Thursday, September 30, 2010

Alas, robot Yorick...



Illustration by Paul Pope. Have I mentioned how great his Adam Strange comic was in Wednesday Comics? My favorite comic purchase of the year and 37% off at Amazon.

Rob Liefeld enters the Penny Arcade pose like a Rob Liefeld drawing contest



Rob Liefeld
entered the Penny Arcade pose like a Rob Liefeld illustration contest I mentioned yesterday. Via.

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Link roundup

1. Beyonce dancing at a block party on her in-laws' street.

2. Jersey Shore is apparently called The New Jersey Life of Macaroni Rascals in Japan.

3. Michael Caine offers his interpretation of the end of Inception. Via.

4. Hide your delicious lunch from office thieves by placing it in Lean Cuisine frozen meal boxes. Via.

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Romantic poster by Tom Whalen



The second promotional image Tom Whalen created for Global Knowledge.

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Lady Sif as a frog



The Enchantress and Lady Sif as a frog - - another excellent commission by Evan Shaner.

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Cute Kaiju



KaToPe's Drunk Seijin going on sale Saturday, October 2nd at Super 7. Via.

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Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction






Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction featuring illustrations by Jean-François Martin:

Thirty-two great hero-villains of literature lure the reader into the kitchen to sample their signature recipes. Estérelle Payany shares to-die-for recipes inspired by scoundrels from popular literature. Each chapter opens with an excerpt from the original story and quirky illustrations by Jean-François Martin featuring the criminal and his recipe. The Big Bad Wolf roasts three little pigs in their blankets while Snow White’s stepmother concocts bewitching caramel apples. The Queen of Hearts orders Alice to eat treacle tart while Long John Silver stocks the galley with sea biscuits. And although Shakespeare’s infamous Brutus can toss his Caesar salad in a mere ten minutes, Dracula’s paprika hendl is best when simmered from dusk until dawn. It is sure to be a duel to the end between Patrick Bateman’s truffled roast beef and Tom Ripley’s Venetian lemon chicken, but both can be paired nicely with a simple white bean salad from East of Eden’s Cathy Ames. This spirited collection drawing from fairy tales, literary classics, and contemporary favorites is as entertaining as the recipes are scrumptious (and harmless!). And with the winning ingredients in Recipe for Murder—famous literary thrillers and authentic home-style recipes—it would be a crime to pass up this diabolically scrumptious book!
$18 at Amazon. Via these fine sites.

Poster for The Phantom Menace 3D



Concept poster for The Phantom Menace 3D by Last Exit to Nowhere.

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Whales and Crabs by Roland Tamayo





Some of the paintings from Roland Tamayo's show at Gallery 1988.

Thoroughly redesigned Captain America



Captain America by Paul Sizer for one of Warren Ellis's redesign contests.

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Frank Zappa paper toy



Download the Frank Zappa paper toy here (halfway down).

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Arcade Fire concert poster



Arcade Fire concert poster by Burlesque Designs on sale here at 2:00 pm CST. Via.

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Mounted animals by Zoe Williams




Postcard for Zoe Williams's upcoming show at Ghost Gallery.

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Black Thinking



If the makers of Coraline had set out to make a world filled with free video games, you'd have something like Black Thinking. The video below shows snippets of several of the games:







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Alice in Wonderland reimagined, absinthe bottles, and more

Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, and the White Rabbit reimagined by Natalie Shau:








These are illustrations for a book called Aboriginal Anemia (I think?):







And this design is for a limited edition bottle of Elevation absinthe:








The two other bottles in the series are by Chet Zar:




And Mimi S.:




Natalie has lots of prints on sale here (some NSFW).

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