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Amusing Illustrations Show Monsters Have Problems Like the Rest of Us

Who says monsters can't have problems, just like the rest of us? Artist and designer Teo Zirinis (aka Hands Off My Dinosaur) has created a delightful, on-going series that sheds light on the hilariously distinctive dilemmas faced by fictional monsters. Aptly called Monster Issues, the charming cartoon-style illustrations feature creatures like the Kraken, Dracula, and Cthulhu lamenting over the unique challenges they face in their respective paths of monsterhood.

Life is harder than it seems for these mythical figures: according to the Troll, the Internet hates him; Nessie isn't very photogenic; and Medusa's wild, slithering hair frightens hairdressers. And the real reason Godzilla acts out? It's because he really hates modern architecture.

Zirinis' amusing illustrations are available as prints, pillows, and coffee mugs through his shop on Society6.

Above: Kraken






King Kong





Teo Zirinis: Website | Facebook | Instagram
via [Geyser of Awesome]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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