Desmond West and Guuzy // Monster Pulse by Magnolia Porter
Desmond is a young teen with a fondness for comics, cartoons, and video games, and is secretly thrilled by the thought of being a superhero himself. He and his friend Julie were attacked at the same time by ghosts made from a compound called ARMA, which possesses a victim’s body parts and transforms them into new life.
Desmond’s monster (whom he named Guuzy after a favorite anime of his) is made from his stomach, and can spew out goo with various powers from healing salve to powerful acid.
Guuzy must also eat for Desmond, as he gets incredibly nauseous if food or drink are near his mouth, and arguments over their diet are common.
I mentioned to Rachel that I wanted to do some music for it because I really liked the comic. She said to do something for Bina and Ayo in the same mood as lifdoff. While I don’t know if I did that so much I did try to capture that sense of adventure and wonder. One of my favorite lines parts of the comic is Bina saying that she didn’t know something so strong could come from her. Hopefully you guys enjoy the music as much as I enjoy the comic!
What started as a quick doodle turned into a full-fledged piece of fanart for Magnolia Porter’s excellent comic Monster Pulse. Most of my followers are pretty comic savvy, but if you’re unfamiliar, Monster Pulse is about a group of kids who each acquire a unique monster linked to one of their body parts - think Digimon with a darker sensibility - and features a cast of sweet, funny characters you can really identify with. These two, Nancy and Julie, are my favorites.
magnolia has launched a patreon for herself and her really really cool comic monster pulse, which is about kids whose body parts turn into monsters! so this is abel & bina, for her, in celebration of her inevitable patreon success
“Don’t Have It In Me” is based on Magnolia Porter’s Monster Pulse. I’m regularly surprised by how complex Bina’s psyche is. She steps into this incredibly relentless persona because it’s the only way to survive, or maybe because that’s who she’s really been all along. I love her, and I believe she’ll work things out!
I remember my first time at SPX last year the first thing I got was a Monster Pulse book done by Magnolia Porter. I hadn’t read it before and I instantly became a fan. Here’s Julie doing a Kera punch attack thing!
having already professed my love of cute, intelligent street urchins with hearts of gold, abel is obvs my favourite kid from monster pulse. so this is him a bit older! i didn’t know if monsters grew as kids grew, so i kept rixis small. i love abel’s design and who he is because NO ONE makes lovable, complex characters like magnolia porter & don’t you forget it
Magnolia Porter is a cartoonist from Brooklyn. She graduated from RISD with a degree in Illustration in 2010. She writes and draws the all-ages horror/adventure comic Monster Pulse, which updates three days a week at monster-pulse.com. She enjoys birds, old movies, and karate.“