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Joao Antunes Jr. Sketches a Bright and Deadly Cyberpunk Future

Brazilian artist and animator Joao Antunes Jr., or “Antunesketch,” brings us cyborgs and androids in brilliant colors. His menacing characters inhabit a world where humans are half-machine, and the machines seem almost human — it’s a fusion of sci-fi, cyberpunk and horror that’s right up our alley. To see more of this seductive vision, visit […]

Jan Buragay Draws Grubby Sci-Fi Characters, In Search of a Story

When we first saw Jan Buragay’s art, we couldn’t help it — we thought Ok, this is what it would look like if Moebius and Philippe Druillet had a baby. That is, of course, high praise in our book, but let’s be clear that there is more going on here than Moebius and Druillet. There […]

Preview: Heavy Metal 298, Available For Pre-Order!

Heavy Metal issue 298, the Furthest Reaches Special, coming March 2020, is currently available for pre-orders through the Heavy Metal online shop. For this collection of strange journeys to uncharted zones, we’ve got three covers: Cover A: “Taarna” by Esau Escorza & Carlos Villas Cover B: “Recalculating” by Gabriel Ippoliti Cover C: by Phil Cohen […]

Joe Badon Depicts Taarna From The Heavy Metal Movie!

Illustrator and animator Joe Badon is the latest intrepid artist to try his hand at rendering Taarna the Taarakian and her trusty pteranodon-like steed. The character dates from the 1981 Heavy Metal movie (and was inspired by Moebius’ pteranodon-riding protagonist) and over the years has become a mascot for Heavy Metal, finally getting her own […]