planet stories


I don’t know about everyone else, but I think these need way more publicity. THEY ARE SO COOL. They were made by Kasami-Sensei, and are called “The Walking Disney”


This is an absolutely unbelievable demonstration of the behavior of different layers in Earth’s atmosphere. Look how the distant clouds move so different from the near clouds.


As Earle Bergey is to Barbarella, Allan Anderson is to Xena Warrior-Princess.

While Bergey’s cover girls were all cutesy miniskirts & ray guns, Anderson’s were chain-mail & badass battle-axes. And none more so than his Black Amazon of Mars.

Planet Stories, March 1951.

And Leigh Brackett, Leigh. Eff-ing. Brackett. Known as the “Queen of Space Opera”, one of the best and most prolific of all the women pulp writers, she wrote dozens of short stories & novelettes for Planet Stories, Startling Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories throughout the forties & fifties before starting a jaw dropping screenwriting career.

Her first hollywood gig? Co-writing the adaptation of The Big Sleep…with William Faulkner. She then wrote a series of westerns for John Wayne before returning to the works of Raymond Chandler with Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye.

Her Final hollywood work? A little flick called Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

The Queen of Space Opera? All hail the Queen.



Viewing a wave from underwater, while someone is surfing on it.


Last weekend’s full moon vanishes behind the clouds


Distant Lands by Matt Ferguson / Tumblr / Website / Twitter

12″ X 24″ screen prints, S/N editions of 50. Part of Matt’s solo art show, “Distant Lands“ opening March 27th, 2015, at the Bottleneck Gallery / Facebook.

The Hobbit piece is also available as a timed release until 11.59pm EST on Sunday March 29th, as it forms part of Matt’s previously released Lord of the Rings Trilogy poster series.  

All remaining artwork will be available online from 12pm EST Saturday, March 28th, HERE.


Story sequences should have a turn. A change in attitude or circumstances. It can go from positive to negative or from negative to positive, but if there is no change it can feel like the story is stalling out. 

Check out these 2 Treasure Planet story panels from the great Glen Keane. The top panel is from the start of the “I’m Still Here” song/sequence. And the bottom drawing is from near the end of the sequence. You can see that the relationship between these two characters has changed. It’s gone from negative to positive. (All part of Silver’s plan and what will lead Jim to later feel betrayed.) The top panel is about suspicion and the bottom is all about trust.

Story is a journey with many ups and downs.