It all started with paining on old wooden surfaces like box lids, signs and cigar boxes. The stains, old nails and cracks combined with paint tell us the story about monsters and freaks. I love all this oddballs that Johan Potma loves.
Johan Potma, Harbouring Monsters
His work is best combined with another great illustrator, with the same motives and stories, who goes by the name Mateo Dineen. And together they run a little monster village called Zozoville.
Mateo Dineen, Inbread + Teardop
The little monsters make each day scarily beautiful.
The year 2012 will be scary indeed. Just take a look at the Zozoville Kalendarium 2012!
But most of all be sure to click here and meet other friendly monsters!
Johan Potma, We find Clues Along the Way
Johan Potma, Raw like Carrots
Johan Potma, Come Undone
Johan Potma, Readers Digest+ Puppy Training
Johan Potma, Finders Keepers +Light as Air
Mateo Dineen, Unintended Consequences + Stairway to Heaven
Mateo Dineen, Something Other + Creature
Mateo Dineen, Morning Ritual + Out of Body