Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Pull my finger!

Business as usual! A new illustration suggesting not the best action to do during this festive season (after all that turkey it could be disastrous!) We're slowly trying to incorporate more typography into the work so let us know what you think!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas from Monster Riot

Just a short post to say a big thank you to everyone's support this year. It's been an amazing year and we've got you to thank for it! Here's a picture of Florence and Sanchez (the brains behind all of Monster Riot's work!). Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year and we'll be back with more eccentric illustrations and cute creatures before you can say 'Bah Humbug!'

Advanced Photoshop issue 91

Recently we illustrated a double spread for an article on how to run a successful creative blog for Advanced Photoshop magazine issue 91. It's the first editorial piece we've done and looks great in print. So check it out as it won't be in the shops for long!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Digital Artist Magazine issue 27

So here it is, the final piece and how it looks in the magazine. We're also on this issues disc so you can create an alphabet style poster too! Got a few more works in the pipeline and we'll be posting up some new illustration and creatures with a festive theme very soon!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Yummy Yakisoba!

Finally a new illustration to share! This new piece 'Yummy Yakisoba!' features in this months Digital Artist magazine and it's my first ever 5 page tutorial! It's all about creating a typographical style poster (they're all the fashion these days) so grab yourself a copy if you want to learn some of my well kept tips and tricks! I'll post some photo's of the pages and the final illustration at the end of the week!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Astro Dogs now a Threadless tee!

Yes we finally have a Threadless tee! And we're chuffed to see it finally on the site! Thanks to all that voted and supported it. If you fancy having a gander (or possibly purchasing one) you can do so here.Link

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Bernard the Bat

Happy Halloween everyone! And to celebrate the day in ghoulish fashion, Catherine has created a plush especially for the occasion! Introducing Bernard the Bat! He likes fruit corner yogurts, playing bass guitar and visiting Cornwall. Hope you all have a lovely spooky Halloween night and don't have any 'Tricks' played on you!

Digital Arts Magazine

Jason's in the latest issue of Digital Arts magazine. They showcase a few of Jason's illustrations and include a short interview about him and the Monster Riot collaboration. If you fancy getting yourself a copy grab the November issue now!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Matilda the Cat

Here's Catherine's latest creation, Matilda the Cat. She's currently working on her next one which will be a Halloween themed creature so be sure to check back soon!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Here, there and (nearly) everywhere

Gosh that month went by quite quick. Sorry for the lack of posting recently, we've been very busy at Monster Riot HQ and unfortunately the blog has suffered. We'll make more of an effort from now on, we promise! So what have we been up to to make us this busy? Well I have to say September was a very good month for us and we were lucky enough to start getting blogged about and even appearing in the exposure section of this month's Computer Arts magazine. It went on sale in the UK on the 29th September so it will be in the shops for a few more weeks if you want to grab yourself a copy.

As I mentioned we also had the privilege of getting to do a number of interviews and were also blogged about on certain websites. The first one was for the lovely people at Pistache Moustache, and I have to say their questions have been the best so far! If you fancy a read you can see it in all it's glory here. Then there was the awesome inkygoodness team you made us featured artists on their blog, check out the post here. And that's not all, our two little rabbits even got in on the action by being part of a studio interview for lovely Meg and Tuesday at Studio Sweet Studio. You can see pictures of the fluffy things and where we do our work here.

We have also started up a new Society 6 account where you can grab yourself some select prints. Check out the shop here to see what we have on offer.

Phew! So that's you all updated now. We'll be posting some new illustration later in the week. Cheerio for now!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

rabbit rabbit

Hello all!

I hope you have had a chance to look around our new site, if not have a look now (go on it won't hurt!). We have just put up our rabbit rabbit illustration on Threadless for their latest design challenge 'We love totes'. Have a look here and please vote if you can! Apart from that we're working on new illustrations and a new plush which will appear here and on the new site over the next couple of weeks!

We have also just had our first official interview too! The lovely Amy from Pikaland has written a piece about us, the new website and our work for the Pikaland blog. If you fancy a read and a chance to get to know a bit more about us have a lookie here!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Our shiny new website

We're proud to present our brand new website. We were well overdue a new one so here it is. We now have a shop and there's actually things to buy in it (fantastic!). We'll be updating the site regularly so make sure to visit it now and again (websites do tend to get lonely if you don't). So please take a look and let us know what you think!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Digital Artist Magazine issue 23

Our second tutorial for the lovely Digital Artist Magazine (issue 23) hit the shelves today. If you ever wondered how to make your characters seem epic this is for you!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Beware the Yeti

A recent illustration for the latest issue of Digital Artist Magazine - will post pics of the pages tomorrow!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Astro dogs

Oops it's been quite a while since our last post - sorry about that! We've been very busy and hopefully over the next few weeks we'll start posting all the recent work we've been doing.

To start things off, here's an illustration for the SPACE exhibition, which will be part of the Cardiff Design Festival in October. We thought we'd do some dogs in space, and of course they still love to smell each others butts in zero gravity.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Monster Riot in Digital Artist Issue 20

Yay! Our first magazine commission has been published today. We feature in the latest issue of Digital Artist magazine (issue 20) with a tutorial on how to stylise smoke effects. More to come soon...

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Introducing Edgar the Wolf

Oops! It's been quite a while since our last post (sorry about that!). We've been busy with lots more illustration and toy making which we will be posting over the coming weeks. Which brings us to Catherine's latest plush creation, Edgar. He's a wolf and is a fan of Duran Duran and strawberry milkshakes. He also doesn't eat meat as it gives him indigestion (which is probably a good thing as he would eat the rest of the plush creatures and we don't want that!

He's also fitting in nicely with the rest of the clan. More plush and illustrations coming soon!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Yeti and Big Foot

These two fellas have been picked for Pictoplasma's 'Missing Link Research Exhibition' that's happening in Berlin later this month. For more info visit their site here!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


Walkies has been submitted to Threadless as a new tee design. If you like it and would like to see it printed on a lovely t-shirt please show your love by voting for it here. Thank you! x

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Monster Riot now on Screenfunk!

So you want Monster Riot iPhone & iPad wallpapers? Alright, as you've twisted my arm and all that. You can now download a select few of our designs from Screenfunk. Look out for new designs soon...

Saturday, 29 January 2011


Catherine's new batch of plush creatures are on the way with a new distinctive look & design!