- FREAK OF THE WEEK
- HAPPY FRIDAY
- 5W+1H = ARTIST INTERVIEWS
- INSIDE THOUGHTS OF NOW
- MULGAS ZOMBIE ZOO
- CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
- IMAGINARY FRIENDS
- BARKING MAD
- CREATURES FROM THE URBAN JUNGLE
- GODS AND MONSTERS
- ANCIENT RULERS OF BRITAIN
- 1 MINUTE CREATURES
- GETLIFFE – BUNNY STRIPS
- ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
- AROUND THE WORLD
- WHO’S THAT CREATURE?
- SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
CREATURE EDITIONS (2006-09)
BROWSE THE ARCHIVES
Artist: Diego Lizan
Chocolate, cream, latte and a delicious cookie
Artist: Dwie Judha Satria
Welcome to the second post of a new self-initiated project by Dwie Judha Satria. Over the next few weeks and months Dwie will be exploring the symbolic meanings and significance of animals from several different historical and cultural perspectives.
Starting with the horse, each post will present you with Dwie’s own perception of the creature via an illustration and text providing some insights into the Creature’s history within a given cultural context.
This first post explored the horse in pagan beliefs. This week he investigates the horse in Subanese tradition.
Sumba is an island located in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Steeped in history and tradition the island it’s people are known for their distinctive horse breeding techniques. In Sumbanese culture the horse is a symbol of true obedience and loyalty.
Traditionally each person has their chosen horse to accompany them for a whole lifetime. This chosen horse is named “Njara Madewa” which means through life and death. When their master dies, Njara Madewa have to be sacrificed as well. in order to carry their master’s soul to Parai Marapu, defined as a sacred place where the ancestors, and all Sumbanese souls rest.
Artist: Adam Pryce
Title: Happy Friday Cyclops Kitty
Left abandoned at a young age and bought up by a group of raccoon’s on a scrapyard – the tale of Cyclops Kitty is a well known story told by cats all around the world. Some say the Cyclops Kitty is still building machines that can travel the globe in order to find his long lost parents.
Artist: Laurent Moreau
Laurent has a degree in Decorative Arts, from Strasbourg University,
and makes children books, editorial illustrations and graphic design. He also
plays on a rock band and likes polaroids. His work has a central naïve quality
and uses mostly primary and secondary colours, sometimes combined with grey, blending
line work, overprinted colour layers and patterns. People, birds, plants and
trees figure prominently. You’ll find a lot of nice work on the website, including books, posters and sketchbooks.
Laurent Moreau, 30 years old.
I’m an author, illustrator and graphic designer.
I’m a day time worker! Sometimes I’m busy and I have to multi-task, but I prefer to focus on one project!
I live in France, in Strasbourg. I work in a studio with other illustrators.
I tried to do other jobs, but it’s when I draw that I feel better! I like to feel free and independent!
I work almost only with my hands. I paint with gouaches, draw, cut… I use sketchbooks to find and keep ideas. I try to be spontaneous… I write stories for children’s books, make posters and create visual identities too.
Artists: Joel Moore
Project: Mulga’s Zombie Zoo
An Ode to Flame Head Fred
Flame Head Fred walks around
With a fire on his head above his frown
Why is it there? no one really knows
One things for sure it scares his foes
It’s size increases when his thoughts grow wild
This occurs quite often as this ape’s not mild
Known for breakdancing of which he is skilled
When he dances in the club all the girls are thrilled
Now you know all about Flame Head Fred
This is his story and that’s what I said