Acme, a character story

Acme, a character story

A couple weeks ago, we published a little character story on Doc, the club’s founder.  Now here’s Acme, the club’s resident super genius. Again, you won’t find this stuff in the book.  These are just little character studies we wrote to help us...
Echidna

Echidna

I know. Sorta makes you want a latte with a shot of espresso right now, yes? Think again. Hesiod’s Echidna was half beautiful maiden and half fearsome snake. Hesiod described “the goddess fierce Echidna” as a flesh eating “monster,...
Doc, a character story

Doc, a character story

Who is that kid on the front page of the website?  That’s Doc. He’s one of the main characters in the first book of Friday Night Monster Club.  In fact, he’s the founder. Way back when, while we were still deciding what this book would be about, we...
Monsters in Sweaters

Monsters in Sweaters

I’ve got three children who all LOVE monsters! The only things is that they love them up to a degree. They like the creepy thing that monsters have going on but they don’t like the down-right scare parts. So, in order to help children the world over,...
Typhon, Father of Monsters

Typhon, Father of Monsters

Hey, Pops. Need a new tie for Father’s Day? Typhon was the daddy of many of the Greek monsters. Read on: Typhon was a monstrous giant and the most deadly creature in Greek mythology. Typhon was the last son of Gaia, and was fathered by Tartarus. Typhon and his...
Cerberus

Cerberus

Found this dog named Cerberus at the pound the other day. Hmm… I already have three kids. This just seems like more mouths to feed. In Greek mythology, Cerberus, often called the “hound of Hades”, is the monstrous multi-headed dog that guards the...
Lernaean Hydra

Lernaean Hydra

If you bite me once, then shame on me. If you bite me twice, then you must be the Lernaean Hydra! The Lernaean Hydra or Hydra of Lerna (Greek: Λερναῖα Ὕδρα, Lernaîa Hýdra), more often known simply as the Hydra, was a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman...
Charybdis and Scylla

Charybdis and Scylla

Ever get stuck between a rock and a hard place? You’re not alone with Charybdis and Scylla… Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters noted by Homer; Greek mythology sited them on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian...