"The Winter Raccoon" - one of those dumb ideas that pops into your head at 3 am while you’re trying to sleep, and you have to draw it ‘cause it’s still in your head hours later….
In the “good news” front, I’ve been without a functional scanner for the better part of a month, but finally fixed that. This one also scans watercolors half-way decent for a change, so double-yay!
Also - planning on getting back to KaiJuly and play catch-up next week. Lots more monsters to draw.

"The Winter Raccoon" - one of those dumb ideas that pops into your head at 3 am while you’re trying to sleep, and you have to draw it ‘cause it’s still in your head hours later….

In the “good news” front, I’ve been without a functional scanner for the better part of a month, but finally fixed that. This one also scans watercolors half-way decent for a change, so double-yay!

Also - planning on getting back to KaiJuly and play catch-up next week. Lots more monsters to draw.

Late night sketch for KaiJuly Day 11! This handsome fella is one of the giant apocalyptic beasts from the BPRD “Hell on Earth” storyline.
Dark Horse put out a special tie-in comic, set in Seattle, that was an ECCC exclusive that year. I was able to get a copy of it, and this guy was the monster from that book.
Man, can Guy Davis design some awesome creatures. This doesn’t come close to doing its creepiness justice.

Late night sketch for KaiJuly Day 11! This handsome fella is one of the giant apocalyptic beasts from the BPRD “Hell on Earth” storyline.

Dark Horse put out a special tie-in comic, set in Seattle, that was an ECCC exclusive that year. I was able to get a copy of it, and this guy was the monster from that book.

Man, can Guy Davis design some awesome creatures. This doesn’t come close to doing its creepiness justice.

The fabulous & ferocious Frogzilla, from the first comic I ever collected and one of my all-time favorite series - Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!

The fabulous & ferocious Frogzilla, from the first comic I ever collected and one of my all-time favorite series - Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!

That other intelligent mutant super-dinosaur - Devil Dinosaur!
Paleobiology the way only Kirby could do it.

That other intelligent mutant super-dinosaur - Devil Dinosaur!

Paleobiology the way only Kirby could do it.

Everyone’s favorite misunderstood rampaging alien beastie - the Rancor.

Everyone’s favorite misunderstood rampaging alien beastie - the Rancor.

KaiJuly continues! Starting off week two, we have the colossal Asgardian dragon-king Fafnir.

KaiJuly continues! Starting off week two, we have the colossal Asgardian dragon-king Fafnir.

What could be better than a giant gorilla? How about a giant 2-headed mutant gorilla? Presenting Dr. Mertz & Bobo, from the awesome cartoon Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot!

What could be better than a giant gorilla? How about a giant 2-headed mutant gorilla? Presenting Dr. Mertz & Bobo, from the awesome cartoon Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot!

More Marvel monsters as KaiJuly continues! This time it’s the Asgardian force of nature known as Ymir, the Ice Giant.

More Marvel monsters as KaiJuly continues! This time it’s the Asgardian force of nature known as Ymir, the Ice Giant.

KaiJuly Day 4!
The X-Men have had to deal with their fair share of giant threats over the years, and one of the all-time greats was the classic known as Krakoa, the Island That Walks Like a Man!

KaiJuly Day 4!

The X-Men have had to deal with their fair share of giant threats over the years, and one of the all-time greats was the classic known as Krakoa, the Island That Walks Like a Man!

KaiJuly Day 3!
This (unfortunately un-named) beast is from an early Kaiju-centric issue of Planetary, where the team investigates the mystery of Island Zero and it’s monstrous inhabitants.

KaiJuly Day 3!

This (unfortunately un-named) beast is from an early Kaiju-centric issue of Planetary, where the team investigates the mystery of Island Zero and it’s monstrous inhabitants.

Day 2 of KaiJuly brings us, from the pages of Invincible, the rampaging cyclopean monstrosity known only as The Giant.

Day 2 of KaiJuly brings us, from the pages of Invincible, the rampaging cyclopean monstrosity known only as The Giant.

KaiJuly begins! A whole month to celebrate the awesomeness that is giant monsters, in all their many forms. I’m planning on doing a lot of “non-traditional” Kaiju - mostly from American comics and movies - so here’s Insectosaurus to start things off.
If you’d like to participate, be sure to tag your contributions with #KaiJuly. And please spread the word - it’d be great to see this take off and get a lot of contributors. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s favorite monsters.
Also, this whole crazy idea was the brainchild of Josh Montreuil. He’s an amazing artist and the biggest Kaiju fan I know - you’ll definitely want to check out his work!

KaiJuly begins! A whole month to celebrate the awesomeness that is giant monsters, in all their many forms. I’m planning on doing a lot of “non-traditional” Kaiju - mostly from American comics and movies - so here’s Insectosaurus to start things off.

If you’d like to participate, be sure to tag your contributions with #KaiJuly. And please spread the word - it’d be great to see this take off and get a lot of contributors. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s favorite monsters.

Also, this whole crazy idea was the brainchild of Josh Montreuil. He’s an amazing artist and the biggest Kaiju fan I know - you’ll definitely want to check out his work!

joshdangit:

Kaijuly is almost upon us! 31 days of drawing giant monsters! I’m going to be focusing on Toho creations for most of my entries (with a few notable exceptions), but my pals Matt and Peter are going to be changing it up with some more varied choices. So if you feel like joining in, anything goes…any era, any franchise, and any media. Film doesn’t have a monopoly on rad kaiju, creatures from comics and games count too. Original monster designs are also a great option (I may sneak in one or two myself).
Pass the word on, we’d love to see Kaijuly take off.

joshdangit:

Kaijuly is almost upon us! 31 days of drawing giant monsters!

I’m going to be focusing on Toho creations for most of my entries (with a few notable exceptions), but my pals Matt and Peter are going to be changing it up with some more varied choices. So if you feel like joining in, anything goes…any era, any franchise, and any media. Film doesn’t have a monopoly on rad kaiju, creatures from comics and games count too. Original monster designs are also a great option (I may sneak in one or two myself).

Pass the word on, we’d love to see Kaijuly take off.

My good friend Matt Nelson’s birthday was earlier this week, and I wanted to draw something for him as a gift. I know he always appreciates other people’s versions of Catbeard the Pirate, and he’s also a huge fan of Godzilla and Usagi Yojimbo.
I couldn’t decide which to draw, so just kinda combined all three. Luckily, he seemed to like it. :)

My good friend Matt Nelson’s birthday was earlier this week, and I wanted to draw something for him as a gift. I know he always appreciates other people’s versions of Catbeard the Pirate, and he’s also a huge fan of Godzilla and Usagi Yojimbo.

I couldn’t decide which to draw, so just kinda combined all three. Luckily, he seemed to like it. :)

mattnelsonart:

#KAIJULY

So my friend Josh Montreuil (joshdangit.tumblr.com) came up with this great hashtag idea - every day (as as many as we can) for the month of July we’re going to sketch a kaiju. Modern, classic, whatever. I made this little promo video for it. Share it around if you like! I’d love to see it become a thing.

Yes!!!