Sunday, February 28, 2010

Charon

Pay him and he'll ferry you across the Styx.
Don't and he won't.
Either way you're damned.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Freyr

Surrendered his sword for love.
Fat lot of good it'll do him come Ragnarök.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

tipstaff

title given to bailiffs for their habit of thrusting scepter ends into the mouths of the accused.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

aka Hackmatack

named for the deciduously tundratic conifer,
the Tamarack Larch

Saturday, February 20, 2010

conk sprite

Part wood nymph, part fungus, they can be found on tree bark by following their whistles.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lean Friday mask

Not allowed to be worn on Lean Friday, the Friday after Ash Wednesday. One must instead save it until next year when it's not to be worn again.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

H. Dumpty

No good egg, the real Dumpty was a worthless legislator who straddled every issue. Eventually his indecision became legendary and he was removed from office by parliamentary decree. The King's cronies failed in re-appointing him and I have no idea how the horses got into the act.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

sightless seer


Why is it the visionless are the ones most likely to have visions?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

F.S.S.

Aboard the Swinetrek, young First Mate Piggy hits hyperdrive and experiences Floating Snout Syndrome.

rare ring nut

It is a little known fact - very little known - that the first rings were bones. (It was a far cry better than the old method of claiming a woman as chattel by tying her with vines to rocks.) But as hunter-gatherers went agrarian, a more common material for fashioning bondage bands were nutshells. Only rarely and for little purpose were rings made from the kernels of said nuts, nut kernels being transitory in nature due to the sharp teeth of rats and squirrels.

This is one of those rare ring nuts. It was unearthed in rodent-free peat along with about a dozen kernel rings in various stages of manufacture. Only this one was found in its pristine and virgin condition, pre-bore.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

mudman

"...and there I beheld a tiny mudman, a mass of vari-hued earths in the shape of a palsied and malnourished child. He stood stock still, watching me, showing not a trace of fear. He was sizing me up."
- from the final journal of Reverend Archibald Hotchkiss

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Amanda Simple

This is Amanda Simple. The script is by Len Cowgill. He came up with names for 29 of my heads and incorporated them into one of his wonderful printer's type trays.

The tray itself can be seen here.

Eve - Watch Her Think

This is Eve - Watch Her Think. The script is by Len Cowgill. He came up with names for 29 of my heads and incorporated them into one of his wonderful printer's type trays.

The tray itself can be seen here.

Theo III

This is Theo III, a Sneaking Imposter.
I sent Len Cowgill 29 faces, thinking he would be mounting them in a smaller tray with fewer compartments and could choose the ones that best suited him. Instead, he used them all and went with a tray with 30 compartments. That left him one short, so he drew another head and named it after me.

windswept


Saturday, February 06, 2010

swirling

Windswept and Swirling is a song by Ana Christensen.

Torrentus Moribus

This is Torrentus Moribus. The script is by Len Cowgill. He came up with names for 29 of my heads and incorporated them into one of his wonderful printer's type trays.

The tray itself can be seen here.

Thelonious Mump

This is Thelonious Mump.The script is by Len Cowgill. He came up with names for 29 of my heads and incorporated them into one of his wonderful printer's type trays.

The tray itself can be seen here.

Friday, February 05, 2010

hypnotyke

This child's mother believed it would be a good idea to undergo hypnotherapy to relieve the pain of childbirth. How wrong she was.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tarzan

Lord Greystoke strips off the thin veneer of civilization.