This site may be defunct now (it hasn’t been updated since February), but there are enough cartoons in the archive to warrant a mention. The adventures of Butch, a serial killer, are oddly and unsettlingly addictive.
Not safe for work (probably), small children (definitely), or anyone with delicate sensibilities (what are you doing here?). You have been warned.
ThinkGeek, whom I love to the point of inappropriateness anyway, has fulfilled a long-standing dream of mine: To have a doorbell that screams like the one in Murder By Death. Connect the USB Doorbell to your computer and upload up to 30 seconds of your favorite sound effect, song, or movie clip. Change it as often as you like. (Y’know, a clip of Lurch saying, “You rang?” would be entertaining, too.)
This is goth-shading-into-steampunk, but the Victorian details make it appropriate for this blog, methinks.
Game company Three Rings Design commissioned Jillian Northrup and Jeffrey “Toast” McGrew of Because We Can to convert some open office space into an environment modeled on Captain Nemo’s Victorian submarine.
This is now at the top of my list of frivolous things to do when I get rich, supplanting my previous intention of endowing a Wile E. Coyote Chair of Applied Engineering at a university somewhere.
I’d post one of the pictures here, but a thumbnail wouldn’t do it justice. Go see the whole batch here.
Artist Le Gentil GarÃ§on collaborated with a paleontologist to blend human and predatory animal skulls into this Pac-Man “skull.” (It’d actually be its entire skeleton, I believe.) Maybe he’ll do Frogger next.
Here’s another lovely decorative item that should be fairly easy to replicate by the canny goth. At $1500, the Mark Beam Spine Lamp is apparently targeted at rich chiropractors. I’m assuming that it must actually be cast metal, but an interesting knockoff might be made using bones from our friends at Anatomical.
Get yourself a spine and pelvis from one of their smaller models, add a lamp kit (available from hardware stores and some craft stores),* and either spray-paint it with something that sticks to plastic or leave it in its natural bony state. Fun and relatively uncomplicated.
*Remember children: Electricity goes Zzzzap! Play carefully.