Illustrations of The Hobbit by Mikhail Belomlinskiy 1976 Russia
Oh man-sies! This is amazing! Although, this isn't really an official updated site, I often find myself going over these images again and again. The style reminds me of another Russian illustrator named Genndy Tartakovsky, the man behind Samurai Jack!
A celebration of all things monster! I love this blog! It's updated daily and has introduced me to dozens of amazing artists from around the globe (including my #5 pick).
Covered version by Jimmy Giegerich and original by George Wilson; Gold Key 1977#3
Covered is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" blogs. An amazing concept by illustrator Robert Goodin, where artists submit their versions of classic or new comic book covers. The results are always awesome and I often feel a hankering for drawing after dipping into his blog.... wait, did that sound pervy?
Illustration by Gene Foote and "The Quagmire Beast" from The Tomb Of Terror 1952#2
The Horror Of It All and And Everything Else are two blogs run by a dude named Karswell from the USA. He doesn't offer much info about who he is and what else he does but what I do know is that on his Horrorofitall blog he painstakingly scans full issues of old EC (and EC style rip offs) comics and posts them for the masses to enjoy! I could spend days going through the pile of amazing books on display here! Andeverythingelse is similar type of blog but instead of focusing on the horror side of vintage culture he showcases old Children's books, commercial art from the 50's and 60's, vintage magazines, etc. These two blogs can easily kill an afternoon.... You've been warned.
by Aaron Leighton#1
Drawn! is a no-brainer. I'm sure most of you already know of this amazing collaborative blog. A daily dose of links to amazing illustrators, animators and artists from around the globe. There is always something new and fun to look at, so if you have yet to visit the site, hop to it!
There are a few more amazing sites that are a must read for those grey dull days or the opposite, "it's so hot out, I'm going to barf" afternoons but I figured most of these were sites that are all pretty well know. But for those of you that have yet to discover these gems, remember me at Christmas:
The Worlds Best Ever
Secret Fun Spot
Garfield Minus Garfield
Monster Magazine World
Strange Kids Club