|My favorite monster ever, from El Laberinto del Fauno.|
I fully intend to walk around with my eyeballs in my hands one day. :D
|El fauno, del Laberinto del Fauno.|
This is the sort of thing that makes me want to get good with prosthetics.
|Elsa Lanchester as the Bride of Frankenstein.|
Can you say "hair envy?"
|Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.|
I don't know if she qualifies as a monster, but... whatever.
|Celia from Monsters, Inc.|
Love it, yes?
|Medusa, a Gorgon, found here.|
The whole snake hair thing is something I need to do someday.
I'm still figuring out the logistics of that. ;-)
|This is Graeme's Jabberwock. Click through to see it big. You really should.|
|These are Graeme's Jubjub Bird and Bandersnatch.|
Fall in love. NOW.
If you find yourself incessantly looking up artwork and books by Graeme Base (I often do), you should definitely try to get your hands on Animalia. It is, hands down, the BEST alphabet book ever. I'm not kidding, I still read it. It's absolutely brilliant.
Another one of his that I recommend to art lovers but to riddle-solvers especially, The Eleventh Hour. Just do it. And if you're in the mood for more artsy-fantastic book recommendations from me, pick up a copy of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. This has nothing to do with Brian Selznick, but is an example of the flawless execution of a brilliant idea.
|How could I forget the mummy? I think this is pretty self explanatory. Picture from here.|
I've always wanted to write in my instructions after death to have me embalmed and mummified in the old way, just so I could see people's expressions when they find out they're supposed to pull my brains out through my nostrils and throw them away. However, given that I'd be dead and therefore wouldn't actually be able to see their expressions, I'm not sure if it's worth it. :-)
|The zombie (found here) merits a mention, and I should mention that I'm a huge fan of all the zombie pinup artwork out there. Check it out.|