It features the combined efforts of Dave Guertin and Greg Baldwin–character designers with a passion for cartooning and vintage science fiction.
CreatureBox began in 2007 as a spontaneous exploration of character design. Jumping back into the influences of their childhoods, Dave and Greg pulled inspiration from classic Sunday comics, monster books and a wide assortment of cartoons. In the years that followed, they searched for their own voice while learning from the classics. They went to Kickstarter with the hope of producing their first premium art book collecting over five years of their adventures behind the drawing table.
Within these pages you will discover stranded spacemen, maniacal robots and countless zany creatures in all shapes and sizes. But most importantly, you’ll find adventures from your youth–a time when imagination ruled the day and mysterious monsters ruled the backyard–wrapped in a contemporary exploration of design.
With high quality paper and printing, this 140 page hardcover measures 8.5″ x 12.5″ and collects their full body of work from the last five years. The Monster Volume includes over 35 pages of new designs alongside remastered versions of their sold out sketchbooks (Thoughts, Scribbles + Madness Volumes 1-3 and Palindrone Robot Supply).
As cartoonists who actively look back on their youth, Dave and Greg wanted to provide a body of work that could excite the character designer in all of us. Whether you’re a kid holding your first comic, or a seasoned fan of a niche sci-fi drama, The Monster Volume is a collection for all ages.