Kickstarter: Monster Alphabet Board Book

This looks like a fun Kickstarter project from the creators of Hello With Cheese:

When I found out I was going to become a father, I wrote The Monster Alphabet. I wanted a book to read to my son that was filled with nerdy delight, and came up with an alphabet based off the monsters of legend.

Initially, I wasn't sure what to do with it. I asked my art partner, Obsidian, if he'd be interested in drawing it, but time was a serious issue for us (we create Hello With Cheese and he also creates Commissioned). So I asked our audience if it would be OK if we weren't funny for one day of the week. And Monster Mondays was born.

The monsters sweep across as many cultures as I could fit. It has some surprise selections, leading to some monsters that even most parents will not have heard of...

Each monster has a verse in iambic heptameter, a revival of a 17th century poetry technique. This is crucial for bedtime stories, as the gentle rhythm will help lull young-ones to sleep.

The Monster Alphabet Board Book (Thanks, Darren!)


  1. He is a good and responsible father to spare no time in teaching his spawn appropriate fear of Tezcatlipoca!

  2. Sorry if I might sound bitter, but: “Kickstarter, the place where only Americans are allowed to be creative and the rest of the world can pay the bill.”

    1. The requirements for Social Security Number/EIN, a US bank account, US address, US driver’s license, and major US credit or debit card come from Amazon Payments, not Kickstarter.

      I don’t know of any other trustworthy payment option that allows a pledge-and-pay-a-month-later model. If you know of one, why not contact Kickstarter and tell them about it rather than whining pointlessly.

      1. Others do it. Such as IndieGoGo which actually predates Kickstarter by at least a year. They should get their act together because it’s definitely not hip.

      1. I know exactly what it is, but some of their policies are infuriating,  if not downright insulting. They are flying on the wings of being a boingboing meme but that might not carry them too far unless they shape up.

  3. So, what’s the plural of Akupara? I’d hate to get it wrong when claiming that “it’s Akupari all the way down.”

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