Deep beneath the Russian industrial city of Yekaterinburg is what looks like an exquisitely painted temple from some magnificent forgotten civilization. But the psychedelic stripes of color that snake through these vast tunnels are actually an incredible naturally occurring phenomenon.
The miles of colorful passageways were once a salt mine deep underneath the Earth’s crust. The bold stripes that electrify the walls are made up of layers of a mineral called carnallite, which is used in plant fertilization and can appear in a rainbow of colors, aol.com reports.
Brendan McCarthy (known for Zenith, Rogan Gosh and more) and Al Ewing (writer of many a 2000 AD strip) have a new comic out called Zaucer of Zilk, which has been running in 2000 AD but is now available in the States from IDW:
There’s a new collection of Paul Laffoley’s work out called Secret Universe 2 by Claudia Dichter and Udo Kittelmann. Other than the work printed in The Disinformation Interviews, it’s the only affordable collection of Paul’s work that I know of.
Quenched Consciousness curator Ian MacEwan is doing a career chronology for Moebius/Jean Giraud: “Instead of a memorial entry(because I feel weird about it), I started a series of career timeline posts,” he wrote.
Over the next week, I’m going to focus on posting pieces of Giraud’s work in chronological order. Ideally, there will be at least one post of something that he drew for every year of his professional career. My hope is to give a clear and thorough presentation that will help give people(myself included) a better understanding of Jean Giraud’s life work. To that end, if any of you find that I am missing something, I would love to hear from you. So far, I am missing a few key things from his early years. Primarily, any of his work on a western strip called Frank et Jeremie for Far West Magazine, and any work he did for the French Army magazine 5/5 Forces Françaises, while serving in Algeria.
One of France’s best-known cartoonist and comic book creators, Jean Giraud, has died aged-73 in Paris after a long-illness. Giraud, also known under the names Moebius and Gir, was the creator of the hugely popular character Lieutenant Blueberry for a Western series of the same name.
If Witkin’s work looks familiar, it’s because it served as the inspiration for the video for Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer.” Here’s a comparison of some of the elements from the NIN video and photos by Witkin (also NSFW):