I had so much fun giving away free books every Monday in May, I thought why stop the party. That’s right kids every Monday in June I am going to review and give away a free book. Let’s get this party started.
Even if I didn’t personally know Mr. Travis Nichols I would still think his The Monster Doodle Book was super swell. Picture Rosie Flo’s coloring books combined with Wreck This Journal and you get sort of an idea of what kind of whimsy the Monster Doodle Book has in store.
You might recall my synopsis of his last book Punk Rock Etiquette. Besides the witty writing and crafty how-to’s one of the best parts of the book was the illustrations. Travis was painting kitschy monsters on thrifted paintings of The Last Supper way before monsters were cool. Now with the Monster Doodle Book he is giving the reader a chance to make their own monsters. Travis gets the illustration started, gives you a fun prompt and you do the rest. Whether it be tentacles that need a body and head or an axe wielding cyclops torso that needs a pair of legs.
Not only would this be the perfect gift for a 10 year old boy it would also make an art journalist or aspiring cartoonist of any age happy as a clam. Heck, I’m not any of those 3 and I’m happy just flipping through the fun filled pages.
Feel like doodling your own monster? How could you answer no that question, it’s a great stress reliever. You have one week to leave me a monster related comment. Did you have a Cookie Monster Doll as a kid, was Sigmund and the Sea Monster your fave cartoon, do you make monster plushies? I wanna know!