For a couple years, I’ve been accumulating an ATC collection oriented around Boogle & the Gromble (of course), and this is all I have so far :) I’m going to try and link every artist from top to bottom, left to right:
Go here for un-cropped & larger view + description :o)
This is the first sheet of a comic I’m commissioning from axolotl-mafia. I knew she would be just perfect for illustrating the backstory to my clown/penanggalan character, Boogle. She’s doing an amazing job so far, I just can’t believe it. This is the most meaningful thing I’ve ever commissioned <3 I imagine it will be 5-6 sheets (maybe 20-30 pages) long in the end, but that could change. I have had this story in mind for a while now, but only just felt comfortable sharing it with the world… it’s very personal to me, even though it makes Boogle almost like a fan character, since I’ve made the world of AAAHH!!! Real Monsters her home. It just means so much to me, and I’ve daydreamed about being in the Monster Academy so many times, it just feels right (o:
I’ll be editing these into storybook-like pages with text I’ve written to go along with each image. I want to have it printed into a book one day, just for myself. ;u;
This artist is an awesome person and great friend to me, so I trust her fully with my ideas. Go watch her and also peek at her other comics including Galaxy Magnolia!
*edit* wow, just realized how much Tumblr downsized this. You can barely read it x_x I’ll be posting the images separately as I get the pages worked out!
I did these quite a while ago, but don’t think I ever shared them online anywhere yet. I love these tiny intricate frames, so kitschy and adorbs ;u;
sukebepanda Tweeted this to me almost immediately after posting this (looove!), so I got to doodling hers immediately. I forgot to say it was closed, so came back to find that nightmaren, orima-kazooie, morgueflowersandhumanmeat & becdecorbin all drew Grombles as well! ;o; so it’s only fair I try to do art for as many of you as possible. I’ve asked what you all wanted in return (if I missed anyone, send me a message with what you’d like!), and I’ll post them as they’re done. :3 I’ll probably do this again soon! And I’m gonna make a post with all your art soon, too (if you are opposed to this, let me know) <3
Mini Gromble drawing in a fancy frame. Done with markers on a 3x3 cm piece of cardstock. I wanna go back to Michael’s and get more tiny frames to put tiny art in!
Just some of my Grombley things. :> ~swoon~
I’m not typically fond of drawing the Gromble out of character, but Boogle isn’t really a human, so maybe the Gromble wouldn’t be repulsed by her. Actually she IS a monster (penanggalan) and her “human” body is just a doll form… and considering Gromble once accepted a human-looking monster named Blastoog… maybe the Gromble -could- actually love her in reality and would provide her comfort…
uh oh… Gromble, you know monsters can’t eat human food. You’ll go sleepscaring or worse, be convinced you’re human! 35 minute speedpaint, 2 of 13 I’m doing every day til Halloween!
Another ATC for sale! I really can’t wait to grab ahold of a camera so I can get some pictures in natural light - like most of my stuff the vibrancy doesn’t really scan well.
I really like his teeth.
So much want. That mouthhh<3 sighh
I dreamed last night that we were married and I had long dreadlocks the color of your body like a day-old bruise, and we had a Bonsty by the name of Grooble that slept all cozily in a bassinet filled with garbage. We had guests and were serving them moldy tea and stale biscuits and I just couldn’t stop smiling. *Sigh*…
“Do you know what we call those who are afraid of that which they don’t understand?! …Humans.”
Okay… I’m sure most of you saw this coming… The monster of Halloween day and the last and MOST favorite on my Top 31 Favorite Monsters list is none other than The Gromble from AAAHH!!! Real Monsters. The Gromble wasn’t always my favorite from this show (of which I’ve adored since it first appeared on Nick in my early teens/the mid-90’s)… in fact it used to be Oblina, who had the most awesome scare abilities including pulling out her guts. But as I’ve grown, I’ve become infatuated with this minty-blue, sexy-voiced, gloved, stalk-eyed headmaster of the Monster Academy whose approach to teaching includes screaming at and eating the monster students. His intimidating teaching methods and tough love keep all the monsters under his heel. Deep down, the students all respect him, though they complain about his strictness.
I think if I were to wish any one monster could come to life even for just a day so that I could meet them and potentially be mauled by them, it would be the Gromble. I’m so in love with him it hurts that he can’t be real…
- The Gromble is voiced by Gregg Berger, not Tim Curry. Tim Curry voiced Zimbo, the only flying monster! Gregg Berger also voiced Cornfed Pig from Duckman, Odie from Garfield & Friends and The Garfield Show, Grimlock & others from Transformers, and Tycoon from the Wuzzles! He’s done tons more voice acting for other cartoons and games.
- Gromble’s name was originally going to be Womble, but they changed it to avoid a lawsuit from the writers of a British TV series called “The Wombles”. I think Gromble suits him much better.
- I have a ridiculous amount of screenshots and art of the Gromble on my own computer, unfortunately can’t get to it or my RM DVDs right now :( But when I do, I’ll be sure to post them to my Real Monsters LJ community (created in 2007) :o)
I’m fairly sad that this list (and the month of October) is already over! I really want to create one big image with all my Top 31 Favorite Monsters in it… perhaps when I get the time I’ll do that :o) Sorry a lot of these were late; I really had an amazing Halloween (complete with Universal Studios Haunted Horror Nights, a pagan feast, a big party with games and awards [I won the spider hunt!], a costume party on the streets of Downtown Melbourne…), and it’s not over yet… I’m having my slime party on the 2nd! And a Happy one-day-late Birthdayween to my best friend, Scythemantis. :D