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Even as a kid, the simpering perfection of the Family Circus pissed me off. Somehow, this immensely annoying cartoon has become the most widely syndicated comic in the world, and it’s published in almost 1,500 newspapers worldwide. Just thinking about that makes me mad. So when I saw Ed Harrington’s

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Georg Bartisch was a person who dedicated his life to finding cures for eye diseases. He was born in 1535, and was an apprentice to a barber surgeon by the age of 13. From what I can see, he was a bit of a prodigy, carrying out operations at an early

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These Italian comic books for the discerning gentlemen were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Fumetti featured under-dressed women being menaced and molested by men – robot men, perverted men, alien men, dead men, men with beards, mummified men, men with knives and monkeys. We’ve compiled a gallery of the

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I remember the first day I got my hands on OZ’s Fire In the Brain on vinyl; I bought it from Wax Traxx in Denver. I would just stare at the cover for hours because I loved the art so much! I get the same sort of feeling when I

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Gazing at art has always been a way for me to travel to other worlds in my mind. Growing up in the 80’s, I remember staring at Heavy Metal magazine for hours – I was transfixed by the colors and images. The master of fantasy art is Boris Vallejo, and for

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CVLT Nation interviews Fred Grabosky of FTG Illustrations When did you first know that art was something you needed to create? It’s tough to pinpoint the exact day or moment, but I feel like I’ve always gravitated toward being an artist. Whether it be musically, with different drawing utensils, sculpting,

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Tengu Guro is a Japanese is an Erotic Gore artist that I really fucking dig! Something about his lines reminds me of Raymond Pettibon, which makes me like his stuff even more. However, Tengu Guro pushes his subject matter to sexual places that Raymond has not yet gone. His drawings also offer

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The name David Paul Seymour is no stranger to us, as we’ve been admirers of his artwork for a long time now. He creates scenes of psychedelic journeys through heavy metal wastelands, so it makes perfect sense that he is creating a feature-length animated fantasy/science-fiction/doom-fueled movie called The Planet of Doom.

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Serpents, anthropomorphized animals, beastly humans, gods and goddesses are some of the inspirations that take root in the mind of Lucas Ruggieri, and make for the magnificent pen and ink illustrations he transcribes onto paper. While these are subjects that capture the imagination of so much of humanity, not many of

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Metastazis is a well-known name in the metal art community. The French graphic design studio has done work for some of the best known and most loved names in the underground, including Watain, Morbid Angel, Tombs, Paradise Lost, Behemoth, King Dude, Mutilation Rites, Sunn O))) and many, many more. The

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Tina Lugo’s art is full of color that seems to to jump out at you and smack you in the face. Her use of kink as subject matter draws you in more, but all of it is balanced of with a sense of humor. Her paintings remind me how at one point, life can

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I love art that invites me into a ritual space, that seems to coil itself around my soul and drag me under the weight of its dark magick. Sorrow Grips creates this kind of art; illustrations that seem to etch a portal onto the surface of this world, creating a

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