Casefile: ARKHAM – Nightmare on the Canvas

Genre: Science Fiction, Horror, Lovecraft
Written by Josh Finney
Artwork by Patrick McEvoy
ISBN-13:  978-0983923060
February 16, 2016

“What if Raymond Chandler wrote Lovecraft stories?”

Set in the mid-1940s, Casefile: ARKHAM follows Hank Flynn, a down on his luck private eye who is back from the war and now working the mean streets of the most cursed city on Earth—Arkham, Massachusetts. And things only get worse for Flynn when a wealthy uptown socialite hires him to track down an artist by the name of Pickman. What begins as a simple missing persons case leads Flynn down a dark path of flesh eating ghouls, vengeful witches, and the notorious Innsmouth mafia.

Casefile: ARKHAM – Nightmare on the Canvas

Josh Finney puts a wickedly entertaining noir mystery spin on Lovecraft's cosmic horror with ARKHAM! Artist Patrick McEvoy s dark and twisted illustrates are a perfect gruesome balance. Two taloned thumbs up! --Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of KILL SWITCH and V-WARS

Casefile: Arkham succeeds where so many genre mashups fail in that both genres being combined are executed with absolute integrity. Finney and McEvoy make sure their respective recipes for detective fiction and Lovecraftian horror taste as they should before throwing both into a burbling cauldron from which rise the engrossing (and gross) adventures of Hank Flynn, P.I. Let this book scratch your itch for cosmic horror and hardboiled noir, and you'll leave with permanent scars. - Phil Hester

2016 Ghastly Award Nominee for Best OGN and Best Inker Patrick McEvoy

the dark, mesmerizing graphic novel that fandom has needed for a long time. A fresh new series of what promises to be a staple in the noir fan’s library behind a strong voice in both a literary and an artistic sense – Ricky L. Brown / Amazing Stories Magazine

an enthralling visual experience that incorporates several elements of the Lovecraft story and evolves into its own fascinating tale of noir macabre. – Michele Britany / Fanbase Press

Casefile: Arkham blends the best of old school noir with mind-bending horror. It’s the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup effect. Two great tastes that taste great together. If that doesn’t peak your interest, I don’t know what will. – James Ferguson / HorrorTalk

This is a really amazing book, with a lot of really cool references and hidden meanings. If you don’t know them, you’ve got a really good story. If you do know them, you’ve got a really amazing story. There are certainly more of them than I would have expected…but they did keep my eyes glued to the pages, looking for more. The plot itself is really interesting with supernatural ghouls and real magick (with a “k”) being explored. This is definitely up my creepy alley. It’s definitely worth the read, so give it a read as soon as you can… – Bhavna Bakshi /

this book is a tonal achievement the likes of which is staggering, especially when you consider the elegant simplicity and relative ease with which creators Josh Finny and Patrick McEvoy find the overlap between the dark, rain-soaked alleys of Noir and the darker, blood-streaked monoliths of Lovecraft – Shawn C. Baker / Joup Magazine

I can’t say enough good things about this book. The story is good, the characters are deep and realistic and the art is beautiful. Casefile: Arkham is a work of art and a good example of how art and great storytelling can be combined to make the perfect graphic novel. – David Watson /

The usage of Lovecratian monsters/ghouls is neither underplayed nor overplayed. They’re given fantastic build-up that when the big climax happens it’s extra effective. In a story like this, a careful balance between showing and not showing them is the goal, and it’s certainly achieved. – Daniel Alvarez /

-the characters were beautifully created, vivid and plausible. I also loved the dialogue; as snappy, wry and acerbic as one could hope from the best hard-boiled detective story. – John Dodds / Amazing Stories Magazine

I loved it!… One of the top 10 books I’ve read for 2015. – Cory Strode / Kray Z Comics and Stories

This thing is packed with hard-boiled dialog, film noir imagery, and sanity-blasting horror. – Darrell Hardy