Month of Monsters Wrap-Up

Here are all my monstrous creations from last month. Check out the full site for all the monsters (not just mine).

Updates and Month of Monsters

Dear Fuzzy Readers, How was your summer? Productive I hope. Despite the lack of posts lately, I have in fact, been busy. On artsy things even! I am currently working with fellow world-builder and brilliant writer, Andrew Jack, creating a Lovecraftian themed webcomic. We have around eight pages completed so far. Once we get a season’s worth finished, the site will be made public. Until then, nothing but teasers – teasers like this panel from the first comic. In other news, I’m still planning on boldly going forth with this year’s Month of Monsters project in October. I’ve even put together a little site for the whole endeavor. ALSO and most importantly, I’m opening up the site to anyone who wishes to join me in this project. The full monstrous details can be found over at the Official Month of Monsters website. I encourage you to participate! 23 in ’13 Project is still going, for me at least. However, I haven’t had a chance to color the next piece yet. Right now these are being pushed to the side with all the work I’m doing with the aforementioned webcomic. As you may have noticed, the website has gone though a bit of a redesign. I’m still not too keen on how it’s looking right now, so expect a few more changes before I quit messing with the colors and layout. I think that’s about it. What have you been up to this summer?

Science Games for Science!

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A couple weekends ago I participated in an educational science game design session consisting of a group of scientists and other creative individuals. To sum up, it was a huge success. Not only did I have a great time working with such a great group of people, but we created two fully functional games ready for beta testing. For a more extensive description of the weekend, I point you to Chris Miller’s post as he describes the weekend and the end products better than I could.

“This is what happens when you get a group of brilliant minds together to create board games. This was our Science Game Design weekend.” – Chris Miller

I’m looking forward to polishing up these games in the coming months and releasing them into the wild.

Month of Monsters: Barry the Beardless and Calaca Cecilia

Barry the beardless envied the fellows with their luxurious manes, and preened moustaches.  Sometimes, late at night when he was home alone and had the curtains pulled tight, he would don a beard he had made out of his cats’ fur and prance about stroking his fake follicles, dreaming of magnificent hairy chin hedges bursting forth from his slimy façade.

Oh, if only he could grow a beard.

Thanks to Bob for the name seed!

Original art for sale.

 

Al vivo todo le falta, y al muerto todo le sobra.

Original art for sale.

Month of Monsters: Famished Freddie

“Whacha looking at? Can’t a bloke eat his rat in peace without getting all oggled at? Bugger off  yer old prune.”

“Oh my! Why, I never!” Edna pulled her scarf tighter around her head as she continued hobbling down the pavement.

The neighbourhood was really in a rough state these days, Edna thought to herself. Maybe she really should look into joining one of those nice mature communities that her kids kept badgering her about. She made a mental note to look over the pamphlet again once she got home.

Original art for sale.

 

Month of Monsters: Pinchy Penny

Martha looked at the two cans of coconut milk in her hands.

“You know you can’t afford the organic one,” said a small voice next to her left ear. “Plus, I mean, come on! Who’s heard of coconuts that aren’t organic? The ruddy things virtually spew out of palm trees. No pesticides or fertilizer required. It’s a giant coconut scam is what that is. Trust me, you’ll be fine with the regular one.”

Martha nodded. Penny had a point.

She placed the regular coconut milk in her basket.

 

Original art for sale.

 

Month of Monsters: Nora the Nepenthesaurus

The prize, and favorite, specimen in Professor Luftuttle’s menagerie, was the rare and beautiful Nepenthesaurus. She seemed to think very highly of the professor as well. Of course, it probably helped that he always had some succulent Theraphosa blondi’s with him every time he visited his beloved pet. She did love her spiders.

Original art for sale. SOLD

Month of Monsters: Spacey Sven

“Do you know where I left my keys? I seem to have misplaced them. Hopefully I can find them before tonight’s ritual opening of the door to the unspeakable horror dimension. The boys down at the portalarium will be quite irritated if I don’t have the keys to the door.

“Okay, retrace my steps. That usually works right?

“I got some murder porridge from the fridge. Then I sat down to watch a bit of Yog-Sothoth’s Space-Time Almanac. Then I used the little-cultist’s room. Hmmm… those keys have to be around here somewhere.”

After getting distracted several times, Sven finally found his keys five hours later. They were in his pocket.

Original art for sale.