Katarzyna Mikolajczak Photography
This photographer works out of Krakow, Poland. She photographs beautiful long-haired women in flowing gowns, standing around in natural settings. She generally credits the models and makeup artists, which is really nice of her. You'll probably see a lovely image from her a couple times a week if you "Like" this Facebook page.
This is a web gallery for Miette, an artist living in Paris. She draws cute little impish gothic waifs, who usually are depicted with black hair and stitched mouths. She also creates some incredible sculptures.
My favorite painting here is "Infirmiette."
This Russian photographer currently resides and works in Munich, Germany. Her photographs are quite striking. Some are black and white, others use quite shocking amounts of bright colors - to good advantage. Many of the photos have a high fashion feel to them, with artistic clothing. You'll have a lot of beautiful images to look at here!
DARK AND GOTH BLOGS:
Arsenic and Old Lace
This Finnish blogger writes about makeup, fashion, and macabre beauty. I love her blue and white hair in her most recent photos. Check out her amazing pics from a rococo costume party she attended! You might also enjoy her Game of Thrones-inspired Khaleesi photoshoot, though it isn't dark or goth.
DARK PAGES IN OTHER LANGUAGES:
This Polish blog covers cybergoth, goth music, Gothic Lolita, and vampire topics. It seems (from what I can tell) to have a lot of music and book reviews and local scene news.
This webcomic from Mexico is, of course, in Spanish. It's about a dead girl named Ella (a spirit?) La Llorona translates roughly to "The Weeping Woman." The comic is posted about once per week. Use "Anterior" to go back a strip, or "Primer comic" to start at the beginning.
Margoth von G
This Polish shop sells Gothic Lolita, pinup, Victorian, retro and rockabilly clothing and jewelry. I'm having a bit of trouble navigating the site, as I don't speak Polish, but eventually clicking on links led me to be able to look at the really beautiful things sold here, which I did find amusing.
A Polish goth blog that also covers steampunk and Gothic Lolita. If you can't read Polish, there are still interesting pictures to peruse here.
A goth/alternative shop based in Poland. They sell men's and women's clothing, home decor, jewelry, shoes and boots, plus accessories.
The Realm of Crab Scrambly
Artist Crab Scrambly sells his cool creations here: his books, clothing adorned with his art, amazing Dark Wonderland stationery, plus buttons and patches. There are octopi, Alice in Wonderland themes, the Creepy Key symbol, a creepy puppet, a pirate, and more. I was hoping to see some of his original illustrations or some prints here - maybe I'm not looking in the right place.
"Infectious goth fashion." The husband and wife team that runs this are from Baghdad, Iraq. The store's contact info is in Maine, so I'm a little confused. I can't imagine they ship items directly from Iraq? Anyway, there is a lot of cool clothing and boots for sale here.
Walking Dead Promotions
This Etsy shop cracks me up. While their name makes you think they have something to do with the immensely popular AMC TV show, they actually sell humorous decals and labels. Huge ones. There's a door-sized "The Shining" themed Here's Johnny decal; a funny Keep Calm and Aim for the Head poster; plus spiders, skulls and tentacles for your toilet, walls, Macbooks or even KitchenAid mixers. Also check out their large selection of Dr. Who/Tardis and Dalek related items. My favorite thing here is the Tentacle Fridge Decor decal.
GOTH AND DARK MUSIC:
The Baby Screams
The Baby Screams is an Italian Cure tribute/cover band. I'll probably never see them play live, sigh! They have quite a few upcoming shows in Italy.
Another Italian tribute band devoted to The Cure. This one I tend to take more seriously simply because they bothered to register their own domain name, not just relying on Myspace and Facebook. They're playing a few upcoming shows too.
The Industrial Twilight
This is an industrial music blog focusing on Eastern European (especially Hungary and Russia) industrial, underground and punk music scene. The blogger posts often and there's a lot of info here, making this a valuable resource.
The Late Isabel
This post-punk band is from Manila in the Philippines. They feature a female vocalist. Around since 2000, they're currently "hibernating." Check out their cover of The Sound of Music's My Favorite Things. They also did a "Hong Kong Garden" cover when they played live back in January.
A darkwave band from Portland, Oregon. It consists of two members, Dawn Sharp and Chris Relyea. Check out their Death in June cover on Soundcloud.
"The grimoires of Bearalzebub." This webcomic updates on Mondays and on Thursdays. The other characters/cast members in this comic seem to represent the Seven Deadly Sins. There are currently 336 strips - that's a ton of hard work!
A horror comedy webcomic about classic monsters that attend a high school. (Nothing to do with the popular line of toys, btw!) The characters include a few vampires, a succubus, a werecat and a werewolf. The artists are Gisèle Lagacé and Dave Zero1.
The Riven Sol webcomic combines science fiction and Lovecraftian horror, plus some romance. The setting is a space station. This PG-13 comic updates on Mondays, and is currently on Chapter 15.
This is a free browser-based dark fantasy game. (With four kids keeping me busy, I haven't tried it, so I'm barely recommending it to you.) It's made for adults, not children. The game has been around a couple of years, but the Facebook page has only 493 likes. That might give you some well-deserved pause..
"Your daily dose of darkness." This slick, professional magazine just launched in early 2013. It's dedicated to covering dark music and dark culture. The magazine reviews music, literature, movies and art "with a dark twist." Currently they're reviewing Al Jourgensen's new book about Ministry and interviewing lots of bands. I'm impressed, and I'll be back daily.
"The world's largest dark style magazine." They cover fashion, film noir, beauty, and music. There's a print version you can buy; or tons of interesting fashion news you can read right here on the website. Very slick and professional too. I don't find this particularly goth at all, but I think there's enough dark things here you'll enjoy browsing. The style is a bit inaccessibly high fashion though, I think you'll agree. However, they have tons of interesting and useful posts, such as announcing that the British Film Institute is hosting outdoor screenings of "Dracula" and "The Mummy.".
Ghosts and Ghouls
This paranormal blog features true ghost stories, paranormal links and related writings. The blogger lives in Tampa and is a paranormal examiner. She tries to post a "ghost photo of the day" as often as possible.
Theresa's Haunted History of the Tri-State
This blogger is a paranormal investigator and resesarcher in West Virginia. She also works as a tour guide for Haunted and Historic Guyandotte Tours. Recently she's blogging about a phantom lioness at the Cincinatti zoo; as well as posting about The Man Who Ate Paste and zombies vs. Quislings.
--Copyright 2013 Carrie Carolin