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2014 Monster Month: Day 23 – The Nightmare

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Welcome to the final selection in my 2014 Monster Month series of creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night. As you can see, this grand finalè is autobiographical. Well, at least it is how I remember bedtime to be when I was a child.

I was that kid who would look pensively into his bedroom to make sure no monsters were peeking out of the closet or rumbling under the bed. If the coast looked clear, I would run full tilt into the room and leap onto my bed so fast that the monsters beneath had no chance to reach out and grab my ankles. Of course the mattress was off limits to them, so if I made it there safely, the monsters were powerless to attack me.

However, those monsters knew they would have their turn – a moment when I would be the most vulnerable. It was that moment in the middle of the night when one would have to get up to go to the bathroom. You wake up, and are too groggy to realize that you are sliding out of bed to go into the hall, which also means you are too groggy to think defensively. The monsters take that moment to SPRING out from the abyss beneath the box spring and munch on their midnight snack of a wailing child.

The next time your children wet their beds, don’t get angry at them. They are just protecting themselves from going down the gullet of a hungry monster. Instead, be thankful you still have your children and applaud them for their defensive thinking.

 

Purple People Eaters

Buckle up. It's going to be a bumpy night.

 

Well, thank you for joining me again on this year’s monstrous journey. It was fun letting my mind wander to create these creatures. Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did in drawing them. Keep coming back throughout the year to see what other goodies I unleash, and feel free to click on the Monsters category on my blog homepage to see what beasties you may have missed in the past!

Happy Halloween! Be safe!

2014 Monster Month: Day 20 – Freaky Faces

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Sometimes it is just fun to sit in a comfy chair and let your hand and mind go nuts on a page in the ol’ sketchbook. Such is the genesis of today’s Monster Month offering. Purple pencil, blank page, and some unhinged mental musings…

 

monster sketch

Best to get these out of my head BEFORE going to bed.

2014 Monster Month: Day 9 – The Hitchhiker

Monday, October 13th, 2014

When your wings get tired, sometimes you just gotta set yourself down on the nearest pedestal, even if it happens to be on the horns of a fuzzy species of unknown origin. Who knows, maybe you’ll become friends.

 

friends forever

Let's see if he is still smiling after the bird leaves behind a little something something.

Tomorrow’s come see a source of my inspiration!

2014 Monster Month: Day 7 – The Drooler

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

It is a hot summer day where the air is so sweltering that it feels like you could take a deep breath and drown in the humidity. The ice cream man hands out half melted popsicles. Old people wobble by draped in a shawl of sweat. Even dogs sit in the shade refusing to chase cats. You feel a hot wind on your head, and are just dripping with ooze. But waitaminnit – is that from the heat of the day? Or can something more sinister be the cause of this new discomfort?

 

drooling monster

It is like his own little rain cloud - the monster edition.

Return again tomorrow for a full-color spectacle welcoming you to a fun-filled family weekend!

2014 Monster Month: Day 5 – Purple Non-People Eater

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Today comes a purple creature from the depths of my sketchbook. He doesn’t really care one way or the other about things. He minds his own business, keeps his teeth clean, and combs his beard once a week whether or not it needs it. Just your average, run-of-the-mill purple monster.

 

purple people eater

Despite his purple color, this critter is not a people eater - mostly because it would take too much effort since they are so boney.

2014 Monster Month: Day 4 – Cave Bug

Monday, October 6th, 2014

We’re gonna need a bigger can of bug spray for this one. Happy Monday.

 

Cave Bug

 

2014 Monster Month: Day 2 – Fang Fish Face

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Ah yes, the ol’ FFF creature. I think this one was inspired by my 5:30am wake-up routine while I was employed earlier this year. I would get up at 5:30 to beat the rush hour traffic on the long commute to the animation studio I was working at all to avoid looking like yesterday’s monster on a daily basis. Guess I traded yesterday’s look for today’s with the lack of sleep I was getting. Here’s hoping my next animation gig is closer to home!

Whatever the inspiration, hopefully you look better than this in your morning mirror!

 

fish face

A lack of personal hygiene seems to be a recurring theme with monsters. Maybe this guy at least eats breath mints.

One more monster is coming your way tomorrow to finish out this week!

Batman Day

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

According to every third post on Facebook this week, apparently we had a Batman Day. (The other two thirds of the posts were about Comic Con and cats.) I was not aware we had a holiday to celebrate Batman, so I seem to have missed it.

I like Batman, so I want in on the celebration. I took a little time to reimagine the Dark Knight as someone who enjoyed the luxuries of his fame a little too much. By the time Bruce Wayne reached middle age, he probably was a little soft around the middle, needed glasses, and got to the point where he just didn’t care about shaving. The fact that this version slightly resembles me is in no way my fantasy of hurling myself through the night to rescue citizens in distress with cool gadgets while wearing an unwieldy cape. If I were to do that, I would go without the cowl and take all the credit as Chadman.

 

Chadman

See, this is why I DO NOT cosplay. The costume wouldn't look right, and I'd probably be going around trying to save London instead of Gotham.

 

Well, enjoy (or enjoyed) Batman Day. I have to run. Some spotlight in the sky just got my attention…