of her unconscious desire to die? Could the being really exist? Did it have anything to do with her sister’s suicide just a year before?

When Rebecca starts seeing the creature every time she closes her eyes, she has no choice but to find out the truth before it drives her mad.

The Void Calls Us Home is an exploration of what it means to have depression.

Since I KNOW you love Lovecraft, I recommend to pick up AT LEAST this one, because it is the most Lovecraftian thing I have ever written. 

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The Marked Ones

Magic destroyed the world once. Now, magic users are the enemy. To be marked with magic is to lead a cursed life.

Rosie is completely average. There is absolutely nothing extraordinary about her in any way.

For most people, that would be a blessing, but Rosie wants nothing more than to have a spark of magic, even if people say that all mages are evil.

She wasn’t born with magic, though. She’s sure of it. After all, she is 17, and magic always presents when you are 13.


So, when she’s suddenly able to wield magic, Rosie is initially confused, then thrilled…until the soldiers come for her, and she realizes everything she’s about to lose.

No more school. No more friends. No more freedom.

Her life is over…at least the life she knew.

No. She won’t allow herself to be locked in a cage. She must escape.

There is one place that is truly safe for people like her.

The lost city of Toledo – a haven for witches and warlocks since before the war, and the only place Rosie can be free.

But it’s only a legend. Nobody has seen the city in decades.

Can she find the lost city before the army descends upon her?

If you love Harry Potter, magic, coming of age stories, and non-stop action, then pick up The Marked Ones today.

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Aliens are invading.

The Earth is doomed.

The end of the world is a bad time to fall in love.

Joshy is a normal kid from an average town suffering through a mediocre road trip with his family. He's positive this vacation will be just as bland and uninteresting as every one that came before it.

Then he meets Debra.

She's everything he's ever wanted in a girl. She's smart, funny, and radiant. They love all the same things, right down to the same obscure comic books. There's a definite spark between them.


The moment they finally kiss, a bolt of electricity from Debra's mouth knocks Joshy unconscious.

He wakes up to a shocking truth.

Debra is an alien.

Worse yet, another race called the Globorians are about to invade Earth and enslave all of humanity.

Now, Joshy and Debra must race against time to stop the Globorian plot and save the planet before it's too late.

If you love young romance, alien invasions, coming of age stories, and non-stop action, then grab Invasion today.

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Worst Thing in the Universe

Albert Ross is the most miserable, pathetic, and terrible thing in the entire universe. He is reviled by many, most of all God.

Albert Ross is an anomaly. Karma doesn't think anything he does is wrong. It's a glitch in the universe that God can't fix. Every trillion or so births in the universe, there is a karmic anomaly.

That's not to say karma doesn't have its retribution. For every horrible act Albert Ross commits, karma punishes Vikram Suresh. Poor, sweet Vikram.

He doesn't know why his life is so horrible. He doesn't know why the universe is unkind.

It's unkind because of Albert Ross.

That is the crux of the karmic anomaly. Karma thinks everything that Albert Ross does is actually carried out by Vikram Suresh.

What a horrible lot in life.

That's why Vikram kills himself. It usually doesn't matter when a poor, miserable schlub dies, but this death has instant ramifications.

With his death, Karma can instantly see Albert Ross again and realizes its mistake. Like a rubber band, all the horrible things that Albert's ever done slingshot back to him at once.

And God watches with glee as karma has its revenge.

Worst Thing in the Universe is narrated by God, as he pontificates on the horrible fate of Vikram Suresh, expounds on the nature of the universe, and explores the flaws in the whole system.

You can pick up any book by itself for $25, or the complete set for $100 and read the complete collection.

Or pick up all four ebooks for $20.I tried to make a bunch of different tiers so that there was something for everybody.

Are you ready to find your next favorite book?

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I hope you'll check out my Summer Slate today, and I look forward to seeing you behind the backer wall once again.


Packing materials have arrived!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 11:58:18 PM


As far as I have been told, the books are still on a boat navigating the Pacific Ocean. However, since the last time I messaged, I've been able to procure all the packing materials necessary to ship out these books, and fed Backerkit a BUNCH of money in shipping fees. I've also cleaned out my garage to make room for FIVE palettes of books, so I am as ready as I can possibly be for these books to arrive. 

Meanwhile, I've just launched a new Kickstarter for a set of novels I'm calling my Summer Slate. These are four weird books that don't fit into any of my popular series (Godsverse, Ichabod, Cthulhu). However, I think they are still just...the best ones. Since you love Lovecraft, I highly recommend you check out The Void Calls Us Home, which is my YA Lovecraftian story about grief, loss, suicide, and living with depression. 

I expect to deliver these books in July, along with Cthulhu is Hard to Spell: The Terrible Twos, so if you back these, you'll be getting them almost immediately...or at least as immediately as I can get Ingram to print and ship them. 

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People know me as an editor and creator of comics and anthologies, but I'm also a USA Today bestselling author for fantasy novels. I'm currently writing my 19th novel, including four books in a super-secret series which I have been working on for two years which I'll be launching in January. 

Earlier this year I launched my Godsverse Chronicles universe, but these were the books I wrote to help me develop the style for the Godsverse.

These books are really important to me. I wrote them between other projects to explore new methods of writing, and new themes. They helped turn me into the writer I am today.

Worst Thing in the Universe is the book that really codified who I was as a writer. It was my father's favorite book I ever wrote, and for years it was my guiding star as I build the Godsverse and beyond. It's like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy if Chuck Palahniuk wrote it.

The Void Calls Us Home is my most personal book since Sorry for Existing. It is a deep mediation on living with depression, couched in a YA Lovecraftian horror/fantasy novel. If you loved the depth of Sorry for Existing and have been more of that from me, then I highly recommend this book. It really helped me flush what it meant to live inside my head out onto the page, and finishing it helped massively with my own mental health. If you like Lovecraft of dark horror, you'll love this one.

The Marked Ones was written at a time when I was trying to soften my books a bit. I had been told that my work was too violent and profanity-laced, and so I wanted very badly to keep the edge but lose some of the things that turned people off about my work, and if you like Harry Potter mixed with dystopian, then you're going to flip for this book. If you're a fan of Harry Potter or dystopian, then you'll dig this one.

Finally, Invasion was my palette cleanser book. I wanted to write something fun and light-headed, which was against my better nature. When the rest of my work beats you down a bit, Invasion is a light summer read, written in third person, and filled with all the weirdness of a narrator from Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, or Douglas Adams.

Together these books helped me explore what it meant to be a writer, and more importantly, what it meant to be a Russell Nohelty.

PLUS, if you back today you'll get four other awesome ebooks, including Andy Peloquin's awesome Trial of Stone, S.E. Anderson's incredible Starstruck, and Lily Luchesi's stunning The Coven Princess, along with Plastic Girl by Jessica Maison, one of my favorites.

That's just so many awesome books.

I can't wait to see you behind the backer wall again.