Tenticular Gesticulation

Being a blog about my inexplicable fascination with octopodes

NOTE: I am not a marine biologist, I am just an idiot with a blog


Art

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The Eye of Rassillon

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So, I'm kind of a Doctor Who geek. I have another blog over at TimeTreadmill.com on that very subject, in which I am watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill. I am also, as you might have noticed, an octopus geek. Here, then, is a custom tattoo design that takes the Eye of Rassillon from my favorite television show and converts it into an octopus. I am all aquiver.


DJ Otto

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Sorry for taking a month off. I got busy with work. But this awesome print by Brian Kesinger is just too amazing to pass up.


Farewell George Romero

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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 ron@jamesaxler.com so that I can give proper credit.


Welcome to Long Beach, WA

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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.


Dripping Art

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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:


Lifelike Octopodes are Taking Over Cities

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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)


Patrioctopus

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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:


The Feathered Octopus

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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.


Dime Detective Magazine

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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.


Happy 20th, Harry Potter

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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.


The Eighth Dimension

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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.)


Go Long!

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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. 


Illumi – Not I

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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


Farewell, Bernie Wrightson

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Legendary artist Bernie Wrightson has passed away. I first discovered his work as a child reading Swamp Thing, and then as a teenager I fell in love with his seminal illustrated version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. He also did concept art for the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist, as seen here. Currently WrightsonArt.com / BernieWrigtson.com is under heavy load for obvious reasons, but it is well worth visiting and exploring.


Latest Posts

Happy Autumn
Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:23 AM
Because the World Needs a $36k Robotic Octopus Table Clock
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:48 AM
Touched by His Gesticulating Tentacles
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:09 PM
Littleford's Got Talent
Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:40 PM
The Eye of Rassillon
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:43 PM
Drawing on Beaches
Friday, August 25, 2017 11:59 AM
DJ Otto
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:16 PM
Steampunk Octopus
Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:15 PM
Pixel Menagerie
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:52 PM
Otto and Victoria Music Box
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3:18 PM

Contact Me

Got some octopodal motion you want to point in my direction? Just gesticulate your tenticles towards me with one of these links:

- Ron Miles (a.k.a. Lokheed)

- ron@jamesaxler.com

You can also visit my other websites:

Shmoolok.com

JamesAxler.com