Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Paint a Picture in Crimson

Before viewing today’s excellent Ace story “Paint a Picture in Crimson” first behold another ferociously stunning portrait in crimson, that of Princess Kitty LeClaw of Killer Kittens From Beyond the Grave:



Purrrfectly fitted in her new THOIA babydoll tee, gaze instead upon the hungry eyes, the bared lips, the fur, the blood... what tantalizing black magick secrets were called upon to conjure and form an exquisite creature such as this? And who will become her next lucky victim of destruction?

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And now (if we must), on with today’s story…

From the December 1952 issue of Baffling Mysteries #12









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"Hairy-type face?" Who the hell wrote this?

16 comments:

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Great scratchy art, weird color. Unmistakably the work of Al Eadeh.

Patrick said...

I love these stories about horror artists and all the amazing powers they possess! Maybe I should try doing a self portrait to make myself ultra-rich...

Best line in this one: "Stay away from me! don't you dare touch me, you murderin' hussy!"

todd said...

Is it wrong of me to think that was pretty cool until he tripped? Or at least until she made a mess of the maid?

The right marriage counselor could have saved this marriage.

AndyDecker said...

Soho - the un-english part of the city lol.

With her costume, the stockings and those ugly hats you would think that this is playing in Paris :-)

Dane said...

Oh, this is a good one - a fun and original story. And yes, the "murderin' hussy" line is the best.

Absinthe said...

Have to agree with Patrick - that was the best line. And why oh why if you see someone murdering someone do you just jump out and say "I saw you, I'm gonna tell." You think they would put two and two together and figure out that it isn't good for their health.

Chuck Wells said...

The Ace story you posted today is pretty good, but that Le Claw chick just scares me.

Maybe if she was actually nude and posing somewhat coyly behind the THOIA shirt, I would like it a little better.

So, I challenge Ms. Kitty to snap another photo like I've just described. C'mon, Karswell, second the challenge already. You know that you wanna!

Anonymous said...

SEXY POSTS TODAY, PERFECT COMBO OF GREAT ART AND STORY AND A BLOODY GREAT PHOTO! ROWR!

The Vicar of VHS said...

Wow, this one would have made a good entry in the "cheesecake week" a little while back! I don't know what andy means about ugly outfits--I think Leila looks SMASHING in that hat and those fishnets! And the whole sequence from pg 5 to 6, where Leila lets her hair down (rowr!) and we get some startlingly inappropriate (but nonetheless HAWT) shots of the maid's corpse's breasts and legs--it gives me a funny feeling...like when the nuns used to "discipline" us in seminary...

Love the artist story trope, and the art here. The "shadowed foreshadowing" of the portraits in the middle of p. 4 is cool and creepy, and the panel where Bill Wolfram (HA!) eats it is made of awesome.

I admit I was getting a little tired of the artist's smugness toward the end though. He thinks he's so hot just cuz what he paints comes true. Dude, if *I* had that talent, I sure wouldn't be painting wolfmen eating murderous hussies...well, at least not in THAT way...

And let's show some respect for Kitty guys--she's already given so much, it's just ungrateful to ask for more. Plus, she'll totally lap up your blood like milk--cats do that, you know. :)

Tenebrous Kate said...

WOW! Great art, amazing color--excellent! I agree with previous posters that it would be *awesome* if being an artist gave one all kinds of spooooky powers. I know I would've pursued my MFA if such was the case. I'm pretty sure they don't teach undergrads that sort of juju.

Also--TRUE FACT: Underneath our clothes, we are all nude. *frisson*

Eric said...

yeah..uh... story? WHAT story?

the story of the day is KITTY in that badass babytee!

MEEEEYOW! (to say the least..)

Kitty LeClaw said...

I'm possessing your heart
Possessing your tongue
Possessing your blood
Cause it just won't fake you

And that blood's so real
Because I just cant fake it
And that blood's so real
Because I just cant fake it
And that blood, and that blood...


The best thing is, you don't have to wait an hour before jumping in the pool! This is good news, as the second panel on the final page hath made my fur steam. Wolves... They're just big, sexy kitties!

who will become her next lucky victim of destruction?

I dunno... Mr. Karswell was so srumptious, I think he may have ruined my palate for all other meats! The sheer lack of St. Louis-style BBQ joints up here in the Hinterland bums out the Kitty to no end.

Thanks again for the T-Shirt; I'll wear it everywhere I go that could use a little classin' up.

Karswell said...

Thanks again everyone for stopping by today... and though we didn't make or break any new records for number of comments within a day, it has come to my attention (thanks sitemeter) that this was easily one of the most traffic conjested 24 hours at THOIA since I started this blog, and still rising too! Sure we had a great pre code story but my likely guess is that the staggering number of frenzied hits (many on repeat) were due primarily to the satanic majesty of lil LeClaw gracing mi casa. So anyone, male or female still planning to send in a THOIA shirt photo has their work seriously cut out for them after le kitty attack! Thanks again darling, and please come again soon. And to those who showed the Princess respect today you are highly encouraged to visit http://killer--kittens.blogspot.com/ for more juicy purrrfection. (Chuck, tsk tsk... I have enrolled you in a class for minding your manners.)

Two days of less sexy haunted house stories up next... see ya!

Kitty LeClaw said...

*blushes hardcore @ Karswell*

Tim Beard said...

"YOU MURDERIN" HUSSY!" Oh man that's just awesome.

todd said...

I'm not sure I'd want a story about a sexy haunted house anyway. I'm not that into architecture.