Sunday, March 26, 2006

MONSTER

SocMo was overwhelmed as blast after blast of forms spewed out of the unrelenting tax MONSTER that has been chasing him since the first of the year.
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You will never guess what I have been doing this weekend.

BONUS MONSTERS!
I illustrated a book for Scholastic not long ago that was full of monsters... suitable for first graders... here are some samples.



37 comments:

megan said...

Oh, just wonderful! I love the tax monster! YES, always SO MUCH paper! And your Scholastic monsters are adorable!!! Was the sad blue monster lonely until he made friends--is that the plot? Love their spots and the trees and rocks in the background, colorful & fun!

Doug said...

The blue monster (Ugg) was sad because he had ZERO spots! All the other monsters had lots and lots of spots. They all convinced Ugg that being BLUE was special too... and they all lived happily ever after. Just like reall life, eh?

This was for a series of books called Number Tales. I did numbers 0,2 and 3. One of my first times to use Photoshop for color.

LudaChristian said...

Bonus Monsters are the best kind! I know what you're saying about the tax monster, too... I fudged mine up this year, so I'll become more & more familiar with more & more forms, I'm sure.

lil kim said...

love it as usual! poor socmo.

cosmos said...

Prolific my man, prolific!

Marion said...

Cool monsters!

bird's eye view said...

Tax monster is great! Hope he's getting published in a newspaper or mag.

The other monsters are really adorable. I could see this becoming a kids' TV show.

Lou said...

Love all the monsters! I can certainly relate to that tax monster. The Scholastic monsters are adorable. My kids loved looking at them. Great job!

Hotwire said...

the tax monster is a classic!!!

Chad Baldwin said...

Wow this stuff is great!! I love your style.

marc said...

Your monsters are very funny!
The IRS monster is very good!
Great job!

steve said...

These all rule but the tax monster takes the cake! Great job here.

Tulipland said...

Excellent monsters ...and the tax monster is AWESOME :)

mr-dunn* said...

long live scholastic-!-
i always find publishers much nicer to work with than ad folks-at least they say thanks-love the monsters-and doing taxes..we do it every 12 weeks here in the uk-so its less hassle at the once a year bit-still a ball-ache though!

melanienyc said...

fantastic monsters. the tax monster...is looming over me as i write this...i haven't slept in weeks! :) great illos!

Dennis West said...

Excellent stuff, Jonesy. I haven't done my taxes yet, but I guess I can't put it off forever. Your monster here put a bit of fear into me.

I love your other monsters too. Great stuff. Since I have kids in that age group, I'll keep a look out for your book in the take-home catalog! (if that's where it is)

Later

bee'nme said...

Jonesy, you are truly brilliant! First of all, the IRS monster is perfect - what a clever idea! And your other monsters are WAY cute - I love seeing some of your non-Socmo art too (no offense to Socmo - he rocks). Love your work - delightful!!

juliemc said...

monstrously good.

Alina Chau said...

These are AWESOME monster illos!! I especially like the top one, can soo relate to that during the TAX season!!

Loy-bot said...

Yo, Jonesy, you got some skills, my friend! Awesome work, and hopefully the Tax Monster gave you a huge return.

constanthing said...

The tax monster is just awesome, bravo! So are your motley crew of cute monsters.

Samalah said...

I really enjoy following Socmo's adventures, and I ESPECIALLY love the tax monster! Great work...

angeline said...

ahh..this is something new! interesting monsters. haha

Christine Lim Simpson said...

WOW! Love your monsters. Glad to be here again. :)

catnapping said...

I love your monsters.

Tell SocMo, those papercuts can be hell. Steer as clear of that monster as he can!

Angela said...

Ha! the tax monster cracked me up!, well, not in real life he wouldn't, but your illio is awesome.
I love all your cute Scholastic monsters. Thanks for sharing.

Bron Smith said...

We can all identify with the Tax Monster. I'm glad that you posted some of your pages from your Scholastic book.They look great, as usual.

Twisselman said...

All these monsters are great.... Much character in the illustrations. I just fended off the tax monster... but doing it all online, he's a buncha digital '0's and '1's I guess.

Glad SocMo got some feet to crash around in. Haven't checked in for awhile.

Si-Guy said...

wow! Your stuff is great! I love it all! keep up the good work!

Don said...

The lower four pics are absolutely delightful! Love the characters and playful style.

Like most others, it's that 1st one that strikes terror in my heart! AAAHHH!!!

Holly said...

They are cutest monsters ever. And tax time is such a pain, non?

irvine said...

wee.. cuties! do you have a cartoon on tv too? tell me! I wanna watch them monsters move! hihi ^_^ {{hugs}}

atomicvelvetsigh said...

haaa! great humour about the tax monster! cool concept too and the progress of the colored monsters create a fun storyline too.. i have no time to make my illo but im so eager to hop around the 870ish posts!

Natura said...

So, so, so fun. The first one is my favorite.

Enjoy them a lot :)

Chrissie A said...

Hmmm, that tax monster looks really familiar... :) I've got one of those hanging out here at the moment!

Fabulous scary critters, all of 'em! Beautiful job!

CarolineJarvis said...

I love monsters.... they're so fun to make.... yours are GRRRREAT!

m.b said...

Sorry I'm so late with this comment - I have been absoluely SWAMPED with work-stuff these past few weeks, but I do plan on posting every theme at some point... I LOVE your IRS monster!! He reminds me a bit of Bill Pete's characters, are you familiar? Been missing IF - coming back soon!