Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Still, on hiatus...

...But just wanted to remind everyone about the new Twitter account. Even if you're not on Twitter, the feed turns up over there on the right, so you can follow it even from this site.

The latest tweet is about "Caperucita Feroz," an interesting-looking LRRH-themed t-shirt design featured at http://riptapparel.com/. This particular t-shirt is not available from there anymore (they only sell each t-shirt for 24 hours), but still, I recommend checking out the site anyway, which you can do by clicking on the ad link below.

Anyway, ciao, see you guys in the twitterverse!

Monday, 19 April 2010


Little Red Riding Blog is now effectively on permanent hiatus.

However, you can still follow along with this blog's new twitter account: redridingtweets, which shall continue providing links to LRRH/fairytale art and media, with updates certainly more frequent than they have been around here these last few months. Be sure to follow us in the twitterverse!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Syfy's "Red"

Ok, I've been a negligent blogger of late, but semi-regular posting shall resume.

For now, I just want to let people know about the upcoming Syfy channel film Red, set to star Felicia Day (above) (link, link).

That's all for now. More substantial content soon...

Friday, 8 January 2010

Jill Thompson's Girl Comics #2 cover

Marvel Comics' Girl Comics is a series entirely written, drawn, edited, etc by female comics-creators. This has caused some controversy, as many claim that such a comic tends to marginalise rather than promote female comics creators.

Whilst I think the debate is interesting and certainly bares thinking about, I'd also like to draw your attention to the fab, Snow-White-themed cover for the upcoming second issue, by artist Jill Thompson.

Still, just because I'm largely keeping my thought to myself doesn't mean that you have to. Please feel free to let me know what you think of Girl Comics via the comments section.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

SquidPig's FairyTales

SquidPig is behind lots of incredibly cute (in that minimalist, japanese-y way) artwork, but I'd like to draw your attention in particular to their FairyTales series of pics. Warning: much "sqeeeing" may ensue upon viewing these pieces.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Little Red Hood

Little Red Hood is an apparently uniquely awful game for the NES. I'd heard about its general terribleness from a number of different sources, but now there's a handy Angry Video Game Nerd video that sums up the game's flaws nicely.

Warning: this video contains strong language.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Jisuk Cho's "Broken Spell" Dark Fairytale playing cards

Jisuk Cho has overseen the creation of a fabulous deck of cards featuring artwork by a slew of artists, each presenting their own dark interpretation of a famous fairy tale to be used as the face for a playing card; Little Red above (art bylastscionz), for example, is going to be the Ace of Diamonds. The deck is not for sale yet, but keep checking the project page to see when it does become available. When it does come up for sale, I recommend grabbing a set, as a chunk of the profits is going to go to charity.

Gretel and Hansel

Gretel and Hansel is a short point-and-click adventure game in which you take on the role of Gretel on her quick search for stones she may use to mark a path through the forest, so that she will not be stranded once her parents lose her there.

Makopudding's game takes place in a grim watercolour world and also features a neat example of player goals and player-character goals being drastically at odds: the player is actually rewarded for finding all of the different ways one can make the protagonist die a horrible, violent death!

The game's author also promises that further episodes in the series are forthcoming and shall - of course - feature Gretel and Hansel in the forest and at the famous witch's house.

Warning: this game does contain bloody violence.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Fairy Tale Tarot decks

This deviantart piece by Yamicool got me wondering whether there were any full fairytale-themed Tarot decks available out there and, lo and behold, there are.

Now, I don't for a second believe in the Tarot as a tool of divination, but I am fascinated by the imagery associated with them, which goes hand in hand with some of the imagery and stories within fairy tales really very well. I'd recommend checking out the two decks linked above and perhaps even purchasing a real set of each (although all of the images are available to view free) if you feel like it.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Kizer180's Artwork

Kizer180's site features a great deal of very dynamic superhero-themed artwork but I was - naturally - especially drawn to his fairytale work, including several pieces featuring the LRRH figure above as well as some other portraits like the Cinderella one below (which comes complete with his own spin on the tale, found back on its original page).

Saturday, 14 November 2009

False Nothings' photography

False nothings is a photographer/model who frequently uses some sweet fairytale imagery, such as in the above Snow White piece.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Acrylicana's Little Red

Found here.

Bawayan's Into the Woods Again

Found here.

DalaiHarma's Jabberwocky

DalaiHarma is an Australian portrait photographer behind some amazing pin-up/fetish/manga-inspired pieces, including the Jabberwocky series, based upon the Alice books.