Author(s): Eli Bowes
These are the daily setbacks that turn us all into monsters, and yet make us all human. Featuring gloriously gloomy illustrations, plus checklists for you to tick-off all those disappointed monsters you encounter in your own reality, this is the perfect gift to give your most morose friends and relatives. Each letter introduces a daily setback familiar to us all, experienced by a crestfallen creature from the imagination of author and illustrator Eli Bowes. They range from Alarm (a disappointed monster who wakes at 6:15 am on a Saturday, having neglected to switch off his workday alarm) to Zip (a disappointed monster whose expensive hoodie has suffered a fastening malfunction) via an array of fantastically illustrated beings sinking into everyday ennui due to flat-pack furniture, a bad first date, a hair-choked drain, or an empty toilet paper roll. So, next time you're furiously scrubbing jam off the carpet before your parents arrive, remember that somewhere, someone (or something) shares your pain.
A witty look at the gripes of modern life. Quirky, graphic-novel style illustration. A fun gift book for the grump in your life!.
Eli Bowes is a London-based illustrator and animator. Day to day, he works for the events industry designing and creating everything from bespoke toilet signage to 50-foot-high projections that illuminate iconic Moscow landmarks as part of international festivals. He studied Illustration at Brighton University of the Arts, loves cheese, jellyfish and live music, and has been failing to learn French for about 10 years.