Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Girl Who Owned A City

"The Girl Who Owned a City" is a post apocalyptic novel for children by O. T. Nelson, first published in 1975.

A virus has killed all people over an the age of twelve. The surviving children are forming gangs and small armies to fight for the remaining resources. And there is Lisa organizing her neighborhood in a better way…
Yeah, it’s a nice book and I loved it once, but the real interesting thing is, that nobody (neither the authot nor the children) seems to miss the adults, the dead parents. Sure, there are a lot of problems because they are gone. But this makes the world only more interesting. Finally children are on their own!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Carnival of Immortals

The graphic novel "The Carnival of Immortals" (1980) written and illustrated by the French cartoonist and storyteller Enki Bilal is the first part of the Nikopol Trilogy. The story is set in a dystopian Paris in 2023. The city is ruled by a fascist dictator, all is decaying and succumbing to chaos.
To me the story doesn’t look very interesting but there are a lot of nice artwork of an decaying city.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trailer Trash

The actress Christina Rene Hendricks by the celebrity portraitist Sheryl Nields for Esquire September 2009. Hendricks is best known for her role as Joan Holloway in the television series Mad Men, but here she is shown as a kind of white trailer trash. Probably Nields loved the contrast of this glamorous Retro Marilyn with decay.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Romantic View of Atlantis

Atlantis (1973) by Frank Frazetta. A nice modern fantasy interpretation of traditional romantic painting.