Bartholomaus Bruyn (Barthel Bruyn the Elder), Vanitas
Alien lifecycle concept art by H.R. Giger (1940-2014)
Nyctophobia Series — H.P. Lovecraft
The best known author of the c and the origin of the , Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is considered perhaps the greatest of all horror fiction writers… An antiquarian eremite, he was more fond of books than of people, very much like most of his protagonists. There is, however, no official record of Lovecraft ever encountering anything corporeally eldritch, as much as some fans wish it were all true. To this day you can find at least a half dozen different of Lovecraft’s wholly fictional He credited his night terrors with providing most of his inspiration; both night terrors and the filmy, oily membrane between waking and sleep factor heavily in his various works.
Further reading: Catalog of Lovecraft’s works online
Elsa Lanchester in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Fun facts about “The Bride” :
- "The Bride", the most obscure of Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters, is on screen for less than five minutes and is the only "Classic Monster" never to have killed anyone.
- Elsa Lanchester’s shock hairdo was held in place by a wired horsehair cage.
- Elsa Lanchester was only 5’4” but for the role was placed on stilts that made her 7’ tall. The bandages were placed so tightly on her that she was unable to move and had to be carried about the studio and fed through a straw.
- Elsa Lanchester said that her spitting, hissing performance was inspired by the swans in Regent’s Park, London. “They’re really very nasty creatures,” she said. (x)
Batman #94 - “The New Batman!”
written by Edmond Hamilton
art by Sheldon Moldoff & Stan Kaye
"Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell. Even if I am going to hell, that still doesn’t mean the Earth is 6,000 years old. The facts just don’t reconcile.” -Bill Nye
For our September 2014 cover story on education, we asked writer Ryan Bradley to follow Bill Nye around before his epic battle with creationist Ken Ham.
The story is as epic as The Science Guy’s right hook, so don’t miss it.
Coolest. GIF. Ever
This is just what I needed in my life.
A excellent Greenops widderensis trilobite from Arkona, Ontario.