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one hundred

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Happy 100th comic day to me! hOO!

I wish I could make awesome announcements and such, but I’m not ready yet. I do have a few things bubbling in the cauldron that will lead to some happy changes around here in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

There are no great adventures to speak of this week. My head’s been in graphic design projects and super secret GingerDead stuffs. I did have some inspiring internet encounters last night, so how about I share with you my favorite find?

The website is aptly titled Dark Creations and features gothic, death and horror themed dolls and mannequins by internationally acclaimed artist D. L. Marian. The work is as exquisitely beautiful as it is creepy. Marian transforms antique and limited edition dolls, some broken and homeless and lost, into haunting works of art. It’s hard to say whether Marian breathes life or death into them since each piece seems to embody both. I think that’s what makes them so wonderful.

I’m only going to share two images here. You truly must go to the site and and give each gallery a gander. Oh, and while you’re there if you are interested in post mortem photographs…remember that scene in The Others when she finds the book of ‘sleeping’ people? Yeah, those. Marian has a small collection on display. Of small children. I am hunting the site now in case that interests you. (It fascinated the hell out of me.) But, now I can’t find it. Anyway, here’s just two of my many favorite pieces.

Teensie the Torso – D.L Marian


You can read Teensie’s story or purchase her here.

Peek-a-Boo – D.L. Marian


More images and to purchase Peek-a-Boo – here.

There are so many amazing ones, I simply can’t post them all. Especially, since I didn’t ask if it was okay to post those two. O.o I’m off to email D.L. Marian now and make sure it’s cool…

Have a great week. Thanks for sticking with me through 100 comics.

*raises Tear-tini*

<3 calan

20 Responses to “one hundred”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    One hundred and yet
    Still standing strong and live
    Blood, comics, tears, ink

    Can’t wait to see more.

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    Sorry, meant “alive”, not “live”

  3. calan Says:

    thanks elizabeth 🙂

  4. Catherine Says:

    Congradulations on 100 comics.

    Here’s the link to the dead.


  5. calan Says:

    sweet! thanks catherine! no. 7 is the one i couldn’t seem to stop looking at last night. it’s a sort of: look….look away…feel a little bit weird…look some more…wish you could afford it….wonder why you would want it….look away..look some more…kind of things.

  6. Adam_Y Says:

    Congratulations on the century!

  7. Gabe Says:

    I wanna snuggle with #6.

  8. matthew Says:

    Happy 100!!!

    Lol you made me like that song again.

    To get one hundred
    can be tougher than it seems.
    What?! Feeling sleepy?!

    That site you found is really cool. Thanks for the link. I once looked through a book that had death photos in it. It was all ages and conditions. In it there was a section on babies and young children. The photos were very creepy to look at since they were mostly close ups and such. I wish i could remember the name of it but it was at least 16 years ago.

  9. Seraphine Says:

    that’s awesome calan!
    take one down, pass it around,
    it’s still a beautiful 100. thank
    you for sharing them.

    i wonder what angelina did with
    her little vial of blood from billy bob?
    does she roll it between her palms,
    make wishes, hide it in a corner
    of her jewelry box?

  10. justme Says:

    100 comics,
    100 vials of blood–
    *that’s* how she does it!

    Congrats on the major milestone, Calan!

    I thought the Angelina-Billy Bob blood vial thing was terribly romantic and unique, just like the two of them. I do wonder what they did with them afterward though.

  11. calan Says:

    i thought it was really romantic, too. 🙂

  12. insertnamehere Says:

    I remember that song. My family forgot to pick me up after school, so I sang the whole song while waiting for them. The one with beer, not this one (sadly) sorry for not commenting on the latest ones, but I’ve been pre-occupied with my girlfriend and other bits and pieces of my life. your comic is still just one more distraction while waiting for something interesting to happen. Not that it isn’t a good distraction, it’s a good one. good work! *raises tear-tini to calan*

  13. Raven Says:

    Hey there!

    Congrats on the 100th comic ! *woohoo throws confetti in the air*

    I’m sort of a new reader. *kinda shy*
    Started from the beginning n decided i’ll get to posting comments once i get up-to-date.
    I must say, Calan, a lot of the stuff you’ve posted on this site has given me immaculate inspiration. Endless thanks for that.
    Like the little creepy dolls just up there, i’ve made a few wax-head dolls myself n seeing those.. wow. It just made so many ideas swarm up in my head. 🙂

  14. calan Says:

    insertname – hope all your life’s bits and pieces are great. sometimes, we have to make interesting stuff happen, but i know the feeling. that’s what the squirrel comic i did recently was about, really. two song segments come to mind – the cure singing ‘ waiting for something to happen’ and she wants revenge singing ‘ this is the time of your life but you just can’t tell’…actually didn’t john lennon sing, ‘ life is what happens when you’re busy making plans’ (something like that).

    Raven – welcome and thanks for posting! wax head dolls sound super cool…so would be melting them and videotaping it…with music… hard to melt your hard work though. i just think melting wax doll heads would be a visual treat. 🙂 anyway, if you make anything with all your new found inspiration, send me a pic and i’ll post them if you like. calanATgingerdeadDOTcom.

  15. coolioness Says:

    Happy 100th! This is amazing!!

    I feel woozy now
    From blood, or celebration?
    Maybe it’s the dolls.

    I’m going to go check that out immediately. Sounds awesome!

    …I want that Peek-a-boo doll. 🙂

  16. Cady Lola Cep Says:

    EE! #100!

    The only thing more exciting than #100 is #101. Just saying.

    I love this one.


  17. calan Says:

    thanks for the haiku, coolio. i want peek-a-boo toooooooo! thank goodness there are two heads or things might have gotten ugly here…but wait who gets which head?


    cady – did you just crap the proverbial whip? rawr!

  18. Matt Says:

    Happy one-hundredth comic!

    Gingerdead is great,
    Nine out of ten zombies know,
    It seasons the brain!

    Here’s to a hundred…no, a MAZILLION more!

  19. Amanda Says:

    happy 100th lovely work as always heres hoping the next 100 are just as fascinating creepy and special as the last ones

  20. calan Says:

    thx matt and amanda 🙂

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