Meet John Kenn Mortensen & His Creepy Monster Drawings
In addition to his ridiculously detailed and fascinating creepy monster drawings, John Kenn Mortenson writes and directs T.V. shows for kids. He’s also the father of twins. Because of this, he doesn’t have much time.
About time constraints and creation, he says:
“…when I do have time I draw monster drawings on Post-It notes. It’s a little window into a different world, made on office supplies.”
His subject matter is breathtaking in a really frightening way. The work takes you back to when you were a kid – childhood nightmare kinda stuff. Mr. Mortensen also draws lots of inspiration from folklore and myth. His favourite inspiration of all time (you may have guessed this one) is Stephen King.
We’ve attached a full gallery of these incredible images below, so keep reading!
Why Post It Notes?
Most of us use sticky notes to jot down a reminder and put it somewhere prominent, or even to do brainstorming. Mr. Mortensen, however, uses them as a canvas. And a brilliant one, at that.
As a professionally trained character animator, drawing is something that’s very close to his heart. Because of this, he needs to be creating in order to feel good – as though he’s contributing his work to the world.
He has to draw, he says. He also has to tell stories. The sticky notes allow him to get it all down on paper quickly. As a result, he doesn’t “bore himself to death”.
Off Of The Post-It Note & Into A Book
The level of ingenuity that’s gone into these drawings deserves so much more than a Post-It Note. However, that’s not to challenge his use of canvas. For those of us who want something a little more formal, Mortensen created a book.
Available on Amazon and other booksellers, you can pick up this hardcover compilation of creepy monsters and horror for under $25! The book is called “Sticky Monsters”. No doubt it will create some intriguing conversation with guests.
You might, however want to refrain from showing it to your kids.
You can follow along with John and his delightfully creepy drawings on Instagram. If you’d like to purchase one of the sticky notes, or any one of his incredible drawings, check out this site and move fast because they go quick!