Michael Moorcock was known for warping the outer edges of genre—but no more so than in his four Jerry Cornelius novels, known as The Cornelius Quartet. These books are jam-packed with increasingly weird, anarchic storylines, in a surreal pop-art world. And now they have some insane new covers!
Everybody acknowledges the huge influence that writer J.G. Ballard continues to have on science fiction and our visions of the future — but we don't pay enough attention to one of Ballard's own main influences. Over in The Arts Desk, there's a great look at the visual artists who influenced Ballard.
We've covered the work of Grégoire Guillemin before, but this time he's taking on a completely different style of art in order to expose the secrets characters have been hiding from us.
In addition to selling chintzy malformed plastic curios, supermarket vending machines also purvey a heady futurism — you can buy aliens, robots, and spy kits for a mere 25¢. Greg Rivera has captured the pop weirdness of these phantasmagoria dispensers.
Man, superheroes have gone through the wringer lately. First, Italian artist Giuseppe Veneziano opened a controversial show that features superheroes behaving badly. Also, Kevin Smith wrote an in-canon comic of Batman peeing his pants. Yes, you read that right.
Wolverine's claws glisten in the moonlight. Emma Frost makes us hot for teacher. Superman plays Atlas, with the world on his shoulders. Artist RoganJosh breaks superbeings down to their essential elements, then adds his own, often humorous touch.
Finnish artist Mari Kasurinen combines her love of plastic and pop culture into some truly amazing equine art. Her collection includes everything from this cute My Little Cthulhu to My Little Predator Pony. Check out highlights from her gallery!