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Fantasy storytelling often engages with a dark/light struggle, and as writers it’s tempting to portray this on a grand scale to establish a sense of threat and character motivation. It’s far harder to write a nuanced take on this. Izzi Ward’s webcomic Sephie sidesteps potential issues by closely following a

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During the Victorian era, trading cards were used to advertise products, but they also reveal the racism and sexism that was rife at the time. They look so playful and innocent, but there’s a sinister underbelly to their cartoonish surface… The Charles and Laura Dohm Shields Trade Card Collection is

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Born in 1877, painter, printmaker and writer Alfred Kubin seems to have had a dark and tormented mind. He survived a suicide attempt at his mother’s grave at age 19, and the following year suffered a nervous breakdown after a year in the military. When he discovered the work of

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Venice Beach, CA is a special place for the creative world – the list of artists that come from this hood is long and goes back decades. It’s also a place that fosters a strong sense of pride and localism. I moved there around 1975, which for many of the

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Stick hex from Episode 1 of True Detective.
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Part II- Trail of the Great Old Ones While the stick hexes of the Blair Witch franchise have a clear lineage, the so-called “devil nets” or “bird traps” of True Detective have a much more mysterious origin. They are described by a pastor in an early episode as being connected

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Bardo Methodology by far is the sickest and most in-depth magazine in the underground! Their interviews are in a league of their own – in issue III you will find interviews with Leviathan, Portal, Watain, Darkthrone and many more! The amount of passion that is put into each issue is

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