Insanely detailed paintings of kaiju fighting in historical battles will fill you with awe

The line-drawn and watercolor illustrations created by Mu Pan demand careful study. The Brooklyn-based artist blends history, pop culture, and folk art into astonishingly detailed scenes that are grand when drunk in all at once, but contain little surprises on closer inspection. » 2/03/13 7:00am 2/03/13 7:00am

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Gentleman Godzilla goes out for a stroll

Fire up your keyboards, kids; it's time for another Concept Art Writing Prompt. This week's writing prompt features a familiar character: the one, the only Godzilla. Will your flash fiction piece star the famed Japanese monster? Or will you give this parasol-wielding lizard man an entirely different identity? Post… » 1/28/12 11:00am 1/28/12 11:00am

Internal Organs that Allow Giant Monsters to Breathe Fire

If you've ever wondered why Mothra is able to shoot vast amounts of webbing out of his beaky mouth, the mystery is now solved. Pink Tentacle points out » 10/27/08 7:30am 10/27/08 7:30am a series of images from that explain it all to you. He's scanned and Flickr'd some vintage kaiju images that show us the internal organs of all your favorite giant…

Real-Life Oxygen Destroyer Kills Ocean Creatures

If you've ever seen the original Godzilla » 8/15/08 12:00pm 8/15/08 12:00pm movie from 1954, you know that the heroic scientists deploy a weapon called the "oxygen destroyer" (pictured) that sucks all oxygen from the water and suffocates the Big G. Now it turns out that weapon isn't as ridiculous as you thought: In fact, scientists have identified…

Nevermind the Monster — Cloverfield Is All About 9/11

All this rampant speculation about the Cloverfield monster has been distraction from the real thrill of the movie: Getting to watch a reenactment of 9/11 without all the scary political implications and the guilt over one's fascination with mass death. Like the disturbing original Gojira from 1954, Cloverfield is a… » 1/18/08 8:40am 1/18/08 8:40am