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Godzilla Haiku: Clash of Scale and Fur

Godzilla Haiku

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Nick Hammo, “fsshhhht”

Nick Hammo

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Aly Fell, Illustrator

God I want to go in and fix that type in the above….

Anyway, I think this guy is fucking great!

Aly Fell might display a few rough edges in this little “KILLER BABES!” gallery I’ve assembled, but if you look close you’ll realize at once how well he has mastered several subtle yet distinct—and, this is important, different—styles of genre illustration. It’s not easy. And Aly does it really well. I’d love to work with this guy. He seems to have gone quiet, though.

Note the deck.

Aly Fell. Pay him a visit, slip a note under his door. “Come back! You rule!”

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One more time, this is simon drax dot com

All right, everybody relax.

The damn dog is fine. His name his Pablo. And he’s cute! And fun! And stupid! He also surfs, counsels married couples, weighs in on doggy intelligence, and fights for the rights of canines everywhere, raging against the cruel tyranny of public parks! You can follow Pablo’s adventures and marvel at the societal observations of his excellent human* at

Confessions of a Pugophile

* Who reports, “At the moment I’m writing a children’s book about trains for a publisher, with two more on spaceships and motorcycles to follow. Writing about pugs is a good antidote to researching trains.”

Jesus, who couldn’t love these two?! Confessions of a Pugophile!
Because you need it.

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Edit: Top image via Justheo

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“MY HEART BROKE IN HOLLYWOOD!” by STAN LEE and JIM STERANKO!!!

From Our Love Story, June 1970

Thanks, Mister Door Tree

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It’s Easy, Repeat After Me, “I promise…”

Via Justheo

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this is simon drax dot com

Photo by Scott James Prebble

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Gone

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And We Are GONE AGAIN

Back soon, I hope. (Aw hell—let’s split with a song. But what shall it be?! Something funny. Hmm… ah! This is it, this is good. It’s so over the top “SAD” it’s almost riotous. You might might think me callous to ridicule sorrow… and you might be right! But sometimes if one pushes an expression of whatever one is feeling through the sound barrier and up into the stratosphere… if one can endure boiling within the very waters that threaten to drown you—why, then, nothing can hurt you. Or so it seems for a few minutes, anyway. This is a composition by Hiroshi Miyagawa. Let’s just call it Dark Star Theme EDIT: No let’s call it Lament for the Dying Folk of the Dark Star Nebula with Their Strange Cybernetic Bodies.

See you soon.

EDIT: A much, much better selection of music, a beautiful mix on 8tracks by someone calling herself Lau. No bullshit, no mockery of sorrow. It’s called “Unfamiliar Winds.”

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Happy Birthday to Pal and Fellow Saboteur PAUL DiNOVO

From Paul’s brilliant NIZNIK series. One of my favorites, KER-SMASH

PAUL DiNOVO?! You’ve heard (read) that name in these haunts before, haven’t you?! Sho you have. Because he’s designed a fistful of draxian projects, including this little ditty:

And its rarely seen variant sibling edition:

And this minor masterpiece, which Paul painted more or less from scratch in photoshop:

As well as other wicked cool Drax shit that will probably never see the light of day…

But far and away beyond the Drax stuff Paul almost casually creates, there is terrifying whimsy…

And brutal self-appraisal…

And so many other pieces of wonder I’d love to share but I can’t because Paul’s shopping them. He really is a tremendous artist and designer, and I’ve been damn fucking lucky to have Paul in my corner, I’m damn fucking lucky to call him my friend. Happy Birthday, monkey.

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