Hellboy Day is Almost Here!
March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.”
Hellboy Day will have events (each with a special guest) hosted at comic book shops in Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, New York City, London, Toronoto, Buenos Aires & São Paulo.
Check the full guest list & details here.
Lake Natron, in northern Tanzania, is one of the harshest environments on Earth. Temperatures in the lake can rise to 140 °F (60 °C) and the alkalinity is between pH 9 and pH 10.5, almost as alkaline as ammonia. Animals who enter the water are almost certainly doomed, save certain kinds of fish that have evolved to survive in such a caustic environment.
While working Africa, photographer Nick Brandt stopped by the lake to discover several dead animals on the shoreline. Birds and other small mammals that end up in the water gradually become calcified, turned to stone in the deadly water.
This is another photo I took. This is Mika’s soulmate Dexter. What’s great about him is that he has opposable thumbs.