Epilogue: JG Thirlwell’s inspiration

JG Thirlwell by Scott Irvine 2006

Since my first post was about how JG Thirlwell inspired me, it seemed only fitting to let the Foetus man have the last word. 


I’m sorry to see Princess Stomper’s entertaining blog disappear and hope she continues her observations elsewhere. In light of the “inspired” theme of her blog, I was asked to comment on what inspires lately. You can get an idea of this by looking at my Tumblr blog, where I make entries about cultural events that I’ve experienced and other stuff.

But I’d like to comment on the fertile community of artists in NYC that work outside of the gallery system, and create unselfishly for the love of it, and in doing so have created their own cosmos. Continue reading


Goat edition supercut (and other stuff that made me laugh out loud today)

I should not be laughing my ass (goat … sheep …) off quite so hard at this, but bloody hell.

The Taylor Swift one alone has had me giggling like a loon all day.  Continue reading

Banksy arrested; identify revealed – best comment on the internet

Banksy graffiti image from Jezebel

Maverick artist Banksy has been arrested on charges of vandalism, conspiracy, racketeering and counterfeiting and his identity revealed, according to Jezebel. Police Chief Wayne Leppard said:

We received word that around 2am a group of individuals left a flat speculated to be one of Banky’s art studios. This group was followed by agents and once vandalism had occurred, we then arrested the group, 5 men total. These individuals all had ID on them except for one, and that is the one we believed to be Banksy…We then raided the studio where this group was last seen leaving from. Inside we found thousands of dollars of counterfeit money along with future projects of vandalism. We also found a passport and ID of a Paul William Horner who matched the description of the man that we are currently holding.

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Most horrifying fan art ever

Nicolas Cage Jurassic Park t-rex dinosaur

This made me laugh a lot. See, I can sympathise. My own attempts at fan art have suffered a little in the execution. For example Continue reading


Valentine’s Day Caption Competition

Butt rub source quorious tumblr

I’m giving myself the evening off, so I’m just going to leave you with this ultra-romantic image. I just spotted it on Tumblr and I have absolutely no idea what is going on there. Do leave a comment if you have any clues …



“What if …?” anachronistic movie posters

The Hangover anachronistic film poster by Peter Stults

Peter Stults has some pretty interesting artwork on his blog:

Many of these posters can be purchased at http://stultsified.bigcartel.com
A while back a friend of mine forwarded me a site (http://hartter.blogspot.com/2009/11/misc.html) where artist Sean Hartter made posters of films that, title wise, we were familiar with, but there was a slight difference; they were remade as if they belonged to a different era or a different genre, the name of the movie was there, but the actors were different, the style was different, and I loved the concept. So I went forward with this theme; what if movies we were all familiar with were made in a different slice of time? Who would be in it? Who would direct it? So here we are…

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More awe-inspiring Skyrim, Morrowind and Oblivion fan art


Freddo just threw me down the rabbit warren that is DeviantArt, where I found these astonishing fan images of our favourite Elder Scrolls games. I’m constantly awed by the infinite variety – the unique interpretations of that spine-tingling world by each artist. Each collection is distinctive, using its own palette and style. The Morrowind ones are particularly evocative, making whole and real that fabulously alien landscape and culture.

The caravan by ~Lelek1980

The group of silt striders is crossing the desert lands of Vvardenfell near the Red Mountain. Some daedric shrine has been left behind. The steam and smoke are bursting out from the bowels of the earth…

In this work I wanted to show Vvardenfell like a something between the Galapagos islands, Iceland and Kamchatka.

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Someone obviously has waaaay too much time on their hands


Though it has got to be said: that Dragon Ball Z flipbook is pretty incredible …  Continue reading


I love this super-inventive pregnancy-and-baby pic series

Patrice Laroche and Sandra Denis 1

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Amazing Anamorphic Illusions

Whoah … *blink*


Some of the comments are crying “fake”, but either way it’s very well done.