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My interview of cover artist Lucas de Alcântara, for Apex Magazine #70. Excerpt:
This month’s Apex Magazine cover artist is Lucas de Alcântara. Working with mechanical and organic ideas, and different types of artistic media, he brings a wonderful vision to this month’s Apex Magazine cover.
"You took part in the Inktober project late last year, where artists post ink art pieces collaboratively throughout the month of October to social media. Does working on sketch projects like Inktober help to focus the styles you work with, or is it a chance to expand into other ideas and techniques?"
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Cinefix offers up a great list of beautiful films, with gorgeous cinematography. I’ve seen most of them, and I need to watch the others.
Cracked Bones Reveal Cannibalism by Doomed Arctic Explorers
An ill-fated 19th-century expedition that became trapped in the Canadian Arctic ended in a particularly gruesome type of cannibalism, new research suggests.
The gory end was faced by the British navy on the Franklin expedition, the doomed 1845 voyage to discover a sea route through the Canadian Arctic to the Orient.
Though scientists had long known that the shipmen likely resorted to cannibalism to survive, the new study reveals the true extremes the crew went to. Not only did the starving explorers cut flesh off the bones of their fallen comrades, they also cracked open the bones to suck out the marrow.
Still, the new finds leave one huge question unanswered: What caused the trip to go so horribly wrong in the first place? Read more.
Fascinating stuff, I’ve always been interested in the Franklin expedition.