humalien-a:

1. Clive Barker’s oil paintings from ABARAT

2. FAUN, Rick Owens S/S 2015

welcometotheabarat:

Lord of Midnight by ~Sierryberry
muura:

I was asked some Abarat fanart sooo… here’s a Christoper Carrion from 2006 for interested parties….. I’ll re-read Abarat someday and redraw this because wow 

muura:

I was asked some Abarat fanart sooo… here’s a Christoper Carrion from 2006 for interested parties….. I’ll re-read Abarat someday and redraw this because wow 

erebusodora:

I cannot quite put my finger on the exact reason why I keep trying to paint Christopher Carrion - and keep making him less and less scary with every sketch. Blame my dreams and this music.

erebusodora:

I cannot quite put my finger on the exact reason why I keep trying to paint Christopher Carrion - and keep making him less and less scary with every sketch. Blame my dreams and this music.

alizabug:

a man who could not make a good decision 

alizabug:

a man who could not make a good decision 

"I have a new character’s name from Abarat that I want to share with you: Preyer Kry. He is the representative on Earth of the Nephauree. I shouldn’t say ‘on Earth’, I mean in our - [dimension?] Right - which is both Abaratian and terrestrial. Although… you say it’s another dimension… I’m not sure that it is. You know, the ships that ply their trade between the Hereafter? It’s like there’s a door that we don’t quite see that they are able to access. But Preyer Kry he is, oh boy, a villain - yes. A new level of villainy."

"You know there are these massive world-shaking events that are about to unfold… I’m dealing with some dark times here. I don’t think the writing can avoid that issue, even though I’m painting and writing a book that’s for all ages, I don’t think you can avoid the issues - maybe I could avoid it but I don’t want to because that wouldn’t feel right."

War is what I now have to write – that’s why you’ll see war research everywhere around this room now, because that’s what’s going to have to happen in Book Four. “Just as I wanted to warm over the idea of how scary it would be for the darkness to come down and you not to be able to see anything in the world: and I really played that kind of light, I think (sorry, I didn’t mean that joke!) – I really played that without great weight in Book Three. It could have been a nightmare, but if I had given [readers] that, there would have been nowhere to go for Book Four.”

"I also knew that the heart of this had been Night versus Day, it had always been the heart, always, so what I felt Absolute Midnight was, was a sort of a preparing of the ground, the turning everything to mud in preparation for, just chaos. Because in Absolute Midnight you’re talking about supernatural powers visiting supernatural horrors upon innocent people essentially. In the next one, the final battle, we’re looking at them doing stupid things to each other. There are two tribes about to kick off – you’re Night, I’m Day!"

Clive Barker, discussing Kry Rising

songofthestarwhale:

so for my next playlist I’m going to make one inspired by Abarat.

any Abarat fans out there who can think of songs that really remind you of the books are more than welcome to message me. I’ve already got several songs in mind, but more is always better :)

I have never shared what I’m about to tell you with anyone. It was simply too emotionally raw a subject. But it’s impossible to understand Christopher Carrion without knowing the reality in which he is rooted. Many years ago, at a dinner party in London, I listened, appalled, to a conversation between two doctors. Somehow the exchange had come to rest on the subject of those experiences which had driven from them all trust in a merciful god. One of the men, his manner very matter of fact, related his failure to save the life of an infant less than two weeks old, who’d been all but consumed by a domestic fire. The baby, beyond all hope of being healed, could not even cry. It had inhaled too much heat. I had nothing to contribute to this, of course, except to find a place to file this sadness. And then one day comes a character who is in some measure a figure who has a profound suffering which made sense in a world where infants were denied the freedom to cry until their breath gave out. Christopher Carrion was born that night.

Clive Barker (x)
shleyy-arts:

The sea of Izabella

shleyy-arts:

The sea of Izabella

fihli:

The Abarat Series + popular test posts (1/??) (oh letheo i really do love u)

(inspired by literally everyone with huge apologies to mr. barker)