Young Lovecraft (vol I-II) - Jose Oliver and Bartolo Torres

Wonderfully illustrated by Torres in a style similar to Vasquez and Jennifer Feinberg, this comic strip recounts the (should be true, oh, if only) childhood of the misanthropic horror writer Howard Philip Lovecraft. I want to say the stories are filled with outlandish characters and events, but in actuality you tend to take in stride such things like the ghosts of decadent poets, a monstrous ghoul passing as a pet dog, remaking classic literature with tentacle horrors, a satanic Norwegian arsonist, outer gods, and homework. It is an absolute delight to read.