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Invade the Vintage with Franco Brambillo

Posted by halcyon on Jul 19, 2009 at 2:02 pm

From flickr user Franco Bambilla. All rights reserved.

From flickr user Franco Bambilla. All rights reserved.

A little eye-candy for you space travelers. Human Franco Brambillo will amuse and delight you with his collection of vintage alien-invasion postcards. Of course, we’re all aliens to somebody.

Always here to help,
Halcyon Snow
Psych Officer

0 Posted in Uncategorized, Visual

The Beauty of Simplicity

Posted by halcyon on May 24, 2009 at 1:30 am

I was an accidental fan of Tom Gauld’s for years, thanks to a book of postcards in the Captain’s library. One day, I discovered he was on flickr, and lo, there was much rejoicing. Gauld packs a ton of humor and humanity into every cartoon and he makes it look so damn easy.  Slip on by his flickr stream and wallow in the goodness.

by Tom Gauld

(Copyright Tom Gauld)

Always here to help,
Psych Officer
Galactic Mu

0 Posted in The Future, Visual

Happy Birthday Indeed

Posted by Sunday on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:59 am

This is already making the ‘net rounds, but pal to GalacticMu Dan Coulter just passed along the 3rd place image to me with the inscription “Happy Birthday”.


For the record, it’s the best birthday present I’ve ever received.  Of course, my birthday isn’t until August, but I’ve never turned down an early present.

2 Posted in Visual

Who’s In Charge of Bumpersticker Production?

Posted by Sunday on Mar 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

I would like this to put on my car STAT, okay?


Crafted by GalacticMu’s very own Halcyon “Mike” Snow/Peterson/Ragnarök, aka The Rat, aka Many Names MacGuff.  If you don’t know what it means, I suggest you start by visiting the Space Bat Memorial and move on from there.

Human is Delicious

Posted by halcyon on Feb 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm

As you pass through distant and uncharted galaxies, it is important to remember that alien species often have different cultures than the one you are used to. These differences will almost certainly extend to the realm of culinary choices. Try to remain open minded, even if it means ingesting an ensign.


Always here to help,
Psych Officer
Galactic Mu

0 Posted in Daily Space, Visual

Our own Leesa Leva has a painting in the Domy Books “Monster Show 3″, a fairly elite line-up of some seriously fantastic artists. I’d insert an image in this post but I BROKE MY PHOTOSHOP and now I am pacing, dead-eyed, unable to shower even.

If you’re in Texas, head to Houston immediately. Or, on Halloween, when the show actually opens.

8 Posted in Daily Space, Visual

Giles Deacon

Posted by Sunday on Sep 19, 2008 at 9:28 am


A model in Giles Deacon’s Spring 2009 line.

3 Posted in The Future, Visual

Deep Space Transmission

Posted by Sunday on Sep 6, 2008 at 11:14 am

We are here. We are well. We will soon be back to direct transmission status. We miss you.

Saw this ad today that made us laugh because at heart we are old women whose grandchildren set us up computers against our will. Wait, that’s for kitty photos. Well, this is the new kitty photo, just like cyberdolphins are the new pony.


From Dark Roasted Blend.

0 Posted in Cryptozoology, Visual

Where Awesome Comes From

Posted by halcyon on Jul 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm

If you are anything like me (doughy, bookish, functioning eyeballs), and you grew up in the seventies or eighties, you have fond memories of the art of this guy: Richard Amsel. Here is a guy who, armed with only a pencil and some watercolors, and what I assume were huge pieces of paper, unleashed movie-scale awesomeness on our as-yet unjaded eyes. What kind of awesomeness? Try the poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Or the Dark Crystal. Or Chinatown. Or, Mu favorite, Flash Gordon. If your life were half as exciting as this poster, you’d probably die of awesome-poisoning.


Thank you, Mr. Amsel for blowing our young minds. And thank you, Adam McDaniel for telling the story of the man behind the awesomeness.

Always here to help,
Psych Officer
Galactic Mu

5 Posted in Visual

The Tragic Death of Spaceman, #1

Posted by Sunday on Jun 11, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Leesa asked why I hadn’t cross-posted my Death of a Spaceman series here at Mu (my Flickr account is crawling with them, and if by crawling you mean 5), and since I didn’t have a good answer, here is the first one.


1 Posted in Daily Space, Visual