Once again we return to my obsession with monsters. This time their scale.

I am fascinated by how we can be intimidated by the size of things when considered in monstrous extremes. Whether it be a microscopic entities that roam in the thousands over areas smaller than the tip of your thumb, to the cosmic scale of the universe where we as people are reduced to the same minuscule existence. This is where Leviathans enter the picture. Although not Lovecraftian in scale they can still be astounding to behold and comprehend.

I’ve always love the idea that although many would see these creatures as monsters, they do not see us at all, and they even care. This is where the inspiration for week’s sketch has come from, a creature so large it can have a city upon its back and not bat one of its many eyelids. It exists much like the symbiotic relationship between whales and barnacles.

If leviathans existed in our world, I wonder how humanity would cope, if they’d develop a symbiotic relationship like this. Its more likely that the bombs would fly and mutually assured destruction would proceed. One can hope.


 Since childhood I have been faithful to monster, I have been saved and absolved by them, because monsters, I believe, are patron saints of our blissful imperfections and they allow and embody the possibility of failing and life.”

Guillermo Del Toro, Golden Globes 2018