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ArtCvltureFeaturedHistoryIllustration

What city gave birth to African-American street gangs? The windy city of Chicago is where it all started. The P-Stone Rangers were huge when I was a kid in the 70’s in the City of Angels, and would go on to become a part of the Bloods. During this time,

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One of the best times of my life was when my mom packed up all of our shit and we drove from Houston, TX back to Venice, CA. I’m pretty sure the year was around 81/82, and we moved into the Windward Motel. We actually stay in one room with a

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ArtFeaturedIllustration

When we covered the new Pale Chalice release, we hadn’t yet heard of the artist whose work graced the cover of Negate the Infinite and Miraculous, Ars Moriendee from Brazil. All we knew was that whomever had drawn the vast and stunning visual tome was someone we needed to find

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When it comes to illustration, it doesn’t get much more fucking metal than Mark Riddick. His Compendium of Death book is one of my favorites to sit down with and flip through (often with my 4-year-old, who loves it…some may judge me…), marveling at the grotesque and diseased visions that

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ArtBizarreCvltureFeaturedHistoryIllustration

When I am looking for artistic inspiration, one of the things I turn to frequently is antique medical illustration. While today’s medical aids are stark in their realism, the medical illustration of past centuries – even the photography of the 1800s and early 1900s – had a stylized and artistic

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ArtFeaturedIllustration

Ero Guro? What’s that shit, you say? Well, it’s an art that combines erotica (not pornography, just erotica) with elements of macabre and grotesque, which explains it’s other name, “erotico-grotesque.” It comes in many forms and shapes, like novels, short stories or movies, but today we are taking interest in the

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