My dad collects Japanese anime as well as Domo figures. I grew up making art projects with him. One day when I was 14 I decided to take one of the cute little guys and photograph him in a few dozen different settings. The next day I showed Pops the pictures and he absolutely loved them. About a week later he surprised me when he came home with the pictures bound into a mini book and suggested I name our little red friend. Marvin the Monster is what I came up with. We thought it would be cool to write a tale explaining Marvin’s exploits. You can see the book on my Instagram @ JKapPicturesque. See if you notice how much larger he seems in the comic.