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More Liefeld influence sighted. (The Gutter’s Keith feels there could be more pouches).

More Liefeld influence sighted. (The Gutter’s Keith feels there could be more pouches).

Heart of Darkness, A Drawing For Every Page

Heart of Darkness, A Drawing For Every Page

Tin House has published an edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness illustrated by Matt Kish, an interesting follow-up to Kish’s project, Moby-Dick In Pictures; One Drawing For Every Page. See more of Kish’s work here.

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Irony, Art and Writing

Irony, Art and Writing

At Salon, Matt Ashby and Brendan Carroll write about irony and cynicism, sincerity and honesty in art: “At one time, irony served to challenge the establishment; now it is the establishment. The art of irony has turned into ironic art. Irony for irony’s sake. A smart aleck making bomb noises in front of a city in ruins. But irony without a purpose enables cynicism. It stops at disavowal and…

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A House Based on Biogenetic Forms

A House Based on Biogenetic Forms

Behold the creepily organic splendor of Gonzalo Vaíllo Martínez’ design for a house.  “Organic louvred panels incorporated into the building’s skin open and close like gills, while other openings stretch and widen to adjust the amount of light entering the interior.”

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colsmi:

Just lovely: Roger Langridge’s The Kirby Alphabet, with everyone from Kamandi to the Puppet Master, Big Barda to the King himself. (As first published in the UKCAC98 booklet.)

colsmi:

Just lovely: Roger Langridge’s The Kirby Alphabet, with everyone from Kamandi to the Puppet Master, Big Barda to the King himself. (As first published in the UKCAC98 booklet.)

i12bent:

Elvis had a large cross to bear for our sins, but look at that grin!
Post-Elvis art by Chris Rywalt

i12bent:

Elvis had a large cross to bear for our sins, but look at that grin!

Post-Elvis art by Chris Rywalt

RIP, Harry Novak

Producer and exploitation pioneer Harry Novak has died. Daily Grindhouse remembers Novak with a collection of trailers from his films. Dougsploitation has an overview of Novak’s career well-illustrated with film posters. The Los Angeles Times has a brief obituary.

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"On The Trail Of The Golem"

“On The Trail Of The Golem”

The Gutter’s own Keith tracks the story of Rabbi Loew and the Golem–with some dips into alchemy and art–through Prague.  “So how did Rabbi Loew’s name become associated with the legend of the golem? Well, it’s no surprise, really, given how much weird, wizardy stuff is already attributed to him. It seems more or less historically accurate that he spent time as an alchemist in the employ of Rudolf…

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acadaunosucine:

Akira Kurosawa’ storyboards hand-painted.