Release the Hounds

It’s a classic tale of good versus evil, of four-legged fecundity and enviable spots, of great escapes and the struggles of housebreaking. And now 101 Dalamations has received a digitally illustrated update, courtesy of Saint Petersburg, Russia-based artist Varya Kolesnikova. The action from Dodie Smith’s mid-century novel and Disney’s successive films is re-imagined with a glossy sheen, and…

Walking in a Winter Weirdland

Winter is here. To celebrate the chilliest season and something Game of Thrones fans have known for a while now, it feels right to turn to the work of Eyvind Earle (1916-2000). An American practitioner of Magic Realism, his name maybe isn’t as terribly well-known as it ought to be, though his landscapes infiltrated childhoods the world over and set the…

On Video: Sergio Mora

Nowadays, Barcelona is teeming with young creative talents. Probably one of the most original among the many is artist and illustrator Sergio Mora (@sergio.mora.art). Novel, bright, playful and a little cryptic, his work will no doubt stick firmly in the back of your mind from first glance. In addition to completing wonderfully illustrated children’s books and collaborating with…

Out In the Cold

On a future frozen Earth, an obsessed explorer goes missing on an expedition to a lost city under the ice, his only chance for rescue is a young inexperienced pilot…his son. When it started to snow, it didn’t stop for 1,500 years. The Pole Shift that ancient climatologists predicted finally came, the topography ripped apart…

Carl Burton's Technocracy

Perhaps I’ve read too many internet articles lately — on how automation is going to leave loads of us jobless and prone to civil unrest right quick; about the mathematical probability that this universe we call home is really just a computer simulation, but it doesn’t even matter anyway; interviews with a company of office workers…

Fan Art of Ice and Fire

So, it’s August, but as the best-informed lords and ladies among you are aware, winter has come. All the smallfolk out there prone to snidely professing, “I’ve never even seen an episode of Game of Thrones,” can go back to minding their bowls o’ brown and self-loathing now. This is a post for those bannermen and lady knights…

The Free-Floating Planet

Thermodynamic miracles. Some gas giant planets are unattached to a star, lacking an orbit. Hard to observe, hard to predict. Here’s a short comic about one. No aliens, no astronauts, no sci-fi. Nature by itself. Nothing but the result of entropy. León Córdova        

All in Jest

Being sharp of wit and quick with a joke will serve one well in life; humour is a triple-edged sword of sorts that can stopper shut the flapping mouths of foes, win others to your ways of thinking and praise or deride with a slash. A hearty supply of laughter will also keep you well-fortified during…