My Favourite Monsters A-Z – Troll

October 24, 2012 at 11:28 pm (fantasy, horror, writing) (, , , , , , )

Trolls are possibly the most popular monsters out there, along with dragons, werewolves, vampires and zombies. They are definitely strange enough to be fascinating, crass and ugly enough to be repulsive and ultimately versatile. You’ll find them living under bridges, in caves and forests and even in the ocean. Plus along with being scary and typically nasty they can also be humorous. From fairy tales to RPGs (Tunnels & Trolls comes to mind), board games to goofy songs (such as Trolls in the Pantry), these wart-bearing, nose-picking, groin-scratching buggers are everywhere, threatening to eat billy goats and people’s children alike.

To add insult to injury, once your bridges, woods, caves, pantry, etc. are infested with trolls, they’re not so easy to get rid of. In some instances, you might be able to drown them, but it’s most advisable to burn them with fire, acid, or any other flame or corrosive that happens to be readily available. Otherwise, they have a nasty habit of regenerating regenerated severed limbs (or like the one in my sketch above, regenerating from the severed limbs.)



  1. Jae said,

    Did you ever watch “The 10th Kingdom” ? I love that those trolls had a strange obsession with shoes.

    And as always, love your sketches.

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