Good afternoon. How are you? Thank you for all your comments on the monster mural. I'm glad you like it! While I was in Nebraska to do this, Donovan Beery and Nate Voss interviewed me for their podcast, the Reflex Blue Show. You can check it out on iTunes by clicking here, or you can download it from their website 36point.com.
For the podcast they also filmed me drawing a new monster that we're auctioning off on eBay to benefit the Red Cross. You can access the auction right here. If you've ever wanted to buy an original Daily Monster, but don't feel like ordering one omakase style, this is your chance. Buy a monster, help the Red Cross. What's not to love?
Nate and Donovan are a little nuts, so this is a really different radio interview from the one I did with Debbie Millman last week. The Reflex Blue Show is as close as designers will come to Morning Zoo-type radio shows, and it's actually pretty great. They know what they're doing. Check it out if you've got the time.
In other news, I'm proud to say that the monster book just got reviewed in the latest issue of GEEK Monthly. Now, being featured in Wired was pretty cool, but to be recognized by my own people? With the pride and the blushing! Hoyven! GEEK gave the book a rating of 97 out of a possible 100. Take that, Death Wears Overalls by Rock Hardlin with Gary Sassaman. With your puny 94 rating. Ha! (Mind you, the monsters did get bested by 2 points by The Green Lantern. But that's OK. There is honor in that. :^)
In the meantime, preparations are in overdrive for the launch party on Saturday. The trunk of my Beetle is Tetris-full of beverages, a life-size monster is in the works at a secret workshop in Burbank, and somewhere in the L.A. basin somebody is assembling snack trays that are only waiting for me to purchase them. We'll have a good time. Because, you know what? 344 LOVES YOU
Did I mention that the monster book has been arriving from Amazon? Dave Lazarus sent this excellent image of its delivery that I didn't want to keep all to myself. I'll put it on the Monster Flickr group as well: