The first fully-illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will hit the shelves on October 6th, and now we're getting a glimpse at how some of our favorite characters will look when that day comes.
What mad, mad mission could join Marvel's bravest heroes and most infamously-evil villains under a single purpose? Teaching the alphabet, it turns out.
Whether you want to talk up J.R.R. Tolkien's cartography skills or you're a fan of Maurice Sendak's imaginary beasts, tell us what book had the visualizations that were most pivotal to your imagining of the story.
From Daryl Toh Liem Zhan come these commissioned works of "depicting the destructive works of mankind against the forces of nature in a fight for balance on our fragile planet." Really, it looks more like no one wins in this fight.
Have you ever imagined yourself with a giraffe-like neck? Tentacles instead of arms? Maybe the lower torso of a preying mantis? If you have, great French space artist Lucian Rudaux beat you to it, creating bizarre illustrations of what humans might look like if "evolution had taken a different turn."
The Book of Bad Arguments is a great primer for anyone looking to understand logical fallacies and become a better debater. It helps that each logical fallacy is accompanied by a comic featuring funny animals.
Eisner Award-nominated comic book artist and author Kazu Kibuishi admits that he was "surprised" when Scholastic approached him about designing brand-new covers for all seven "Harry Potter" books. He needn't have worried: The founder of the stunning "Flight" comic book anthology series has brought a whole new…
Could you represent the stages of human consciousness with a diagram? In the late 19th century, New Zealand psychologist Benjamin Betts tried to apply mathematics to the problem of visualizing human consciousness. What he produced were striking, almost floral designs that he believed represented the shape of out…
What do you get when you mix horror writer Edgar Allan Poe with a Japanese shōnen manga magazine from 1969? One issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine featured a series of Edgar Allan Poe's tales of terror, pairing them with these rich and appropriately bizarre illustrations.
We've already fallen for Brad McGinty's kaiju Santa cross-sections and xenomorph anatomy t-shirt. Fortunately, McGinty has continued to work with these fantastical physiologies, turning his x-ray vision on a range of movie monsters and aliens.
At first glance, István Orosz's illustrations look like ordinary, if vaguely cartoonish, scenes of medieval life. But contained in each scene is a picture of a human skull, if only you know how to look.
We've seen tons of interpretations and reinterpretations of classic fables and fairytales, often filtered through layers of Disney. Edward Gorey's illustrations of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant Killer, and Rumpelstiltskin are wholly his own, adding his understated touch to those classic stories.
Much of the Harry Potter we see gives the characters a soft touch, making them friendly and familiar. Angela Rizza's intricate illustrations take a different tack, rendering our hero as a stern-faced figure of myth, a high wizard in a hooded sweatshirt.
In 1919, everyone wanted a copy of the deluxe edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, but not because it was bound in vellum with real gold lettering. It was because of these grim and gorgeous illustrations by Harry Clarke, which added an extra dose of horror to Poe's already terrifying tales.
Illustrator Mike Bukowski has taken on the maddening task of drawing every creature that appears in HP Lovecraft's cosmic horror stories — from the squishiest Elder Thing to the lowliest Deep One.
Roberto Osti creates medical illustrations from a fantastical other world, pulling apart fauns and werewolves and searching for biological seat of the soul.
2010 has set the bar pretty high for holiday-themed art. And now it's our turn to share that joy with you. Here's a collection of the best and the freakiest holiday cards, prints and illustrations. From stuffed Rudolph to Bigfoot.
These illustrations of Robocop are from a Japanese magazine that detailed the inner workings of Detroit's finest cybernetic police officer. They even showcased the schematics of the former Alex Murphy's robotic nemesis ED-209! Ogle the heavy metal.