“Golem,” by Randis Albion

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“Golem,” by Randis Albion

I really love this illustration by Randis Albion (Andre Weiss) of brainy kids summoning a tectonic entity made of toys. It’s the details that make Albion’s work: The nervous look of the ravens outside the window, the fact that the wizard-child is in a wheelchair. His website is NSFW by some folks’ standards, I suppose, but well worth the click.

6 thoughts on ““Golem,” by Randis Albion

  1. Cayton Jones says:

    Kids find a book, the younger brother is in a wheelchair, they start reading the book, and it transforms the world around them.
    This image is really neat, whether the two are connected or not.

  2. Tomaradze says:

    They seem more like pidgeons to me.

  3. Gareth Branwyn says:

    In my robot book (er… Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots) I recount the claim (obviously fanciful) that the Golem was actually the first programmable robot, because you wrote on a piece of paper what you wanted him to do and then placed it in his mouth. At least that’s how I think it went. I’m not up on my Jewish folklore.

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