Tuesday, April 29, 2008
"The result is as impressive as it is unsettling. Switching from writhing maggots to a surreal bloated body drifting through numerous enchanting and eye-catching landscapes, the video confuses, frightens and delights the viewer, thus achieving exactly the mood the band and record company were hoping for." FatCat Records
Múm             Director: Marc Craste
Friday, April 25, 2008
"The Mars Attacks trading card series was created by Topps and painted by Norman Saunders over pencil roughs by Wally Wood and finished pencil art by Bob Powell. Although most of the cards were sold in the standard packages of wax paper, some were sold in specialized vending machines that would dispense five cards apiece, in which said machines also sold sports cards. Originally released in 1962, the cards, written by Len Brown and Woody Gelman, told an outrageous story of the invasion of Earth by cruel, hideous Martians. Scenes depicted usually showed the bizarre methods of attack, torture and slaughter the Martians used. They included being fired at with rayguns, attacked by Martian-controlled giant robots and insects, and flying saucers. The 55-card series developed a cult following and has been reprinted occasionally, most recently in 1994.
References to popular films, serials, and novels are prevalent throughout the card series, most notably to the book Starship Troopers and film Teenagers From Outer Space.
In 1996, Tim Burton's movie Mars Attacks!, based on the cards, was released by Warner Bros." Wikipedia
Sunday, April 20, 2008
"I remember a place...a town...a house like a lot of other houses... A yard like a lot of other yards...on a street like a lot of other streets. And the thing is...after all these years, I still look back...with wonder." rubber cat productions
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
"The Tale of How is the second part of a trilogy of works called the Dodo Trilogy. It is to later be flanked by The Tale of Then and The Tale of When. The Dodo Trilogy, in turn, fits into a much greater work called, The Household."
The Tale of How consists out of a series of 13 prints and a short animated film.
Deep in the Indian ocean,
all scary and black,
lives an old octopus,
with a tree in it’s back.And from inside this tree,
all Piranhas appear,
who sing soothing songs,
and are kind and sincere.They’re not at all stupid,
Though they’re not very bright,
And they’re never quite wrong,
they’re never quite right.They’re never asleep,
And they’re never awake,
They all dress like weirdoes,
make no mistake...
by The Blackheart Gang
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Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
"Samorost is an adventure/puzzle Flash game created by Jakub Dvorsky [...] Although simplistic in its gameplay, its surreal graphics and memorable score make the game stand out.
The player interacts with the world with simple mouse clicks directing a small, white-clad humanoid with a little cap and brown boots (called simply "gnome" by Dvorsky). The object of the game is to avert a collision of the gnome's home planet and a large incoming spaceship. The name means 'driftwood' in the Czech language.
The game has surrealistic organic scenarios that mix both natural and technological concepts (often featuring manipulated photographs of small objects made to look very large), creative character designs and unique musical atmosphere." Wikipedia
Sunday, April 6, 2008
"This feature about Philip Dick's 'Valis' experience was published in Weirdo comic #17 from summer, 1986.
It is an interesting graphic interpretation of a series of events which happened to Dick in March of 1974. He spent the remaining years of his life trying to figure out what happened in those fateful months." philipKdickFans.com
by Robert Crumb