The sketches and drawings of Shanghai artist Yang Jialun (AKA Dirty Iron) present a wonderful contrast. While on the one hand they are rendered with blueprint-like precision, on the other, their subjects are grimy and […]
In classical Western myth, the labyrinth, in which the Minotaur stalked, is symbolic of the universe, of the search for God, or our psyches, while the Minotaur himself — half man, half bull — is […]
I wasn’t then entirely sure where I was, but it seemed clear we had reached our destination, for a congress of cats waited. Felines of all breeds and colors—a few with collars, like my tabby, […]
My best friend lives in Japan. He introduced me to my wife, actually; he was trying to hook up with her friend. Across the sweep of my life, I’ve known him longer than I’ve not […]
That evening, after making sure my friends had something to eat, I followed Martin’s gracious suggestion and went up to the attic, a wide A-framed space from which one reached the cupola, the same cupola […]
Kou Takano, AKA Kotako, paints fierce depictions of gods and dragons. Find more on ArtStation.
Digitally rendered scenes of terror by Russian artist Oleg Vdovenko, lit as if by a camera flash in the darkness. I find that cover image to be somewhat iconic of our time.