Rediscovered: The First Strut of the Logo

Before John D. Haefele recently released Addenda 2 to his Cimmerian Library booklet, apparently the Hesperia Press cat butt logo had appeared only on Lest We Forget: August Derleth on the Subject of H. P. Lovecraft (Hesperia Special Issue No. 6), published by Battered Silicon Dispatch Box in 2009.

He informs me, “I’ve attached the back cover of its only previous published appearance.”

Haefele says that in his opinion, “The cat butt only works when it is reproduced about the same size of the Necronomicon Press logo, or smaller.”

Well, I’d say works best — after all, it was designed to be a tart logo to parade in front of the snobs in Lovecraft fandom.

Even a blown up version hits you with that instant Cat Butt! and all it conveys.

The extremely limited print run of 10 copies for the second Addenda are going or gone out into the world. For serious scholars of Derleth and Arkham House and Lovecraft, Haefele mentioned that “I have an e-version for anybody who wants it just for the info.”

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