Sep 07

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

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Has The World's Most Infamous Serial Killer Finally Been Identified?

fuckyeahforensics:


Interesting. Not quite sure how I feel about this. Thoughts?

Sep 06
arcaneimages:

Behind the Scenes Horror of Dracula

arcaneimages:

Behind the Scenes Horror of Dracula

Cobra effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

mostlysignssomeportents:

The term cobra effect stems from an anecdote set at the time of British rule of colonial India. The British government was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in Delhi.[3] The government therefore offered a bounty for every dead cobra. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of snakes were killed for the reward. Eventually, however, enterprising persons began to breed cobras for the income. When the government became aware of this, the reward program was scrapped, causing the cobra breeders to set the now-worthless snakes free. As a result, the wild cobra population further increased. The apparent solution for the problem made the situation even worse.

shitfuckingfuckshit:

Victorian Cliff House, San Francisco

Sep 05
What do you know? SANDMAN SLIM just got a nice write-up in Entertainment Weekly. 
http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/09/05/richard-kadrey-sandman-slim-the-getaway-god/

What do you know? SANDMAN SLIM just got a nice write-up in Entertainment Weekly.

http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/09/05/richard-kadrey-sandman-slim-the-getaway-god/

Sep 04

Recommended Reading by Professionals...with Richard Kadrey

asylum-art:

dave mckean art

I’m always so surprised that Dave McKean doesn’t have a bigger web presence. He has been one of my biggest artistic influences since a friend first loaned me a Sandman comic in the early 90s. His work is dreamlike, dark, disturbing, mysterious and deeply gorgeous. His work has always found a place deep inside of me where it connects. And in my opinion, he helped pioneer an aesthetic and style that is still found frequently in all creative outlets today, from fine art down to music videos and tv commercials.

McKean is a true mixed-media artist. His work combines drawing, painting, sculpture, found objects, digital art, photography and collage. He began as a comic artist, working with Neil Gaiman on such early projects as Violent Cases and Black Orchid. And then came their collaboration on the Sandman series, the greatest comic book/graphic novel series ever, in my humble opinion. McKean has also dabbled in film as well, directing the visually stunning film MirrorMask (a film so imprinted with his artistic vision, it looks like his art come to life), and the short films The Week Before and N[eon]. He is in post-production of another feature length film, Luna, which does not have a release date at this time.

McKean has worked on countless other projects, including the Batman graphic novel Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, the graphic novel Cages, CD covers for such musicians as Tori Amos and Skinny Puppy, and designed sets and directed film clips for the Broadway musical Lestat to name a few. He even is an accomplished jazz pianist. Seriously, I can’t even begin to list all what the guy does.

mostlysignssomeportents:

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I’m not able to figure out where, exactly, this sumi-e ink-wash-style painting of the Alien originates, but it’s something else. The garbled machine translation of this Chinese article seems like a promising lead, but I can’t make heads nor tails of it.

Read more…

Sep 03

mostlysignssomeportents:

One year
imageChristmas sweaters featuring Satan, sasquatch, etc: You might think I’d be all about the Sasquatch Knit Bigfoot sweater but I prefer the Satanic Knit Baphomet design!

Five years
imageNeil Gaiman’s library: Naturally we’d assumed that someone whose work is filled with references ranging from literary to mythological would have a fairly extensive library but even so, we were a bit unprepared for the scope of what he sent us.

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