creatures

Illustrations

Illustrator Jose Mertz Revives Monsters from Japanese Mythology

Japanese mythological creatures get a second life in Jose Mertz’s artworks.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
4.16.17
Comics!

'Edible,' Today's Comic by Marlene Krause

A strange maternal creature and her child exist in a weird toxic wilderness. What the hell is going on?
Marlene Krause
2.19.17
Stuff

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.
Seth Ferranti
7.31.16
Art

Electrified Skeleton Animals Worthy of an Iron Maiden Album

Watch a snake digest a rodent in graffiti artist Nychos the weird's solo show.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.25.15
Stuff

Reptile Dysfunction: I Tried to Find South Carolina's Famed Lizard Man

According to Christopher Davis, the Lizard Man was "green, wet-like, about seven feet tall, and had three fingers, red eyes, skin like a lizard, and snakelike scales."
Justin Roberson
8.25.15
Fetish

The Emerging Fetish of Laying Alien Eggs Inside Yourself

The Ovipositor lays gelatin eggs in the body cavity of your choice. Fans say the sensation of mushy extraterrestrial ovum slopping out of them is a real treat.
Toby McCasker
8.13.15
OCEAN

Photos from the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant, a Contest for Hermit Crabs

These aren't your run-of-the-mill bikini-clad beauty queens—they are hermit crabs, the beloved crawly souvenir you likely made your parents buy you on the boardwalk as a child.
Amy Lombard
8.10.15
Stuff

Otherkin Are People Too; They Just Identify as Nonhuman

We talked to the internet residents who feel more like foxes, dragons, and cats than members of Homo sapiens.
Amber Roberts
7.16.15
Music

Trip Through Tokyo in Rone's Super-Psychedelic Music Video for "Acid Reflux"

The moral of the story? Don't eat bad sushi.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.20.15
Music

[Premiere] Take a Cosmic Journey in Rone's New Video for "Sing Song"

Watch Paulynka Hricovini's animated video for Rone, based on illustrations by Liliwood.
DJ Pangburn
2.9.15
Stuff

Learning How to Haunt Yourself

The more computers infiltrate our lives, the more fucked and torn apart people become. Where dicks like Whitman went off and lived surrounded with the trees, now we disappear into web browsers. Amina Cain, however, is able to turn the modern condition...
Blake Butler
10.23.13
Kill the Engine

My Ten Favorite Things in the Local Skate Shop

There's nothing like a tail-sparking slap to the face to remind you that a skate shop is essentially a very sarcastic and opinionated toy store.
Michael Sieben
1.14.13