Now this…is just sort of silly

I’m not sure the spandex is the most nutritious bit, Mr. Mars Monster.

This image is Bikini Eaters from Mars 2 by the German artist Krakenkatz (formerly GrandPa). If you like this sort of thing, you should check out his peril-icious gallery. The post is a reblog from 16 March 2015 post at Infernal Wonders.

Still more bait-spiration

The ocean is a dangerous place if you’re pretty.

This image is a reblog from this 9 March 2015 post at Infernal Wonders. The provenance of the illustration isn’t completely clear, but it bears a signature “Kras 2008” and a printed link to Legion Comicx, apparently a Spanish-language publisher of, among other things, erotic horror comics.

More Bait-spiration

Ever heard the expression “worse things happen at sea?” Well, here they are, happening, at sea. This illustration is reblogged from this 15 March 2015 post at Infernal Wonders. It is Sea Food by Ted Hammond, a Canadian artist who appears to have a splendidly morbid sense of humor. In addition to his DeviantArt site, Hammond’s work is promoted through the Pinup/Cartoon Girls site and at

A Modern Medusa At Rest

Asian nude resting with one or more snakes wrapped around her neck

The original tumblr post where this image of a sleeping Asian nude with a large snake around her neck and entwined in her hair (and between her legs) was found (see below) credited it to an unspecified post at the Farasevich LiveJournal. That 2012 post is here, offering no additional provenance information but displaying a larger version of the image:

larger japanese medusa photoa

Translation of the Japanese (?) script to the right of the figure in the photo might at first glance seem as if it would prove useful for provenance, but is beyond my ability. However, and upon further research, it appears likely that the contents of that calligraphy will prove spurious in any event. This image is not in fact a vintage photograph; it has been artfully aged and distressed to appear so. It is one of numerous modern color porn photos in a series featuring the lady in question and a friendly/complacent snake:

snake rest

Two more photos from the series should serve to establish the general tenor of the enterprise:

snake lounge snake belly

Lots more photos from this engaging porn series are visible here, and in many other places around the web. However, no watermarks or other identifying material were found by which an original photographer or originating porn studio could be readily identified. This photo series appears to have been republished without attribution on a great many different occasions by numerous diverse parties, making attribution difficult.

This post is a reblog with added provenance from a 01 December 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. Its original source was this post at the Coitus & Carnage tumblr. No Internet Archive backup link for that tumblr post exists and, post-2017, none can be made, because Tumblr censorship in the form of an exclusionary robots.txt file prevents its inclusion in the Archive.

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!

Tentacles Love A Pieced-Together Woman


This artwork is titled “Woof” by US artist Whitney Leith, who goes by AyameFataru on DeviantArt, where their gallery contains more work of similar style and especially featuring piercing. Of this piece, the artist writes:

i’ve been playing a lot with textured paper, white charcoal and copic markers. this is what happens when i do that.

This artist also has several webcomics that are viewable on Smack Jeeves.

This post is a reblog with added provenance from a 20 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. Its original source was a now-defunct link at the long gone tumblr A Beautiful Disaster. (A very incomplete copy may be viewed in the Internet Archive.)

Tentacles by a super-sketcher

This is a reblog from a 18 November 2014 post at Infernal Wonders. It is by UK artist Huy Trong, whose text note to the illustration reads “A4 Coloured pencil sketch, about 2 and a half hours.”

I think I could study art for the next two-and-a-half decades and not come up with anything as exquisite as this.