It happens every time! Whenever there’s a get-together at a prom dance, house party, drive-in or beach blanket bingo, along comes some bug-eyed monster who carries off some unsuspecting girl. This inevitability can sure turn a red-hot barbeque into a stone-cold drag!

But what about the girl? What will become of her? What terrible fate awaits?! Just where the heck is that monster taking her anyhow?!?

Why, she’s taken to Monster Paradise, a luxurious island where monsters take the beautiful women they have abutted in all those adventure, sci-fi and horror tales over the years! You don’t think that they were all rescued, did you? More to the point, what makes you think these gals even want to be rescued?

Nope, our “castaways” are there by choice; the girls live on a tropical paradise with near-perfect weather and “bamboo-modern” conveniences. Plus, they hang out with monsters! Despite their looks, monsters are the coolest, most fun-loving critters around!

About the artist

Stephanie Gladden has been drawing professionally since 1991, where she got her start in animation working at various commercial studios in Atlanta. She also worked briefly for Disney TV on the Pepper Ann series. Stephanie started drawing comics in ’93 and has drawn for a lot of licensed books over the years, such as The Simpsons, Ren & Stimpy, Looney Tunes, The Powerpuff Girls and Tom & Jerry. Her comics work also pops up in such places as Jim Ottavini’s Dignifying Science, Peter Bagge’s Sweatshop, and Paul Dini’s Jingle Belle. In 1998 Stephanie wrote and drew her first creator-owned comic book, Hopster’s Tracks. In 2002, she created Cricket & Plato.

For nearly ten years, Stephanie worked as a character artist for Cartoon Network, creating art for such properties as The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, HiHi PuffyAmiYumi, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Dexter’s Lab and Chowder. In 2011, Stephanie was nominated for a Harvey Award for her work on Jingle Belle. Currently, she draws SpongeBob Comics. Girls of Monster Paradise is her first online comics venture!