Monsterwood follows the difficult, sometimes brutal journey of a scrappy commoner raised in the slums of the city, and a sheltered princess as they move from the innocence of youth to the open battle of adulthood, set in a fresh and unique world filled with outlandish creatures that feels like The Jungle Book meets Lord of the Rings.

Monsterwood falls squarely in the coming-of-age mythos, but contains significant twists, outlandish creatures, strong female characters, plenty of sinister villains, and tons of action and adventure. Monsterwood has a fairy tale like aesthetic with appropriately dark edges, resulting in a look and feel that is at-once ancient, mysterious, haunting, and beautiful.

 

About Monsterwood…

 

Monsterwood: Book 1, is the first of three, 68+ page Monsterwood graphic novels, which together, will comprise the first story arc. Monsterwood: Book 1 was successfully funded through our Kickstarter campaign.

“Monsterwood falls squarely in the coming-of-age mythos, but contains significant twists, outlandish creatures, strong female characters, plenty of sinister villains, and tons of action and adventure. Monsterwood has a fairy tale like aesthetic with appropriately dark edges, resulting in a look and feel that is at-once ancient, mysterious, haunting, and beautiful.”

The Monsterwood book was designed and laid out as a beautiful 9″x12″ casebound book, much like a high-end coffee table book. We are also including a special reflective spot UV varnish on the book to create a beautiful, luxury effect. The story and art deserve no less. The books are beautiful.

Jason Rosen, is the creator and writer of Monsterwood.  Under the banner of his SKINWALKER STUDIOS, Jason has designed/sculpted/ and or provided Special effects for NBC /Universal, Chiller Channel, University of Connecticut, Ithaca International Film Fest, Boston Underground Film Festival, Lead Concept Artist Paul Gerrard, Film Directors Wes Craven, A.D. Calvo, Darren Lynn Bousman, Vincent Guastini Productions, Effects & Design, and others

 

Steve Ellis, illustrator, has been a fantasy illustrator and comics artist for the last 25 years. After illustrating for clients like Marvel Comics( Iron Man, X-men, Darkstar and the Winter Guard), DC Comics ( Green Lantern, Lobo)and Wizards of the Coast,( MAGIC THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS) as well as Blizzard ( WORLD OF WARCRAFT) he co-created the award- winning graphic novel seriesThe Only Living Boy,The Only Living Girl and High Moon.  Illustrating and storytelling Monsterwood has been an exciting opportunity for Steve to take his comic work and mix it with his fantasy style. He enjoys exploring the lush creepy dark world and epic storylines of the Monsterwood forest.