the art of austen mengler


Came across this printed on a business card today: turns out @RattusAsh stumbled upon it at Swancon and picked it up because he liked the artwork.

This particular piece is called Survivor Slayer, by Austen Mengler, and he is exactly how I picture the theriomorphs from "The Wages of Salt". (Except I never pictured the gas mask, but now I'm asking myself why the hell not?)

Mengler's website features a host of wonderfully horrific creatures, although I think my favourite (apart from the beastie above, because how did Mengler get inside my head so perfectly?) would have to be Robin: