Babylon Falling is a massive tumblr collection of original scans of counter culture, hip hop, and underground comics papers and magazines. You can spend a long, satisfying time digging through the archive, or just go to the front page and use the drop down menus to sort by type of image or publication. An awesome effort. Above art is “The Time Has Come Today” by Gilbert Johnson for San Francisco Express Times (1968) from this post, and the featured image above that is here.
Get into Ping Zhu’s art over on her website, the blog, and the “ugly” drawings blog.
I’m greedy and I want to see more artwork from Oren Haskins, and larger too, but all I can find is his website, blog, Tumblr and a few others with the same newer work. The blog goes deepest where you can see some older expert doodles and a few earlier style approaches that Haskins took on his more refined pieces.
Robertryan Cory made some cartoon waves recently when he shared the cartoon design theory lecture slides that he presented to students at CalArts. See the C-brew post on that. But since we last dug into his Flickr he’s loaded a new wave of next-level placemat art and sketchbook pieces on there. Take a look.
Look at the cool art from 野田 元（Moto Noda）about girls and animals hanging out in these colorful places over here.
Antonio Bernal Romero painted hundreds of covers and other artwork for books with fantasy, science fiction, western, romance, religious and adventure themes. Aeron over at Monster Brains posted about his cool monster work on the covers of HORA T here. His source for these super scans is a blog that is a massive tribute to Bernal’s work: El arte de ANTONIO BERNAL ROMERO.
For all you Tumblr peoples we now have a sort-of mirror over there feeding these delicious post nuggets right into your dashboard. You asked for it (two people), you got it. This was made possible by this super Jetpack plugin from WordPress which is also allowing these posts to automatically get publicized to Twitter too. I don’t know. Maybe that’s annoying? Well anyway. A few of you wanted the meat feed on Tumblr. So here is where you find it:
There is still no easy way to import the existing meathaus.com blog’s archive into Tumblr with out a bunch of programming crap so you can forget about seeing all the years of old posts over there, but they still are all still here for your browsing pleasure.
Once again, I must warn you out of NSFWness to try to remember not to accidentally go to plain old meathaus dot tumblr because that is someone’s “spank bank” of beefy nude dudes, unless that is what you are after. We are meathauscomics dot tumblr dot com.
Check out the above details from images from Tomer & Asaf‘s and Farel‘s comics in Meathaus SOS, which you can buy in the shop.
And do you remember when meathaus.com was pre-blog, pre-2006? We’ve had a website since 2000 or so. We had a load of layouts we went through including some fun Flash ones in the early 2000s. I found this weird and cool layout file above that is similar to what Meathaus looked like at one point when I taught myself some basic PHP to go along with my HTML and CSS “knowledge” and hacked together a whole website with a backend for each of our members so they could update their own comics and pages and bios and stuff. I was so excited about it until a bunch of people just installed loads of backdoors and bank phishing scams on our server. Bunch of ruiners. Just because I didn’t bother to learn anything about security too. Oh well.
I like being smacked upside the visuals with fresh art feelings, thanks to Celyn Brazier’s illustrations and drawings on this blog and website I am experiencing this. Check out the blog. I know the options have been out there for a little while on this new blogspot layout, but what do you think about it? You can choose these different views, like “magazine,” or “mosaic.” A few of them look pretty good as free portfolios for artwork. I wonder if anyone would choose to start new blogs there because of the new layout options. It is sort of what Flickr did too. But Flickr is still kind of a pain in the butt to navigate. As far as I can tell based on looking at thousands of blogs a year, artists have generally been abandoning their blogger/blogspot blogs and heading to Tumblr for their blogging needs. Maybe Blogger still has more life in it. Maybe Flickr too, who knows?
Get into this artwork from Keith Negley on his website and blog, where you can also find a recent interview where Keith starts a new east coast/west coast rap battle just kidding Keith has no beef with either coast and it is an interesting read.
Doug‘s Pound House season 2 is now complete and ready for watching over on BUH. It has explosives, progressive dining, and delightful music. Here’s links to the whole thing.