Ever wondered what your childhood nightmares would look like if they met your adult nightmares? Well, take a peek at Monster, the latest installation of Providence, Rhode Island’s giant, horror-themed comic book (published in October 2010, but recently made available by the Chipsylvania online store).
Monster is monstrous: at 10”x14” and 88 pages long, it’s a gigantic collection of some of Providence’s most well-known comic artists. Comic critic Sean T. Collins affectionately describes it as “gettin’ the band back together, man!” The collection’s editor, Paul Lyons, was a founding member of Fort Thunder — once a show-space and artists collaborative house in Rhode Island, now, a genre of comics spawned from the artists who lived there. Monster features many of the original Fort Thunder team as well as some newer faces in Providence’s alternative comics scene.
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