— George RR Martin (@_GRRM_) April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, December 23, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The vaults are huge and include three disused wells. In fact, the floorspace is actually larger than that of the City's tallest building, Tower 42. Keys three-feet long are needed to open the gigantic vault doors.
They look ceremonial, like something used for a state occasion, but these keys are in fact entirely functional.
As they are inserted into the locks, the person attempting entry also has to speak a password into a microphone before the vaults are opened.3. Train paper toy by Matt Hawkins for GE. Via.
4. Post-its marking all the deaths in Game of Thrones. Now do the same thing for all the sexual assaults.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Cover to Doogie Horner's 100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts. He offered to draw a ghost for me and I suggested Andre the Giant:
Poseable dragon available here. Via.
Dragon Age Inquisition fan art. Via.
Animated versions of Clue, Game of Thrones, Mad Men and more for Justin White's show at Gallery 1988.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Flame Princess and Chandra Nalaar (Magic The Gathering) custom vinyl toys by Shaun Nakasone.
Adventures of Captain Marvel serial poster. There are a variety on sale at ebay. Via.
Wasteland 2 screenshot.
Game of Thrones branding at Shutterstock. Via.
80's Aquaman-esque anti-shark wetsuit. Via.
Pages from David OReilly's sketchbook from the book Animation Sketchbooks.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
1. "[Jennifer Lopez] will perform tonight at the birthday celebration of Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, leader of Turkmenistan, which Human Rights Watch has called "'one of the world's most repressive countries.'"
2. "Game of Thrones has cast its Red Viper of Dorne."
3. "On July 6 and 7, you can take your Aaron Hernandez jersey to the Patriots pro shop and exchange it for any other Patriots jersey." (I guess they don't want fans showing up for games in Hernandez jerseys.)
4. Amazon customer reviews of the sneakers Wendy Davis wore during her successful Texas filibuster. Via.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Game of Thrones PSAs.
Photo gallery of the upcoming Masters of the Universe Octavia figure (with poseable tentacles), which you can preorder here.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles commission by Michael Dialynas.
Homemade twist-tie action figures.
Hand-painted Raiders of the Lost Ark poster from Ghana. Via.
*Buy Ghanavision: Hand-Painted Film Posters from Ghana at Amazon.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Congressional Research Service reports that Congress has passed 70 bills in the 111th session alone bestowing names on US Post Offices.2. Nightmare fuel; Also, disturbing face paint.
In case you’re counting, that’s 20 percent of all bills passed—all to memorialize former presidents, politicians, musicians and athletes to name the facilities of a perpetually stumbling enterprise.
3. Adam Garfinkle:
In Syria we have an interest: harming the geopolitical power of Iran. And we have a principle: preventing the mass murder of innocents. That means we will eventually intervene, right?4. George Martin (spoiler):
No, not right, because this definition of the calculus of intervention is flawed. Sure, an unemotional assessment of interests and prospects does sometimes take place, somewhere in the government. But if we look back at American military interventions abroad, we see that the likelihood of intervention is actually a function of a much different tripartite assessment, and it is an assessment that cannot fairly be called a calculation. I mean by assessment here a kind of combinate intuition made up of three rather slippery, elastic parts: affinity, aesthetics and cycle-sensitivity.
What about the Red Wedding itself? Is that based on history too?
The Red Wedding is based on a couple real events from Scottish history. One was a case called The Black Dinner. The king of Scotland was fighting the Black Douglas clan. He reached out to make peace. He offered the young Earl of Douglas safe passage. He came to Edinburgh Castle and had a great feast. Then at the end of the feast, [the king's men] started pounding on a single drum. They brought out a covered plate and put it in front of the Earl and revealed it was the head of a black boar — the symbol of death. And as soon as he saw it, he knew what it meant. They dragged them out and put them to death in the courtyard. The larger instance was the Glencoe Massacre. Clan MacDonald stayed with the Campbell clan overnight and the laws of hospitality supposedly applied. But the Campbells arose and started butchering every MacDonald they could get their hands on. No matter how much I make up, there’s stuff in history that’s just as bad, or worse.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
my wife Hope told me she dated 3 different Matthews which partly inspired the idea of 7 evil exes.2. Tiger Woods came off awfully creepy in this GQ cover story from 1996.
3. SNL mocks the nudity in Game of Thrones.
4. Aaron Beck designed much of the weaponry in Elysium.
5. Cultural differences.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Abe Sapien by Jim Rugg.
House Stark poster by Rogan Josh.
Mistral from Metal Gear Revengeance by Rob Laro.
Sonic and All-Stars Racing wallpaper.
Blade Runner and Aliens by Eduardo Risso via.
Pacific Rim poster via.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Alice: Madness Returns wallpaper.
G.I.Joe Special Missions #1 variant cover by Jim Rugg.
The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughn and Marcos Martin is really good.
Targaryens poster by Rogan Josh.
Relatedly, Brienne of Tarth by Noelle Stevenson.
*Buy tiger masks at Amazon.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
“in the house of the undying” is Daniel Danger's contribution to Mondo's Game of Thrones show.
Stephanie Hans for Marvel.
Part of the Superman kissing Wonder Woman sculpture by Tim Bruckner.
Painting by Mark Ryden to benefit the World Wildlife Fund.
Uncanny X-Force #6 cover by Kris Anka.
*Buy Marvel Universe figures at Amazon.