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category: Album Art

Monsters Are Due… (pt 2)

The Monsters Are Due on CrayonBeats is a concept compilation series that I created. As a longtime fan of both The Twilight Zone tv show & the Goosebumps books, I have always wanted to hear the stories told through music; hip hop, specifically. As co-owner & music journalist at CrayonBeats, I decided to make this happen by contacting a list of my favorite music makers to see if they'd want to participate.

The proposal was that they'd choose a story from either the show or books, then write & record a new song that would tell it in their own way with their unique styles. I liked the first project that I did in 2012, so I wanted to do it again & was happy to have another batch of 10 musicians taking on more titles to deliver some dope songs. More horror, paranormal, fantasy, & all things sci-fi, what's not to love?

I designed the album art, of course. Much like the first, I drew Rod Serling & R.L. Stine portraits.

Task

Curate the album by staying in touch with the musicians via email, providing feedback, enforcing deadlines, & making sure it (+ my vision) all came together. Also designed front & back album covers with an eerie sci-fi theme that made the music inspirations evident.