When I was very young, my mother, sister and I would go to the public library fairly regularly. There were several books that I would compulsively check out every time I could. Usually, books with big pictures (couldn’t read yet) of haunted castles or spooky creatures. One of which I recently came across online, One Monster After Another by Mercer Mayer. This book, along with Brian Froud’s pop-up book Goblins, greatly informed an early fascination with monsters.
The images from Mayer’s book were all vividly familiar, even though I hadn’t seen them for 25 years. I must have spent hours memorizing every detail. It made me sad to realize that I don’t draw anything I would would have liked when I was three. I don’t draw enough monsters.
If you decide to draw something you liked as a child let me know or post a link in the comments.