A cartoonesque drawing of a monser. I think it to me and I guess for many young children, drawing scary things is something to overcome anxiety and to take control over, even trying to understand fears.
Hitting my teen years I became fascinated by violence and horrors, impressed by bloody world war and medieval stories. I think for children depicting horrific scenes is a way to overpower hefty emotions that follow seeing ones.
This one might have done in 1978 or earlier, around the release of ‘I was made for loving you’. As a child I was crazy about them, also because of the funny costumes and because I liked rock very much. A typical kid’s drawing still.
This just might be the first figurative drawing I ever made. I remember the instruction at Kindergarten to colorize the paper with colored pencils, put black oil pastel (wasco) on top of it and then do the sgraffito thing.