Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's core

Here's something that should appeal to fans of Gōjin Ishihara's profoundly weird children's art. In 1969. a Japanese magazine published these exceedingly intense depictions of life at the center of our planet. Taking cues from Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Lost World, these drawings and diagrams are the strange remnants of some plesiosaur-filled fever dream. I love the heck out of them all.

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's coreS

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's coreS

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's coreS

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's coreS

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's coreS

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's coreS

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's coreS

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's coreS

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