I did this friendly purple cartoon monster for a design firm in Minnesota. Garrison Kiellor told me to insert a Lutheran joke here. Purple monster with green hands and feet, green hair and a red nose.
This is a blue cleaning monster with glasses and rubber gloves and a sponge. He cleans up the mess made by other monsters. He also has pink hair and braces.
This is a happy blue Post Malone monster with Jordans, headphones, tentacle arms and one eyeball. He clicks his gold teeth to the rhythm of the music he is listening to and it makes his dentist mad. His one eye represents the influence of the Illuminati.
Monsters like to ride around small towns on old fashioned firetrucks with their monster buds. They ride around in circles blasting music, waving at random people and smiling. They are too timid to put out fires but they like the idea of fire hoses and saving people.
This is a monster under Timmy’s bed. He is waiting patiently for an unsuspecting house cat to jump down without looking so he can gobble him up. He is a transparent green slime monster with red eyes and lots of pointy teeth.
This is an inquisitive green monster with big blue eyes and a blue visor. He is holding his favorite kitty next to him.
This is a purple four eyed monster with four arms and rainbow colored teeth. He is at peace with his ugliness. He takes Benadryl to sleep. Sometimes when he takes more than four he gets tiny yellow birds that land on him and chirp mysterious code like bird song.
This is an old Macintosh computer. It represents how prospective employers see me. I think they are too intellectually challenged to comprehend that people get better at difficult jobs as they become more experienced. As Malcolm Gladwell pointed out: the 60,000 hour rule dictates that after about 20 years we become an expert at the jobs we practice. You clowns need to recognize expertise when you see it and stop penalizing the people who will make you rich.
I love Totoro. It is such a simple and gentle movie about summers and childhood and how a kid’s brain works to process the world with love and imagination.
I love 90s and early 2000s cartoons. This is my take on Grim from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. It is so odd how such a dark symbol for our own mortality has been appropriated so many times into modern western culture as a comedic figure. Postmodernism you are so silly.
This is a cartoon illustration of an icky virus cartoon. He has one eye and yellow teeth. If he bites you — you will be sick for many months.
This is the mascot of Bob’s Big Boy burger joint as a zombie. He is a bit decomposed but he still has an emotional life and a cute smile.
When I was a kid I was obsessed with nuclear war. I remember books from the 60s in my primary school library about the mechanics of global thermonuclear war. It discussed RADs, REMs and how icbms had multiple warheads so that the bad guys couldn’t shoot them down with anti-ballistic missiles. It even talked about anti-anti ballistic missiles. The book was so cold, emotionless and harsh. It mirrored the cold minimalism of the 60s. When I read it in the 80s I think it bent my brain. It frightens me that many smart people think that we might still end ourselves with these monstrous weapons. Bomb icon with a transparent background.