Here's a nifty steampunk octopus, painted by DeviantArtist ninjagirl:
Check out this swell pixelated octopus painting by Laura Bifano:
Check out this gorgeous music box from Brian Kesinger, which will be available at his booth at San Diego Comic Con, and eventually at his Etsy shop.
Over the weekend I received my copy of Jonathan Crow's very excellent coffee table book Veeptopus: Vice Presidents with Octopuses on their Heads, and I have to say it is truly a thing of beauty. I must heartly recommend that you follow the link and purchase your very own copy. You might even learn a thing or two about American history. I surely did.
I am very saddened at the news today of George Romero's passing. It is no exageration to say that his work as a filmmaker played a formative role in my love of horror films. The work he did, particulary in the late 60's through the mid-80's, is staggeringly brilliant. Zombies may or may not be your thing, but the simple truth is that he personally had a massive impact on American pop culture - an impact that continues to echo today and presumably well into the future.
I haven't been able to identify the artist of this piece. If you happen to know, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can give proper credit.
This crochet pattern by Mama Mosely Creations is nothing short of awesome. It is also exactly the kind of thing that I could never ask someone to make for me, because it would be such a huge piece of work. But holy cow it's great!
Check out this brand new sign that artist Joshua Blewett carved for the city of Long Beach in Washington State. I am a Seattle boy, born and raised, and have been to Long Beach many times. If you are ever in the great Pacific Northwest, I highly recommend a visit.
There's an old adage that says, "Friends come and go like the waves of the ocean, but the true ones stay, like an octopus on your face."
Our air conditioning has gone out here at Shmoolok Estates, and in Central Florida in July that is no trivlal thing. It's a wee bit warm and drippin in here, much like this amazing pop art octopus painted by Carissa Weber:
Check out this awesome fabric available over at Spoonflower.com:
Artist David Brodeur, @lockedandloading on Instagram or LockedAndLoading.com, creates amazing organic designs both practical and virtual. For his Invasion series he has placed several different octopus-like alien things out in real-world settings, and the result is visceral and hypnotic. You really have to go visit the Instragram page and see the animated versions to see them pulsing and throbbing. Wow! (source)
I don't know whether this image was created by Brian Kesinger (of Otto & Victoria fame, and whose work I have featured here several times), or if he just found it and posted it. But it's the best, most patriotic thing I have seen all day:
This painting by Martin Davey pretty much sums up the current weather situation around my house right now.
I don't know that having this beautiful octopus-engraved guitar would improve my playing at all, but at least it would give people something entertaining to look at to distract them from my playing...
YouTube channel Man About Cake gives a detailed tutorial on how to make this amazing octopus wedding cake. Although, honestly, there is not nearly enough actual cake in the cake...
Sometimes inspiration for this blog is as close as my wife's bookshelf. True story: I knew she was the girl for me the first time I went to her home and saw she had a complete set of Doc Savage novels. True love, right there.
What can I say? I'm still on a trashy pulp kick. Speaking of which... why does the Dime detective Magazine cost fifteen cents? That just seems wrong.
The other day this book by James Aquilone came up as a suggestion on my Kindle. I can't imagine why.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book. To commemorate, here is a drawing of the giant squid that lives in the lake next to Hogwarts.
Here's a lovely piece of work by artist Barbara Ravietta Rosiak:
What can I say, I'm just in a pulp mood lately and this one is awesome.
"Complete and unabridged" it says, but if you ask me there's something being abridged on that cover...
If you haven't seen the Wonder Woman movie yet, you should definitely go see it. It is amazing. Turns out, she is no stranger to octopodes:
Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. I hope you are all having an awesome summer!
I dunno, her "fiendish plot" seems to be "get eaten by an octopus"...
In all fairness, she's also got a lotta leg...
I have posted work by Brian Kesinger here before, of Walking Your Octopus fame. Today, however, I was messaged by a half-dozen different poeple with this BoredPanda.com article within the space of a couple hours. I figured that was a sign that I was supposed to post new Kesigner artwork today.
(BTW - if you are into Doctor Who, you might like to check out my Time Treadmill blog in which I am posting daily about my mission to watch the entirety of Doctor who - all 833 episodes and counting - while walking on a treadmill. So far I have lost nearly 35 lbs, and I am not even through the Second Doctor yet.)
Check out this article in The Daily Mail about a new wound patch that can stick to both wet and dry surfaces, inspired by the suckers on an octopus tentacle.
I had a meeting today with a retired NFL quarterback, which led me to google for related images. I have no idea who the artist is, but I love this drawing.
Check out this adorable piece by artist Kyle Nelson:
So it turns out, according to artist Bianca Roman-Stumpff, that the Loch Ness Monster was really just a sock puppet all along.
Check out this lovely teapot and other beautiful pieces by artist Keiko Masumoto:
(submitted by one of my favorite readers, Lori DeFuso)
So, what if I did this to memorialize my 50th birthday next year?
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Today's TeeFury shirt, available for $12 today only:
A big shout out to my Seattle peeps. It's been too long since I have been back home, but here's a little taste. BTW - a portion of the sales of this seasonal release goes to the Puget SoundKeeper Alliance, so please drink one for me!
I love it when completely random and urelated things in my life show up with tentacles. Like, I just don't expect to see it in my daily web comic routine, but here it is. (Side note: Sorry I am posting less frequently, it's not that I dig octopodes any less, it's that between life, work, and The Time Treadmill, I just don't seem to have as much time to look for awesome tenticular goodness.)
source: Bug Martini
Check out this awesome Otto and Victoria collectible pin set, which Brian Kesinger will have available at San Diego Comic Con and then later in his Etsy shop:
Moscow street artist Nikita Golubev (a,k.a. ProBoyNick) does amazing work by selectively cleaning dirty vehicles. I am awestruck.
Check out this amazing pair of paintings, featuring a giant space spider piloted by an octopus and a giant space octopus piloted by a spider. Artwork by Art.Wrok
Oh what can I say, my dear, to make it clear, I love you madly madly madame librarian!
(painting by Michelle Lockamy)
Has it really been a week? Sorry. Anyway, here's and awesome piece by artist Phineas X. Jones, aka Octophant:
Yes, I like your hat a lot. Who's a good dog? You are!
ThinkGeek really gets me! I mean, generally true as a rule, but even more true today.
These awesome octopodal earrings were being given away last week at the World Hosting Days gobal event by technology company Plesk:
The wizards at the Monteray Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) capture a giant Haliphron Atlanticus on film, eating a jellyfish. This is only the third time in 27 years that a MBARI ROV has captured the Haliphron on camera.
I thought I had fallen into a weird trend with the "people with octopodes on their head" genre, but now apparently I have fallen further down into the rabbit hole with "foxes with octopodes on their heads". I am scared to find out how deep this goes. This terribly cute fox is by Almirah.
I stumbled across the work of Andy Brase the other day while searching Bernie Wrightson. Check this out, his art is amazing.