Welcome to F&L!
How are you getting to San Diego?
Rich is hitching a ride inside
a giant albino eel! (No additional charge for checked baggage.)
9/5/10 -- Note: this is an
archive of the old F&L home page, which had, over time, become way
more unwieldy than it should have, and also too much like a second news
page. It was starting to confuse us, if not you.
The entries here go all the way back to the beginning of our online
existence, so feel free to read on and find out how laughably wrong we
were about everything!
7/20/10 -- Just a brief (and pretty
much pointless, since you must have decided months ago whether to make
this most Malthusian of pilgrimages) public service announcement:
When you've had just about as much waiting in line for that Music Inspired by Kick-Ass cd as
you can stand, head on over to the single most
easily accessible (take one step
inside Entrance "C" and turn to your right) booth at the entire con: SQP, Inc., where you'll
find Rich once again discussing the meaning of life with publishing
Prometheuses Sal and Bob, showing off F&L originals, and
drawing his cold black heart out for your amusement and
We're tickled pink (or in Rich's case, less orangey) to formally debut
at Comic-Con 2010 our latest collection of coquettes and homunculi,
F&L's Beauties & Beasts, a unique melange of all new paintings
and rarely seen (and completely transformed by Steve; see Eela) portfolio
Beauties & Beasts is a joint project with the Science Fiction Book Club, which is
presenting an exclusive, available-only-from-them hardcover edition. As
a one time, convention only offer, if you bring your copy of the
Beauties & Beasts hardcover along and trundle it over to the SQP
booth, Rich will add a
cheeky original sketch to the front endpaper at no additional charge.
pleased (and a little surprised, given the tendency of our
brittle bones to snap under an excessive workload) to announce the
imminent appearance of a second F&L production yet this year
-- a compendium in the hallowed manner of the Bed & Bondage
Haunted House of Lingerie collections, which should appeal not only to
fans of toothsome victimettes, but also those wildly popular cannibal
Hot & bothered and cold & composty, the decaying denizens of
Rich Larson's ZombieSexual love a toothsome wench for her brains, all
right -- and for so very much more as well...if she'd only stand still
long enough for them to work their rapidly decomposing magic on her.
Our definitely dead (and yet somehow also excessively romantic) friends
are very nearly ready to crumble, and we'll let you know as soon as
ZombieSexual is available to disgust a girlfriend near you.
3/10/10 -- What's the deal
clock, you may be asking yourselves. Is it that damn "spring forward"
thing already? Not as far as we know (although since we work at night
like crazed ghouls, and the passage of one season into the next is
pretty much meaningless to us, it very well may be.)
No, the clock merely sets the scene for us to shout, Buffalo-Bob-like,
"Hey, kids, what time is it?" And for you to shout back, "It's time for
you to take a crack at separating us from our cash, probably!"
And so it is that we officially start an amazingly short countdown to Fastner &
Larson's Beauties & Beasts, our latest collection of
all-new and dramatically reconfigured imagery. Fans of both our newer,
more Tricks & Treatish material, as well as our older, more
barbarian babeish stuff will find much to amuse and/or appall them
between its glossy pages and sturdy hardcover. To say nothing of
impetuous little dragons and a fair amount of not much in the way of
Bs&Bs, if our publishers haven't been smoking something, will be
winging your way in just a few short months. More info and a
preview can be found on our News page.
We've added a fifth Gallery page, on which
we have a bit more to say about the Ouch Clock.
11/15/09 -- Even if you don't
find the robots of North Am (circa 4000AD) any more or less
threatening than your average espresso machine, you have to appreciate
the advanced technology that produced Leeja Clane's little black dress.
We're not sure what principles of optics are at play there, but we're
grateful to Russ Manning for creating one of sexier female character in
60s comics. (And for sneaking her past the parent-pleasers at Gold Key.)
If you shift your gaze from Ms. Clane directly to the left, you'll
notice we've added a new F&L category, Comics.
No, we're not selling our collections (although we have a pile of
credit default swaps we'd be willing to part with).
We've uploaded a few of
our previously published comic stories in their entirety, so you can
bathe your retinas in the kind of vibrant transmissive color that
simply wasn't available upon perusing the
original printed page.
9/26/09 -- Forget H1N1 -- when is Washington
going to address the crucial issue
of female scientists shrinking guys down, dying their hair green,
and making them fight to the death for their attention?
Have we got some stuff for
you! A dozen new originals, two page of
new prints and Pocket Pal 2, for starters! Details here!
In a couple of weeks, the grandstand at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds
will be packed to the rafters with comics dealers, creators and fans
for the 21st annual MCBA
Fallcon Comic Book Celebration.
Scheduled to attend are Peter Bagge, Terry Beatty, Gerry Conway,
Michael T. Gilbert, Gene Ha, Dan Jurgens, Angel Medina -- and many,
many others we're too out of it to recognize by name!
You'll also thrill to an extensive art show, a costumed character
parade, creator panels, auctions and a plethora of freebies and prizes.
F&L will once again show
up with originals, prints and published collections of their work,
including the just released Pocket Pal 2. Bring stuff and get it signed
by the rarely-seen Steve!
Admission for both days is $11, and children under 9 get in free. A
good deal even here at the tail end of US economic hegemony!
Where would damsels be without icky monsters to menace them? Not in
distress, that's for sure -- and where's the fun in that? (This isn't
even a rhetorical question, gals -- especially you Women and Culture
majors at UWisc Madison...)
Serious and casual fans of Arkhamish horror convene in St. Paul every
October to discuss and celebrate dark fiction, movies, TV and art --
and monstery things in general -- at Arcana, which can only be described
as a Convention of the Dark Fantastic.
We like to pop in and hold
forth on why barely dressed heroines in high heels are such an
important part of the Cthulhuverse. And drink alcohol. The 39th edition
features guest of honor Kim Harrison, best-selling author of the Hollows series. Miss this show at
the peril of finding yourself haunted for an extended period of time!
reasons that are as unimportant at this point as they are unavailable
to our frontal cortexes, we utterly failed to flog F&L's presence
at GenCon and Dragon*Con
on these pages in the same shamelessly self-promoting manner as Comicon
International and CONvergence. On the off-chance that you can travel
back in time, here:
a daring and ultimately brilliant gambit, Dragon*Con moved Comic &
Pop Artist Alley this
year from the cramped nether regions of the Atlanta Marriott
to a huge, well-lit, ballroom in the Hyatt Regency, right next door to
equally expansive and justifiably famous D*C Art Show. (Mike Mignola
manned his own table, for cat's sake!) Rich
characterized the resulting reponse from D*C attendees as "crazed,
multitudinous, and non-stop -- and I'm pretty sure that wasn't just the
guys who've done very little in the way of game art (anybody remember
Mutant? How about the immortal Tunnel Rats?) we invariably receive a
warm welcome at Gencon. The Art Show, where artists have tables and
display their work gallery style, is at once intimate, extermely varied
and high quality, and thoroughly efficiently run by the same team year
and out. Also, the show handles sales for the artists. "I was surprised
at how well it works", says Rich, "Also, they take plastic."
7/15/09 -- Here's a fast-approaching event you may not be aware of (if
you're from the Andromeda System):
a year's hiatus in well-intentioned but ultimately futile protest
the $4.75 convention center hot dog, Rich will again return next week
to the Main
Exhibit Hall at SDCC, and the gigantic fantasy babe mecca that is the
In a business full of guys who check into hotels
carrying coffins lined with their native soil, Sal and Bob remain
straight-shooting, prodigious profferers of new and newly rediscovered
erotic art. And, as Bob puts it, "a staggering amount of nudity".
you've sampled their wares (pack a lunch; this can take days), we
cordially invite you to seek out the F&L corner, where Rich will
be displaying new and classic orginals and prints, doing con sketches,
and yelling at kids who set their mocha frappuccinos down on the art
portfolios. Pull up your pants, you little hellspawn.
-- It' not often you'll find Steve and Rich both out without their
keepers -- and in the same place, no less -- but it's happening this
weekend at a little local sf/comics/fantasy/gaming/media/ convention
is year eleven, they're up to four days, and the venue is nicely suited
to varying degrees of gawking, rubbernecking and people-watching, all
of which must be crammed in on the way to movies, panel discussions,
how-tos and demos, author and artist events, snacks, a massive
Masquerade/Costume Ball, the Dealer's Room, and a one-time-only, very
special exclusive presentation by the nutballs from Cinematic Titanic.
also an Art Show, to which F&L have contributed pretty much from
the beginning, and this year they're test driving a Comic Artist Alley,
where Steve and Rich can be found from noon to 3 on Friday and
On the extremely off chance you're both reading this
and attending, we cordially invite you to visit us on the second level,
directly across from the Dealer' Room, just beyond the giant Greek
statue of CONvergence's mascot, Connie. We'll understand if you're
distracted by bright and shiny objects -- that's pretty much the whole
6/3/09 -- As Steve is fond of
saying, any Mars painting where you only have to render two thark arms
is a good Mars painting -- and if you can also get by with just one
princess arm, life is truly sweet.
The economy may be tanking, but you'd never know it by our favorite
cons. Comic-Con International is a month and a half away, and
officially sold out. That's all four days, kids. All four host hotels
for Dragon*Con sold out about three months ago. Oh, as Sal Q is fond of
saying, the humanity. We'll be piloting our walkers into the mosh pit
with the rest of you; just pass us over your heads if we get in the
way. Here's our summer
We forgot to mention last update that the image Steve's plasticine Hulk
is bursting out of is a plate from our 1983 porfolio -- the SQP boys
were not pleased with the horizontal format then, and continue to whine
about it to this day, because it screws
up Bob's layouts, and Bob is very teutonic about his layouts.
3/21/09 -- Spring is just
around several corners here in the frozen tundra, and it's time to
green things up with Steve's 3D rendition of the original Incredible
Hulk -- appropriately sculpted from radioactive Chinese play-doh,
photographed, and digitally colorized. Okay, we're old, but wouldn't
the movies have been more interesting with this guy?
When we've officially had it
with winter, we crawl, squinky and groundhog-like, into the pale
Minnesota sunlight, where we stumble around until we find some comic
conventions. Here are two you'll want to
attend yourself, even though you'll likely run into us.
2/11/09 -- What have we got
against cherubs, you ask? Nothing! We love the pink-cheeked little
buttinskis, and they're frequent F&L bit players, as anyone
familiar with Tricks & Treats (from which the above is taken) and
the Bed & Bondage series well knows.
Ours tend to be royal screw-ups, but they mean well. Happy Valentine's
1/24/09 -- Greetings again from the nation's icebox (unofficial state
motto: Go back upstairs and put on a
Remember how Jerry Lewis was big in France? Those crazy Gauls! While
"big" may be an overstatement, our friends in Germany and the UK
have made room for us of late in a number of their publications. The
page details our recent/upcoming print appearances, across the water
and here in the US.
Non-publishers often express their appreciation for our work in our
favorite way -- by buying it -- so we've done some long overdue
housekeeping on our Originals
section, adding twelve new pieces and, for your amusement only, a
second Originals Sold page.
Original art may be fine for the Warren Buffetts and the Carlos Slims,
but for those who're keeping a little closer watch on their coins
(and these days, that's pretty much everyone who doesn't play squash
with Ben Bernanke) we're now officially offering our most recent books directly
from F&L World HQ. Signed by both perpetrators, of course.
Thanks for looking, and keep warm...
9/15/08 -- A quick glance at our Speed
calendar (70% off MSRP!) tells us there's just about enough time left
the season for one last blowout at monster beach. These gents had
better calm down, however, because the girl's heart (and
additional parts to be named later) belongs to Frankie.
(The party never stops in Tricks
the volume from which this image was taken. We'll be bringing some
copies along on the F&L
Fall Staycation Tour, however our publisher
tells us it's
close selling out in both soft- and hardcover, so grab yours -- and
one for your most degenerate friend -- now!)
Update (9/23): And, just in time to make us look even more like we
really don't know what we're talking about, Tricks & Treats has
been reprinted, and is extremely available from the publisher!
By all that's holy, go to them right now and get that Holiday shopping
out of the way!
5/8/08 -- Oh how we love 50's comic book covers, Ditko monsters, and
50's comic book covers with Ditko monsters on them.
No one does space fantasy like Ditko -- especially not us -- but the
above, done several years ago, was meant as a respectful nod in the
4/10/08 -- We
don't know about you, but here on the frozen tundra, we're definitely
ready for temperatures a little closer to those depicted in the cheery
It's been several months since
last we touched base, and you're entirely forgiven for supposing we'd
somehow been ground into bankruptcy sausage by the subprime
mortgage fun factory. Luckily, F&L World Headquarters is
the only real property we're allowed within 50 feet of, and it's wholly
owned by some party apparatchik's sister-in-law in Beijing (go
Olympics!), so we dodged that bullet altogether.
What we've been doing, apart from wistfully reliving the days of
$2.99/gal. gasoline, is finishing Bed &
Bondage 2 (from which the above image is taken), our
light-hearted sequel to the equally whimsical Bed & Bondage. If
think you might like the idea
of bondage art, but aren't altogether certain you want to go nuts with it, B&B might just
be your cup of disciplinary tea.
In a couple of weeks, we'll be heading over the river and through the
woods to the St.Paul fairgrounds and Microcon, a
get-together brought to you by the same good folks who put on the
popular Fallcon, where we had a whee of a time in '07. Comic book
creators will abound, as will myriad opportunities to divest yourself
of such cash as you may have left after filling your car's gas tank
We've never been ones to just
leave well enough alone,
and thanks to Photoshop, we're able to screw around with our art in
ways we could only dream about a few years ago. Case in point: the
above image, a hodge-podge of disparate elements from hither and yon in
the F&L compendium, thrown together and bounced around by Steve to
achieve the sort of -- but not quite -- manga-ish look you see before
you. Aren't zeros
and ones just the best things? See the lead image on our News page for more Steve-related ingenuity.
10/31/07 -- It's our favorite
time of the year, and our longstanding
advice to trick or treating goblinettes of drinking age the world over
remains as always: don't be afraid to push the envelope. If a
forward-thinking trio of high
school girls can dress up as Captain Underpants,
what exactly is holding you back?
9/16/07 -- Back from Dragon*Con more
or less with all of his parts (and thunderstruck by the volume of folk
who stopped by the F&L table in Artist Alley), Rich continues to
have nothing but accolades for this non-stop four-day wing-ding.
True, the Marriott was somewhat boarded up this year, the Hyatt seemed
a trifle Germanic in its attempts at traffic control, and the hotel
elevators were for the most part only slightly more efficient than
floating yourself up or down via telekinesis.
In the main, however, this was multiple thousands of Joss Whedon's own,
all shoehorned into three big boxes, bouncing off each other like
highly compressed, costumed, subatomic particles. Rich has been on the
periphery of this geekish maelstrom for several years running, and from
his crotchety vantage point, it always seems as if all the wheels could
fly off into the peanut gallery at any minute -- but they never do.
So, a big tip of the F&L virtual reality helmet to the infinitely
patient, well-mannered attendees and inhumanly expert staff of D*C.
Making this thing work year in and out puts certain other aspects of
our society (*cough*Washington*cough*) to shame.
Thanks to some last-minute UPS voodoo by our publishers, we were able
to debut our latest full-color compendium, Tricks & Treats, at D*C.
The response was way good, as one might expect for a book full of
interestingly clad females being offered at a con full of the same.
(Bed & Bondage also continued to be a crowd-pleaser, although we
can't comment on any correlation between its content and the D*C
8/26/07 -- If you're of an
otherworldly bent and you've got a costume
and/or a camera, you're probably headed to Atlanta this weekend, where
you'll meet up with about 40,000 like-minded sojourners at Dragon*Con
D*C is everything a
fantasy/sf/comics/gaming convention should be, plus a continuous
dress-up ball in Hell. Which everyone should experience at least once
before, you know, the actual eternal version.
Rich will be there in his cranky
old-guy get-up, brandishing his cane at the revelers and
demanding they clear a path to the hotel bar.
No, you'll most likely find him in
Artist's Alley, which is in the Hilton this year. Since he'll be almost
continuously dehydrated and vaguely delirious, if you were to bring
an ice-laden fountain beverage (Mello Yello would be sterling!), he'd
probably draw you, or the character of your choice, at no additional
7/22/07 -- As Rich prepares yet
again to launch himself, Zero-Mostel-like, into the teeming mass of
humanity that will be Comic-Con International (actually, he'll be
sequestered in the SQP booth for his own safety and the safety of
others; stop by and say hi if you make it that far), it's way past time
for a couple of updates from F&L World HQ's Propaganda
The Sweet Cheeks
project is wending its way via tramp steamer back from the printers in
Hong Kong. SQP will keep you
updated about its eventual availability.
(Rich should have copies at
Dragon*Con, but since we underestimated how long it would take to
finish the art by about a year and a half, it's probably in your best
interest to ignore any time-related pronouncements we may make).
Since it would kill us three times
not have new material wherever 100,000 people are milling around with
cash in their hands, we'll be debuting a lovingly hand-crafted mini-sketchbook
at San Diego. Color covers, lots of unseen material -- and at a size
that almost guarantees you won't be poking somebody's eye out.
As mentioned previously2/20/07 --
There's a modicum of F&L-related news, and here
We like to think of ourselves as
the Original Cheesecake Factory, but our crack legal team has advised
against any sort of formal declaration to that effect.
(Not too long ago, one of us was
trying to describe what we do to a younger adult, used the phrase
"cheesecake art", and got the 6,000 mile stare. Stop us if we start
reminiscing about whale oil lamps and the Great Tulip Market Crash.)
Speaking of litigation, we hope
not to be threatened with any by the large local corporation for whom
we originally did the above image (sans cheekettes, of course.)
It seems just wrong to
say we're so close to finishing Sweet
Cheeks we can "taste it", or even that we pretty much have it
"in the can".
But we're very nearly done on "our
Soon the project will be in the
expert hands of Sal & Bob at SQP, and God. The former get top
billing because they sign the checks.
If the stars align, look for a
release within months, instead of years.
Most of the world, we realize,
experiences the internet via reasonably current versions of IE or Firefox
or Safari, browsers in which the F&L online happening is more or
less as it should be (more on that in a moment).
But those of you who happen
-- oh, we don't know -- Netscape 4.7, say, can't help but notice that
our pages currently display like they were stuffed in a cereal box and
kicked down the stairs.
There may only be four of you to
whom this applies, but we want you to know why that is.
Here at F&L World
where computers are still that new-fangled tool of Satan,
Netscape met our browsing needs slowly but more or less surely on a
series of elderly Macs that we refused to let die. When we started the
website, we assumed that if our
Pagemill-generated pages looked jake in it and in Explorer, we'd have
most of our 350 visitors covered.
Eventually we fell into some slightly
more contemporary hardware, including (steady yourselves, art-types) a
(Steve has always been a pc guy. He believes the art looks better on
them. In the unexalted fiduciary landscape F&L finds itself, at
least, Rich has to agree with him.)
Browsing image-heavy sites as we tend to do was never a walk in the
park with your best girl, and over time, it was becoming increasingly
unpleasant in Netscape and Explorer. We started using Firefox on the pc, and it was an
Eventually, the New Browser Reality made
its presence totally felt, yea, even unto doddering air-wasters such as
it occurred to us we'd better see how our pages looked in Opera,
Camino, et al.
As it turned out, a couple of things that displayed fine in N and E
were now a little
f'd: the occasional image was out of place; a font size was off here
and there. Nothing horrific, but kind of like a bank with hand-lettered
We assumed the problem was with Pagemill, since, first, it's never our
fault, and second, it was dated even when we started using it, and
was now being forced
to peer into the future and generate workable code for browsers several
millenia (in computer time) newer than itself.
So we fumbled around hilariously for three or so weeks, (blindfolded
howler monkeys couldn't have been any
less efficient) reworking all our pages with a more contemporary web
page editor called Nvu.
(Nvu is free, full-featured and French -- the way we like our women.
Google it for the download page.)
The revamped F&L looks fine in most of the newer browsers --
although there's now a font size issue in Explorer and Opera, and a
fairly noticeable image placement situation with Firefox and the rest.
And, of course, it's totally broken in Netscape 4.7.
We're beginning to suspect
that the fault is not in our wysiwyg editors, but in ourselves.
Until we figure things out, which will likely be never, we hope you
Explorer types (which, last we heard, is still the majority of you) are
mostly here for the art, and will simply text zoom if you have to.
For the rest of you (Firefox, Safari, Camino, etc.), if you're
experiencing that little image displacement glitch on our Shop pages,
just hit reload after the page has finished loading, and the box should
pop into its rightful place. Don't ask us why.
And if you're using Netscape 4.7 (and probably other earlier browsers
as well), and you can read this, we're sorry.
10/24/06 -- It's that time of
-- All Hallows Eve, yes...but we we're thinking more along the lines of
election season. Or as we like to call it, "War of the Gargantuas".
WotG, if memory serves (and if it
doesn't, we'll be hearing from Godzilla historians shortly), was yet
another of those big monster Toho productions in which guys in floppy
rubber suits flail ineffectually at each other, and pretty much level
an entire country in the process.
So, you get where we're going with
Like the candidate who
doesn't put much stock in polls because, you know, he's getting
creamed in them, we've never worried about awards, since people
don't give them to us.
And they shouldn't, because that
would only encourage us -- and isn't the culture in bad enough shape as
But if you hang around long enough
we've probably overstayed our welcome by a good decade or two), sooner
or later there's a massive lapse in judgement, and you find yourself
formally lauded. Now we're wondering if Bed
& Bondage might be
eligible for an Eisner...
After the (and we mean this in the
nicest way possible) massive, all-devouring human locust swarm
that was San Diego, Dragon*Con was just a quiet little get-together
with 25,000 like-minded individuals.
Fellow Artist's Alley denizen,
immortal and kindred spirit (in the same sense that Helen Mirren
and Jessica Simpson are both "actors") Al Feldstein
stopped by Rich's
table, and had a quick look at the F&L originals portfolio. Rich
shook his hand, but was unable to siphon any talent out of the EC
legend. Or any vitality: Al looks better today than Rich did even
during those two weeks in the mid seventies when he was actually
8/22/06 -- Twelve new Gallery images and 18 new Originals for your delectification. If
that's a word.
Each is a party out of
bounds in its own way, so if ever a match was made in heaven, it would
be Dragon*Con and our just-released Bed & Bondage. Rich will shamble
into Atlanta over Labor Day weekend with minty fresh copies.
When it's your turn to
guard the cave and you had a few too many fermented berries the night
before, sometimes you're in such a hurry and so hung over, you forget
your loin cloth. Or so it would seem in this retooling of a plate
from our b&w portfolio, Clan of the Claw.
6/15/06 -- And, we're back again.
Another six months without an
update may have had you referring to us as "the late,
not-particularly-lamented F&L"--but we were merely sequesterized
with some very important commissions and two eagerly anticipated (by
our creditors, at least) new books. We firmly
believe the creation of Art must take precedence over Self-Promotion.
Or to put it another way: no product = no money = no electricity = no
web pages of any kind--new or otherwise.
Beating the equation metaphor
right into the ground, summertime = vacations = hitting the road, so
when you pack the kids, dog and plans for intergalactic domination into
the matter-antimatter RV, don't forget to hit MapQuest with your
itinerary. Then, as sure as C114304B is two white dwarfs and a hard
left past the VonKrupklopf Singularity, you're going to be stopping and
asking for directions--so try to make it part of the adventure!
Requiring as it does only
nanoseconds of your time and about one of your brain cells, we believe
you'll find BattleHookers of Klarn, from which the above scene is
excerpted, to be the perfect light summer reading experience. You'll
find it, and 36-or-so more pages of high calorie, low nutrition
entertainment in our Little Black Book 3. And
look for the image itself--in all its heavy-clay-coated-stock glory--in
the next edition of the indispensable annual fantasy art compendium
that is Spectrum (#13, coming this fall).
1/27/06 -- The jury may still be
out on global warming, but let's face it: Wendigo sightings are down
It's been an unusually mild winter
so far here on the frozen tundra, and it must have been pretty
temperate on whatever nightmarish ice planet this particular F&L
damsel found herself, judging by her attire. Way back when we did this
image for the Darkeworld portfolio, we were making the occasional
half-hearted attempt at having our heroines dress for the weather. Now
we just explain that they have really fast metabolisms.
We've never been involved with
Heavy Metal (the magazine), but we have made a handful of graphic
contributions to speed metal (the musical genre). Our News page has a bit of info.
And while you're there, allow us
to update you on the latest F&L projects, as well as the odd
10.23.05 -- Frost is the kind of
hero who shoots first, shoots second, and then--if your useless thug
corpse is still begging for mercy--stands over you and keeps shooting
until he's sure you're no longer wasting his oxygen.
We read the Frost stories in
preparation for doing a private
commission. If the Shadow hasn't quite slaked your thirst for tales
of bloody retribution, we urge you to check out Donald Wandrei's less
well known but equally implacable avenger.
If you're looking for fantasy
babes who never seem to dress for the weather, why not visit our
just-added gallery and originals pages? Twelve new images await
your perusal on each.
For a preview of F&L's next
book, which we're smack in the middle of right now, hie yourself over
to our news page, where we'll show you as much
as our pathologically secretive publishers will allow.
8.23.05 -- If you accidentally (or
otherwise) spilled coffee on your copy of Little Black Book 3, check this out.
6.17.05 -- And...we're back.
F&L World Headquarters is now
on the other side of the Mississippi, and several thousand feet closer
to our publishers on the East Coast (who've been keeping us busy enough
that our website has been on its own for many weeks). More on the news page.
1.8.05 -- Twelve new images added to our gallery.
12.17.04 -- Just added: news updates and 12
This is the official Fastner &
Larson website. If you're a fan of fantasy babe art, you may very well
have come to the right place.
We're an airbrush artist (Steve
Fastner), a penciler (Rich Larson), and a crazy dream (mostly involving
lusty wenches in and out of strange situations and their
clothing--kids: move along! There's nothing for you here).
We're running this little flea
circus ourselves; don't be too hard on us until we figure out what
Those of you familiar with our
work pretty much know what to expect. We hope you'll find one or two
things here you haven't seen before.
If you're only vaguely aware of
(and only mildly curious about) what we do, here's an opportunity to
steep yourself in the Fastner & Larson Experience--without spending
The vast majority of you may
simply be looking for things to attach things to other things (it's
"Fastner", unfortunately, not "Fastener").
By all means, stay and check us
out--but again: this site is filled with images of scantily-clad
fantasy babes, monsters, and stuff you might find on a Desperately
Lurid Pulp Tales cover--only less tastefully done. Those sensitive of
nature may wish to re-Google.
--Steve & Rich