Monday, January 30, 2012

Deathend Browser Game

These days theirs is a new browser game called Deathend on the web. In post apocalyptic ruins you have to kill hordes of mutants.
Sounds kind of boring, but anyway to me it underlines once again that post apocalyptic ruins made some of the most popular sceneries for games.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Airy Contrasts

Some time ago I discovered in an abandoned factory in Barcelona some artwork of the Brazilian artist Rodrigo Villas. Some colourful graffitis on the walls and above all the little birds, for which he’s probably best known.

These little bird sculptures provide a light, floating contrast to all the rotting concrete.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Battle Circle

Here some cover versions of the science fiction trilogy "Battle Circle" by Piers Anthony. The covers are by the British artist Patrick Woodroffe.

In an post-apocalyptic world people settle their conflicts with highly ritualized combat in a so called "battle circle". Each warrior wears as second name the weapon he wields. And so the books are name after their protagonists:

Sos the Rope (1968)

Var the Stick (1972)

Neq the Sword (1975)

It’s good old thrilling action stuff, like those novels were in these times paving the way for the Road Warrior and others to come.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

FreakAngels 5

The great webcomic FreakAngels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield is still going on. Volume 5 is in the stores now for everyone who wants it printed. I like especially this mixture of steampunk and decay in partly flooded London.