In order to fill my brain with the gross, ultimately useless information necessary to creating weird and uncomfortable stories about dead people and psychosexual violence, I spend a lot of time staring at things. Usually I stare at my Netflix queue, digging through documentaries on Egyptian pharaohs, dinosaurs and deep space exploration. Other times I stare at books and films and television shows, or art in galleries and installations. Most of the time, though, I’m just staring at junk on the internet.
So, for your viewing pleasure, I have assembled this list of the stuff I stare at. Interesting, gross, and mostly just kitschy, this is a good resource of facts, images and junk to suit your voyeuristic internet-surfing needs.
The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice: A site dedicated to the history of pre-anaesthetic surgery, full of weird and gross information about everything from blood-letting to books made of human flesh to dissections of diseased penises. It’s kind of great.
Monster Brains: A great blog for horror and science fiction art of the last century, from masks to movie posters to book illustrations. Lots of wonderful vintage weirdness.
Swamp Thingy: A Tumblr blog showcasing posters, screen caps and set photos of vintage horror and science fiction.
EatSleepDraw: Art from designers and illustrators across the internet, of all styles, mediums and topics. So much great, random stuff here.
Grantbridge Street: Another Tumblr blog, showcasing amazing comic art and artists.
Your Nice New Outfit: Phil Noto’s Tumblr.
MISTERHIPP: Dan Hipp’s Tumblr.
Monsters4Ever: Monster Man’s blog of the weird, random and visually interesting.
Uno Moralez: Truly weird and wonderful digital art.