Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Post Apocalyptic Photo Contest

Whilst photographer Bruce Haley recovers from the swine flu, he has organised a "Where's Waldo" style Post Apocalyptic photo contest. Click here to enjoy

Friday, 4 September 2009

Post Apocalyptia - Montreal Style

This is a quick referral to post by Laura Roberts at Gifted Travel. She recently wrote about one of the cities I've always wanted to visit, Montreal. She's got some great Flickr shots in her post, I've used one of them here from H-E-D.

Here's a little from Laura about Montreal:
From graffiti and abandoned buildings to empty lots and jumbled architectural styles, Montreal is unique because of its grittiness and chaos mixed with classic European style. I would characterize the city’s overall vibe as gamine, the French word for “street urchin” or “naughty child.” Additionally, the Wikipedia definition of this word points to mischievousness, or being sexually appealing, and lists Audrey Hepburn as a prime example of the style. Montreal is definitely both mischievous and sexually appealing, with its red-light district in plain view on the main drag, Ste-Catherine. However, it’s also very urchin-like, with its sooty streets, bohemian fashion sense, and the urban decay you’ll find in many major cities.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Sweet Tooth: Post Apocalyptic Comic by Jeff Lemire

Whilst I don't collect comic books, I do think there are heaps of really good Post Apocalyptic comic books out there. One called 'Sweet Tooth' seems to be getting alot of acclaim from DC Comics. Heres a blurb:

From out of the deep woods and the mind of acclaimed indie cartoonist Jeff Lemire (THE NOBODY, The Essex County Trilogy) comes a new Vertigo monthly ongoing series like no other! After being raised in total isolation, Gus – a boy born with deer-like antlers – is left to survive in an American landscape devastated a decade earlier by an inexplicable pandemic. Even more remarkable is that Gus is part of a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children who have emerged in its wake, all apparently immune to the infection.

Enter Jepperd, a violent, hulking drifter who soon takes in Gus and promises to lead him to "The Preserve," a fabled safe-haven for hybrid children. Along the way they'll have to contend with science militias, deadly scavengers, rival bounty hunters, and hybrid worshipping cultists as they fight to make it to safety and solve the mysteries of this deadly new frontier.

This bizarre and haunting new series is boldly written and illustrated by Eisner-nominated creator Jeff Lemire and elegantly colored by fellow Eisner nominee Jose Villarubia. A little boy with antlers, a big man with guns, a world without hope – SWEET TOOTH #1 ships in September for only $1.00! Plus, don't miss a free preview of this title in August's JACK OF FABLES #37!

Check out Jeff Lemire's Blog Here.

Also coming soon:

Sweet Tooth #2

Sweet Tooth #3