The biggest snail on Earth?
It’s the largest species of gastropod in American waters, anyway. Lovingly referred to as the Florida horse conch, Triplofusus giganteus is a marine mollusc, whose enormous size and orange body makes it distinguishable on the ocean floor.
From volume 2 of “Kouya ni Kemono Doukokusu” (In Wilder, The Beast Doth Lament?)
Samhain Teratophilia Submissions (Deadline October 19)
Teratophilia is a zine celebrating all things monstrous and strange, from hydras to unicorns to the kinds of monsters that can’t quite be described in familiar terms. If you’ve got a limerick, a comic, an erotic short story or anything else featuring monsters (not necessarily in a sexual capacity-nonsexual work is more than welcome, too!) then we’d like to see it and share it with the rest of the monster loving world.
We like them cute, we like them ugly, we like them male and female and everything in between.
Teratophilia needs black and white or grayscale submissions of five pages or less for its first ever issue-So if you enjoy writing about or drawing monsters, why don’t you contribute? Check out our submissions guidelines and submit work to teratophilia.zine[at]gmail.com
The zine will be published digitally every month and every third month all submissions-including some that will have been kept back from the digital volumes-will be published in an all encompassing anthology of monster loving goodness, and all contributors will be given a portion of the profits. The period between October and December will be devoted to generating enough capital to effectively produce this Monster-sized anthology.
So what are you waiting for? Get to work! Those monsters won’t draw themselves!
With Halloween just a few days away, here’s a breakdown of all manner of frightful creatures from the silver screen, from the very large (like Godzilla) to the rather small (like Chucky) to the very weird (like the Crawling Eye). Hundreds in all, this is the definitive guide to a universe of scarifying baddies. (via Laughing Squid)
…make me wanna cry
Awesome unused concept for Pan’s Labyrinth
The Ningen, a Japanese cryptid, is a very large animal allegedly sighted by Japanese fishers. The name Ningen literally means “human”. The creature not only has a face, but arms and hands as well.
Hantu Galah (pole ghost) is a very tall and thin Malaysian ghost found among the trees and bamboos. Some accounts describe them as being tall as a coconut tree while others say they are taller than mountains and can block out the sunlight with their bodies. To make it disappear, a person simply picks up a stick or twig and breaks it.