The Bunyip Entry # 13

The Bunyip Entry # 13

Did australia get mid 80’s Trans Ams? Cause if they did, you know this badass drives one… and who cares that “those about to rock” has been stuck in the tape deck for upwards of 30 years… it still applies!

The Ropen Entry # 9

The Ropen Entry # 9

That moment when you suddenly wish you were capturing this magnificent shot for your cyptid documentary in something much more protective than a chainsaw powered hang glider!

The Lufferlang Entry # 9

The Lufferlang Entry # 8

Interesting that I want to, paper doll clothes style, accessorize this guy… I think you could go Snidley Whiplash hat and ‘stache to great effect, but for some reason I think 1950s, tank topped gym suit and long striped socks and sneakers would really finish this guy off!

The Gaki Entry # 13

The Gaki Entry # 13

How a gaki reacts, when separated for a long time from someone it loves, and suddenly see’s that someone, and recklessly runs towards a freaking terrifyingly crunchy and jabby reunion hug!

The Tatty Bogle Entry # 9

The Tatty Bogle Entry # 9

Man great frown! Plus the Paddington Bear and Kermit are strong with this one… Pretty safe to imagine he spends his nights singing slow banjo folk songs for a wee bit o’ marmalade!

Quetzalcoatl Entry # 7

Quetzalcoatl Entry # 7

Ah! The legendary bar top queztalcoatl! you can see it in those eager expectant eyes! He’s desperate for your salty liquor absorbing snacks, and some agency folks will appreciate the tail looping back to draw attention to the logo like that 😉

Oggie The Giant Salamander Entry # 9

Oggie The Giant Salamander Entry # 9

If you zoom way out and assume those bubbles are planets, it turns this guy into about as friendly an elder god as one could imagine… of course, if you just take it at scale, he’s just an amphibian chasing fermented refuse bubbles, and that’s kinda fun too!

The Kitsune Entry # 27

The Kitsune Entry # 27

I like to think of this as a singular frame from what started as a great idea, but soon became the most complicated walk cycle ever created! And if you look at it that way, running forever but getting nowhere… those eyes become soooo desperate!

The Great Pumpkin 2016 Entry #13

The Great Pumpkin 2016 Entry #13

Haha! dammit will I ever not laugh at the old switcheroo? Not sure why but this has a fantastic poorly printed mimeograph feel to it that makes it way spookier and I’m finding that i suddenly crave an icy cold glass of Purplesaurus Rex (two parts grape to one part lemonade for those who dont know!).

The Werewolf VS The Mummy Entry # 8

The Werewolf VS The Mummy Entry # 8

Haha! I mean I know my sympathies will always fall with the elbow patched and disheveled, but I’ve gotta be honest, I’m gonna guess the temper behind that horrible case of murder eyes is probably going to hurt his performance in the long run!… God that wolf does look like a dick though huh?

The Dingbat Entry # 16

The Dingbat Entry # 16

I mean, we all know the deep forest has some funky funky smells, now imagine your schnozz was capable of smelling 1000x more accurately… you suddenly start to understand that face!

The Hippalectryon Entry # 14

The Hippalectryon Entry # 14

Somewhere, some kid has already decided this is absolutely the throat tattoo he’s been searching years to find! I’m all for it kid… send us a pic when it’s all done!

The Corn Mother Entry # 7

The Corn Mother Entry # 7

What an insect on acid might see the moment before getting snatched by a giant praying mantis!

The Bean Nighe Entry # 12

The Bean Nighe Entry # 12

Ouch! as you get older, you learn that running with scissors rule applies to way more than just sharp cutting instruments! Nice job keeping those tiny shrouds off the ground though! That’s a beast committed to clean!

The Sphinx Entry # 11

The Sphinx Entry # 11

Yes! Nothing like a a ferocious cobra tail to toughen up what is obviously a baby – puppy hybrid from space! And those perfectly pointed feets are pretty freaking great too!

The Menehune Entry # 6

The Menehune Entry # 6

I sorta feel like this is what his actions are saying… “I lift banana for you… wear tiny jean shorts… be wife?” And heart forward romanticism aside, I’m a huge fan of the fact that he sorta looks like an accessorized sock puppet!

The Selkie Entry # 8

The Selkie Entry # 8

Now I’m not sure this guy would make for the most exciting lover, but dammit he looks like he can spin one hell of a historical yarn! And sometimes you just want to be entertained… Xtra points for using a bar coaster as your canvas!

The Bloody Bones Entry # 9

The Bloody Bones Entry # 9

Hahaha! Excuse me sir, but could you happen to spare a ha-penny? I’ve only just eaten this foul childrens and i could really use a refreshing pint Also nice work following the judges trending to “no eyes”!

The Jorogumo Entry # 7

The Jorogumo Entry # 7

Man I’ve watched way too much horror, my brain is numbed to all the wretched legs, torn carapices and what is actually pretty creepy and unique take and immediately thinks “hey that things got a kinda great butt!” Plus points for feeling a lil “post Zuul decimation” Ghostbusters!

The Pegasus Entry # 3

The Pegasus Entry # 3

Hell yes! Pulling out the real “artist’s paper”, look at how the intensity of the tail shading tears at the layers the medium, as it sheds away like the years of our lives 😉 … Also I’m relatively confident he’s broken both his back legs!

The Ghoul Entry # 8

The Ghoul Entry # 8

I love that even with the giant bone crushing skeksis style maw that somehow at its core, this still feels a lot like Mr Burns!

The Adaro Entry # 7

The Adaro Entry # 7

Haha? So is that the same mustached character who made a cameo in entry 5? And this one proves that no matter how wonderful your mode of travel seems at first, eventually, even the excitement of surfing rainbows from the sun gets lost in the tedium of a work day…

The Automatons Entry # 7

The Automatons Entry # 7

Haha a screaming-in-horror-roller-skating-droid! And if you are a fan of Lovecraftian fiction like myself, I’m pretty sure those teeth are exactly what they always mean by “impossible architecture”!

The Tommyknockers Entry # 4

The Tommyknockers Entry # 4

Man look at the realism in the drape of that henley! And I think I find it even funnier to pretend he’s not fleeing a crime but is in fact proposing marraige with promise of a fresh miners lunch in place of the shiny rocks!

The Orang Pendek Entry # 9

The Orang Pendek Entry # 9

Now I assume someone somewhere would be able to write a full paper about how you seemingly took structure away from a 1970s scifi book cover style space ship in order to “craft’ a primitive sumatran monkey man… I won’t go that far, but I will say I’m damn glad you’ve done it!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 7

The Third Place Wapaloosie Entry

I’m torn between calling this a revolution in the world of modern minimalism in beast drawings and wanting to make it out of felt and a paper towel roll!

Judge’s Commentary – I always tell my friends who whine about drawing, if you don’t have enough time, you’re doing it wrong! It’s just about squeezing the beast in your head out onto the page in those few minutes you have, and if it makes you laugh at the end, all the better!

The Jersey Devil Entry # 6

The Jersey Devil Entry # 6

I just love that he looks liek one of those guys who no matter how calmly you phrase a questions his answer is gonna be sorta scream neighed and with waaaaay tooo much panic in there! ala “Oh god!?! OATMEEEEAAAAAAL!!!!” Also three of these guys in a circle would make a very festive witches cauldron stand!

The Mokele-Mbembe Entry # 12

The Mokele-Mbembe Entry # 12

What djo you mea-n Immm nnot inn fokuss? I knnnow djust, wjat mmmm doinnnn! I’mma f*cking diinnnooooosoooreee maaaaaaaan!

The Ogre Vs The Pukwudgie Entry # 1

the Ogre Vs Pukwudgie Entry # 1

Lesson to be learned here: Never try and nuzzle a pukwudgie like an adorable fuzzy rabbit against your cheek without permission! Great hand stitched ogrecoat btw!

The Kappa Entry # 12

The Kappa Entry # 12

Haha, you know maybe I worked on one too many adult marketing pieces? Cause I just cant not see this as, at the very best, a practice HJ… That being said, he’s frigging adorable and ‘m a big fan of the pants n socked legs!

The Beast Of Bray Road Entry # 7

The Beast Of Bray Road Entry # 7

You know there’s so much good here but all my eye goes to are that wonky Rick Bayless soul patch, and how freaking unnaturally straight his one leg is! And odds are he’s probably safe to pick up right? I mean he’s obviously tripping way too hard to really stay focused on strangling long enough to do any real damage…

The Thunderbird Entry # 5

The Thunderbird Entry # 5

Haha does he have Frankensteiny neck bolts? Great Itnet style double toes and does anyone else think it looks like he just got shot out the top of a volcano?

The Subterranean Reptoid Entry # 9

The Second Place Subterranean Reptoid Entry

It seems even Subterranean Reptoids go through and awkward pubescent growth spurt! My favorite thing about this guy is knowing he’s incapable of holding a conversation at anything less than an unpleasant volume!

Judge’s Comments – If Daniel Johnston knew about, or was a subterranean reptoid this feels like something he’d have drawn. I’m not saying Daniel Johnston ISN’T a subterranean reptoid simply that we’ll never know what his rendition of one would have looked like regardless of any first hand knowledge he might have had about them or not, so in leu of that this is a good proxy.

The Pukis Entry # 11

The Pukis Entry # 11

My friends and I used to always joke about who you would put in which really important roles if you really made it… Like obviously to fill your days, you’d need a “pharmacist”, and interesting food finder, unusual edict enforcer, a pool water tester etc… I would 100% give Sean the roll of unshaded, single frame, caption less, daily cartoon, heart warmer… I mean seriously WTF!?! haha!

The Monopod Entry # 21

The Monopod Entry # 21

Yes! Undoubtedly drawn by a logger buddy of the famed Monopod Travis Walton, meant to illustrate just where he disappeared to that night in the Arizona hills…. hey wait… i fear I might be remembering something wrong about this story?

The Harpy Entry # 12

The Harpy Entry # 12

So while I stand by you should never trust a beast with tiny top teeth, if you give this guy the voice of the over talkative and attention hungry kid from “Up”, it turns out pretty great!

The Nue Entry # 10

The Nue Entry # 10

You know at first I thought it felt a lil like ET, but given a second to reflect, it feels a lot more like a Hobbes suited, tribute to Meathead, the companion seeking and glowing eyed alien from Meatballs 2… “Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times?…”

The Polevik Entry # 9

The Polevik Entry # 9

Hahaha! so all i can see is Carl Sagan wearing that weird era of sock-like air jordans and riding a donkey he doesnt like very much… so the obvious question… why such high performance shoes?

The Kraken Entry # 5

The Kraken Entry # 5

Give me a bottle of anything and a glazed donut… to go…go…go..o..o!!! haha! And while I’m here, allow me to mention that, dammit that is some fun lopsided headery, and those are amazing claws!

The World Turtle Entry # 8

The World Turtle Entry # 8

Well now i kinda want this as a motivational poster… it just needs the caption of “Even a World Turtle can Have a bad day…” This also makes me think Discovery channel doomsday porn would be way more fun to watch if we lived on a turtle…