“Christmas on Lipponia” — Moebius

To escape the insidious commercial excesses of Christmas (Glen Baxter)

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A Forced Duplicity Is the Beginning of Conventional Wisdom — Jim Woodring

A Forced Duplicity Is the Beginning of Conventional Wisdom, 2020 by Jim Woodring (b. 1952)

Monster Mash — Barry Windsor-Smith

A panel from Barry Windsor-Smith’s 2021 novel Monsters

Read “Fun City in Ba’dan” by William S. Burroughs with illustrations by underground comix legend S. Clay Wilson

 

“Fun City in Ba’dan” was published in Arcade, vol. 1, no. 4 in the winter of 1975. The story is an excerpt from William S. Burroughs’ then-novel-in-progress, Cities of the Red Night and is illustrated by underground comix legend S. Clay Wilson. The front matter includes a portrait of Burroughs that doesn’t show up in the story.

 

The rest of the story (NSFW) is after the jump:

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Thanksgiving — John Currin

Thanksgiving 2003 by John Currin born 1962

Thanksgiving, 2003 by John Currin (b. 1962)

The Horn — Neo Rauch

The Horn, 2014 by Neo Rauch (b. 1960)

Reading the Mountain — Sergio Ceccotti

Reading the Mountain, 2015 by Sergio Ceccotti (b. 1935)

Untitled (Illustration for Raw) — Charles Burns

Illustration for Raw #4, 1982 by Charles Burns (b. 1955)

“Pig” — Victor Moscoso

“Pig,” from Zap Comix #2, 1968 by Victor Moscoso (b. 1936)

Portraits of Kafka and His Father — José Luis Cuevas

Portraits of Kafka and His Father, 1957 by José Luis Cuevas (1934–2017)

Illustration for Frankenstein — Bernie Wrightson

Illustration for Frankenstein by Bernie Wrightson (1948-2017)

The Monster — Odilon Redon

The Monster, Odilon Redon (1840–1916)

Aw, kick him, honey | Gérard DuBois illustration for Blood Meridian

Illustration for Cormac McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian by Gérard DuBois. From the Folio Society edition of Blood Meridian.

The Green Room — Salman Toor

The Green Room, 2019 by Salman Toor (b. 1983)

Reading Girls — Helene Schjerfbeck

Lukevat tytöt (Reading Girls), 1907 by Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946)

King Kong à Paris — Sergio Ceccotti

King Kong à Paris, 2019 by Sergio Ceccotti (b. 1935)