Thursday, December 21, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Monsters! are coming

Another thing I've been busy with lately is a new series of books for kids about creating your own characters. Due out next summer from Lark Books, MONSTERS! Draw Your Own Mutants, Freaks & Creeps will be the first of four books written and draw by me to help stir up youthful imagination and get kids making up their own little weirdos. Next in line are HEROES!, ROBOTS!, and MANGA! But I know you want to see more monsters, right?...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Enter... KLAUBAUF!!!

In some regions of the Christian world, Christmas and St. Nick are't all sugar and spice. Last year I discussed the meanacing Krampus, now it's time for the Bavarian horror known as Klaubauf. St. Nikolaus is followed around by this hideous Yeti-esque fiend, a shaggy monster with horns, bells and dragging chains. They go door to door scaring the sin right out of the little Bavarian children with threats of switchings, kidnappings, and eternal hellfire. Saint Nick is the 'good cop'. I don't know about you, but this would definately make me want to be nicer to my siblings. And if you thought seeing a crowd of Santas as a kid was disturbing...

Cryptids Update

Ok, so the blog has lain barren for several weeks now, and I feel just terrible about it. What, I ask you, is life without monsters? My good excuse is that I've been busy with a number of creeptacular projects. I'm still waiting with baited breath to get the official word from Cartoon Network regarding the previously blogged Cryptids project. I'm supossed to know by January. Anyway, I'm back at Monsterama now, so you can dry up those tears.