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
history

Jumping Electric Eels Will Fuck You Up

"This behavior was both literally and figuratively shocking."
Michael Byrne
6.6.16
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
Conservation

Listen to 'MUNCHIES: The Podcast' with Batman, the Guy Saving Your Tequila

When legendary bat conservationist and scientist Rodrigo Medellín isn’t wading through guano in caves, he’s helping save the blue agave, and your glass of tequila. I sat down with him to find out why and how he's pulling this off.
Helen Hollyman
10.15.15
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
nature

Fuck Ticks

Seriously.
Michael Byrne
4.4.15
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