The night-time always attracts such wonderous beasts. There are many creatures in mythology and dark fairy tale who carry the Satan or pan-like horns. In sketching this beast I had in mind not only Maurice Sendak’s ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ but also the fabulous Eduardo from animation ‘Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends’. I love the idea that these monsters are misunderstood and are just craving friendship and acceptance.
‘Where the Wild Things Are’ 1963 book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, originally published by Harper & Row
‘Where the Wild Things Are’ 2009 feature film directed by Spike Jonze
‘Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends’ 2004-9 animated series by Craig McCracken