Bait now has a really permanent home

I am pleased to announce that my (very) graphic novella Bait has a permanent Internet Archive home:

Here is the link to the archive page, where you can download the whole graphic novel and all of its pendant art in either CBZ (a comic book archive format similar to ZIP) or as a single big PDF document. You can also read the comic in a nifty screen reader the archive provides (also embedded in small size above). The archive has also auto-converted my uploads into a variety of other formats. The completeness or reliability of these versions is a bit uncertain, but I would welcome reports from anyone who wants to look at them.

At 113 pages and with no fewer than five contributing artists, the assembly and uploading of this version of the comic was an unusual challenge, and it pleases me no end that this particular phase of the Bait project is now complete!

Possible Bait inspiration

We’ll be returning a bit to the subject of Bait in a few days, but here I just wanted to dig up what was probably one of its inspirations. As with so many things, Bacchus of ErosBlog has provenance:

These are two images from a set of at least four (others are here and here) featuring an encounter between Ingrid, a character from the Street Fighter game franchise, and Shuma-Gorath, a monster from a Robert E. Howard story later used in several Marvel comics. Artist information for this series could not be discovered.

Reblogged from a 16 January 2014 post at Infernal Wonders.

Dagon Is Hungry

snacking on women

This image is named Dagon, by the artist Tim White. White is a British science fiction artist with an extremely extensive listing of works in the International Science Fiction Database, mostly dating from the 1970s through the 1990s. The Dagon painting was used for cover or interior art on more than 10 different publications, most of them different editions of an H.P. Lovecraft omnibus:

dagon lovecraft book cover

As recently as 2015, Tim White had an official artist website; it’s gone now, but seems well-preserved by the Internet Archive. He is also the subject of a fairly detailed entry at the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, which somewhat unkindly opines that his work subsequent to 1990 “generally seemed less inspired.”

This post is a reblog with added provenance from a 16 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. The original image source at that time was this post at the Science Fiction Gallery tumblr, where the artwork is identified simply by name and artist, with no additional details available.

Navy nurse abducted

Navy nurse abducted and tentacle-penetrated

A second pendant piece of art by Suzarte, this one “Navy Nurse Abducted.”

Suzarte has an online presence at Portfoliobox and you can (as I do) also support him on Patreon.

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Engulfed by the fish-monster

As long as we’re doing girls-and-tentacles art for a few days here at Erotic Mad Science I thought I’d revive this illustration, which was the subject of Bacchus’s provenance research a few years ago. The results were originally published in this 24 December 2013 post at Infernal Wonders.

This damsel devoured by toothed and tentacled beast is the work of Gojin Ishihara, a prolific 1970s Japanese illustrator. You can find it among many more of his works here. There’s another gallery here. Image provenance by Bacchus at Erosblog.

Unfortunately the first gallery Bacchus found appears to have lost its pictures, and my efforts to restore its content via the Internet Archive have been unavailing.

Navy nurse seduced

Lured by the tentacles.

Today we introduce a new artist at Erotic Mad Science, Suzarte, whom I have commissioned to do two illustrations imagining the fate of the Navy nurses from Bait who had fatal wartime encounters with the tentacle beast. This illustration is “Navy Nurse Seduction.”

Suzarte has an online presence at Portfoliobox and you can (as I do) also support him on Patreon.

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Petrification mystery

This is a reblog from a Reverse Pygmalion. Indeed, I’m sort of mystified by what is going on here. Has this girl (and her fetching little hat) been sculpted out of stone by the Gorgon monster with her sword? Or has she perhaps been petrified? (Petrified and then on the brink of decapitation — that’s pretty harsh!)

It came from above the bathtub

This image came from a now-deactivated tumblr Hella Bad Ass Shit, which is at least partially preserved in the Internet Archive. It is a reblog from a 26 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders.

The original tumblr posting attributed this image to “David Miller.” A little searching shows that he is an artist in Phoenix, Arizona with a neat site, Primordial Creative. On his “About” page he has a neat, succinct statement about the origins of his inspiration:

As a child of the 70s and 80s, I was raised in a time of relative stability where the television acted as a surrogate parental figure. It was an era of practical special effects, educational puppetry, sugar-fueled Saturday mornings, Nintendo and anime introducing Japanese pop culture to Americans, and moral codes learned from superheroes rather than preachers.

The steady diet of childhood unreality led me to consider as an adult that such imaginative concepts found in entertainment have as much creativity, soul, truth and real-world effects as the most straightforward documentary project. The imagery and stories told in fantastical art pieces reflect the mass mind and history as much as any dry think-piece do. My artistic intent is to explore the fertile ground between Pop Art consciousness and Surreal unconsciousness with all available creative tools- digital software, chemical alternative processes, moving and still imagery, sound and sculpture and animation.

Preach it, brother!

Topless Cheerleader, Well-Goosed By Tentacles

a topless cheerleader is held by a tentacle monster and thoroughly goosed and debauched until she jumps in a way that makes her tits jiggle

According to a page at the Rule34.xxx site, this artwork is by the artist Gagala, who has a “Secret Lair” art site and is Patreon-supported. The cheerleader in the artwork is said to be Bonnie Rockwaller, a classmate and archrival of the animated character Kim Possible in the Disney Channel TV series of that same name.

Almost 375 artworks by Gagala are available on Rule34.xxx.

This image is a reblog from a 10 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. Its original source is the long-gone tumblr This Shouldn’t Be As Hot As It Is of which fragments survive in the Internet Archive.

It’s beginning to look a lot like fishmen…

Probably actress Barbara Bach (b. 1947) posing with a fishman played by I-know-not-whom in a publicity still for the 1979 Italian action-adventure-horror film L’isola degli uomini pesce (Island of the Fishmen).

As it does so often, the IMDB entry (which gives the movie the title Screamers) does not disappoint in its luridness.

The main image on this post is a reblog from a 16 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. The first appearance the image made appears to have been at a tumblr called Cocks and Cowboys.