Friday, May 30, 2014


Bit of a cheat this week - three images of a single character from a potential traditional, three-panel'er comic strip that I'm working on called WINGNUT versus MOONBAT. Three guesses as to which one this handsome character is!
PS - You're probably also gonna want to click on the image to see it in its "original" size. It looks a lot better that way!

Friday, May 23, 2014


Seeing as how I chintzed y'all out last week by giving you a bunch of old monsters that I'd drawn last year rather than the "absolutely 100 percent fresh new monster goodness" that I'd promised, I hereby present you with two all-new, wholly original creations from my sketch-book.

First up is the Meandering Flapper. He stands atop four spindly legs that end in cloven hooves, and his mostly-mouth of a head is ringed by a quartet of obviously useless wings, with the whole assembly being topped by prehensile bi-pupiloid eye-stalks and a scent-sensing nasal prong (pat.pend).

This week's second entry is the dreaded Chupa Kadavra. He appears in a short story I'm working on that's kind of like, what if instead of getting into crystal meth production, the high school teacher from Breaking Bad got into trouble by dabbling in the Black Arts? Say he cast some sort of half-assed spell, thereby imbuing decades worth - nay, generations' worth - of chewing gum with a malevolent sentience. The end result? The Chupa Kadavra! Stupid? Yes, but I like it, so you have to look at it.

Friday, May 16, 2014


I got caught up in a bunch of drama today so I couldn't come up with a fresh monster for y'all, so I figured I'd give you a threesome of monsters that were originally pencil-sketched by my buddy Dave Starr, which I then inked, scanned into the computer, colorized a bit and am now posting here for y'all's enjoyment! So behold SASQUATCH, LIZARDO and FLOATING TENTACLE BEAST! And sorry if you've seen these before...

Also, as an added extra bonus, here are a couple more angles I came up with - a "glamour pose" and an "action shot" - featuring the 'SQUATCH!

Thursday, May 8, 2014


...aaand I'm just slipping in under the wire with this week's entry: MoonFace. Or MoonHEAD, as the case may be. This is a creature design for a short film script that I am currently working on with my writing partner Marc Roussel, of Remote and The Last Halloween infamy. You can see his director's reel here. Anyway, if you'd like to see MoonFace appear in a short film some time soon, send me a shitload of cash via the donation button on the top right-hand corner of the screen! Come on! Don't be fuckin' stingy, mate! Ah, I'm just kiddin'. When the time comes, we'll set up a proper begging plate via KickStarter or whatever. For today, however, enjoy... MOONFACE!

Sunday, May 4, 2014


The Historia Discordia blog is very kindly offering the historically valuable and highly entertaining Goetia Discordia: Kerry Thornley’s Illustrated ‘Book of the Demons of the Region of Thud’. I am re-posting their post, complete with links, here at the Daily Dirt Diaspora blog because I've always had a soft spot for Discordianism (hint: it's in my skull), as well as for the sometimes goofy, occasionally profound scribblings of half-mad draftsmen. Enjoy! - YOPJ

"In the mid-1980's, Kerry Thornley began collaborating with a Canadian graphic artist and musician, Roldo Odlor, an association that culminated in an illustrated version of Thornley's Book of the Demons of the Region of Thud, aka Goetia Discordia, which we share with you now in its chaotic entirety as a PDF file.

Our forthcoming book, Historia Discordia, will feature more Roldo-created Discordian treasures, not to mention one of the most mind-blowing book covers you'll ever see!

Roldo has a presence on Facebook and his music is available on Bandcamp.

All Hail Roldo!"

Thursday, May 1, 2014


From here on out, every Thursday evening I will be scanning and uploading a new monster drawing. You probably won't be seeing many vampires or werewolves or zombies in this space, however. These drawings will mostly be in a Lovecraftian vein, with plenty of tentacles and pseudopods and asymmetrical limbs sticking out every which-a-way... you know, the kind of thing you'd expect to see in silhouette, lurching and teetering across the horizon, barely visible in the wan corpse-like light of a glowering gibbous moon, accompanied by the keening sound of otherworldly pipes and whistles and the choking stench of a moldering charnel pit.

Because I'm in a generous mood, I'm going to kick off this new weekly tradition with a two-fer!

First up, we've got this "Lovecraftian Sea-Creature Study" that I sketched last week (Thursday, April 24, 2014). I tried to incorporate a number of incongruous elements from various sea-beasts, including not only the usual and obligatory tentacles - a whole mish-mash of them in this case, including some wormy ones, some snake-like ones, and an architeuthis dux feeding tentacle with hooking club - but also various sucker-feelers, spiny fins, a weaponized crustacean claw and a distressingly vaginal gaping maw borrowed from nature's ugliest fishy, the Goblin Shark.

I call this one DRIPPY the QUIMBEAST!

Now, for the second half of today's Creature Two-Fer, here's another strange, chimerical beast, this one combining the flap-like head of a skate/ray, the hairy hooves and hindquarters of a Satyr, a double row of giant fingers running down its spine, a poisonous clubbed tail and a three-way gaze all its own. Drawn today, Thursday, May 1st, 2014...

I call this one DER FINGERLING!

Check back with yer old pal Jerky in one week's time for even more hideously heinous monster renderings in a jugular vein!