Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cheese monster

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Squarey Monster 85 (socks monster)

Waiting out Hurricane Irene in a Richmond, Virginia hotel. Turns out socks stick to their walls.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Squarey Monster 80 (pizza day)

I had some of the worst pizza today, so I made a monster from the box. Good for something, I guess.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Squarey Monster 77 (pen drawer monster)

I have a space saver drawer that holds about a gazillion pens, pencils and markers. I opened it today, and this thing leapt out at me. Yeah, that gun is a pen. Toy industry perks.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Squarey Monster 76 (time capsule)

Replacing my Time Capsule is proving to be a monster of a job. Should be a 5 minute network set up, but I'm doing something wrong.

Squarey Monster 75 (boo!)

Boo! Sometimes work and life get in the way, and it's impossible to work on the 365 project. I'll catch up, and also make up for it with some more bonus monsters.

Meanwhile, today's Squarey Monster is inspired by the past. My brother and I somehow had it in our head that ghosts can't hurt you, but if you encounter a green ghost you have to run because green ghosts are the only ghosts that can actually kill you. If anyone can provide some insite to that belief, I'd love to hear it. Was it Alfred Hitchcock or Hardy Boys lore? Anyway, don't worry. This guy won't do that.

Ecto Echo 
The ghost of memories past, Ecto Echo rattles his chains to remind you of things you may have forgotten. Ecto Echo takes key words from your chitchat, and uses them to trigger memories that take you out of the conversation, causing you to stammer and moan like a ghost. Don’t let the flubs get to you, though. Ecto Echo has a way of only interrupting the boring conversations, anyway.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Battery backup monster is dead

Belkin's battery backups put up a good fight, but lost the battle with power surges and interruptions today. We had to pull the plug.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Slide monster

Beginning the daunting task of sorting out about a thousand family slides.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Squarey Monster 72 (More sushi? What?)

Squarey Monster 71 (my light box is infested!)

This Squarey Monster belongs to yesterday. I threw myself off because Blogger was messed up the day before, and blah blah blah. I'm full of excuses.

Whatever this is, it's crawling around on my light box…

This fiendish creature is made from a few things on my desk. I have a box that I save those little wires that are used to hold products in the packaging. You never know when you might need one to wrap up another wire.

I also have a tea tin that I use to store business cards.

The tips of this thing's legs, pincers and antennae are capped with pieces from a product my wife and I at Monkey Doodle Dandy worked on called Paperoni. More about what we did with it here.

The candy has been sitting on my desk for weeks. I've been waiting for an opportunity to use them as eyes ever since I found them in my travel bag (not remembering when or where I got them).

I'm eating the eyes right now. How's that for temporary art?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Squarey Monster 70 (Banangerrr)

This is yesterday's Squarey Monster. Blogger posting was disabled last night :(

Watch out for those G.Mods! They're dangerous! Especially the ones with no arms. They rely heavily on their ability to CHOMP!

This rotten banana lost his brothers and sisters, and he is angry! He’s been knick-named Banangerrr for good reason. One at a time his conjoined siblings were surgically detached, and kidnapped (presumed eaten!). He’s also upset because he’s a G.Mod (genetically modified food monster), and he’s rotting anyway. He thought he would stay firm and yellow, but he’s turning brown. He’d like to retire in a banana split some day, but it doesn’t look promising because of his attitude…that, and he’s rotten, and all.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Squarey Monster 69 (A blabbing Mumangle)

Today's Squarey Monster is a blabbermouth!

This Fiendtique might look a lot like our friend Hushy the Mumangle, but he’s not Hushy. He’s nothing like him. Hushy’s motto is, “Mum’s the word,” but Shushy can’t stop blabbing! He’s a Mumangle, alright, but that’s where their similarities end. Shushy repeats everything at the most inopportune times. Whatever you do, keep your secrets under wraps when he’s around if you want to preserve your reputation!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Squarey Monster 68 (watermelon monster)

Thanks to Nancy for her suggestion! Today's Squarey Monster is a watermelon monster!

Melon E.4
Have you ever seen the long term results of genetically modified foods? At some point in the process they become living beings! They’re dangerous creatures, and they are not to be meddled with. These crazy Squarey creatures (sometimes known as G.Mods) would like nothing more than to make you feel yucky. Melon E.4 is the worst of the watermelon G.Mods, but that doesn’t mean Melon A.1 through Melon E.3 won’t spit their seeds at you!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Squarey Monster 62 (heating duct creature)

This heating duct is just outside my studio, and I thought it needed a little dressing up. Drew up some monster parts, printed them on magnetic paper, and *swak swak*!

What's pretty cool, is that no one has taken down my Dodger emergency light. You can see him down the hall a bit.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Squarey Monster 61 (a Frombie named Stan)

Today's Squarey Monster is influenced by my recent stand pipe finds. They can be so expressive!

Every once in a while there are scraps of metal and hardware that come together and form life. No one knows how this happens, but it’s true! The result looks a lot like a robot, but that’s not what they are at all. They’re called Frombies because nobody knows where they’re from, and they act like zombies. Stan is made from water works parts. He just goes around looking for water all the time. That’s all he wants. On hot days he can be heard to moan, “Raaaaiins!”