Friday, January 30, 2009

Vampire Squid

It's not easy being one of these blood-sucking denizens of of the deep... for starters, just try finding a fish's neck.

I've been wanting to draw one of these things forever, and this week's M.A.D. challenge was the perfect opportunity.

Hollywood's creepiest monsters and aliens have nothing on this guy – Vampyroteuthis Infernalis is like Dracula, the Alien, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Invisible Man all rolled into one super-cool alien being. With its vampire-like cloak, barbed tentacles, and huge glowing eyes, the Vampire Squid really does look like something from another planet... in a way, I guess it is from another planet.

For some cool footage check out "Vampire Squid" on Youtube.

© 2009 Barry/Right-Hemisphere Laboratory

3 comments:

André said...

Cool idea! I'll have to check Youtube later and see what you're talking about.

Josh (musarter) said...

That is great. The "fish neck" comment was classic. The illustration is great as usual too.

mike r. baker said...

Always fantastic, Frankenbarry. Love it!