The Billdad Entry # 9

The Billdad Entry # 9

Maybe its the lil dino hands but I imagine this guy would talk just like Kiefer Sutherland in Dark City? And that btw, is a freaking glorius beaver tail!

The Pegasus Entry # 2

The Pegasus Entry # 2

Yes! It’s got the aerodynamics of a 1940s sci fi cover! And is that a butt fired rocket engine or beautifully flowing tail? Sorta hard to know, but both work equally well!

Baba Yaga Vs Pollo Maligno Entry # 3

Baba Yaga Vs Pollo Maligno Entry # 3

Yes! well that’s one way to win a child eating contest! And while i suppose there could be something less nefarious going on, like say an ultra close throat singing contest, it just doesn’t seem to carry the same punch!

The Ghoul Entry # 1

The Ghoul Entry # 1

So this ghoul is giving exactly the same look that my bulldog makes when you try and drag him out of his favorite sunspot… Not active displeasure so much as a silently made decision that eventually… some day down the road… he’s gonna eat you for this…

The Adaro Entry # 1

The Adaro Entry # 1

Hey you know I never even thought about this but I suppose we are describing something very goblin sharky! The lesson about murdering aside, if they looked like that I sorta feel like everyone should have a toss-able poison fish plush!

The Automatons Entry # 2

The Automatons Entry # 2

There’s something so endlessly creepy about clock eyes! But then I see those adorably tiny bronze owl horntenna and I feel better about the world again! Also I like to think that big slidey switch on his chest is how you swap channels to the atari!

The TommyKnockers Entry # 1

the TommyKnockers Entry # 1

So first and foremost the flower pot hardhat and the suspenders both struck me as equally funny today… not like both aren’t perfectly functional devices in at least, a mostly make believe, world… But if he’s in fact diminutive, he’s stolen either stolen one tiny ass egg salad sandwich from his own people or the worlds littlest miner!

The Hombre Gato Entry # 1

The Hombre Gato Entry # 1

Hahaha! Swinging for the fences already! … It’s the look of surprise, and the calligraphic line on the shoulder over the leg to show how far back there he really is that sells this one in my opinion!

The Flying Reindeer Entry # 4

The Flying Reindeer Entry # 4

Yesss! If this were the case i would imagine Twas the Night Before Xmas would have a lot more words that rhyme with thwaap!

The Orang Pendek Entry # 3

The Orang Pendek Entry # 3

Now I swear I recently read somewhere that things with independent eye movement actually have more advanced brains… But they say the same thing about folks who hate cilantro…I still say no way!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 8

The Wapaloosie Entry # 8

If I owned a lumberjack themed campground in the northwoods and practiced chainsaw art… I would absolutely have a six foot version of this dude greeting all of my guests at the gate… Such a good sausage butt!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 1

The Second Place Wapaloosie Entry

Oh my! I don’t know what aspect I like best… that it looks like a hairy bratwurst? That it looks like it’s so lovingly humping that branch? Or the fact that somehow this makes me afraid of heights for him!

Judge’s Commentary – I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: When the rest of the world has come and gone, and it’s just me and ITNet drawing mythical beasts every week, I’m pretty sure I’ll still be happy as a clam!

The Turkey 2015 Entry # 2

The Turkey 2015 Entry # 2

OMG you look delicious!… and kinda oddly like a Campbell’s soup kid… But mostly, delicious!

The Cynocephali Entry # 1

The Cynocephali Entry # 1

Hahaha, you know sometimes you can just tell its gonna be a good battle right from the start… I mean are tiny heads are ever wrong? I think not! Though I’m torn as to whether that tat should say “mother” or if it should be the more common cynocephali pronunciation of “woof”!

The Mummy Entry # 4

The Mummy Entry # 4

Haha! So I assume its the palette and not just a shorted synapse but something about this one reminds me of a festive fall color themed floral arrangement… I’ve always been a sucker for the way a burgundy mums compliment the lighter greens in when the sun hits em! 😉

The Jersey Devil Entry # 2

The Jersey Devil Entry # 2

Haha, you know it just makes me laugh, I don’t know if he’s fleeing jersey in terror? I dont know if he’s ecstatically leaping and neighing across an interstate, or if that’s an expression of pain as his knee just really hyper extended… or do Jersey devils have alternately jointed knees? I mean who’d to know but the devil and Mrs Leeds right?

The Mokele-Mbembe Entry # 2

The Second Place Mokele Mbembe Entry

Someone should retell that heartwarming tale of goodwill with the mouse, the lion and the thorn but with this guy and an orthodontist! Yessssss! And this is more proof that I love heads with a single solitary hair, though i worry its like having one car key!

Judge’s Commentary – Man the tiny split end on that hair is really what put this guy in the top running… well that and those enormously silly teefs!

The Ogre Vs The Pukwudgie Entry # 6

The Ogre Vs The Pukwudgie Entry # 6

What fantastic disinterested ogre eyes! And while we’re talking expressions doesn’t it almost feel like that pukwudgie is still trying too hard to laugh this off, like there’s no way you’re really gonna eat me… I suppose, at least he’s got a positive attitude all the way to the end!

The Sandman Entry # 2

The Sandman Entry # 2

Ooooh good creep from the darkness mad scientist garb! I’m always amazed how deadpan squared off eyebrows can be And freaking “Ha!” for the walloping with sand!

The Kappa Entry # 1

The Kappa Entry # 1

Oooh a slightly grittier vibe from our many time champion, I kinda like it! Now in some Gargamel-esque concept, if they pool at the top of their head holds their power… what happens if you drink it? I bet that could be a pretty good marketing gimmick for a shot liquor! “Straight from the skull of a mythical kappa!”

The Onocentaur Entry # 4

The First Place Onocentaur Entry

“More like a oh no centaur i guess…” – Yes! now that’s what I’m talking about! The ol’ switcheroo! It’s funny you wouldn’t think it, but sort of a great example of “the monster unseen…”!

Judge’s Comments – So here’s the way we’re working this, I can’t feasibly have this guy not win and still sleep at night, so to spread the wealth a lil and since I’m pretty sure ITnet will forgive me… I’m giving him the win but bumping the shirt prize to our new never draw in second place. Why am I so positive this guy has to win? Cause every time i think about it I smile! See I’m doing it now!

The Far Gorta Entry # 3

The Far Gorta #3

Hollow eyes show pain.
From boney hips shorn jeans hang .
Nutrients lacking.

 

The Beast of Bray Road Entry # 2

The Third Place Beast Of Bray Road Entry

Dammit you gotta appreciate when these teach you about yourself… turns out I love a giant headed werewolf with flies, a hairless mangy belly and who’s waiting patiently to express his alternate and probably moon phase based point of view!…

Judge’s Comments – Well the official reason is I love the “Pig-Pen style” flies and the fact that he’s shaped like a 1950s movie rocket! but Secondarily, Scott brought both our first and second place winners to the table via his tweets as @fro_vo so I thought he deserved a special thanks, so thanks Scott!

The Thunderbird Entry # 1

The Thunderbird Entry # 1

Sweet! Such a good Flash Gordony/Organic sci fi ship shape, and the scowl and the grays make it feel so serious! Plus (and I dont really care how big and thunderous) I will always have a sweet spot in my heart for potato shaped beasts! so bravo!

The Berserker Entry # 2

The Berserker Entry # 2

Man I gotta say I didn’t expect a bronze biting madman from a mythical Norse past to have such impressive chompers! And I know i should mind my business, but I sorta want him to get a better grip on that sword, it seems the kinda thing that may slip easily in a war trance

The Subterranean Reptoid Entry # 4

The Subterranean Reptoid Entry # 4

Entertainingly I somehow think this one reads as more Ralph Macchio than my drawing of Ralph Macchio! And look at those chompers, totally not designed for fruit. If he’s planning on eating that apple himself, best case, he’s making a Mr Peepers like mess!

The Pukis Entry # 1

The Pukis Entry # 1

Haha, a lil bit it almost feels like we need to cue up the Sarah Maclachlan track and talk about how many Pukis are left cold abandoned and hungry! And i may be wrong, but I’d like to think this 4 frame gif has all the potential in the world to be next year’s “yule log” dvd!

The Feral Children Entry # 4

The Feral Children Entry # 4

Haha man such good dead eyes! put those on someone bigger than me and I’d be terrified! Technically with no real context for scale its possible i should be terrified now! Especially if you take into account his obvious lack of human conscience!

The Monopod Entry # 3

The Monopod Entry # 3

Haha! coming off a big win and swinging for the fences… dammit there’s a lotta good going on here… I mean the corners of his giant toenails glowing in the sun… That lil too cocky expression in the eyes! Come on!?!

The Slide-Rock Bolter Entry # 4

The First Place Slide Rock Bolter Entry

I like that they both look equally surprised! And if we learned anything from Sharknado 2 (i think it was 2 at least?) is all this lumberjack has to do to survive, is hold his axe up firmly in front of him and said Slide-Rock Bolter will simply pass by on both sides! I mean given it’ll be messy and a chainsaw is a better option than an axe, but a positive attitude is very important in a survival situation!

Judge’s Commentary – So what with the odd real life landslides coinciding with this weeks beast I sorta feared this one was going no where… and given we were a lil slow but dammit if this one doesnt make me smile everytime i see it… something about the energy and happiness in a cartoon eyed surprise we all latch onto, I suppose… but I’d rather just call it ITNet’s greatness!

The Harpy Entry # 5

The Harpy Entry # 5

So I mean the whole thing is sorta amazing from crimped hair helmet, to adorably starved bird-babies… but my favorite part by far is we’re catching this at exactly the moment of realization that the littlest harpy is about to get a freshly opened eyefull of pure pizza sheen!

The Nue Entry # 1

the Nue Entry # 1

Man cue up the simpleton japanese overdub voices cause this guy is most definitely saying both “huh!” and “Wha?!?” Great round and poofy monkey mane juxtaposed against some good scary red snow monkey slash vampire bat face! And as always extra points for two toe-ed-ness!

The Polevik Entry # 2

The Polevik Entry # 2

So I’m going to guess he’s not working in the kind of lab that has strict requirements on footwear… also while I assume that backdrop represents a grassy field of eastern europe, it looks a lot like a photo wallpaper made of an extreme closeup or a hairy arm!!!

The Kraken Entry # 1

The Kraken Entry # 1

I like it cause it looks sorta like the thulsa doom “two snakes facing each other… like thiiiiis!” combined with a Cthulhu themed riverboat ride…. or just a killer tomato in silhouette… but that cant be… everyone knows tomatoes cant swim!

Merman Vs Sea Hog Entry # 4

Merman Vs Sea Hog Entry # 4

I like to imagine this is what happens when long tailed sea creatures try and recreate that spinning on a hilltop scene from Sound of Music… Such good dizzy eyes and maybe I’m mistaken but I swear that Sea Pig looks healthier than last we’ve seen him, which is good cause i want him to live forever!

The World Turtle Entry # 3

The Second Place World Turtle Entry

Man I love when turtle neck posturing makes em seem forever old! This guy feels like he’d cough dust and taste of violet candies all the way down to the marrow of his turtle-y bones!

Judge’s Commentary – It is a turtle of grand stature and beauty, but it is also one of fatigue and defeat and therefore does not exude the spirit of the winner

Jackalope VS Leprechaun Entry # 5

The Third Place Jackalope Vs Leprechaun Entry Tie1

Oh man that really sank in there huh? Yeouch! True story, the very first “meet me after school” kinda fight I ever witnessed happened in 7th grade and consisted entirely of one ridiculously devastating ball punch… I’m not going to say I respect the approach, but dammit it’s usually pretty funny to see.

Judge’s Commentary – Images and videos of nut destruction, beyond porno I’m pretty sure its why most people like the internet! Plus I love the blurred tv batman style “CaRrunch” backdrop! And i know I already mentioned this but dammit that thing really landed!

The Aswang Entry # 5

The Aswang Entry # 5

You know I cant help but do the lil piano tip toe/slinky down stairs kinda noise in my head… plunk plunk plunk and extend… plink plink plink and retract… Ha! and how cool is it that his lil arms seem to have to counterbalance all that extra proboscis weight!

The Groundhog’s Shadow Entry # 2

The Groundhog’s Shadow Entry # 2

“The groundhog sees ground hog” – Even with the caption, it took me a second and I suddenly realized how much fun its gonna be trying to guess what the hell a shadow is this week…. I’m betting I’m like 70% wrong! I kept reading the meat grinders handle as the legs of a fireplug shaped, well wigged damsel who’s currently being carried in a very dramatic rescue style!

Moll Dyer Entry # 3

Moll Dyer Entry # 3

Interesting I would expect, no matter the quantity or other-wordly slime it encounters, an accomplished herbalist to have a much healthier sheen to her hair… and in contrast I would also expect much dirtier shoes… but maybe she drinks too much and just does her gardening with eeeeeeeevil!?