Tales of the Beanworld ("A most peculiar comic book experience")
recently resumed publication after a long hiatus. It's a strange and abstract mix of Native American mythology and culture, with a strong ecological focus, into an wonderfully charming cosmology. While it certainly invites, uh, overthinking
, it's also entertaining on a purely casual level.
A sample short Beanworld story
is on the Dark Horse Comics Myspace page.
If you have questions about it, the BeanWeb
just may have answers, along with illustrations from the comics. There is now a Beanworld Wiki
to supplement it, and creator Larry Marder keeps a blog
where he talks about things bean.
Okay, now that it's properly introduced... the real
point of this post is to link to this awesome Beanworld Flash cartoon
, animated by Fashionbuddha and with music by They Might Be Giants!
New York artist Rodney Allen Greenblat
's new show
starts tomorrow at BCB Art
in Hudson, NY. His paintings and sculpture evokes Picasso and Calder while maintaining a whimsical charm.
But he's still best known for creating the floppy two dimensional characters and whimsical backgrounds of PaRappa the Rapper
. Step on the gas, now turn to the left!
Do you have trouble distinguishing between a crow and a crocus, or a parrot and a carrot? You may want to refer to How To Tell The Birds From The Flowers: A Manual of Flornithology for Beginners
. (caches inside)
Shag's Online Galleries (NSFW).
Pour yourself a martini and slip into some hip retro art by Shag. I particularly enjoy Dead Musicians Suite
and Death's Endless Vacation
, but there are plenty of images with no skeletons in them for those of you who prefer celebrities
, monkeys who wear fez
or dangerous women