In this week’s edition of IT CAME FROM THE SKETCHBOOK I’m featuring some of my couch doodles of monsters doing what they do when they get together which is not getting along. Monsters usually don’t play nicely with one another which is part of their appeal. Nobody is going to pay to watch a misshapen manmade monstrosity discuss sports or politics over a couple of beers with a scion of Satan. It’s like paying to watch professional wrestlers assemble Ikea furniture or gymnasts balancing their checkbooks.
NOPE! Monsters have to fight!
As I doodle and flesh out these scenes ideas bubble up from the pages and I ask myself questions about these creatures. How quickly do werewolves regenerate from mortal wounds? Are vampires always corporeal or just during the day? Are they like wraiths at night? The Frankenstein monster has been shot and survived in some of the movies. How bulletproof is he? Is he immortal or has he always benefitted from a new mad doctor who could never leave well enough alone?
These are probably questions I seriously pondered in grade school, but I guess some things never change.