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Gotta Get Up and Go to Work by BWS Gotta Get Up and Go to Work by BWS
Retropolis offers a wide variety of accommodations to the tourist or traveler: from five star suites in the floating Galacticon hotel, through the more utilitarian, blastproof rooms made available to the conventioneers of The Society of Demented Research Technicians - and finally, to these modern and streamlined sleeping tubes at hotels like downtown's "Tubular Belles".

Sleek and affordable, these tubes bathe the sleeper in a sonic shower that cleans both sleeper and clothing. Visitors awake refreshed and ready for a new tomorrow - helped along by the hot, strong coffee that tops off the hotel's complimentary breakfast.


This all happened because of a series of blog posts at the Posthuman Blues blog - [link] ... there, for example.

Though I'd never spent a lot of time thinking about Women In Tubes - and really, I haven't, at least not since the seventies - once I did think about them, I realized that they're all over the covers of pulp science fiction magazines from the Golden Age of, well, pulp science fiction magazines.

And I started to feel like less of a man because I'd never put women in tubes into my own pictures. I mean, obviously, it's fundamental, right?

But it's not enough to just stick a women in a tube. Not EVEN in the seventies. What the heck are they doing in there? How did they get into a freaking tube, in the first place? It can't be like that ship in a bottle thing: that's disgusting. How do they get out? And, as always, who stands to benefit from all these women in tubes?

So I've tried to answer these questions, and in the act I also made the tubes coeducational. Because that's how I roll.

the title's from a song of 1933, by Olive Levine & Beany Miller. Because that's ALSO how I roll.
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jannadann Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
RussMid Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I've stayed in worse places. I'd check the small print, there's probably a minimum number of 'women in tubes' pictures you need to draw.
BWS Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yikes, I had no idea I was on a quota system there. I'd hate to get into trouble, especially since somebody must have one heck of a lot of those tubes lying around.
JARM13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder how many will get the reference to tubular bells ? Nother great one , of course !
w4wy4w Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
bvcastilho3D Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Women in tubes. Who dont like them...
Dr-Malison Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
This is amazing....
JaimeGervais Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing... I love it!
pdRydia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Kinda like Japan's capsule hotels, huh?
bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional
I do so love your work
Joey1058 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, the tubes could be cyrogenic chambers, like in Futurama? LOL!
cogwurx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Clever concepts.
Limaria Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Awesome as always :clap: :D Love the concept :heart:
adni18 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Great work! :)
bastler Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Your pictures are truely like visions of another world.
dkl78594 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Photographer
Love it. :D
OutSmart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
thats how you roll!

rly great work. I just found your gallery a few days ago an d rly enjoyed it. I'm wainting for more, keep up the good work and good luck ^^
horai Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Bradley, I gotta say it man. You're head is just awesome. :rofl:

Love the picture as always and marvel at the detail available in such a small version.
fabianfucci Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Very good job! If I just knew of this beforehand - [link] :D
AnthonyPresley Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
i like this alot. U did a good job
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