Olly Moss PaperCuts presents some truly awesome-looking silhouettes featuring a ton of your favourite (or least favourite) characters distilled to their purest and showcased in picture frames. It takes Victorian-style art, applies it to the modern day and looks good doing it. Check out a few examples and then visit the rest of the blog!
This week’s blog rec is a hilarious collection of textbook images that’ll help make the wide world of science just a little bit easier to understand. Here’s one example:
Divided into Biology, Energy and Chemistry, you can easily educate yourself on a variety of different subjects or just skim through and become well-rounded. It’s also extra awesome because it’s a Tumblr, so if you’ve got an account, you can just add it and get new entries delivered right to your dashboard.
From Jezebel’s Margaret Hartmann comes some good news for those who worried for cat that looks like Voldemort!
A cat in Britain is getting a happy ending despite his striking resemblance to one of literature’s scariest villains. Last week The Telegraph published a story about how Southampton’s Blue Cross Centre was having a hard time finding a home for Charlie, a 14-year-old cat, because his ears and nose were amputated to prevent his skin cancer from spreading.
Veteranarians hoped a Harry Potter fan would be interested in a “Voldemort cat,” and the plan worked. After his photo appeared in the media Charlie received dozens of adoption offers. However, the woman who reserved him first actually isn’t a fan of teen wizards. “They got on really well and we are now making the preparations for him to go home with her at the weekend,” said a spokesperson. “She is not a Harry Potter fan, she just heard of his plight for a nice, quiet home and she could offer him that.”
Now let’s keep our fingers crossed that Terminator Dog ends up as lucky!
ComicsAlliance reports on CarDesignFetish’s Batmobile Redesign Contest…
The automotive aesthetics obsessives over at CarDesignFetish recently concluded a competition where readers submitted their redesigns of that most iconic of vehicles, the Batmobile. The site encouraged participants not to concentrate on fancy renderings but rather on quick and dirty sketches to effectively convey their ideas, which helped generate quite a lot of entries. We’ve chosen our favorites, which you can see after the jump.
Here are two pics from the list, but be sure to check out ComicsAlliance for the whole batch! You won’t want to miss it.
OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS takes a hilarious look at the best and worst (usually the worst) things said by customers of a real comic book store. Sometimes cringe-worthy, sometimes shocking and always funny, check out a few samples before you visit the site!
What’s going on in the world of Batman? Check out The Bat-Blog, which searches high and low to find every single Bat-item and piece of Bat-news out there, posting it dutifully for Bat-fans! Take a look at just some of the finds and then visit the blog!
CollegeHumor.com has an amaaaaazing little feature that combines the old-school comics you know and love with the internet memes you undoubtedly feel equally passionate about.
You’ve gotta check out the rest because it’s all absolutely awesome. Internet Comics!
Check this out! Over at IGN, they’ve put together a list of Marvel characters and their movie counterparts, offering compliments and criticism on the sometimes ridiculous, sometimes awesome styles rocked by a selection of heroes. Here’s a sample:
Read the rest HERE!
SUPERUSELESS SUPERPOWERS is a blog that looks at the most mundane of superpowers and presents them to you as a handy guide.
Float like a butterfly and sting like the bedside manner of Mother Teresa. As a superhero, sometimes you have to resort to violence. Too bad your ferocious fists instantly heal the damage you inflict. Whereas most punches would deliver a crushing Ivan Drago-like knockout. Yours leave your opponent feeling amazingly refreshed and rejuvenated. At least until he counters with an uppercut to your oesophagus.
How do you get from this…
The answer is simple: you head down to The Covered Blog and check out a ton of remixed, reinterpreted comic book covers from every era! Some old covers have been given a modern styling and some of the newer ones get the retro treatment (see this great rendering of Milk and Cheese). It’s a great blog with amazing contributors and well worth the visit!