Friday, May 30, 2008

Mushroom Bongman

This is Mushroom Bongman. Hangs in the forest.
As usual, he's painted polymer clay scanned at 600 dpi.

Bongman 2

This is the side of Mushroom Bong Man' head.
Again, scanned at 600 dpi + contrast, sharpness.

Bongman 3

Upper side of Bongman, scanned at 1600 dpi.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pug McQuaid

Hardbitten city desk reporter, Pug McQuaid,
conjuring up a scoop.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Little Polly Flinders

Little Polly Flinders
Sat among the cinders
Warming her pretty little toes;
Her mother came and caught her,
And whipped her little daughter
For spoiling her nice new clothes.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Dr. Anton Phibes

Phibes, unveiled, prepares for Darkness,
to end forever the sleep of man.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

progeny

A little known fact: Narasimha, 4th avatar of Vishnu, with a man's body and a lion's head, mated with the Sphinx, having a lion's body and the head of a man, resulting in this mixed up progeny.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Robert Mitchum

Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Head Saucer

The Jovian Sector is awash with just such angry head saucers.
They buzz about, thick as gnats.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wail

Such a hue and cry as any conniption fit you ever heard, I tell you.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Overlord

Passengers: Please report to the Overlord Kiosk for a facial recognition scan.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Anti Ant

From out of the colony came an ant unlike any other.
An ant to be reckoned with.
Anti Ant.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Boo Boo

Wanted in Wyoming as an accessory in thefts of pic-a-nic baskets.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Franz Friedrich Von Schtedlehoffer

Prodigally speaking, he had made the grade by age three. But this was Vienna. Wafers and sausages proved his downfall. He was dead by nine.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Joe Justus and Matthias


And lo, there came to pass in Jeruselum the First Annual Apostolic Convention, held a month to the day after the Resurrection. They traveled by foot and by mule from Galilee, eleven in number. A motion was put forth by Matthew to appoint a new Savior. This received no second. So Peter moved a successor be elected to replace the fallen Apostle, Judas, and the ayes had it. So it came to pass.

And so it was, two candidates were chosen to run. Matthias (below), a go-along guy, gregarious, if a bit thick; and Joe Justus (above), maverick and Renaissance Man. The first ballot resulted in a tie. The second and third did also. But when the fourth vote was taken, John became hungry and broke ranks for his supper. And so it was, Matthias was elected as 12th Apostle, a safe bet. Joe Justus was asked to leave, aspersions cast in his general direction.

Matthias preached the Gospel to the barbarians of Ethiopia until they could take no more and so put him to death. Joe Justus retired to Eleutheropolis and became humble. Still, he too was martyred in some horrible fashion, proving something but I don't know what. Both, in time, became Saints, of course.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

tweaked clay man

Being Dr. Frankenstein isn't easy. Sometimes the parts don't fit. This guy's eye sockets, for instance, are too small for the rest of his face. And his nose...
But then, what's perfect and fun, both?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Grotto

With eight chambers and three crevasse entrances, this luxury grotto is perfect for you and your family. Built of solid limestone and equipped with two natural running springs protected by six resident nymphs, this is an amazing value! Other features include: Constant temperature control, cable TV, lots of closet space and eleven pools! This deal won't last!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Golem

Pat a golem, pat a golem, more or less man.
Make me a mud man as fast as you can.
Pat him and shape him and mark him with a hex,
Throw him in the oven to horrible effects.

Onlie

Pulling foolies on the grups.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Etnaean Feline

This cat purred its last breath in 1928 before entering the pyroclastic realm.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Caliban

All need not die, for of the things o' the isle
Some flee afar, some dive, some run up trees...
There is the sport: discover how or die!

- Robert Browning

Monday, May 05, 2008

those ifs

If we just could have kept them going a few centuries longer, they might have made it.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Cavernal Sprite

This is the time of the year the troglosprites reveal themselves on cave walls.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Falconiana

Falconian lore conspicuously omits any mention of debeaking.