Good evening. Finally! Finally! With much delay,
here is a brand new Open Source Ink Blot for you.

If you haven’t taken a stab at making a monster of your own—and with Halloween right around the corner—this may be the perfect week for you to get in on the action. Here’s how it works: Download OPEN SOURCE INK BLOT 21, print it out, and have at it in any way you like: Draw, paint, origami, film, sculpt, write a screenplay about it. Just scan, photograph, or otherwise document the result and send it my way at and I’ll put the result on the blog right here. If you can, please make your file 480 pixels wide. If you can’t, don’t worry about it.
I’ll resize it for you.

For now, I hope you’ll enjoy this week’s monster gallery.
I know I am. And you know that 344 LOVES YOU



  • 21 October 2007 6:37 am

    Wow! Sam’s piranha is the best! Perfect use of the ink spatter, and so creepy and goofy all at the same time! This is exactly why I used to hate swimming in the lake as a kid. I always imagined these lived in the dark spots under rocks and in tree shadows.
    Come to think of it, I still don’t like swimming in the lake.

  • 22 October 2007 8:57 pm

    egads – these are freakin’ freakin’!! heh. seriously folks, really nice everyone. I laughed out loud at ‘don’t forget to floss’.
    Hey Sam I think that you were the one who posted a link to photoshop tutorials online, for shadow effects and I never thanked you – so thank you!
    Thanks Stefan for posting such a great slew of words and pics. That’s a big project.
    And thanks everyone for the entertainment!

  • 23 October 2007 6:23 am

    You are more than welcome Victoria. I hope you found the tutorial to be of use.

  • Pete
    14 November 2009 8:19 pm

    Dang! These are some kinda nifty, hey whoa!cool, acolyte-ish type followers you’ve got goin’ on on this site.
    Way to go!
    Did I mention that they’re impressively talented?
    I lost track of you a couple of computers ago, and, suddenly, as if a bat-like thing with lobster claws,and from another universe, entangled itself in my hair, I was abruptly transported to an entirely different thought process tonight:
    Your Project(s),
    but I’m pretty sure I screamed less.
    I’m glad I thought of this again.
    Great site, and a greater coolishness that you’ve found this kind of success with it.
    Yup. Nice goin’!!
    p.s. The last I heard from you ( and vice versa) you wanted to use something I wrote to you(I think) for promotion of the site, or somesuch. It was a few years ago.

  • 15 November 2009 10:09 am

    Welcome back, Pete. Nice to see your name pop up again. And thank you for the kind words. (Good to hear there was less screaming this time, too. :^)
    And yes, I contacted you back then to get permission to put your stories in the book about the Monsters. If you remember sending me a signed release then I’m pretty sure you’re either in the book itself, or on the DVD in the back.

Leave a Reply to Stefan Bucher Cancel reply