Now on its third season, Rick and Morty follows mad scientist and self-proclaimed ‘smartest being in the universe’ Rick Sanchez as he hops across the multiverse doing mad science, getting into trouble, and generally having ludicrous nihilistic-themed adventures with his grandson Morty. In their adventures, they happen upon countless alien beings; be they dream beings, ambulatory faces of famous actors, flying cthulus, or any other number of impossible creatures.
Xólotl, the Aztec yellow dog to carry the souls through the first level of Mictlán. There’s a lot of different variations of the myth, but my favorite is the giant dog that literally carries you through the after-life.
Now on its third season, Rick and Morty follows mad scientist and self-proclaimed ‘smartest being in the universe’ Rick Sanchez as he hops across the multiverse doing mad science, getting into trouble, and generally having ludicrous nihilistic-themed adventures with his grandson Morty. In an attempt to get out family therapy, Rick transforms himself into a Pickle, with all of the benefits and pitfalls of being a near-inanimate pickled cucumber. However, after being swept into the sewer, he manages to kill a roach, and manipulating its body with his tongue, he is able to build himself a machine that crafts an exoskeleton out of dead rat parts. The design of this rat-roach-exoskeleton was extensive, as it needed to be nimble and strong, able to hold its own against Jaguar, voiced by Danny Trejo.
Reforming The Built Environment: Architecture Photo Collages by Michael Jantzen
Michael Jantzen is a conceptual artist, designer, architect, inventor and engineer currently based in Los Angeles, California. Michael explores art, architecture and design in his imaginative renderings of conceptual buildings and structures inspired by nature, technology and science. He describes this series as a surreal reinterpretation of known structures such as houses, churches, apartment buildings, and other conventional built forms, including furniture.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. II - Ayesha of the Sovereign
With the smash success that was Guardians of the Galaxy, a sequel was inevitable. Following the titular heroes, GotG2 plunges them into a plot surrounding Peter Quill’s father, Ego, and his mysterious past and planet he presides on. Early in the film, the Guardians double-cross a planet of gold beings known as the Sovereign, led by their High Priestess Ayesha (portrayed by
Elizabeth Debicki). Throughout the film, Ayesha makes numerous attempts to bring the Guardians to justice, but is continuously thwarted. In one of the film’s mid-credit scene, Ayesha is exhausted from the ordeal and plans to create a new member of the Sovereign race to get revenge on the Guardians on her behalf. She names this creation Adam.
When creating Ayesha, concept artists aimed for a blend of Elizabethan period dress, metallic, and Amazonian inspirations, in aw way that they could portray as very operatic and very theatrical.