Thursday, August 21, 2014

Josep Baqué

Josep Baqué - 1 Josep Baqué - 2 Josep Baqué - 3 "Josep Baqué was born in Barcelona in the late19th century. He was a municipal police officer and during his lifetime never declared himself as an artist. Since early 1930s and for the following decades he produced more than 1500 drawings of "monsters, wonders and rare events" made in ink and gouache on paper, some embellished with gold and silver. He created army of imaginary creatures, strange and unusual, mixing human and animal traits or characteristics of different types (cats, primitive men, bats and insects, giant spiders, snakes, snails, octopus, cuttlefish, seafood, fowl, fish...) Baqué died in 1967 and left his niece, his sole heir, his fantastic bestiary isolated away from light for nearly 40 years. In 2007, the famous College of Pataphysics organized an exhibition of 160 monsters and published a lengthy article in the journal of pataphysicians Viridis Candela." - quote source unknown Josep Baqué - 8 Josep Baqué - 5 Josep Baqué - 9 Josep Baqué - 6 Josep Baqué - 7 Josep Baqué - 10

Friday, August 08, 2014

Chris Pottinger

Ointment Organ Inspection - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com
Ointment Organ Inspection

Molting Cartilage Blister
Molting Cartilage Blister

Licked Mucous Tube - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com
Licked Mucous Tube

Gelatinous Creased Lesion - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com Gelatinous Creased Lesion

Crested Yolk Bladder - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com
Crested Yolk Bladder

Ornate Scalp Deformity - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com
Ornate Scalp Deformity

Tangled Wart Abscess - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com
Tangled Wart Abscess

Wrinkled Pustule Jelly - Chris Pottinger www.TASTYSOIL.com
 Wrinkled Pustule Jelly

All artworks were originally posted at the Tasty Soil tumblr page here.

See more Chris Pottinger artworks at Tasty Soil.

No Salvation for Witches

James Edward Raggi IV of Lamentations Of The Flame Princess is running an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign for a "pay what you want" weird fantasy role playing game book "No Salvation for Witches," found here.

"Rafael Chandler and Lamentations of the Flame Princess are teaming up to bring you No Salvation for Witches, a supernatural historical horror adventure for traditional tabletop role-playing games. It is an A5-size 64 page book (plus endpapers), in full color."

I have a long history of working with James and he always puts together the most fantastical, disturbing and original game books. I've recently collaborated with Rafael Chandler designing 50 some monsters for another project, he has a great imagination. If you're a fan of the more unusual role playing games, I highly recommend No Salvation for Witches.


Above artworks created by Jason Rainville and Ian Maclean.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jan Parker - Paintings of Witchcraft and Black Magic, 1971

Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (4) Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (1) Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (2) Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (9) Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (6) Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (8) Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (5) Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (3) Jan Parker - Painting from Peter Haining's " Witchcraft and Black Magic" 1971 (7) These paintings by Jan Parker were originally published in the 1971 Hamlyn paperback by Peter Haining called, "Witchcraft and Black Magic". Artworks originally posted at Front Free Endpaper.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Carl Barks

Carl Barks - Terror of the River, 1974 Carl Barks - Halloween in Duckburg, 1973 Carl Barks - King Beowulf, 1978 Carl Barks - Cave of the Minotaur, 1975 Carl Barks - Trick or Treat, 1974 Carl Barks - Menace Out of the Myths,1973 Carl Barks - Dangerous Discovery, 1974 Carl Barks - El Dorado, The Gilded Man, 1974 Carl Barks - Cave of Ali Baba, 1973 Carl Barks - Student Witch Carl Barks - Bombie The Zombie, 1972 Carl Barks - Duck Rogers, 1979 Carl Barks - Duck Rogers,  Sketch, 1979 Carl Barks The Witches of Salem, 1979 Carl Barks - Xerxes and Harem, 1980 Carl Barks - The Caliph of Bagdad, 1978

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Taddeo di Bartolo - Last Judgement, 1394

Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment  (detail of the Leviathan) c.1394 Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment  (detail of greed) c.1394 Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment  (detail of gluttony) c.1394 Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment  (detail of  sodomites) c.1394 Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment (detail of envy) c.1394 Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment (detail of pride) c.1394 Taddeo di Bartolo - The Last Judgment  (detail of lust) c.1394 A photo of the full painting can be viewed here.