Lauren Faust brought the magic of friendship—along with great writing and animation—to My Little Pony, and next she is turning her animation skills toward Greek mythology, with a movie about Medusa. Sounds like a winning combination.
Oh, pop art. Lately we've seen Communist war memorials turned into superheroes and Batman and Superman channeling Michelangelo. Now Italian sculptor Giuseppe Veneziano (who previously put supes in compromising positions) has clownified Antonio Canova's 19th century sculpture Perseus and the Head of Medusa in Venice.
Italian designers Ninja1 and Mach505 were so taken with a certain snake-haired gorgon that they created an anamorphic painting of the monster. Watch Medusa's herpetological hairdo come together only at a particular vantage point.
Watchmen's masked men in WWI Germany. Spider-Man in military garb. General MacArthur in a Stormtrooper helmet. The Avengers driving a super dairy truck. Danil Polevoy's photo collages place heroes and villains in unlikely eras.
The following illustrations by Japanese artist Gōjin Ishihara depict the end of the world, prehistoric man playing pro ball, and sundry scenes from Hell...and they're all out of children's books and magazines! These books definitely weren't bedtime story material.
Hankering for more krakens and giant scorpions? The Aaron Sims Company has unveiled new concept art from Clash of the Titans. Check out at a squidier version of the Kraken and illustrations of Medusa that won't petrify you.