Gargoyles

Gargoyles

If you’ve ever looked up high on the sides of an old gothic building you might have caught a glimpse of a wonderful set of monsters! Gargoyles! You’ll never guess what their name means. Read on, dear reader, read on: In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved...
Monster Creepy

Monster Creepy

So it’s past Halloween and you’re stuck in the mid-winter “Where are all the monsters?” blues. If you’re looking for a fun collection of creepy monster artwork pin no further. Of course, you may follow the board. Golly, you should know by...
Cheval Mallet

Cheval Mallet

The cheval mallet (from France) is a horse that will whisk you away and make you disappear forever! Hmm, depending if you have lots of chores still to do, that could be a good or bad thing. The Cheval Mallet (or Malet, meaning Mallet Horse) describes a fabulous and...
Jorogumo

Jorogumo

How would you like to have fire-breathing spiders at your beck and call?! The Jorōgumo has that and more: Jorōgumo (JapaneseKanji: 絡新婦, Hiragana: じょろうぐも) is a type of Yōkai, a creature, ghost or goblin of Japanese folklore. It can shapeshift into a beautiful woman, so...
Jubokko

Jubokko

Are you a tree hugger? You might want to rethink it with the Jubokko. The Jubokko (Japanese: 樹木子, “tree child”) is a yōkaitree in Japanese folklore that appears in many books related to Japanese yōkai, including Shigeru Mizuki’s works. According to...
Hone-onna

Hone-onna

This is not the type of girl that you would really want to bring home to meet the parents. Best not to date her at all! Hone-onna (骨女, literally: bone woman) is a being from Japaneselegends. In some versions, it is thought to be a female yōkai who kills men by...