Visual research on the representation of monsters by various artists and in various contexts.
Monster Squad Nobrow #5 (2011)
Bento Bestiary (2010) Nobrow Press.
My Mother Is a Troll (2006) Zed Said LLP
Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo (2013) Red Fox Picture Books
Monster. Unnamed project.
Personal work. Dinosaurs are sort of monsters, right?
I looked at the similarities of the monster and this person's arms and I had one of those weird moments where you start to think really philosophically. And I thought to myself:
"What is a monster? It's all a matter of perspective really. Children can be monsters when they misbehave, adults can be monsters when they get angry, a puppy can be a monster to someone if they don't like dogs." Maybe there's a message to be put across in this book idea, although it wasn't my initial intention.
Personal Work (for his daughter on her first day of kindergarten)
And one for his son!
Leroy. C, Vinyl Toy - Super7
Limited Giclee print - Super7
Interesting to see the same character in different platforms.
Event Poster - Target.
Apparel design - Grain Edit
Less 'cutesy' than the others. Very human character. I like both the sketch and the final image.
Interesting restrictive palettes and a couple of different styles/ways of rendering.
Nice mix of briefs and styles - ranging from the scary to cute. Narrative, product and print.
Creature Kebab (Jenni Springett):
Themes of ambiguity and twisted nature really make these creatures stand out from the others - a bit like Maurice Sendak's work in places.
Some publishers/publications to look at:
Monster Paper Toys (201) Workman Publishing: