Like so many other souls living in the world of the webcomic Judecca (NSFW), Sharky lives a shabby life, spending his days in Sisyphean labor and his evenings with too little warmth and too little food in the company of his rabbit roommate, while his own body becomes more like a shark's. But when a mysterious mute…
Want to see more episodes of Bee and PuppyCat? You can help make a series happen by pledging a few dollars toward its crowdfunding campaign. You can also back a new game from the makers of Myst and Riven, and a nonfiction book about the bizarre adventures of well-traveled corpses.
While in some belief systems, the afterlife can only be accessed by spiritual means, in others, the underworld could be accessed directly from the Earth. Here are 13 real spots that people have thought (and in a few cases, still do) lead straight to the lands of the dead.
Melissa Marr has caused a huge splash with young-adult fantasy books like Wicked Lovely — and now she's making a big move into adult fiction with her new novel The Arrivals, about a group of people who find themselves in a strange and terrible land — a place where people shoot at you and do deadly magic.
In the Ancient Greek afterlife, souls that went to Tartarus drank from the pool of Lethe, whose waters caused them to forget the lives they'd shed. In the webcomic Helvetica, skeletal souls arrive in the afterlife with no memory of their past lives — or even their names. Most are content to eke out new afterlives in…
At the Beijing Dongyue Temple, you can visit the various "departments" of the Daoist supernatural realm, where terrifying spirits and demonic government officials dwell. Let's meet some of the temple's stranger denizens.The Animal Department, which regulates the total amount of animals in existence and is…
I'd heard that certain cultures like to furnish their deceased loved ones with paper tokens for the afterlife—think Monopoly money, paper Viagra, that sort of thing. But those iPad-lovers need their tablets for the afterlife too, according to the Malaysian families who have bought up paper iPads in bulk.
On paper, the indie flick After.Life sounds terrific. Liam Neeson plays an undertaker who may be crazy, or may be a supernatural creature who helps the restless dead like Christina Ricci accept their fates. Unfortunately it feels rote. Spoilers!
Spring is here, and that means one thing: the serious Oscar movies and post-apocalyptic trudge-fests of winter are over. Get ready for explosions, sexy mad science, and cyborg-on-cyborg violence. Here's our guide to the science fiction/fantasy movies of spring.
No-one lasts long in the comic-book universe, and you can't always count on springing back to life. Plan for your afterlife. Io9 rates the top six religions to affiliate yourself with before someone is kneeling over your body, shouting 'Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!'
Long before Dollhouse, even before Buffy graced our television sets, Joss Whedon wrote Afterlife, an action-packed screenplay about memory transfers, human slavery in the name of scientific research, and the problem of two personalities battling over a single body.
Luke Chueh is best known for his bizarre and often bloody paintings of otherwise adorable bears and bunny rabbits. In his latest series, he reinterprets Dante's Inferno, casting his cute critters as the eternally damned.
Justin Long, Ricci's co-star in horror film After.Life shed some details about this diabolical little movie about a mortician (Liam Neeson)'s secret laboratory of horrors. Sounds like Ricci is in for some mad science.
Here's the next step in mankind's never-ending quest for eternal life: Ink Afterlife, where cremated and ground-up ashes are mixed in with printer ink, and end up in a photograph. The ghouls at InkAafterlife.com supply you with a one-ounce barcoded vial, into which you lovingly place the powdery essence of the dearly…
Whoever said Web 2.0 is nothing more than a passing phase? With something called Cemetery 2.0, people can connect physical gravestones to online memorials of dead people. Yup. Remember Great Aunt Agnes? Oh what a fighter she was. Now you can link her burial plot to her Facebook account, all her pics on Flickr and…