Thursday, May 25, 2006

Poulpe Pulps!

Tentacle jackpot! (via BoingBoing)
Poulpe Pulps: Here you will find hard-to-locate images of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure pulp and comic covers featuring the wily octopus.


Originally uploaded by xtopher42.
Lord Cthulhu commanded me to paint.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Meomi has some of the most painfully cute stuff ever.

The above images are from calendars they made from 2002-2004
Oh no.. they have buttons too..

Meomi's Ahoy


Thursday, May 18, 2006


Felted squid hat! You can make it with this pattern. Link. ( via)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006



The dispenser has a small ink marker on the pump that leaves a dot on the hand when pressed. Scrub your hands until the ink washes off to assure that your hands are clean. Wash for less than the recommended 15 to 20 seconds, and the mark will not disappear.

Via Squidblog

Cthulhu in Sepia

I uploaded some of the watercolors I've been working on lately.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Oddica has some great t-shirts.
Of course, this one's my favorite:

Robot Tentacles!!!!

I think I've waited all my life for robotic tentacles.  Moohoohahaha.
The tentacle-like manipulators, known as "Octarms", resemble an octopus's limb or an elephant's trunk. They were developed through a project called OCTOR (sOft robotiC manipulaTORs), which involves several US universities and is funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Each Octarm is powered by compressed air and has surface pressure sensors, positional sensors and a camera mounted at its tip. This allows the limb to nimbly investigate pipes, tunnels and other narrow spaces. 
There's also a range of videos showing it's various uses. All SFW. ogod. why did I need to include that...
Big thanks to Steven at  Ego Likeness for sending the link... who's in the process of putting together an nifty looking compilation CD "Where's Neil When You Need Him?" of music inspired by Niel Gaiman... which, I noticed, has songs by Raputina and Voltaire, as well as other notables.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


"A myriad of circular scars are located all across the whale's snout, visual proof of its predation on unwilling Architeuthis and most of the scars are 2.5-3cm in diameter, suggesting this animal preyed upon squid weighing 200-300kg."
That's a lot of pissed off cephalopod.

Monday, May 01, 2006


Occasionally searching the flickr tags for "Cthulhu" turns up fascinating results.

I want one of these.

Larry Knox

Larry Knox was hired to do the cover of a reprinting of War of The Worlds, for which he used a squid conveniently bought at a local chinese market as a prop.  The results are creepy and amazing: