"The Queen as a Fairy Princess, Halloween NYC 2013" by Channon Simmons
The Ritchie Family album covers
Obvious Winner recently shared a few tentacular pieces of artwork by Singapore-based artist Keng Lye (previously featured here). You may recall that Keng creates these amazingly lifelike depictions of aquatic animals by gradually layering containers with acrylic paint and resin. The end result is a painting of a creature that looks like it’s about to wriggle out of its container and onto your lap.
Visit Keng Lye’s DeviantART gallery to view more of his awesome artwork.
Aamer Rahman on “reverse racism”
Once, I was going to write a slice-of-life comic. Brandon drew me a pin-up for it. I think that’s how we first met!
Anyway, around age seven or so, I found a little rubber toy monkey. Very cute and unassuming, but when you squeezed it, the air pressure made a tiny, little penis pop out. I saw a photo of Brandon and thought of the toy instantly—just this perfectly charming, reserved, creature. But when you least expect it? Hilarious inappropriateness. Bam! Surprise penis.
Brandon Graham is good peoples.
Happy birthday, goofball. You make life neat.
Before & After | Amazing Transformation
Crystal Palace, South London
British architect Laura Jane Clark converted underground abandoned public restrooms in London into an upscale flat for her and her husband. They acquired the property for $32,000 and spent another $90,000 for reconstruction.
The 600 sq. ft. space was built in the 1920s and used until 1980s.
What great vision!
Behold, the full front and back cover of Empowered vol. 8, the latest installment of my ongoing “sexy superhero comedy” series published by Dark Horse Comics. This volume hits the shelves of your Local Comics Retailer on Dec.11, one week earlier than originally planned. Yippee!
More info (including a 7-page preview!) here: http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/19-253/Empowered-Volume-8-TPB
This is the series that keeps me tied to comics, y’all. I’m elated to have a new volume. Perfect end to the year. Google Play Books will let users download a free sample—and a pretty hefty one at that—of each volume to let potential readers get a feel for the series. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
— Lauren N. Williams, “All (White) Eyes on the Afro”