Good morning. Please forgive me for posting very little this week. Some very exciting things are happening that have dominated my time. As some of you already know, the Daily Monster Book is on! The book will be called 100 DAYS OF MONSTERS and here is the updated cover. I redrew the main title type Monday night:
HOW Books is going to publish the thing, Ze allowed himself to be drafted to write the foreword, and it'll be in bookstores this coming February---complete with a DVD of all 100 Daily Monsters. So instead of flowers, why not plan on giving your sweetheart some inky creatures? (Just a thought... :^) I've been working on page layouts all week, and on putting together the first of a few planned user charts---who sent in the most posts during the original 100 Monster period.
I have downloaded the whole blog and have started the process of editing all the materials for the book. I'll feature two or three stories with each monster, but the plan is to put all the posts onto the DVD, so that all of your cool stories and comments will be on the record! Of course, you can still submit stories for the original creatures now, but they won't find their way into the book. (Not into the first one, at any rate. ;^)
The book will be chock full of new goodies, too! Bonus Monster Films! And lots of new creatures! Just tonight I made 48 new monsters in one long drawing session! My head is throbbing, and my back isn't all that happy, but who wants to stop when the ink is flowing? I need another 13 creatures for this particular element, and then many, many more for something else... but that will have to wait until Monday. :^D
Man, I wish I could show you some of these creatures. I think they're some of the best yet. But I want to make sure there will be some real surprises in the book. So I'll fight the urge to post these particular monsters here. Please forgive the tease.
I will, however, post some great new Open Source Monsters:
Aren't these excellent! Thank you so much for sending them in. Now, here's OPEN SOURCE BLOT 08, ready for your monster creations! Let me recap for those of you who may be new to the Open Source Monsters: Please print out the PDF of this week's ink blot, do with it what you will, then send me a scan or photo of your piece and I'll post it on the site! I hope you'll have fun!
It's 4am and definitely time for me to call it a night. I hope that, wherever you are, spring has sprung and that you have a lovely and leisurely weekend ahead of you! And hey.. birds know it, bees know it, even educated flees know it: 344 LOVES YOU