Saturday Morning Cartoons: Big Monster

Welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons, a segment where four artists take turns delighting you with their whimsy, facts and punchlines on Saturday mornings! Our esteemed cartoon critters are Cameron GlavinAnna BongiovanniMegan Praz and Yao Xiao. Today’s cartoon is by Cameron!

And by the way, before you continue, this cartoon is the sequel to THIS ONE HERE so you should read that first.

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Cameron is an illustrator hailing from Ohio. When she’s not drawing, she’s probably very, very quietly having loud thoughts about: queer things, her eventual shop, what to watch next on Netflix, food, names for her future pets, and tumblr.

Cameron has written 76 articles for us.


  1. Ah, the good old five-hour self-hate nap.

    I really liked the little monster, but I really like this one, too. And by liked, I mean, the comics. The actual monsters kind of suck.

    I wish mine looked like Miranda Priestley, mine looks like horcrux!me, if there were an apparition of me to appear from a spooky locket and be a dick. Does anybody have an appropriate sword I can deal with it with?

    • First thought:
      All the monsters suck forever. But: Since they are me, and on days when they don’t control me I still hate them, does that mean every day is filled with self-loathing?

      Second thought:
      Lexa probably has an appropriate sword. OR SHE WOULD IF SHE WEREN’T DEAD. So I guess I’m still bitter about that. Thanks, The 100.

      Third thought:
      Don’t wish it looked like Miranda Priestley. I mean, Meryl Streep keeps telling me I can’t do things and she doesn’t have an estate made of awards for being unconvincing.

  2. ~~Claws McShadow~~

    Brr, creepy monster.

    This is so good! And so true; wow creepy and funny and great insight in just a few panels, such talent!

  3. Oh, yeah – I know that guy. Just way too close for comfort. But glad I’m not in the struggle alone…

  4. The part with Jeri Hogarth having a similar haircut cracked me up way too much. This was awesome.

    • You should’ve seen the original sketches. It was like I was trying to recreate Orphan Black. Or that scene in Harry Potter where everyone was polyjuice!Harry.

  5. Reminds me of the movie ‘revolver’, at least in the sense of negative ego talk. Is that our own little voice?

  6. This monster is a douche. I want to punch this monster in the face. Which is a testament to how great and relatable this comic is. <3

  7. Hi there. Thank you for this, I’ve had evil twin me in my head a long time. This monster is particularly nefarious as it seems to evolve its tactics when I feel I have it figured out. Realizing we’re not alone is a good start.
    Reminds me of that episode of Samurai Jack where he’s fighting his foil and has to figure out how to defeat him.

  8. Ooh I have one of those, but she looks like little girl in blue and white with my brother’s eyes. She tells me fun stuff like “You’re supposed to be dead. Your soul is just rotting in your body. Things will never improve because you’re not supposed to be here.”

    I think she might be based the little girl from the Dead Like Me pilot episode.

  9. I’ve got one of those. I’ve named it Timothy. I pretend he’s a twelve-year-old troll on xbox live. It helps.

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