Our Lady of the Emerald

A woman encased in a giant emerald, in an unattributed cover for the November 1941 cover of Astonishing Stories.

This woman encased in emerald from the November 1941 cover of Astonishing Stories conveys a real tube girl or ASFR feel, but unfortunately is unattributed and also, in its Internet Archive version, a little battered. There is a slightly more vivid and clean, but also smaller, version of the cover to be found at Galactic Central. It appears to illustrate the story “My Lady of the Emerald,” by Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998), one of many writers who began his career with the encouragement of H.P. Lovecraft. The story has an interior illustration by Leo Morey, whose work we have seen before on this site.

Interior illustration by Leo Morey for Robert A.W. Lowndes story "My Lady of the Emerald."  Astonishing Stories, November 1941.

This issue of Astonishing STories is available to read or download from the Internet Archive.

Learning from Elders: Chapter 10, Pages 6 and 7

Raz Chen confronts a row of tube girls, all in the process of being de-aged from the age of 91 to that of 19.

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If you want or need to, you can catch up on the entire story to date by either going to the first page and navigating through page-by-page using the arrows at the top, or you can read the story ten pages at a time by opening the Learning from Elders category on this site.

Learning from Elders: Chapter 10, Cover

Playing-an-aristocrat Raz Chen observes many, many tube girls.

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I have made this cover available in high resolution. Click to load or right-click to download.

If you want or need to, you can catch up on the entire story to date by either going to the first page and navigating through page-by-page using the arrows at the top, or you can read the story ten pages at a time by opening the Learning from Elders category on this site.

A brief series on a new artist — inksGirls

Bottled by InkGirls, a pen-and-ink drawing of a buxom naked girl trapped in an almost-too-small bottle.
Bottled by InkGirls — republished with permission of the artist

In hopes of spreading a bit of additional happiness in these difficult times I’ll be running a few images by a new artist discovery from over the weekend, inksGirls, who has a definite feel for shrinking, mad science (or magic) and transformations. The image above is Bottled, an example of the tube girl meme, which you can find on the artist’s DeviantArt site. You can also follow inksGirls on twitter at @inksGirls and also pixiv as inksGirls. And if you like the art enough, please support inksGirls on Patreon as I do.