Promotional flier for Georgia’s “House of Anime” store, whose giant catgirl mascot will conquer Atlanta(?) with the power of lens flares. I must have bought something from House of Anime at a local convention once, because I remember also having a paper grocery bag with the catgirl’s face on it.

The flier features a prominent appearance by Lime of Saber Marionette J, but my favorite part might be the 1999-era black and white screenshot of the store’s website. Netscape Navigator! For MAC! With a FAX NUMBER on it! … although, if you look closely at the background above the screenshot, it appears House of Anime owned a for-real RV with their logo and Lina Inverse from Slayers painted on the side, which is pleasantly insane (and helps explain the poorly-composited RV on the color half).

There was a period where I was scanning what I felt were cool or weird-looking cars for a project I was working on. For some reason, I took no notes as to the particular books I scanned from, nor what the makes of the cars were. Here, then, are the results of that scattershot randomness.

More to come.

1920s Shell Oil Petrol advertisement, from the back cover to 1974’s The Twenties: An Illustrated History in Colour 1919-1929. You can see the full front and back covers here.

1920s Shell Oil Petrol advertisement, from the back cover to 1974’s The Twenties: An Illustrated History in Colour 1919-1929. You can see the full front and back covers here.

Preproduction artwork of the Selenites, moon creatures from the 1902 French film A Trip to the Moon. Art by director Georges Méliès. The Selenites strike me as looking almost Dr. Seuss-ian, honestly…
Scan from 1978’s Alien Creatures.

Preproduction artwork of the Selenites, moon creatures from the 1902 French film A Trip to the Moon. Art by director Georges Méliès. The Selenites strike me as looking almost Dr. Seuss-ian, honestly…

Scan from 1978’s Alien Creatures.

Front and back covers to 1974’s The Twenties: An Illustrated History in Colour 1919-1929, by R. J. Unstead. I don’t know what that strange yellowish discoloration is, but the book was only a dollar…

Also, I am amused by the author bio’s assertion that Unstead “is probably” the most popular historian in the English-speaking world. Have some confidence, little bio!

monzo12782:

1952. Add your own Radiohead joke.

But seriously, I love those radio-headed robots, that rocketship, and that building. I am less sure why Cats-Eye Professor X is there, though.

monzo12782:

1952. Add your own Radiohead joke.

But seriously, I love those radio-headed robots, that rocketship, and that building. I am less sure why Cats-Eye Professor X is there, though.

monzo12782:

Front and back covers to the VHS release of GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords, starring the voices of Margot Kidder, Roddy McDowall, and Telly Savalas! Yay? Well, I do like Roddy McDowall…

Personal scan.

Cover to 1981’s Here Come the Robots, a book I entirely forgot I owned until recently. Taking center stage here is Elektro, a robot that appeared at the 1939 World’s Fair and who has been featured here before.
More to come from this at some point.

Cover to 1981’s Here Come the Robots, a book I entirely forgot I owned until recently. Taking center stage here is Elektro, a robot that appeared at the 1939 World’s Fair and who has been featured here before.

More to come from this at some point.

Front and back covers to the Bionic Six Super Picture Book. That was a show that was way prettier than it had any right to be, owing to some gorgeous animation work by TMS Entertainment. Here and there, the writing wasn’t too bad, either, since it wasn’t afraid to go tongue-in-cheek; the last episode was a straight-up homage to old Warner Bros. cartoons, centered around what may have been a caricature of Friz Freleng.

Wouldn’t mind seeing the show out on DVD, but I don’t think it’s high on anybody’s priority list…

monzo12782:

So Croatia had an animation industry in the 1980s. I was unaware of this fact, but was aware of the fruits of their labors, a little headtrip of a film called The Elm-Chanted Forest. I believe it used to play on the Disney Channel in the days you had to pay extra for it and it was commercial-free.

Anyway, here is a psychedelic musical number from the film, featuring a breakdancing mushroom caricature of Michael Jackson.