These galleries contain basically anything that isn’t a classic sock monster. After working with socks for so long, other recycled fabrics started to gain an appeal. I think of these guys as characters, and when I do a run of similar creatures, I develop a series that I hope to later make into kids’ books or cartoons. Though, I do need to earn my keep so some of these creatures were made just to sell. And that happens from time to time. Click on the series titles to see the galleries.

The Hideyberrs
These guys were my first series to feature a pocket mouth. I made them to be just a series of things I could sell. It was fun kind of foregoing the notion that each one had to have a personality and a story. I just cut fabric and sewed. I might make more, but who knows.

The Nursing Home Series
This set of monsters looked like senior citizens, so I made up a story line about nursing home residents. They all band together to thwart the evil gerontologist who performs experiments on them.

A Town of Distinction
This series features a bunch of rural bumpkins whose town bears a dark, oily secret. I drew upon my love for small towns and tightly knit communities of people who’ve known each other for generations. Everyone in this town knows each other’s business, but a circus troupe has moved into town, causing a bump in the town’s regularity. They figure out a way to get along, even though the locals hold all the sway. I look forward to writing some stories about these characters and exploring how the new and the old must work together to conquer a common evil.

Horrid Little Oafs
Sometimes I get paranoid about overdesigning some of these monsters. When people don’t have a lot of cash, and I still need to make sales, I try to keep my labor low. So I made these guys. They’re endearing, and they all sold, but the idea is kind of played out so I might not revisit these .

The Glumys
These guys were an answer to a need for something simply designed and moderately priced. I think they turned out really well. I’m going to make more with holiday themes with a cynical edge. These could do really well.

The Zombabies
I made a series of zombie children from abandoned clothing harvested from schools and playgrounds. You wouldn’t believe the waste you can encounter at such places! They were a hit and sold really well, so I’m going to keep making them.

Kevin, Alex and Enzo
These three looked like they belonged in the same gallery.

The Flipjoes Meteor
These characters are part of a story I’m developing about a great big meteor that crashes outside a small town diner and starts turning the citizens into zombie slaves with its radioactive space dust.

IMG_3378-polaStewie Graves