What To Ask For Christmas
There were 2 books published this year which any fan of Monster Brains should really want to have on their bookshelf. The first is the biggest book of Lovecraft inspired artworks ever made and likely to ever be made. It isn't cheap but it is worth it. Granted, I got my copy for free because my artwork was included in the end pages, but if I had the money I would have spent it on this book.
It is normally priced at 400 US dollars but can be found for 270 dollars on Amazon. Visit Millipede Press to buy it directly from the publisher or if you'd like to pick out a more expensive version priced at 500 and 2,500 US dollars that include art prints and signed copies of the book autographed by the likes of H.R Giger, Mike Mignola and other artists involved in the book. You Kramers Ergot fans thought you had it bad! But honestly, this book is truly worth the money if you can afford it.
A brief review of the book can be found at The SF Site.
Pictures above found at a review of the book at Enter The Octopus.
The second book is the fantastic collection of monster artworks, Beasts! Book 2. Jacob Covey, the editor and designer of the book, has put together an amazing assortment of artist visions covering many legendary creatures through out history. I was honored to have a vast number of my monster drawings included across 4 pages in the book. You can buy it for 35 dollars at Fantagraphics.com
The first volume was recently reprinted and is also available here.
And check out the Beasts! Book blog to see more from the two books and related art shows.
Also, I'd like to welcome all Boing Boing readers. If you've never been here before, you have a lot of monsters to catch up on.