The beginnings of MONSTERS AMONG US started way back in June 2003, when during a six day period I sat down at my kitchen table and began drawing monsters. As I think back, I do not remember what inspired me to draw these monster heads. I am very fond of the 1950’s and early 1960’s monster, mystery and fantasy comic books as well as the old black & white monster films, so I may have been influenced by these as I drew.
I do remember that when I finished penciling the monsters, I was very happy with the outcome. A few years later, when I began to ink with a brush for the first time, it was these monster sketches that I first inked and started my love of brush inking. This is the first of three monster sketch pages, which I did on June 17, 2003.