drb
logo
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | famous | cool ads | funny pics | food | futurism | gadgets | history | japan
military | music | nature | photo | russia | sci-fi | signs | space | sports | steampunk | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird


The Eccentric Brilliance of Stan Mott


"QUANTUM SHOT" #602
Link - by A. Abrams




Mind-bending images and ideas from a fabulous cartoonist and a superb illustrator

If you ever wondered what a steam locomotive racing might look like, or fantasized about driving the biggest baddest vehicle across the desert with its own supply of sharks and waterplanes, look no further - the eccentric imagination of Stan Mott might prove simply unmatched.

We'll start with the (probably) the most outrageous picture we've seen this month: "The Supertanker Chopper"! -



Super Tanker Chopper Golden Kick Stand and Dock:



It's hard to summarize Stan Mott's interests in a few words. The man is brilliant and has done some really amazing things ... like ride a go-cart around the world!! Here is an info that appeared in the "Road & Track" Magazine, June 1979:

"It's impossible to type the zany, crazy Mott (who lives on a yacht - sometimes), one of our readers' favorite cartoonists / writers and co-founder of Automobili Cyclops, the firm that rocketed to fame in its first appearance in R&T in 1957. When we asked Stan to tell us about his life, he said,

"Well, I escaped Flint, Michigan at an early age, owned 50-percent interest in a Cragar flathead A-bone roadster at 12, ran at El Mirage at 15, had first automotive cartoons published in Rosetta Timing Association's program in 1948. Went to Art Center College, developed sense of humor working in World's Greatest Rolling Clown Show (GM Styling Section). Then worked as fry cook, mercenary, airline pilot, art director of R&T, farmer, Wall Street broker, poet. Drove go kart around the world, became an Alpine guide, did freelance art work and smuggled. Helped found Automobili Cyclops SpA and hold position of propaganda minister in perpetuity. Now working philantropically to solve moral situations in Southern Mediterranian waters for the U.N."

Stan refuses to talk about his CIA work, arctic exploration or his stint as a human cannon ball."

From "The History of Tanks" (Racing Tanks, that is)





When asked by our DRB team for an update on his life, Stan adds:

"Since '79 I learned to fly gliders in Cyprus, did a "Captain Stan Show" in 1983-4 for Radio 103.2 in Mallorca, Spain, sailed the first Turkish caique across the Atlantic, roamed the Caribbean for seven years, settled here in Neuss, Germany. Also, I'm working on a 76-page graphic novel.".

According to the Top Gear Magazine (Dec 2001):

"The Captain Stan Show was a Pythonesque consciousness weird-out which must have left baffled tourists wondering if their Watney Red Barrel had been spiked."

All images and artwork are copyright Stan Mott, used by permission. You can see more at S. Berliner's wonderful archive site of Stan's artwork - click here.

Fantasy Steam Racing Locomotives

"Les 24 Heures de Choo-Choo" ("The 24 Hours of Choo-Choo" - as in Le Mans):







Other Wicked Fantasy Vehicles

Here is the personal aircraft carrier for the impossibly wealthy Oil Sheik. The Sheik is sea-sick, so the carrier rolls on the dry ground, while the seaplanes land on its deck filled with water. Some sharks were provided to keep the waters free of Russian scuba diving spies.



If you find that you're not talking as fast as usual, order a pair of diesel/olive oil-powered false teeth:



Of course, some may remember Stan Mott as the creator of "Cyclops" series of cartoons (a few "Cyclops" mini-cars were even manufactured by Automobili Cyclops SpA), which blessed the John Bond's great Road & Track Magazine with much fun and colour in the 60s. S. Berliner, III again provides an extensive coverage of this series - click here.

Don't miss Stan's tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Soviet aircraft designer Igor Sokerov. It's brimming with radical aircraft technology ideas and is a lot of fun.

And here is the man himself, surveying the terrain outside Quarzazate, Morrocco:



GM styling concept for a Segway:



Special thank you to S. Berliner, III, and s.a., of New Cafe (Racer) Society for promoting Stan's artwork and keeping the candle lit for his great talent. All images and artwork are copyright Stan Mott, used by permission.

READ OTHER "FUTURISM" ARTICLES ->

Permanent Link......+StumbleUpon ...+Facebook



RECENT ARTICLES:


Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions, Part 6

"The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them"

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #16

Loads of cool and rare imagery


Auto Oops! Bizarre Car Accidents, Part 7

New batch of maddeningly mysterious wrecks



"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your "feed" reader or visit our site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus; make sure to subscribe to our updates.

Our mobile site: http://mobile.darkroastedblend.com. You can also read us on iPad, as part of the Flipboard popular free app.



YOUR COMMENTS::

8 Comments:

Blogger Sun CRm said...

personal aircraft carrier - amazing idea!

___  
Blogger pavle said...

Insane. In the best of ways, of course.

___  
Blogger marcello said...

I love Stan Mott's work! It used to show up in Road & Track back in the day and I was always fascinated by the creative brilliance of his art. Thanks for posting this!

___  
Blogger Rob Orange said...

Damnit! Amazing! I must spread the word.

___  
Blogger Paul said...

Where's the Cyclops??

___  
Anonymous D9Robot said...

this stuff is so cool! art is probably the best thing on this planet.


http://www.D9robot.com
http://www.CetraAG.com

___  
Blogger Ally B said...

Slight ripoff of Bruce McCall - Google 'Zany Afternoons'.

___  
Blogger Popular Reads! said...

Someone find a developer so we can build these things!!!!

___  

Post a Comment

<< Home


SF ART & BOOK REVIEWS:
Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office



READ OTHER RECENT ARTICLES:



Exceptional British 1950s Scifi Artwork

Quintessential Space Pulp Art by Ron Turner and others


Extreme Parenting & Wild, Wild Kids! Part 2

The Joys and Perils of Having Interesting Kids


Creation and Destruction of Sand Mandalas

Profound Art Ritual Reflecting the Sanctity of Our Lives


Funny Sports Update

Underwater Ice Hockey, Extreme Stunts, etc.(Pics)


The New Motor, or the Steam-Powered Messiah

The strange, true tale (plus some wicked cyberpunk art)


Machines Alive! The Whimsical Art of Boris Artzybasheff

Is it a dream, or a nightmare?


Automated Musical Instruments

Music Robots: No Performer Necessary


American Supersonic Airliners:
Race for a Dream


Supersonic Marvels, Largely Forgotten Today


Pulp Pleasures: Eando Binder

"Where Eternity Ends" and other rare gems


Epic Fantasy: the Start of the Journey

Part 2 of our "Best Classic Fantasy" series


Strange Shadows: Best Classic Fantasy

Fantasy "Glitches in the Matrix", Epic Lands, and more!


FULL ARCHIVES (with previews, fast loading):

Feb-March 2014 -- January 2014 -- Oct-Dec 2013 --
September 2013 -- August 2013 -- July 2013 -- May-June 2013 -- April 2013 --
March 2013 -- February 2013 -- Dec-Jan 2013 --
November 2012 -- October 2012 -- September 2012 --
August 2012 -- July 2012 -- June 2012 -- May 2012 -- April 2012 --
March 2012 -- February 2012 -- Dec-Jan 2012 --
November 2011 -- October 2011 -- September 2011 --
August 2011 -- July 2011 -- June 2011 --
May 2011 -- April 2011 -- March 2011 --
February 2011 -- January 2011 -- December 2010 --
November 2010 -- October 2010 -- September 2010 --
August 2010 - July 2010 -- June 2010 --
May 2010 -- April 2010 -- March 2010 --
Winter 2009-2010 -- Oct-Nov 2009 -- September 2009 --
August 2009 -- June-July 2009 -- May 2009 --
April 2009 -- March 2009 -- February 2009 --
January 2009 -- December 2008 -- November 2008 --
October 2008 -- September 2008 -- August 2008 --
July 2008 -- June 2008 -- May 2008 --
April 2008 -- March 2008 -- February 2008 --
January 2008 -- Dec, 2007 -- November 2007 --
October 2007 -- September 2007 -- August 2007 --
July 2007 -- June 2007 -- May 2007 --
April 2007 -- March 2007 -- February 2007 --
January 2007 -- December 2006 -- November 2006 --
October 2006 -- Link Latte Issues -- Biscotti Issues



CATEGORIES:
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | funny pics | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | history | humour | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | sports | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird




















Airplanes
Animals
Architecture
Art
Auto
Boats
Computers
Cool Ads
Extreme Weather
Food
Funny Pics
Futurism
Gadgets
History
Humour
Link Latte
Military
Music
Nature
Oops Accidents
Photography
Robots
Science
Science Fiction

Space
Sports
Technology
Trains
Travel
UE Abandoned
Vintage
Weird











Avi Abrams
Rachel Abrams
M. Christian
Simon Rose
Paul Schilperoord
Scott Seegert
Constantine vonHoffman


Send us your topic ideas, site suggestions, rants or sweet unpublished poetry. We love to hear from you.

Samsung Galaxy Case friendly.