"This is a bizarre alternate world inhabited by creatures that look like they've been in the sun too long and gone bad. A contradictory land where everything comes with sharp pointy teeth but then tries to work a way into your heart with their deceptive charms"
- Clutter Magazine
"an illustrator genius of hallucinatory cartoon-character vision and a renegade toy designer in his own right."
-Play Times Magazine
San Francisco, California - April 1, 2010 - Immedium, Inc. proudly announces the publication of You Might be a Monster and Other Stories I Made Up, by the renowned pop culture artist Attaboy. An dazzling designer of coveted limited edition vinyl toys and multimedia collectibles, Attaboy creates an astonishing monster tale for 21st Century kids and adults who never grew up in the first place.
Bobby the kid makes the mother of all messes in his room but has found the ultimate excuse to avoid getting into trouble: he claims he's become a monster! But Bobby's parents believe him and call in an expert to determine if their son has really transformed. Unfortunately for Bobby, this specialist teaches him a sweet and sour lesson in responsibility he'll never forget!
Can Bobby's beastly behavior match those of otherworldly animals? Take this eye-popping litmus test for yourself:
- Do you chew with BOTH your mouths open?
- Do you pick your nose with a Ship's Anchor?
- Does soap scare you? I mean, REALLY scare You? If so, then you might be a monster!
The following lesson brims with a spectrum of "never before seen" monstrous manners, full of hidden jokes and hilarious wordplay in the tradition of Shel Silverstein, Dr.Seuss, and Roald Dahl.
BoingBoing.net has praised Attaboy for his "incredibly-inspired and beautiful illustrations." His fantastically innovative renderings have won him legions of devoted fans worldwide and prompted New Times Weekly to report, "Ideas like these have made Attaboy something of a rock star not only at toy stores but also in the world of contemporary art and design."
You Might be a Monster brims with more short stories and a visual cornucopia that will grab both readers' attention and imagination. These monsters may come from other dimensions, but will find a home squarely in the laps of kids who appreciate their humorously horrible manners and in the hearts of adults who admire their strikingly original graphic design.
$15.95 USA, hardcover with dustjacket, ISBN: 1-59702-025-7 (ISBN 13: 978-159702-025-1), 11 x 8 1/2, 36 pages
Pre-order your own autographed copy with free limited edition postcard!
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"Trumpet-nosed fish and mustache bugs, maniacal monkeys and sneezing slugs, snaggletoothed cats and worried turtles, skull-faced birds and candy girdles, moping vultures and bunny-dogs, burp-filled balloons and smiling globs, hovering heads and toy-crazed kings ... these are a few of my favorite things. And all of them were hatched in the Yumfactory...But the Yumfactory is also a swirling edifice of giggling goo, pastel prose, wind-up witticisms, hip hop crackerjacks, dilated comic strips, singing jump ropes, swinging crib toys, and plushy wet dreams located between the ears of a man called Attaboy."
- SF Weekly