PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE GHOSTS

IN JAPAN, IT’S A REALLY FUCKING BAD IDEA TO MURDER A KID. WE’RE NOT SAYING THAT YOU SHOULD KILL KIDS ANYWHERE ELSE, BUT IF YOU REALLY HAVE TO DO IT, DON’T FUCKING DO IT IN JAPAN.

IN JAPAN, IF YOU MURDER A KID IT’LL COME BACK AS MAKURA-GAESHI. THEY’RE REALLY FUCKING PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE GHOSTS. HOPING TO GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP IN A ROOM WHERE A CHILD WAS MURDERED? NO FUCKING CHANCE.

WHEN YOU FALL ASLEEP, THE MAKURA-GAESHI APPEARS IN YOUR ROOM, STEALS YOUR FUCKING PILLOW, AND PUTS IT UNDER YOUR FEET INSTEAD.

THAT’S IT.

THAT’S THEIR FUCKING REVENGE. THEY MOVE YOUR PILLOW TO THE WRONG END OF THE BED. IT’S REALLY FUCKING PETTY AND SADISTIC. FUCK MAKURA-GAESHI. THEY’RE THE WORST GHOSTS EVER.

bogleech asked:

I can't believe you made both those crocodiles so believable and lively looking and still preserved every single detail down to the hilarious miserable looks on their faces. I would buy an entire book of you just drawing wrong medieval animals in different poses.

Oh man, keeping all the little details and trying to make the whole thing work is definitely part of the fun when drawing these! I appreciate that someone picked up on the face thing; the facial expressions and goofy looks of the majority of creatures in medieval art is the main thing I find so appealing about them.This stuff is a huge source of inspiration for me and redrawing all these wonky animals is a blast.

I dunno about a book, but I’ll definitely draw more of these tomorrow! 

In the meantime, here’s an oyster.

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The Book of Miracles - Augsburg, 1552.

This unusual Roman manuscript was recently discovered and published for the first time as The Book of Miracles (public library | IndieBound) — a sumptuous box-sized trilingual tome in English, French, and German, produced in Taschen‘s typical fashion of pleasurable aesthetic bombast. Somewhere between Salvador Dalí’s illustrations of Montaigne, the weird and wonderful Codex Seraphinianus, and the visual history of Gotham’s imaginary apocalypse, the book is a singular shrine to some of the most eternal of human hopes and fears, and, above all, our immutable longing for grace, for mercy, for the miraculous.

Another medieval crocodile!

Crocodiles and elephants are some of my favorite animals to see in medieval art because no one had a damn clue what they looked like. There are some really interesting and creative interpretations out there.