The Loneliest Unicorn is the saddest, most beautiful thing we've seen…

Pixar artist and creator of Inappropriate Golden Books, Josh Cooley has created another fantastic piece of work. Behold, the cutest webcomic that will rip out your heart and show it to you, The Loneliest Unicorn. We've got a bunch of panels below: » 3/08/13 9:00am 3/08/13 9:00am

Charlie the Unicorn is back, and this time he's battling singing…

Every couple of years, Filmcow's occasional web series Charlie the Unicorn pops up on YouTube, regaling us with another bizarre adventure of Charlie, a grumpy unicorn, and his bubbly, homicidal unicorn pals. In the latest installment, Charlie is convinced to go to the moon, where he encounters a singing millipede—and… » 12/29/12 7:30am 12/29/12 7:30am

Storybook characters burst from their pages in these incredible paper…

Jodi Harvey-Brown has a somewhat different take on the notion of pop-up books. She uses novels, biographies, and books of short stories as both the inspiration and materials for her open book paper sculptures, reworking the pages to illustrate characters, ships, and scenes from the tales. The end results are lovely,… » 12/09/12 11:00am 12/09/12 11:00am

No, the North Korean government did not claim it found evidence of…

Yesterday, we wrote about a story that's been making the rounds across the blogosphere: that North Korea discovered the lair of a Kirin (or Qilin), a mythical creature often associated with the Western unicorn. However, while North Korea's claim is about a place called Kiringul, which translates to "Kirin's Grotto," the… » 12/01/12 1:00pm 12/01/12 1:00pm

In news that is indisputably, 100% true, North Korea found a "unicorn…

People give North Korea a hard time, mostly because its ruler is a lunatic whose people live in poverty while enduring countless human rights violations. But has anyone ever stopped and considered that maybe that's how a divine creator might want things to be? Because otherwise, why would he/she/it put the world's… » 11/30/12 6:30pm 11/30/12 6:30pm

Who would win in a battle: Unicorns or Gray Goo?

Unicorns are incredibly potent magical creatures whose horns pack a lot of healing and transformative power. Meanwhile, gray goo is the nightmare scenario for nanotechnology, in which nanotech runs wild forever, turning all organic matter into more of itself. But if these two amazing phenomena collided, which one of… » 10/04/12 1:00pm 10/04/12 1:00pm

Mythological beasts, drawn in the style of old biology textbooks

Biology textbooks from the 1800s could be rather outlandish and gruesome, even when describing harmless animals. But artist/biology PhD student Simone Des Roches has taken things one step further and created a naturalist's profile for mythological critters like dragons and unicorns, complete with requisite zoological… » 8/08/12 8:50am 8/08/12 8:50am

Medievalists uncover "lost" recipe for roasted unicorn

As an April Fools' Day prank, the curators of the British Library's Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Blog wrote up an entirely straight-faced account of a "spine-tingling" discovery — a cookbook that details the proper way to prepare unicorn. This history-changing find is tinged with staid hyperbole of the highest order… » 4/03/12 6:55am 4/03/12 6:55am

Banksy's special Simpsons opening proves unicorns and clones are harmed …

Tonight's Simpsons "couch gag" was storyboarded and directed by world-famous street artist Banksy, and it reveals the depths to which the production team will stoop. Behold horrific unicorn abuse, toxic waste, and disenfranchised clones. Greatest Simpsons opening ever? [Wooster Collective] » 10/10/10 11:45pm 10/10/10 11:45pm