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Wed, 23 Dec 2009
Feliz NaviDread!

Here is a small toy from the Sci-Fi Christmas Cracker I edited a few weeks ago. I hope all your festivities are less horrible than this.

Merry Newtonmas everyone!

Thu, 09 Oct 2008
Western Spaghetti

I cannot tell you how much I love this animated short by PES. It's Svankmejer crossed with ... with... umm, something not scary at all. (via)


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Thu, 06 Dec 2007
Comic Opera!
Fri, 27 Jul 2007
Cheerer-upper

The world can't be all bad while people continue to do things like this...
:-)

(thanks, Mum!)

Tue, 24 Apr 2007
Todd "Not an Artist" Goldman
goldfish in a bowl cartoon

Todd Goldman is a celebrated "artist" whose works sell for thousands in galleries. It has recently come to light that he may have nicked more than a couple of the images in question. Legal stuff is underway.

However it was this image of a goldfish that has been niggling at the back of my brain for the last couple of days and I think I've finally figured it out. It's the sort of thing you would only recognise if you happened to be in a slow office job with a Windows machine in the year 2000. Fish.exe. From memory (I don't have the capacity to check this - please let me know if I'm right) there's a goldfish in a bowl to which you can apply all sorts of tortures - poison, electric shock - and he looks sicker and sicker until you finally do him in with a bomb.

I believe it's one of the sick versions of the fish that has been appropriated for Goldman's line of t-shirts and snowglobes. It wouldn't surprise me if that thick, sloppy linework had been traced off a monitor.

Tue, 17 Apr 2007
Fruit bowls disguised as donuts.

I had an observation today that was worthy of being Boinged.

Don't let anyone tell you that your brain is full of useless trivia. One day it will all be proven indispensable. (Although it might take a while.)

Sat, 07 Apr 2007
Animated Bayeux Tapestry

Ever wondered what all those embroidered people were really up to?

Youtube link.

(via gillpollack)

Fri, 02 Mar 2007
Steampunk Star Wars

I have nothing to add, just take a look.

(via capnoblivious)

Fri, 22 Dec 2006
50 Greatest Cartoons

Got some time off over the next few days? Try this - a compilation of video links to the 50 Greatest Cartoons as voted by the animation industry.

And because this is twice-removed, can I assume I'm exempt from prosecution? Oh, probably not.

(via Boing Boing)

Wed, 06 Dec 2006
Scary Mary

While Neil Gaiman quotes the New Yorker to make sure we understand the fearsome beast that is Mary Poppins, fan Chris Rule has constructed a visual aid.
YouTube link.
(via Neil Gaiman and Boing Boing)

Thu, 12 Oct 2006
Literature on the High Seas!

I know I haven't been posting a whole lot lately, but here's a gorgeous image I saw on Bibliodyssey today. There are a couple of others there in the same series, created by Kaspen for Anagram Bookshop in Prague.

It sure makes me want to go and read more books!

Tue, 27 Jun 2006
Equality Now - Whedon on Front Line

Video of Joss Whedon's speech at an Equality Now event. Intro by Meryl Streep.

Wed, 21 Jun 2006
For Better or For Worse, It's Alive!

The print readers of Lynn Johnston's long running comic strip won't be able to see this latest feature; blinking!

Sat, 20 May 2006
Melbourne Zombie Shuffle


Well over one hundred zombies took to the streets today for no particular reason. Setting off from the Carlton Gardens, they quickly took over the Antipodes Festival ("Mmm, Greek brraaaaainnns"), posed dead brides in front of the Bridal Expo at the Town Hall, shuffled quickly past the unfortunate simile of the Falun Gong protest against the alleged harvesting of live organs, and scared schoolkids at Flinders Street stations ("One of them tried to eat me!!" said a terrified teen).

Quickly revealed were the high numbers of cameras held by onlookers, that zombies' money is as good as anyone else's in the eyes of hawkers, most people who enquired needed a reason for the zombies' presence ("But what's it for?") and the elderly are not the most easily shocked.

Presented here is the smallest, least threatening zombie in attendance. Lurch this way for more photos.

Wed, 10 May 2006
Evolution of Dance

A six minute history of popular dance since Elvis. The choreography is amazing, but the best part is that the performer can actually move. It's like watching all the school dances I ever went to compressed into one interpretive piece.
(via Boing Boing et al)

Wed, 03 May 2006
3D Sendak Monsters

A sneak peek at an upcoming pop-up book by Maurice Sendak featuring 1930s-style monsters.

While you wait for that you'll want a copy of Haunted House by Jan Pienkowski.

(via Coode Street)

Wed, 25 Jan 2006
Ooh, pretty!

Image based linkarama for your midweek viewing pleasure.


This page of images of the Guilin area of China is a lesson in landscape photography, and bathing beauties.
(via Making Light)

Kazu Kibuishi has generously documented his online comic creation with this step-by-step of a Copper comic.
(via Drawn)

Never suffer the sight of coffee mug stains on your artwork again with the floral designs of Stamp Mugs.
(via Complications Ensue)

Tue, 25 Oct 2005
Cardboard Robot Worshipping in the Name of Pi

I'm not claiming anything to do with this one. I found it via Ms Fits. Beyond that I think it leapt fully formed from the depths of the Internet, Intelligent Design-style. It's far too complex to have evolved.

Now it will simply be enough to have you become as confused as I. (Work Safe. Brain Damaging.)

Sat, 02 Jul 2005
Knit One, Excavate One


A pair of John Deere excavators
, a pair of 20' long knitting needles and artist Dave Cole are knitting a massive American flag (sadly) this weekend in Massachusetts. I wish I could have a go. (Image is a 1:50 scale model from 2002.)

Tue, 08 Mar 2005
Home ec as extreme sport.

Craft Corner Deathmatch is a tv show I could get behind.
Challenge #1: The Underwear Sex Change - Y-fronts into a bra. Your materials include rick-rack and a Be-Dazzler.