Remember my rantings on Lubok (Russian Folkloric illustration)? To put it mildly, it rocks my world. The illustrations are funny, woodcutty and often twist the content a bit to exaggerate the idea. Very witty, very Russian and a tad perverse.
And the terrific blog, "A Journey Around My Skull" had an entry on Lubok work as well>>
Lubok-Russian inspired (Russian illustration style) basing these illustrations on current comic book/ science-fiction content. Riza.ru>>Very inspiring to this pen wielder. Brilliant.