Surreal portraits of classical beauties with fish heads [NSFW]

The notion of the inverted mermaid usually comes up as something of a joke, Hannah Yata's gorgeous and grotesque paintings give us lovely ladies with fish for heads while evoking mythology, Renaissance era painting, and beauty and monstrosity of the natural world. Artful nudity and fish vomit below. » 10/13/13 8:30am 10/13/13 8:30am

What if The Little Mermaid was about a mermaid who wants to snuggle…

Cats rule their humans in Yasmine Surovec's crazy-eyed webcomic Cat vs. Human, and it seems mermaids are not immune to their aloof charms. In her retelling of The Little Mermaid, a young mermaid wants to pet a cat and seeks the aid of the Sea Witch to become a cat cuddling human. Naturally, it doesn't go well. » 4/07/13 7:30am 4/07/13 7:30am

Sailor Twain: The Haunting Tale of the Hudson River Mermaid

David Foster Wallace once wrote that "Every love story is a ghost story." Which sounds awfully pretentious, until you come across a book like Mark Siegel's graphic novel Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson and you realize just how intertwined the two genres really can be. It's a tale of lust, desire and lost… » 10/02/12 7:00am 10/02/12 7:00am