We’ve all been there, scrolling through our Instagram feeds, passing gothic relics and arcane baubles, looking for that je ne sais quoi. Something catches the eye, it’s graphic, grotesque, and definitely has dangerous curves. Welcome to the art of CorpseTits, a world woven by Japanese art through the ages and yesteryear smut magazines of western culture.

‘Vampire Succubus Hemogoblin’

Only a few years ago, Jessica Lynn’s life was her 9-5 office job, parenting as a single mom with an 11 year old daughter, and posting her art online for fun. Today a full-time artist, Jessica, aka CorpseTits, has bolstered a following of 78,000 strong, all feverishly elated to gobble up her Meiji-inspired buxom lowbrow monsters and kinbaku babes.

Jessica was born in New Mexico, but has lived almost her entire life in the quirky city of Portland, OR. Her own burgeoning artistic interests were inspired by the lives around her.

She explains, “My dad was an amazing artist but rarely did it. He did collect comics and Heavy Metal Magazine and was really into lowbrow art. I’ve also been a big fan of anime and manga since I was a kid so all kinds of art surrounded me growing up. I just naturally took to drawing pin up style anime girls in high school and that love for lowbrow art never left me.”

‘Go To Hell’

From that same love of big breasted women carrying high-powered weaponry,  you can see down to the brush stroke that every stylistic choice is carefully executed and thoughtfully fleshed out. She alternates from stark monochromatics to rich reds and velvety metallic golds, effortlessly and organically. Her wicked ‘Ghost Hug’ is equal parts iconic and adorable, so much so that its been turned into pins, patches, tattoo-homages and most recently, a vinyl figure.

Vinyl figure of Jessica’s ‘Ghost Hug’, figure by @junkfed

Another favorite among her fans are her succubi, who fill her Instagram page with filthy seduction and monstrous appeal. A large aspect of Jessica’s art are the evidently nubile, almost virginal bodies that inhabit her creations. Pulling heavily from Japanese manga, we as the audience see images of soft, innocent-eyed demonesses, often with rosy cheeks and coquettish smirks. These common tropes within Japanese media comes in a more ethereal and macabre package when blended with the boorish inspiration of lowbrow icons like Bernie Wrightson, H. R Giger, and Esteban Moroto. Rather than wearing Seifuku, a traditional Japanese school uniform, they often appear completely nude, breasts heaving and fangs bared. In different pieces, her subjects are bound in kinbaku, Japanese rope bondage.

‘Untitled’

Other images focus heavily on Japanese lore, from Oni and other Yokai, Japanese demons, to wolves, little witchy girls, even commissioned works of favorite anime characters such as Ponyo. She incorporates the Japanese ideals of modesty and chastity with the loose morals and weapon-weilding idolatry of 1970’s and 1980’s pulp magazines. This style definitely gives a darker, more sacrificial spin to the ’empowered woman’ badge worn by most modern witchy women and femmes. Her sardonic playfulness meets the stark contrast of death, gore, sex and demonic possession, and makes for what Jessica likes to call lowbrow anime.

‘Gutt Ghost’

Jessica has also collaborated with some other popular Instagram darklings to create otherworldly and eerie pieces. Her collaborations range from explosions of color to simplistic yet obviously chosen woodblock-like prints. She easily blends her own distinct style with those she chooses to work with, creating new and inventive styles in their own right.

She says, “Well I kind of am still surprised by the fact that I have so many followers now. I really attribute it to working with other amazing artists and word of mouth. Seaofdoom has been one of my favorites and she’s like a long lost sister I never had. Ghostfreehood and Heartgrinder were fun  too.”

‘Space Embrace’ collab with @seaofdoom
‘Welcome to Hell’ collab with @heartgrinder
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“Ghost Free Tits’, collab with @ghostfreehood

Did we mention she designed a shirt for stoner metal band, Red Fang? Not only does Jessica commission work for bands and for your own vampy abode, she also sells her prints, accessories, pins, clothes and more through her own site, and through her good friend Titty Bat’s store. Support from her ever-growing fan base has made it possible for her to make art full time and focus on her daughter.

Jessica explains “I don’t have the kind of art that really goes in a gallery. The only real way for me to do it is from social media. It’s already gotten me further than I ever thought I’d get! So I’m not trying to steer the ride necessarily, just enjoying it for now! But really if the ride just allows me and my daughter to live comfortably, I’m satisfied.”

‘Skelewitch’

We here at Dear Darkling can only hope for years of Jessica’s art to come, both refreshing and viceral as it is. Follow Corpse Tits on Instagram for your daily dose of lowbrow realness here!

All artwork property of  CorpseTits and not to be used without permission.

Leah Isabelle

Leah Isabelle

Nestled in the underbelly of the Pacific Northwest, Leah Isabelle spends her time delving into the philosophical, the occult and procuring the most perfectly ghoulish bath bomb combinations. She delights in horror comics, Halloween hoarding, skincare, and worshiping Peter Steele. Wildlife conservation, baking, and all around kitchen-witchery are her forte. In her time off she sells moderately priced soaps for Lush Cosmetics. You can follow her on IG here.
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