Guest Post #2

First Daughter draws the cutest horrible monsters.


  1. I find it difficult to believe that that’s a child’s drawing. It looks like an adult’s attempt to draw like a child. Although it’s better than the aeroplanes I found myself drawing the other evening to make myself feel stronger.

    • Matthew Lickona says

      You have my solemn word as a gentleman, a father, and a Christian that this picture is the work of my 10-year-old daughter.

    • Chruchill,

      In most cases I am more than willing to abide by your criticism. It is usually sound and sage, at least at first glance.

      In this case, though, I fear you are suffering from a sort of Britocentric knee-jerk reaction stemming from the fact that American monsters eat people with their left claw-like appendages, as opposed to British monsters who, as you well know, eat only with their right claw-like appendages.

      It’s an easy mistake to make if you’re not familiar with American monster customs.


  2. It’s like that last part of The Inferno, but better.

  3. Are those lime or sour apple gummy peoples?

    Great pic and Ray Harryhausen’s successor may have been found.


  4. Jonathan Potter says

    Hieronymus Bosch!

  5. Jonathan Webb says

    Stay on the good side of that beast.

  6. Jonathan Webb says

    I assume those are heretics.

  7. Daleks don’t got nuttin’ on this dude.

  8. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    The young lions roar for their prey,
    seeking their food from God. […]

    O LORD, how manifold are thy works!
    In wisdom hast thou made them all;
    the earth is full of thy creatures.

    Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
    which teems with things both small and great.
    There go the ships,
    and Leviathan which thou didst form to sport in it.

    These all look to thee,
    to give them their food in due season.
    When thou givest to them, they gather it up;
    when thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good things. […]

    Let sinners be consumed from the earth,
    and let the wicked be no more!
    Bless the LORD, O my soul!
    Praise the LORD!

  9. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    I didn’t notice until today that the three little figures in the lower right-hand corner of the picture are running, with arms extended, away from the monster’s death-basket. Sick!

    It’s a sign of a good work of art that repeat viewings enhance, rather than detract from, one’s appreciation of the work.

    Brava, Miss Lickona.

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