Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sergei Sharov - Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1969

Sergei Sharov - Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1969

Sergei Sharov - Temptation of Saint Anthony,fragment, 1969

Artworks found at the Sergei Sharov site.

James R Bingham - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, by Ray Bradbury, illustration for Saturday Evening Post, June 1951

James R Bingham - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, illustration for Saturday Evening Post, June 23, 1951Painting from Ray Bradbury’s art collection.

James R Bingham - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, illustration for Saturday Evening Post, June 23, 1951, page

James R Bingham - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, illustration detail for Saturday Evening Post, June 23, 1951

Photo from the Saturday Evening Post found here.

Monday, September 09, 2019

Charles W. Stewart (1915 - 2001)

Charles W. Stewart - The Apparition, 1973The Apparition, 1973

Charles W. Stewart - The Hall of Spiders, 1973The Hall of Spiders, 1973

Charles W. Stewart - The Dark Breakfast, 1973The Dark Breakfast, 1973

Charles W. Stewart - Swelter Rehearsing, 1973Swelter Rehearsing, 1973

Charles W. Stewart - On the Way to the Doctor, 1974On the Way to the Doctor, 1974

Charles W. Stewart - The Flood, 1974The Flood, 1974

Charles W. Stewart - Steerpike at Bay, 1974Steerpike at Bay, 1974

Charles W. Stewart - Titus's Tenth Birthday, 1974.Titus's Tenth Birthday, 1974

Charles W. Stewart - The Skeletons, 1974The Skeletons, 1974

Charles W. Stewart - Frontispiece illustration for Uncle Silas, 1947.Frontispiece illustration for Uncle Silas, 1947.

Charles W. Stewart - Cover from "Ghost Stories And Other Horrid Tales" 1997. Cover from "Ghost Stories And Other Horrid Tales" 1997.

Charles W. Stewart - Illustration from "Ghost Stories And Other Horrid Tales" 1997 Illustration from "Ghost Stories And Other Horrid Tales" 1997

Charles W. Stewart - Haunted #1 (March 1963)Haunted #1 (March 1963)

Most artworks found at The Royal Academy.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Marcel Roux - The Weird Orchestra, 1904

Marcel Roux - The Weird Orchestra, 1904

Artist previously shared here.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Stephen Fabian - Illustrations from William Hope Hodgson's "The Dream of X"

Stephen Fabian - The Dream of X - Watcher of the South East, 1977Watcher of the South East

Stephen Fabian - The Dream of X - The Watcher of the North East, 1977The Watcher of the North East

Stephen Fabian - The Dream of X - The North West Watcher, 1977The North West Watcher

Stephen Fabian - The Dream of X - The Light, 1977The Light

Stephen Fabian - The Dream of X - South-West Watcher, 1977South-West Watcher

Stephen Fabian - The Dream of X - The Lesser Redoubt, 1977The Lesser Redoubt


Illustrations for "The Dream of X" written by William Hope Hodgson. The novel was originally released in 1912, these illustrations are from an edition published in 1977.

Artworks originally shared here in 2010.

Most artworks found at the Heritage Auctions site.
There isn't much there but Stephen's website can be found here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Oskar Laske (1874-1951)

Oskar Laske - Pandora’s BoxPandora’s Box

Oskar Laske - Pharsalic Fields , 1919Pharsalic Fields , 1919

Oskar Laske - Witches' Sabbath, 1919Witches' Sabbath, 1919

Oskar Laske - Walpurgis Night, 1919Walpurgis Night, 1919

Oskar Laske - The Lamiai, 1919The Lamiai, 1919

Oskar Laske - Homunculus, 1919Homunculus, 1919

Oskar Laske - Fish Sermon, 1919Fish Sermon, 1919

A brief biography on the artist can be found here.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 1875

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 10

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 01

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 08

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 07

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 06

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 05

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 04

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 03

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 02

Reverend George Liddell Johnston - The Alphabet Illustrated, 09

"Reverend Johnston seems to have been somewhat preoccupied with devils and demons, at least in his artistic life. This theme is articulated at the outset, in his limerick for the letter A:

A was a sage Alchemist
Whose brains had a bit of a twist
In his chemical revels
He conjured up devils
Creating a sulphurous mist.

Accordingly, devils of one kind or another serve as characters in many illustrations throughout the series. These include “The Blue” (a blue she-devil), “The Danseuse” (a dancing green she-devil wearing a dress featuring a series of dancing red devils embroidered into the border), a grog-guzzling devil, an ignus fatuus demon leading people astray, a devilish couple singing a duet by “X. Satani,” and so on."

quote and image source

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Acid Vomit! The Art of Sean Aaberg

Sean Äaberg - Kickstarter Image
ACID VOMITTER COLOUR 800

My old friend and incredible artist Sean Äaberg, whose art you can see on the current Monster Brains header image, is running a Kickstarter for a book collecting his art of the last twenty years.

If you're a fan of grotesque monster filled imagery, this book belongs on your book shelf!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seanaaberg/acid-vomit-the-art-of-sean-aaberg