Category:
Fantasy

Dougal and the Blue Cat

Everything was extra trippy in the 1970s.


The Wikipedia page.








Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 18, 2022 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, Fantasy, Stop-motion Animation, Psychedelic, 1970s

The Wonderland of Doo

The history of newspaper comic strips is replete with many oddities.

An excellent blog on the topic, with almost daily posts, is STRIPPER'S GUIDE.

Here's one creation that has received very little attention, based on its scarcity of Google hits. Its creator was Arch Dale.

Each instance featured a big block of text, which I am omitting, save for one sample.

This survey is by no means complete, just a taste.

The strips were also collected in book form.


















Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 07, 2022 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Newspapers, Comics, Surrealism, Fantasy, Twentieth Century

A History of Mechanical Horses



Read the piece here.

There should be a separate article on mechanical horses in literature. My favorite one occurs in these two novels by Roger Zelazny.


Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 30, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Inventions, Literature, Fantasy, AI, Robots and Other Automatons, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century

Italian Hobbit Village





Their home page.

Video below in Italian only.


Super Hobbit from simone zuccarini on Vimeo.





Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 08, 2021 - Comments (2)
Category: Domestic, Real Estate, Fantasy, Europe

The Bear Facts

Anti-communist fable presented as a kid's book.

More pictures and discussion here.





Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 02, 2021 - Comments (0)
Category: Propaganda, Thought Control and Brainwashing, Children, Books, Fantasy, 1940s, Russia

Double King

Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 09, 2021 - Comments (0)
Category: Royalty, Surrealism, Fantasy, Cartoons, Fictional Monsters

Mary & Gretel

Motto: existence is short and capricious, leavened only by booze.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 16, 2020 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Games, Fantasy, Stop-motion Animation, 1910s, Alcohol

Happy Easter 2019!

Not sure if Jesus sanctions fairies and gnomes as part of His holiday.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 21, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, Religion, Fantasy, Fictional Monsters

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