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Final Monster Alphabet: Z is for Zoq

Greetings, monster fans,

It’s been a long road full of ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties, but here we’re at the end: z is for zoq.

Which of these creatures do you think best represents the zealous zoq?

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Deadline for voting is Wednesday, January 9 at 11:45 PM.

This is the end of the alphabet, but not the end of the monsters. Stay tuned for more developments!

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Calling All Pirates!

Avast, ye swabs! Like with the bestiary in our previous book Giants of Main Street, our new graphic novel anthology Waterlogged will include its own gallery of characters created by talented artists. In this case, it will be a catalogue of some of the most infamous pirates ever to sail the seven seas. These pirates can be from any time period, past, present & future, or even be sailing the oceans of other worlds. They can be historical, mythological, or created entirely by you. They can be corsairs, privateers, smugglers, Vikings, submarine captains, slave-traders, sea reavers, or anything else you wish, as long as they’re sea-going and nefarious.

To have your pirates featured in the book, send a picture of the pirate and a picture of the pirate’s flag as well as information about the pirate either in paragraph or note form. Information should include the time period the pirate existed in (general centuries or such terms as “The Dark Ages” or “The Age of Homer” are acceptable), the place where the pirate plied his or her trade, the crew the pirate was connected with, the actions that made the pirate infamous, and anything else of interest. As with the bestiary, the info you submit on the pirates will be rewritten in order that all the entries look like they were recorded by the same person, someone writing an encyclopedia of famous pirates.

The flag should be drawn as viewed straight on, just like the pirate flags seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolly_Roger. The pirate should be drawn to include the full body and be within a simple frame. The dimensions should be 2×3 for the flag and 4×6 for the pirate.

As with the rest of the anthology, the pirate images should make use of two colours: black and a particular shade of blue; it is up to the artist where exactly the blue should be applied to the picture. For more information on the colours, view the appropriate section at the Waterlogged Artists Guidelines.

Deadline for submissions is March 1st. Send all submissions to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected].

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Y is for Ythzispin, Z is for Zoq

Welcome to the penultimate installment of the Monster Alphabet!

As there was only one submission for the ythzispin, the winner is Micah Iwaasa by default:

by Micah Iwaasa

by Micah Iwaasa

Micah is also the winner of last week’s Monster Alphabet, depicting the Xal-Xi:
xal-xi micah
Y is for Ythzispin but Z is for Zoq.

What does the zoq look like? Send all art submissions for the Monster Alphabet to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected]

Deadline for polls and submissions is 11:55 PM on Wednesday, January 2.

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X is for Xal-Xi, Y is for Ythvispin

Every week, a new creature is added to the Monster Alphabet. Three artists have submitted images for the xal-xi. Which one is correct?

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X is for Xal-Xi, but Y is for Ythvispin.

What does the ythvispin look like? Send all art submissions for the Monster Alphabet to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected]

Deadline for polls and submissions is 11:55 PM on Wednesday, December26.

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W is for Wynwooze, X is for Xal-Xi

Only one Wynwooze, was submitted, so it’s the winner by default:

by Emily Lampson

Also, Mindy Fraser’s picture was selected for the vitikit:

by Mindy Fraser

Only three more letters left in our monster alphabet. W is for Wynwooze, but X is for Xal-Xi.

What does the xal-xi look like? Send all art submissions for the Monster Alphabet to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected]

Deadline for polls and submissions is 11:55 PM on Wednesday, December19.

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V is for Vitikit, W is for Wynwooze

Every week, a new creature is added to the Monster Alphabet. Two artists have submitted images for the venerable vitikit. Which one is correct?

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And here is the chosen image of the terrifying underbeast, illustrated by Mindy Fraser.

by Mindy Fraser

V is for Vitikit, but W is for Wynwooze.

What does the wynwooze look like? Send all art submissions for the Monster Alphabet to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected]

Deadline for polls and submissions is 11:55 PM on Wednesday, December5.

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U is for Underbeast, V is for Vitikit

Every week, a new creature is added to the Monster Alphabet. Two artists have submitted images for the unearthly underbeast. Which one is correct?

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And here is the chosen image of the terrifying tauvoz, illustrated by Reetta Linjama.

by Reetta Linjama

U is for Underbeast, but V is for Vitikit.

What does the underbeast look like? Send all art submissions for the Monster Alphabet to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected]

Deadline for polls and submissions is 11:55 PM on Wednesday, November 28.

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Monster Alphabet: S is for Snoodling, T is for Tauvoz

We only got one submission this week, so congratulation Mindy Fraser. This is the sensitive snoodling:

by Mindy Fraser

Also, Oliver McTavish-Wisden’s drawing won for the righteous ryx fish:

by Oliver McTavish-Wisden

 

S is for Snoodling, but T is for Tauvoz.

What does the tauvox look like? Send all art submissions for the Monster Alphabet to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected]

Deadline for submissions is 11:55 PM on Wednesday, November 7.

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R is for Ryx Fish, S is for Snoodling

It’s that time once again for strange new monsters in the Monster Alphabet!

Which of these fine fiends is the ridiculous ryx fish?

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R is for Ryx Fish, but S is for Snoodling.

What does the snoodling look like? Send all art submissions for the Monster Alphabet to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected]

Deadline for polls and submissions is 11:55 PM on Wednesday, October 31.

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P is for Pelquin, Q is for Quivark

Another round of the Monster Alphabet. There was only one submission for the puzzling Pelquin, so Mara Coman automatically wins!

Furthermore, her image of the overpowering Ophidos wins as well. Two for two!

P is for Pelquin, but Q is for Quivark.

What does the quivark look like? Send all art submissions for the Monster Alphabet to me, Bevan Thomas, at [email protected]

Deadline for polls and submissions is 11:55 PM on Wednesday, October 17.

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