Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

James Jean's OVM Strata Animation

by Suzanne on September 23rd, 2011

OVM Strata by James Jean, graphite and digital - click for full version

Because this study for O\\\////M is so very very pretty, because I haven't featured any James Jean art here in a while and because this is my damn blog, let's just pretend this is Tumblr and I can just post ONE image sans much text cause I'm deep like that.

Make sure to check out the much more glorious, original version here since I had to drop a few frames and resize for hosting reasons.

Julie Heffernan in San Francisco & Alex CF's limited edition of "Many Dead Things"

by Suzanne on August 28th, 2011

Budding Boy by Julie Heffernan, oil on canvas, 78 x 56 inches, 2010 - click to enlarge

This coming Saturday, September 3, Julie Heffernan's highly anticipated solo show Boy O Boy II will be opening at Catharine Clark Gallery, 150 Minna Street, San Francisco.

Since it's totally impossible to notice the subtleties, the intricate microcosms (see for instance the tiny ladder in Budding Boy bottom left), the cultivated pastoral or the symbiotic opulence which are all so very essential to Julie's work in an online reproduction, I would highly recommend you to go see Boy O Boy II in person if you happen to be in S.F..

The official reception is actually not until September 10, 4 - 7 PM. The exhibition will remain on show until October 29, 2011.

© Alex CF

Good news just reached us from Alex CF HQ: Alex's acclaimed debut monograph Many Dead Things - The Specimens of Lord Merrylin will be released as a new edition. Click here for more details and here to pre-order your own copy.

The release is limited to 100 copies only - each of them signed - containing 140 pages of glorious cryptozoology, a foreword by the great Reece Shearsmith from League of Gentlemen and costs £30.

Finally, and for absolutely no reason other than CAUSE I FUCKING CAN, please enjoy these fabulous horror GIFs that were brought to my attention by the SameHat Tumblr. If you happen to have any information on their source and/or creator, please do get in touch.

Click images to enlarge

GIFification of Junji Ito's "Uzumaki"

by Suzanne on July 30th, 2011

Animated version of Uzumaki by Junji Ito

Same Hat recently posted a couple of simplistic yet captivating GIFified versions of the great Uzumaki - what a fantastic way to start the weekend!

Animated version of Uzumaki by Junji Ito

If you've never read Uzumaki you can find it in its scanlated entirety here.

Animated version of Uzumaki by Junji Ito

I respect Junji Ito not only highly for his vast contribution to the horror manga industry - which earned him a Kazuo Umezu Prize - but also for his years of dedication to and obsession with the high art of dentistry because, let's face it, teeth are a WAY creepier thing than anything he's ever drawn.

Animated version of Uzumaki by Junji Ito

So click here for more Uzumaki GIF fun and here for random GIF fun.

BrowserTod®: The GIF Art of Francoise Gamma & Co.

by Suzanne on February 8th, 2011

Fracturas by Francoise Gamma - BEWARE: Website very image heavy

A friend of mine recently raised the issue of image formats that are not futureproof and said that he wants to see animated GIFs extinct by 2020.

Animated GIFs - bitmaps in general, for that matter - are a topic I feel strongly about and as long as there are artists like the wunderkind Uno Moralez (previously featured here), the office supply addicts of I Am Not An Artist, the cinemaphile Three Frames, the slightly OCD people from SweetGIFs or the hilarious b3ta collective out there who use animated GIFs to enrich the internets with creative, subversive, humorous content that would simply not work in any other medium, the animated GIF deserves our attention and protection.

Someone who devotes more time than any other artist to the animated GIF is Francoise Gamma (top) whose transsexual Bellmeresque zombiedroids need to be viewed with an advanced browser if you don't want it to crash.

And don't say I didn't warn you.

Cause I did.


by Suzanne on January 9th, 2011

Why go out on weekends when you can be creepy at home?

Ectospasm by Wurzeltod®, 2011

by suzanne_tumblr on September 24th, 2010

Yay! After removing 75% of the frames from this GIF, it actually looks spastic enough to not suck quite as much as it did originally:

Pierre Debusschere’s animated iPad editorial for Vouge [sic!] Japan‘s Digital Edition.

by suzanne_tumblr on August 24th, 2010

Yes, I know it’s been BoingBoinged and whatnot, but fuck you, it makes me happeh. ^__^

by suzanne_tumblr on May 19th, 2010

(via unnaturalist, lovegifs)

This is by Mark Weaver and I posted it over a bloody year ago. 

Oh, Tumblr… 

by suzanne_tumblr on April 2nd, 2010

© Uno Moralez

by suzanne_tumblr on March 31st, 2010

Apologies to I AM NOT AN ARTIST for removing every other frame, but this was way too big for Tumblr to handle and hey, there’s now 100% more punching! Yay!