Not quite MAD, but still crazy. PLOP!

Our find of the day: Plop!, "The New Magazine of Weird Humor!" is a 1970s comic book anthology published by DC Comics. It’s 24 issues ran September 1973 to December 1976, featuring a strange mix of horror and humor. Basil Wolverton created a new trademark on his 1973 Plop!-#1-cover when he...


Let's make a difference

Vampire vs. Nosferatu. What’s the diff? Well, Vampires are trendy and sexy in a dark annoying kind of way. They sometimes have great taste in music as well as a few other glamorous qualities. Francis Ford Coppola may have been the first to establish a certain mondane citizen-of-the-world-a...


Nosferatu – Bringer of Evil

He has always been a twitch more terrifying than Dracula - and he always had the scarier teeth. In 1922 Nosferatu inspired Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau to produce a silent movie that made film history, and until today hasn’t lost its eerie touch. The legendary creature Nosferatu is by no mean...


Godzilla King of the Monsters

Godzilla is an icon of pop culture that had its first appearance in the 1954 film "Godzilla". Since then it featured in 28 films of Toho Co., Ltd. and a number of American remakes. It appears in video games, novels, comic books and (animated) TV series. Its last appearance on screen was in...


For cryin' out loud! 50 years of Mars Attacks!

When Topps (under the name Bubbles Inc.) startet to release a series of trading cards in 1962 featuring artwork by science-fiction artist Wallace Wood and Norman Saunders – who painted the cards –, the story of the invasion of Earth by cruel, hideous Martians shocked and fascinated at the...


Sam Gambino's Tiki Art - Taste is the enemy of creativeness

"Tiki" is a funny word which in Polynesian mythology represents the first man or personification of a man and also the God of the artists. It stands for a phallic symbol and in Maori lore names "the procreative power of the god Tane" (and it’s quite clear what this means), who is responsib...


Say "Hi" to the Bunny in the Moon

Tara Mc Pherson's work has been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and Juxtapoz. She is internationally known as "one of the leading lights of Pop Surrealism". Gods and devils, flesh and spirit, sacred and profane, "Bunny in the Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Vol. 3" is a collec...


State of the Art Steampunk Weaponry

Steampunk as a genre originates in the early to mid 80ies and has developed into a flourishing subculture over the years. Simply put it combines fiction, horror and fantasy with historic elements, mostly found throughout the Victorian Age. Anachronistic technology is a central element of s...


Artwork of District 9

Any Peter Jackson fan should know Greg Broadmore. He is one of the designers working for Weta Workshop – a Newzealand based design studio well known for its artwork and designs of a great number of famous filmproductions such as Lord of the Rings, King Kong or Avatar. Greg Broadmore also...