The Art of Darkness

Chopping Block

June 29th, 2007 by Cobwebs

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.


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The Hauntening

June 28th, 2007 by Cobwebs

I’m fairly sure that if I were a ghost, this would be my level of competence.

(via Neatorama)

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Shadow Manor in Gothic Beauty Magazine

June 27th, 2007 by Cobwebs

Whee! The issue with our ad in it has just come out!

Gothic Beauty

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June 26th, 2007 by Cobwebs

Cthulhu Road Hazard Sign

Link to Larger Version

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USB Doorbell

June 25th, 2007 by Cobwebs

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.)


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The Fantastic in Art and Fiction

June 22nd, 2007 by Cobwebs

Here’s a marvelous site for clip art, or just for inspiration.

Sponsored by Cornell University’s Institute for Digital Collections (CIDC) this image-bank provides a visual resource for the study of the Fantastic or of the supernatural in fiction and in art.

Just ridiculous amounts of gorgeous, strange imagery.


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Nautilus-Inspired Office

June 21st, 2007 by Cobwebs

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.

(via BoingBoing)

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Pac-Man Skeleton

June 20th, 2007 by Cobwebs

Pac-Man SkullArtist Le Gentil Garçon 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.

Link (via BoingBoing)

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Spine Lamp

June 19th, 2007 by Cobwebs

Spine LampHere’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.

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Now You Can Blog from Beyond

June 18th, 2007 by Cobwebs

Computer CasketThe coolest computer mod you’ll see all day.


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