Nearly all of Barnaby Ward's comics and narrative illustrations feature beautiful young girls, slender, hip, with unruly hair and too much eyeliner. But these girls provide an anchor for Ward's far wilder depictions of giant robots, elaborate machines, and grotesque monsters, creating manga-inspired works with tinges of Edward Gorey. Check out our gallery to see more of Ward's glamourous women and their mecha-flavored adventures.

In addition to his illustrations, Ward has his short comic "The Perils of the Uncommon Skyway" available on his website. And his most recent book, Sixteen Miles to Merrick and Other Works features four of his short sequential art stories as well as more of his single illustrations.

[Somefield via Sci-Fi-O-Rama]