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…

Jackalope VS Leprechaun Entry # 9

The First Place Jackalope Vs Leprechaun Entry

OK so i thought the Rick Sutcliffe one had a bit of darkness to it…but holy f*ck! haha! And those ever so dead emotionless eyes! And is that an ascot?

Judge’s Commentary – Now we’ve seen decapitation and corpse play in the past (see your MBW mug for a fine example) but dammit, it’s never felt this incredibly heavy! Emotions!?! who needs em when you got a blood soaked death mask right!?! Don’t you almost wonder if he’s about to masturbate to an old VHS recording of a thunderstorm… man i just creeped myself out….. anyways, brilliant (and terrifying)!!!

The Aswang Entry # 8

The Aswang Entry # 8

Pretty crazy how a couple fangs, some tight pants and a grainy photo take this dude from being a patron at the Crusty Crab to a light floating to, supernaturally hungry, bringer of baby eatings… but somehow all the while keeping his fishy eyed glumness!

The Groundhog’s Shadow Entry # 6

The Second Place Groundhogs Shadow Entry

This totally reminds me of that song “The Shadow of my Penis has 1000 Eyes”… what you don’t believe that’s a song? well it damn sure is now! … Speaking off I’m still waiting for someone to record the phrase Mythical Beast Wars to the tune of “Chemical Warfare” for me…

Judge’s Comments – No secret here, giant shadow genitals stuffed full of eyes will almost always earn a place if I have a say… but the emotion in that woodchuck’s eye is pretty great too!

Moll Dyer Entry # 12

Moll Dyer Entry # 12

Ok so this is the saddest kind of late entry the one that was done at work on friday but then forgotten to bring home to scan! And seriously what kind of dick-ish mob, kills someone for enjoying the warmth of a sunspot? My dogs would be doomed! DOOMED!

the Mongolian Death Worm Entry # 13

the Mongolian Death Worm Entry # 13

The commercials would be so different if this is what “slim jims” were made of… but the fun part is the overall message doesn’t really need to change!

The Flying Heads Entry # 13

The Third Place Flying Head Entry

On this very night, ten years ago, along this same stretch of road in a dense fog just like this. I saw the worst accident I ever seen…

Judge’s Commentary – In contrast to first and second place, this entry won me over by it’s simplicity mixed with the minimal and confident lines used to draw the character. At first glance it looks like the head is being chased, but I like to think it’s looking back at the mangled, still warm remains of it’s last victim as it howls an echoing shrill into the midnight sky.

Bes Entry # 4

The First Place Bes Entry

I question whether or not even Jes could top this for adorability… I mean I suppose you could set the legs a lil closer maybe pigeon toe the feet… but dammit you know if you hug this guy his nose and eyes just get bigger and he just loves more intently…

Judge’s Commentary – Well technically I’m not the judge (the facebook fan favorite vote was) but I bet if this guy hadn’t won… I bet I would have fudged the numbers so he would have… I mean seriously look at this f*cker! Love him!

How the Abominable Snowman Saved Xmas Entry #18

How the Abominable Snowman Saved Xmas Entry #18

You know if it weren’t for the bird this would make for a man fine ice cream bar packaging, and i always find a lil bit of Andre the Giant based sadness when i see a beasts fingers, while i’m sure are great for clutching icey boulders and shaking tree trunks are far too big to fit in it’s nose holes!

The Pig-Faced Women Entry # 13

The Pig-Faced Women Entry # 13

Oh hell, if 12 is the well wishing, world wisened, whore giving you the knowledge needed to survive in the world, than this is the one who makes you a hearty warm soup when you decide you just dont wanna go! Another great squid eye and my lord does it feel like those fingers have known some worry!

The Sea Goat Entry # 9

The First Place Sea Goat Entry

Awwww man that’s good Sea Goat right there! I’m going with the simple and I assume much sadder than was intended caption of “the loneliest wave in the ocean”

Judge’s Commentary
Awesome – simple, sad, but eloquent. It may look too much like a
cross between a goat, frog and a carp, but overall a creature of beauty.
See how it reaches to another form of being

– The more you look at it, the more intriguing it becomes.

The turkey Entry # 19

The Turkey 2014 Entry # 19

It’s funny those eyes could convey the horror, sadness and hopelessness that I believe they convey or they could simply be the result of a turkey who’s decided to take way too much acid! Talk about hiding genitals in plain site btw!

The Hidebehind Entry # 6

The Hidebehind Entry # 6

Yesss It’s angry drunk and grunge Stewie being haunted or even better hunted by what appears to be a giant forest dwelling anglerfish! I gotta say that’s a really good “I don’t give a F” walk!

The Fur-Bearing Trout Entry # 8

The Third Place Fur Bearing Trout Entry

Ah the classic Skin Trout! Nice job drawing one of the creepiest kinda skull to see shaved, where the brain seems to take up lil less height than the face would have allowed for… Now I’m just curious how he deals with the cursed wet suspender stretch issues?

Judge’s Commentary: I’ve seen these sad eyes before, for they are my own. Sweaters was feeling this because it looked pretty identical to his old man, and then remembered shortly afterward to lick his penis front to back for about 2 minutes straight.

Beasts In Costumes Entry # 9

Beasts In Costumes Entry # 9

So wait is this a Batsquatch in a Sean costume drawn by Sean? My F*cking mind is blown! And now I wanna know whats in the bag!

The Baba Yaga Entry # 8

The Third Place Baba Yaga Entry

Man the scale of that thing is amazing! Properly hideous, well fanged with stalactite like teeth and just the right amount of Mr Burns! Good Russian looking hobo bindle btw!

Judge’s Commentary – A cave can be so enticing to a hungry hobo, especially in the blustering local of Siberia. This drawing captures the mammoth cave-like mouth of the Baba Yaga spot on. I especially like the the large nose as the peak. I myself would never want to reach the summit.