May 08


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chthulhudothe hideously maddening game from World of Lovecraft:


Apr 08

because nothing says cosmic horror like a kitty in a flower

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omg – best book cover ever designed??

Red Brain by Dashiell Hammett

i mean, aside from the fact that dashiell hammett never wrote a story called “the red brain”. a little misleading, that! anyhow, tonight’s episode of slugs and stars features the 1927 title story – which was already WELL retro by the time this book came out (1965)

via this excellent, high quality collection of old paperback covers:

Apr 08


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vegetable alienhuntin for images of BRANES in pulp culture i came across THIS via boingboing: “In November 2006 Till Nowak created the image SALAD. For this image he created 12 digital vegetable models in 3ds max using photographic references. They were combined to become a tribute to the fantastic biomechanical creations of H.R. Giger and the vegetable portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.”

full size here

Apr 08

Our Year oF Agatha Christie Covers: 7: Nemesis

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Why this particular cover. I think this is the first in this series where Aggie’s name is her signature. This is has been quite standard in the last twenty years as part of her branding, giving the visuals a particular stamp. A signature edition, personally certified by the woman. And it throws up interest questions about how we view the signature in British media. Christie was a writer, a signature is the simplest piece of writing she would have done. Though it was not a signature she used often, after she divorced her first husband and took on her later married name one assumes her cheques would not have been signed Agatha Christie.



alsatian lollardry

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there’s this, and then there’s wagner

Apr 08

Our Year Of Agatha Christie Covers: 6: Partners In Crime

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Two this week as last weeks as missed out as I wasn’t here (well I wasn’t on FT much, I was at work). And since we went from terrible late doors Tommy and Tuppence, lets try an old edition of one of their first outings – a short story collection no less called Partners In Crime. I believe there was a whole series of eighties TV T&T adaptations which used that title which you can stumble upon ITV3 every now and then.


Apr 08

Our Year Of Agatha Christie Covers: 5: Postern Of Fate

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So we move into month two, with whatever a hastily cobbled together google search can find me. And can we spell the word Austerity (ans. yes, after a quick spellcheck). There is something awesomely dull about this Christie cover for Postern Of Fate, in the same way there is something awesomely dull about the phrase “Postern of Fate”.


Mar 08

Our Year Of Agatha Christie Covers: 4: Dix Petits Nègres

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Sort of a cheat this, but if you’re going to cheat, that’s the title I want to cheat with. This is not just a cover of a French Agatha Christie novel whose title has been changed a few times in the English. It is the cover of a Bande Dessinée adaptation.

Nice 3D name logo which contrasts nicely with the deliberately 2D artwork on the cover. You get the feel of the artwork and the mysterious house aspect of one of Agatha’s most (in) famous mysteries.


Mar 08

Our Year Of Agatha Christie Covers: 3: Towards Zero

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Now here is a jacket to bring back memories. Photo-art covers on Pan books. I know little, as usual, about Towards Zero, except it has a very sci-fi name for a Christie. What does this cover tell me about the book. Next to nothing, except there may be game of tennis involved (I am sure the Lex can confirm or deny, he being a Christie and tennis lover).


Mar 08

The Joy Of Tunnocks ♥

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The Tunnocks tea-room bakery display features cyclists, and best of all, tea-cake owls! Via Anne at I Like!

Nice to see them still pushing the Dark Chocolate flavours, although I think I’m still yet to see a dark chocolate teacake in this ‘ere London. Then again! I am no teacake fan. Get your marshmallows off me bleeergh cough hack splutter. Even IF they are arguably the most fun to eat in their methodology as long as you do it correctly, ie smash the teacake against your forehead first in order to crack the chocolate coatin. If you like, you can shout “Haaaaaaai-YAAAA!” whilst doing so, but hey, it’s not essential. I’d shout “YAAAMAPIII DAAAAAAI-SKKKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII” – or I would – if I liked teacakes. But as I don’t – my confession remains…. unmade. DAMN YOU FOUL MARSHMALLOW.