Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Muppet / Wicker Man Comic!

Muppet Wicker Man-- This is charming and disturbing at the same time! The full online comic can be viewed on the artist's page at isuu.com ... he's taken some very amusing liberties with the Wicker Man storyline (Miss Piggy plays Willow, but her name is changed to "Wallow")!  Below is the YouTube trailer, complete with a folk song from the film.

I slightly disapprove of casting Gonzo as Lord Summerisle. What must the esteemed Christopher Lee think of this choice?  :)

The artist has many interesting pieces for viewing and for sale at www.soundofdrowning.com.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photo Tour of a Crumbling Leper Colony, and Quarantine Home of Typhoid Mary.

I'm posting this article so I can keep it handy to enjoy again... I'm a wistful fan of "Urban Exploration".... but not so much a fan of risking a trespassing arrest anymore. This reminds me fondly of the day I gave myself an illicit tour of an abandoned TB hospital near Annapolis, MD.

"...In a series of extraordinarily eerie pictures, the lost world of North Brother - quarantine zone, leper colony and centre for drug addicts - has been brought back to life.

It is hard to believe that these echoing corridors and abandoned halls were home to hundreds of patients - or that a criss-cross of tree-lined avenues were once roads. 

But the haunting quality of these pictures makes it easy to imagine that it was a place of indescribable misery, which one inmate compared to the notorious black hole of Calcutta."