Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Shusei Nagaoka (NSFW '70s sci-fi illustration)

View larger size here. Lovingly scanned and shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader v. valenti. Art by Japanese illustrator Shusei Nagaoka, whose sci-fi illustrations were popular during the 1970s and '80s, and graced album covers by ELO, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Deep Purple. There's an awesome little archive of his work here.


  1. What’s really freaking me out here is that the Jupiter II is in the background, but that’s not Judy or Penny.

  2. It’s great, but you are taking this from There has been no post since the Fukushima incident. Many readers (as I) have been wondering since what happened to the creator/author of the site, and I know some people already tried to ask boingboing for an investigation in the mater. So please, since was/is an awesome site, can you please spread the word so that at least we figure if the author is safe ? peace.

  3. That’s what I like seeing in the morning: NSFW pics of (consensual) tentacle rape on the front page!

    …oh wait, this is Boing Boing, not Sankaku Complex. Ok, WTH; Boing Boing!?

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