Obscure Images: The Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible

The Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible is an attempt to illustrate the entire bible, verse by verse, online… it is an ongoing project that has been around for a few years now and that you can participate in… see their faq for more information. I was poking on there and thought I’d share some of the illustrations by cartoonists that I enjoyed. Click on them to go to the large versions on the Flaming Fire site.

Illustrated by Patrick Smith. (see more of his Flaming Fire illos here)

Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Illustrated again by Patrick Smith. (see more of his Flaming Fire illos here)

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Illustrated by Jeffrey Brown. (see more of his Flaming Fire illos here)

Numbers 26:46 And the name of the daughter of Asher was Sarah.

Illustrated by Brett Von Schlosser.

II Chronicles 25:1 Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

Illustrated by Dame Darcy. (See more of her Flaming Fire illos here).

Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.

Illustrated by Danny Hellman. (See more of his Flaming Fire illos here).

Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

Illustrated by Kevin Cannon (also see Big Time Attic). Kevin got the one on the back of all the Chick Tracts!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Illustrated by Nick Joseph.

Acts 23:13 And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.

Illustrated by Rick Geary.

I Kings 19:19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.

Illustrated by Shad Petosky.

Exodus 22:19 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Illustrated by Tim Hodler. (See more of his Flaming Fire illos here).

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Illustrated by Tom Hart. (See more of his Flaming Fire illos here).

Jeremiah 20:7 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived; thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.

Illustrated by Tony Millionaire.

Psalms 143:3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Obscure Images: The Joel Thingvall Gallery of Wonder Woman Art

In my last “obscure images” post about Daniel Clowes, I mentioned the Joel Thingvall Gallery of Wonder Woman Art. It is a wonderfully varied collection of interpretations of bondage-hero Wonder Woman by a huge number of cartoonists… even if you don’t like Wonder Woman, there is still a lot here you’ll probably like.

We’ve been lucky enough to have the collection highlights regularly featured at the Twin Cities comic convention FallCon. It is a pretty overwhelming thing to see in person. You can see most or all of it online here. Believe it or not, the images below are just the tip of the iceberg… click on them to see the full size versions.

There are a LOT of highlights to this collection (it is well worth your exploration). Here are some of my favorites.

Wonder Woman by Jamie Hernandez.

Wonder Woman by Zander Cannon.

Wonder Woman by Paul Chadwick.

Wonder Woman by Alex Toth.

Wonder Woman by Gilbert Hernandez.

Wonder Woman by Kevin Nowlan.

Wonder Woman by Mitch O’Connell.

Wonder Woman by Jessica Abel.

Wonder Woman by Steve Rude.

Wonder Woman by Matt Feazell.

Wonder Woman by Jill Thompson.

Wonder Woman by Sam Hiti.

Wonder Woman by Carol Lay.

Wonder Woman by Frank Miller.

Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes (he has a number of others in this gallery as well).

Wonder Woman by Bruce Timm.

Wonder Woman by Shannon Wheeler.

Wonder Woman by Larry Marder.

Wonder Woman by Jay Lynch.

Wonder Woman by Bob Lipski.

Wonder Woman (and Flaming Carrot) by Bob Burden.

Wonder Woman (and Mr. Monster) by Michael T. Gilbert.

Wonder Bone by Jeff Smith.

Wonder Woman (and The Spirit) by Will Eisner.

Wonder Woman (and Groo and Chakall) by Sergio Aragones.

Wonder Cerebus by Dave Sim.

Wonder Tug (and Buster) by Marc Hempel.

Wonder Woman (and Joe Matt) by Joe Matt.

Wonder Woman Chester Brown.

Wonder Woman Dave Stevens.

Obscure Images: Daniel Clowes

This time around we’re focusing on cartoonist Dan Clowes, probably best known these days for his excellent graphic novel turned excellent movie Ghost World. Clowes is one of the funniest and most disturbing cartoonists around… he often gets compared to filmmaker/artist David Lynch, although his style is utterly different from Lynch’s.

His comic Eightball is unfortunately published pretty infrequently these days, but he seems to top himself with every issue that comes out. Eightball has been high-quality from the start, though… Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron is still one of my favorite things he’s done and its serialization started in the first issue of Eightball. If you haven’t read Clowes work, you are really missing out.

All of these obscure Daniel Clowes images were found at comicartfans.com. Click on the images to go to the full size versions on that site. Many more images by Clowes and other cartoonists can be found there as well… in these “obscure images” posts I’m focusing mostly on stuff that hasn’t been published to my knowledge.

Here’s a Clowes interpretation of Little Lulu.

Here’s the original art for an Eightball cover.

Here’s a Clowes interpretation of Wonder Woman. This is part of the wonderful and amazing Joel Thingvall collection of Wonder Woman art by hundreds of cartoonists we’ve been lucky enough to have partially displayed in the glass cases at FallCon in the Twin Cities for the last number of years (including this piece).

Dan Clowes portrait of musician Pet Droge. Apparently this one is currently for sale or trade, if you’re interested… follow the link on it for more info.

Obscure Images: Jim Woodring

I’m starting a new “obscure images” series on this blog taking a look at rare artwork by some of my favorite cartoonists on comicartfans.com (as well as some other places that show comic art online). Comicartfans.com is a site that lets users post their artwork they’ve collected into galleries, and there is a lot of awesome stuff collected there… let’s explore together, eh?

Note that this is just intended to provide an overview… searching comicartfans.com will get you some more results (unfortunately I can’t provide a link of the search from comicartfans.com, as there is no unique url provided for a search, but it is easy to type in yourself).

Today let’s see what they have by one of my favorite cartoonists, genius visionary Jim Woodring. Click any of the below images to view the full sized version at comicartfans.com.

Frank pops a jiva.

Painted panel of Frank, Pupshaw and Frank’s Faux Pa.

Whim and Frank and giant pie and ice cream.

A curious landscape.

A highly disturbing image of Frank and a jiva speaking! This is so wrong…

A image that Woodring created for a fan depicting their personal jiva… he used to do this for free. You can see another one here.

Behold the triceratoad!

Woodring’s tight pencils for the first page of his painted Frank story “Peeker.” You can see the rest of the penciled pages for it on comicartfans.com as well:

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