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Cthulhu in his prime

Sculptor Gabe Perna sculpted and painted this 18″ tall statue of a decidedly ripped Cthulhu during his early body-building years, before the steroid scandal. Turns out ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn actually means “Hey, Cthulhu, which way to the beach?” Sad, really, how he let himself go in the end.

The model is one of several available as a kit through Perna’s website. Be sure to check out his other work while you’re there.

[via Propnomicon]


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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