Thursday, 29 May 2014

Monday, 26 May 2014

I Had Almost Forgotten What Real Lions Look Like

Last week I went to the West Midlands Safari Park, which was a great way to celebrate Bad Lions' 30,000th pageview.

At the park, I saw some very good lions:

So noble! So fluffy!

However, these in no way made up for the plethora of Very Bad Lions running rampant all over the park. Starting, of course, with the gift shop:

Oh yeah, I definitely see the resemblance.

It didn't help that all the signs were right next to real, gorgeous lions:


Note to artists: there's "stylized" and then there's "terrible." And THEN there's "no no no no no no":


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Nice Work, Paris

A few weeks back we featured a stunning masterpiece of childhood confusion, A Lion in Paris. The book was apparently written based on a real statue in Paris. I don't think this is the statue in question, but if you google "paris lion statue", THIS is what comes up:

That is ... very big. Unnecessarily big. And then you get to the front view:

"Heeeeeey there, ladies. I'll show you something ELSE unnecessarily big. Wink, wink."

Thursday, 15 May 2014

I Think There Might be Something Wrong with Your ... Everything

Artists, take note: there's a fine line between "made out of wood" and "rotting from the inside out".

And this leapt right over that line into Nightmareville.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Taxidermy: The Face Says it All

 "Oh god, here we go again ... "

 "...what the hell? Is that meant to be me?"

"You must be joking!"

"Fix it, or you'll be seeing this rotting face IN HELL."

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Yeah, These Proportions Look About Right

Objects in circle may be larger than they appear.

Hopefully, anyway.