A modern bestiary as a showcase for artists from the fields of comics, skate graphics, rock posters, children's books and gallery art. Ninety illustrators portray mythological and folkloric creatures from historical and eyewitness sources, from the well-known Vampire to the obscure 100-Handed Giant. Accompanying text provides further description. The design is influenced by classical manuscripts, encyclopedia sets and monster pop culture. 200 pages, 8 3/4 x 8 3/4, 4-color plus gold ink throughout. Includes gold-gilt page ends and foil-stamped cloth and paper cover.