Gwabryel’s haunting and faithful interpretation of Lovecraft’s famous short story, “The Call of Cthulhu.”
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Posts tagged lit.
And so the circle closes. I still do not know, do not see what curves my life will follow in the future.
However baby man may brag of his science and skill, and however much, in a flattering future, that science and skill may augment; yet for ever and for ever, to the crack of doom, the sea will insult and murder him, and pulverize the stateliest, stiffest frigate he can make.
The American Book Center in Amsterdam
Photography by Gerard van Beek
Post dedicated to Fernando.
Born in Alicante, Spain, Pablo Auladell (1972) is an autodidact and winner of the Second Best Illustrated Book for Children Award in 2005 by the Spanish Ministry of Culture for his works in Peiter, Peter and Peer and Other Andersen Tales. For his comic book, La Torre Blanca, Pablo Auladell was also awarded the Best New Talented Author Award in the ‘Saló del Cómic de Barcelona’ in 2006.
Illustrations are from Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Bad Little Children’s Books by Bob Staake
“Satire, Humor and Visual Parody of Classic Children’s Books From the 1940s Through 1960s”
Renowned children’s book author and illustrator Bob Staake has create a 26 piece parody series which consists of vintage children’s books that I would definitely read myself. All of them have a level of dark humour I can jump on board with, in fact the Zippy Denies The Holocaust cover had me almost crying with laughter. Here’s a selection of my personal favourites, but the entire series is linked below.
We tend to judge others by their behaviour and ourselves by our intentions.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
It’s easy to imagine the end of the world. An asteroid destroying all life and so on. But you cannot imagine the end of capitalism.
Prophets of Fiction (Poe/Lovecraft/Bradbury/Shelley) by Nocte (artist on tumblr)