Archive for the ‘merfolk’ Category
Filed Under cephalopods, godzilla, hellboy, merfolk, mermaids, sea monsters
The Life Aquatic
A photo group pool on Flickr. (Thanks, Never Sea Land!)
Tricksy Little Whales
Out of respect for the photographer, I won’t post this photo of two humpbacks imitating a sea monster. It’s worth clicking through though.
Godzilla vs. Some Giant Squid Monster Thing
The giant squid monster thing may have a name, but I don’t know it. I’m also as clueless as Robert Hood about who drew it.
Pirates of Venus
Robert Hood is also responsible for my seeing this Joe Jusko painting.
San Gennaro Sea Monster
Photo by Joe (taken at LA’s Feast of San Gennaro.)
By Nuno Plati.
“Spawn of the Green Abyss” and “Serpent Princess”
Both of these by Boris Dolgov.
By Kerry Callen.
Filed Under atlantis, merfolk
I had a couple of other videos and things I was going to link to today, but I ditched them. I think it’s healthier for everyone’s continued love of undersea kingdoms that we don’t get sucked into more crackpot theories about Atlantis’ actually being Haiti or the Persian Empire. It’s killing my interest in the place.
The alien outpost theories I like except that the people who espouse them are so… sincere. One of these days I’ll have to hire a serious-sounding British actress to narrate my “documentary” about the true history of Atlantis and how it’s going to rise again and attack the surface world led by its ankle-winged Avenging Son. With music by Tangerine Dream.
So, anyway… here’s some cool Atlantis art that makes me still love the Lost Continent.
I’m not sure what this is concept art for because Luca Chiarotti’s blog is all in Italian and I’m too sleepy to have Google translate it for me, but I want to read/see it, whatever it is.
Not as badly as I want to read/see whatever this is. Also by Luca Chiarotti.
Illustration by Ilya Repin from the Russian epic Sadko about a musician who’s transported to the home of the Sea King. I found it at Chris Howard’s blog, where I also learned about Howard’s novel Seaborn.
Concept art for a potential, underwater museum at the site of the sunken city (and fabled library) of Alexandria.
Transportation in Atlantis
Photo by Laura Mullen.
Filed Under merfolk, mythology, sea monsters
Triton strangling a sea serpent
By John Hamilton Mortimer.
The Adventures of Uncle Lubin
By William Heath Robinson.
By Darryl Young.
Filed Under aquaman, merfolk, sub-mariner
Last week I linked to a post Caleb wrote about the popularity of Aquaman and Namor. Of course, the context of that post had to do with Michael Phelps and which underwater superhero people most easily connected him with.
I haven’t said a whole lot about Phelps and I probably should have. Caleb’s got some great links about how Phelps is actually a mutant perfectly designed for underwater speed. The only thing Phelps is missing is webbed fingers and flippers.
Here’s one more link for the pile though: John Kovalic’s Dork Tower on the subject.
(Okay, two more links for the pile, though this one’s not Phelps related. Jon Hex has a great overview of the careers of both Aquaman and Namor. He proclaims Namor the better underwater character and I would’ve agreed with him before I read the post, but now I think that in all DC’s not knowing what to do with Aquaman, they’ve actually made him the more versatile and interesting character. That’s a rookie’s perspective though. I haven’t dug into the actual adventures of either yet.)
Filed Under creature from the black lagoon, merfolk, sea adventures, sea monsters
By Chris Crumley (who does a lot of cool underwater photography, by the way).
Not really sure who the artist is, but I found it here.
By Captain America artist Steve Epting.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
By Schiani Ledo.
By Basil Wolverton.