Monsters Aren't Always Monstrous!
Updated: Jan 20
In todays post I wanted to share my book and give a little rundown of each short story you'll find in this blog. I've been asked many times why Monsters! My short answer is always "Because Monsters aren't always Monstrous!" Sometimes it's the Monster that you need, Sometimes its the Monster that's the Hero and I love the juxtaposition of that thought!
George Frei’s Monster Series is a collection of short stories, illustrations, and sketches. Although the pages of this book burst with rich and original artwork, readers are treated to three cautionary tales that revive the classic monster genre.
The first short story, The Pumpkin King, is set on All Hallows’ Eve in 1930’s Chicago. The story follows a group of mischievous bullies, who come face to face with the tragic urban legend of Anton Gabor, otherwise known as the Pumpkin King.
The second short story, Shadokasters, delves into a fantasy world of prehistoric savagery, where an ancient clan of Shadokasters is at constant war with barbaric Were-hyenas. While attempting to cross the dangerous mountain pass, Markus must defend his mother in a battle to the death.
In the final short story, The Tree Monster & Me, a young boy named, Jimmy, is lost and forced to explore a dangerous South American jungle. He unwittingly discovers a powerful, but magical tree monster, who intends to liberate nature at all costs from the destructive rise of humanity.
The book also includes other monstrous delights, such as illustrations of mythical creatures from various world cultures, as well as spooky pages from Victor Frankenstein, himself. Set together, these stories, illustrations, and sketches all compliment the classic monster themes we all love so much.