Monday, December 31, 2007

Monster Month book now available!

The good folks at Scarlet Star Studios have published Monster Month as a book! You can purchase it at, here.

I'd like thank my illustrator, Sven Bonnichsen, and his partner Gretchin Lair, for taking it upon themselves to bring my story to the reading public.

I've learned through years of knocking heads with cowardly publishers, self-serving politicians, and narrow-minded academics that I'm not particularly good at "selling myself." So, I'll reserve comment about the promotional text that Sven and Gretchin put together, and simply include it here as written:

Monster Month
by Professor Ichbonnsen

Thirty-one days, thirty-one monsters: Monster Month!

After a lifetime of trekking jungles, climbing mountains, and spelunking caves, the world's foremost cryptozoologist at last reveals a selection of his greatest discoveries. Herein you will find the Adameve, the Dark Strider, the Opium Gore Golem, the Trick Squilligoss, the Zompire Bat... And many more fantastic beasts!

With the keen mind of a scientist and the bold heart of an explorer, Professor Ichbonnsen provides illuminating descriptions of how the creatures live — and astonishing tales of how he found them.

Both adults and children will marvel at the Professor's adventures... And be left wondering what else remains yet undiscovered in the unexplored corners of our rich planet. Like the map-makers of old, you will understand: "Here be dragons!"

Monster Month is lavishly illustrated with 32 full-color paintings by Sven Bonnichsen, and 7 full-color maps tracing Professor Ichbonnsen's travels.

The direct link for the book: