Great Beast Comics is one year old this week and we’ve got a load of really cool news to announce. To kick things off we can reveal the cover to the long awaited issue 3 of Blood Blokes, Adam Cadwell’s northern slacker vampire comedy. And if that wasn’t enough we’ve also released the fantastic back cover drawn by the magnificent Tula Lotay!
And on to issue three! That Tula Lotay pinup is pretty sweet and I’m digging the story. You think I’d be sick of vampire stories by now but nah.
Hey, Blood Blokes #2 by Adam Cadwell is now available for pre-order!
The second issue introduces Mike, Douglas and Arianna, three vampires who spend most of their time arguing about the blood buying rota until Mike witnesses a strange death on New Year’s Eve which leads them all into even weirder territory.
Enjoying Blood Blokes so far. Good stuff.
Goodness gracious, it’s that time of the year again when I do my “get out of the house" thing big style by visiting New York for the magnificent Comicon they have at the Javitz centre. Of course, this means that I’ve been drawing all night to get as much done before I take 4 days out to recharge the karmic batteries, taste some American cuisine, and mingle with humans.
Sadly I can’t show any of this yet (oboy oboy tho, I’m super stoked about what I’m doodling) so instead of that, I will display 3 blue pictures.
1. Annihilator issue 1 2nd printing. A slight tweaking of the hues to turn sweltering summer desert heat into magical Van Gogh-tastic desert twighlight. Be sure to hunt this one down, completists.
2. Annihilator issue 3 cover. Ghosts!!! Or spooky smoke. YOU DECIDE until next month when u can actually read it. WARNING: LOTS OF BLUE.
3, Annihilator issue 4 cover. My fave of the issues so far, this may or may not be FULL OF STARS. You will have the luxury of discovering which way it falls in december when this issue sees print.
The final 2 covers can wait until we are closer to the time, plus they haven’t been solicited yet so I’m not allowed to show them.
I gotta pack. Be good, reblog, rejoice.
Turkish Halfeti Roses are incredibly rare. They are shaped just like regular roses, but their color sets them apart. These roses are so black, you’d think someone spray-painted them. But that’s actually their natural color.
Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. These flowers are seasonal – they only grow during the summer in small number, and only in the tiny Turkish village of Halfeti. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months.
The local Turks seem to enjoy a love-hate relationship with these rare blossoms. They consider the flowers to be symbols of mystery, hope and passion, and also death and bad news.
Seeing a black rose in full bloom is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing. Don’t miss it if you ever happen to be in Turkey during the summer.
(via Oddity Central)