21
Oct

just-action:

The Black Rose of Turkey

Turkish Halfeti Roses are incredibly rare. They are shaped just like regular roses, but their color sets them apart. These roses are so black, you’d think someone spray-painted them. But that’s actually their natural color.

Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. These flowers are seasonal – they only grow during the summer in small number, and only in the tiny Turkish village of Halfeti. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months.

The local Turks seem to enjoy a love-hate relationship with these rare blossoms. They consider the flowers to be symbols of mystery, hope and passion, and also death and bad news.

Seeing a black rose in full bloom is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing. Don’t miss it if you ever happen to be in Turkey during the summer.

(via Oddity Central)

(Source: odditiesoflife, via mistress-misanthropology)

21
Oct

Original art for STUMPTOWN V3 #1 is now for sale! 

justingreenwood:

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Both interior art and the cover for STUMPTOWN #1 from onipress is now up for sale on my page at ComicConArt's site! Most of the issue is available, minus a handful of pages I've sold since the book came out.

You can check out all the art here: http://www.comiconart.com/artist/Justin-Greenwood

Check out a few of my favorites below:

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For the Timbers fan in your life.

Or the comics fan.

(via thehappysorceress)

21
Oct
kellysue:

BITCH PLANET #2story: KELLY SUE DeCONNICKart / cover: VALENTINE DE LANDRO JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50Now framed for murder INSIDE the prison, Kam is offered leniency if she’ll train her crew for a death sport bout against a visiting team of male prisoners. From 2014 Best Writer Eisner nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DeLANDRO (X-Factor) with colorist CRIS PETER (CASANOVA).

kellysue:

BITCH PLANET #2
story: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
art / cover: VALENTINE DE LANDRO 
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50


Now framed for murder INSIDE the prison, Kam is offered leniency if she’ll train her crew for a death sport bout against a visiting team of male prisoners. From 2014 Best Writer Eisner nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DeLANDRO (X-Factor) with colorist CRIS PETER (CASANOVA).