I HATE RAISINS...NARRATED!

I HATE RAISINS fans, get out your I Hate Raisins zine and read along with Jake Glazier! His incredible narration has magnificently captured the passionate hatred I reserve for one thing and one thing only: raisins. Don't have I Hate Raisins? Get one here! And make sure you check out Jake's other amazing voiceover work on Soundcloud or Twitter!

NEW! COMMISSIONS AND CUSTOM MONSTER PORTRAITS

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My brand new COMMISSIONS page is now on monstark.com! There you can now order your own custom Monster Portrait, quickly and easily! I have added options for the most popular sizes - 6"x8", 8"x10" and 9"x12" - but you can email me for other options and pricing!

What's a custom Monster Portrait? It's where I draw you (or a friend or loved one) as a beast! Send me a reference shot and I'll work with your face and the spirit of your photo to make you look creepy, monstrous, beastly and alive! It's a vibrant head and shoulders portrait that incorporates texture, smudges and fine details to render you as a sort of half-transformed werewolf with drool, blood spatter and plenty of character.

I do other custom commissions too, just ask!

SHIRT SALE...AND EXTINCTION?

My "classic" shirts...you know them, you love them, and I've decided that I may be retiring most of them forever! If I ever do reprint, it might not be for a very long time.

There are limited quantities of these shirts left and they're on sale in my SHOP (along with some others that are DIRT CHEAP)! Sizes vary and include unisex and women's style shirts all the way down to XS. For a limited time every order of these shirts will also receive a FREE "I Hate Raisins" zine. Go get 'em while you can! GO!

FOREST FUNDAY: KIRA CUL'TOFAY

This week's FOREST OF IMMORTALS features writer Kira Cul'tofay, who may or may not be an elf. We discuss creating fantasy worlds, human society, Fairie lore and how today's fantasy story could become tomorrow's worldwide religion!

Find Kira here:
meridianwanderings.com
Amazon author page

Intro music by Jean Baudin. Find his work at jeanbaudin.com.
Interviews and art by Monstark. Find his podcasts, art and products at monstark.com.
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EMBRACING THE BEAST

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No, this isn't the title of my memoirs...yet. It's another variation on a theme that keeps breathing in my ear like a lover, ringing true like an instinct.

I think a lot about human evolution and ascension, and about how the raw primitive we carry inside us might fit into a peaceful human future. That facet is something we can't escape in these bodies; we're part of nature and that primitive pull is too powerful. We need to identify, embrace and harness our beast but temper it with more caring and emotional intelligence, all of which we can work on today.

MONSTARK & ME MONDAY!

Monstark & Me is back after a few rough weeks away from each other! This week, Monstark is boiling mad (almost literally). Bryan debuts his super evil new voice which hurts after a few minutes. We talk about disappearing cat poop, tulpas, aliens, and movies. Don't think too hard about tulpas though, unless you like spoilers.

FITKICKERS FRIDAY!

Tonight is the Buck Full Moon and I was inspired to hastily create a band of my dreams, the FITKICKERS. Fitkickers is a country-style Misfits cover band for which I currently do all vocals, drums and guitars. The first track is "Dev'lock" and you can listen now for free! Yeehawhooooaaaa!

fitkickers.bandcamp.com

FOREST FRIDAY: NATALIE MCKEAN

This week features visual artist and graphic novelist Natalie McKean! We talk art, origins and the fascinating reasons Natalie creates "metaphysical sci-fi". Prepare to follow us through some strange and unexpected wormholes as we get into the nature of reality and creativity!

Find Natalie here:
nataliemckeanart.com (art)
somniacity.com (merchandise/products)
instagram

Intro music by Jean Baudin. Find his work at jeanbaudin.com.
Interviews and art by Monstark. Find his podcasts, art and products at monstark.com.
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FOREST FRIDAY: RICK KITAGAWA

This week features multi-tentacled visual artist, artrepreneur and storyteller Rick Kitagawa! We hit you with art talk and inspiration for when your art becomes business, and even preview Rick's alter ego as a robotic Cthulhu crimefighter!

Find Rick here:
The Evil Pin Club
RickKitagawa.com
instagram
facebook
twitter

Intro music by Jean Baudin. Find his work at jeanbaudin.com.
Interviews and art by Monstark. Find his podcasts, art and products at monstark.com.
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FOREST FRIDAY: JEAN BAUDIN

This week's episode features 11-string bassist and composer Jean Baudin! We discuss his musical evolution, his strange and wonderful gear, video game inspiration and secrets of Nuclear Rabbit. Sprinkled in for flavor are songs from his album "2600" and the Nuclear Rabbit album "Intestinal Fortitude".

Find Jean here:
jeanbaudin.com
bandcamp
facebook
instagram
youtube

All music by Jean Baudin (Mechanical Fairies, Uncanny Valley) and Nuclear Rabbit (It's My Birthday!). Buy it all at jeanbaudin.com.
Interviews and art by Monstark. Find his podcasts, art and products at monstark.com.
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MONSTARK MONDAY!

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It's Monstark Monday, time for a new episode of Monstark & Me! This episode is an Ouroboros. Somehow, everything winds up full circle. Fleas have Bryan questioning his very sanity, Monstark wants people to use critical thinking on Social Media, and we respond to a message from a listener. Buckle up, it's a long, bumpy ride.

LIsten to this and other episodes on my PODCASTS page!