Thursday, November 7, 2013

Monsters By Email and the Future


It's been a while since I updated this blog. The days have been strange and busy of late. Also, I have just moved my office.

Monsters By Email, Subscription Period 2 is completed, and with it MonstersByEmail goes into hybernation for an unpredictable time ahead. The site and the name will remain though, since I will continue to sell the creatures and contents produced during these last eight months, as well as  promote any future creature products of mine.

No less than 38 new creatures have come into existence through MonstersByEmail and from the feedback I have been sent I can say they have been well received. They continue now to live in RPG campaigns, in browser games, in iPhone games, in art, and in many other ways, since several publishers have acquired the rights to use at least half of them.

For the coming four weeks or so, I'll be busy making character concepts and illustrations for a promising movie script, and I reckon I'll be open for freelance again from December 5. If you have something you need drawn, with a dead-line after that, please contact me through

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nocturnal Spirit Creature


This is one of the creatures in Creature Set 6 from, which has just been released.
I call it the Jehmorcha, and it is an incarnated nocturnal spirit creature.
Sign up for the whole story/description of this and many other creature. Learn how it was made by a commented step-by-step insight, and get suggestions on how to use it in your RPG-campaings. Subscribers can even publish this creature commercially. Learn more at

I hope you're all well!

/Nicholas Cloister

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Monday, July 1, 2013

A super offer for first-time subscribers.


Creature Set 4, the final chapter of 'Monsters By Email - Subscription Period 1', was recently delivered, and among the new creatures was the nocturnal Nharmyth (see image below).

Subscription Period 2 has just started, with a VERY generous offer for first-time subscribers.
You should check it out at It will run until October 31, and bring with it a whole bunch of new creatures, and goodies. The gates are open...

See you in Monsterland!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Subscribers enjoy Monsters By Email!

The current results of the mini survey I sent to Monsters By Email subscribers, (with 80% participation so far). My interpretation is that a great majority of customers are happy, which makes me happy, and that the number of subscribers may increase further with time.

So, what are they happy about? Perhaps it is time for a closer look?
: )

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Snake-eating Nephentroll

This is the "Cover Creature" from MonstersByEmail - Creature Set 3. Yes, the Nepentroll is a dedicated snake hunter. It eats them like spaghetti.

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Learn more about these odd trolls, and many other creatures, by signing up to

You'll receive the first three Creature Sets within a couple of days, if you join now!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Orc Shaman, with teeth

Hi blog-readers. I'm very busy producing new creatures for MonstersByEmail, but I recently managed to squeeze in this orc shaman character. He's not as nice as he looks. Click the pic to enlarge it.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Creature Set 2 - Art Preview

...And here is a little preview of Creature Set 2, featuring the Othnorian Firewalker. You will have download links to Creature Set 1, and Creature Set 2, in your inbox within 24 hours if you sign up before the 7th of May... and you'll receive set 3 and 4 when they're ready.

To learn more about the Othnorian, and all the other creatures, sign up at

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Creatures have come!

Creature Set 2 has been released! Subscribers, check your in-boxes for new monsters. : )

Non-subscribers, sign up today, and I will send you download links to the first two creature sets within 24 hours.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Goblin Key

Here is a scene with some goblins, and a winged creature, which I painted last week. I do a lot of creatures for, so it was nice doing a full scene for a change. There is something about the mood and light in this piece which I really like, so in some ways I consider it my best piece to date. It has something of that dreamy, mythological vibe, which draws me to this type of art. I call it 'The Goblin Key'.

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I'm also quite happy about my last MonstersByEmail creature which will be released in Creature Set 2, by the end of this month, and is for subscribers only, but here is a detail sneak-peak.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Artists; Win a life-time subscription to Monsters By Email.

Paint one of the sample Monsters By Email creatures in a scene, involved in some kind of action, in an environment of your choice. If you have read the descriptions of these creatures you may use your knowledge to come up with an idea. If you have no knowledge about the creatures, you are free to invent a plausible action for the creature, as you perceive it. One or several creatures of the same species should be featured in the scene.

Go HERE to learn more about the challenge, the prices, and see which creatures you can pick from:


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

An opportunity to test Monsters By Email

You can now test Monsters By Email, by purchasing Creature Set 1 separately, for $2,75! You can upgrade to full subscription later, if you enjoy what you get.

 What kind of creature is the Vethmer? How did I create it? Would you enjoy publishing it in a product of your own? What monsters are hidden behind the question-marks? Pick up Creature Set 1, and find out why hundreds of people subscribe to Monsters By Email.
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Friday, March 15, 2013

Creature set 1 is released!

Dear Monsters By Email subscribers! Creature Set 1 is now released, and you should have an email in your inbox, as well as an invitation to a folder, containing the BIG files. If you have received no such email, please check your spam/junk-mail folders, before contacting me. Enjoy! : )

(Creature set 1 will be re-released at the end of March, for those who sign up before then, and anyone signing up before June 15, will also be given access to it.)

You can sign up at:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tomorrow I release the very first Monsters By Email Creature Set!

What you see below is a MonstersByEmail 'Side Order'. Publishers subscribing to MonstersByEmail will have a chance to purchase the publishing rights to the illustration through the Publisher's Newsletter.

You can sign up at

...I must away, ere break of day, to post the new monsters by email...

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Creature Set 1 is finished!

Creature set 1 is finished and ready for delivery!

Friday the 15th it will be made accessible to all subscribers of Monsters By Email, featuring five new and original creatures, with thorough descriptions, an extensive and commented 'step-by-step' PDF, high-resolution illustrations in various file formats, and a first PDF chapter of what I call 'The Learning Art Part of Monsters By Email'. Oh, I almost forgot - Publishing rights to three of the five creatures are also included.

Can't wait to hear your feedback on it all.

Now, let's market this killer creature deal! 

 Visit ...for monsters by email. : )


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Monsters By Email is now LIVE!!!

With the launch yesterday I was so busy it seems I forgot to update my own blog! This is a short, but really great piece of news... are you listening?

You may now head over to the site and sign up.

Come on board! This vessel is heading toward monster infested waters!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monsters By Email is funded!

Very good news! VERY!

MonstersByEmail has been funded, for one, and most likely two periods (4-8 months). Now it is just a matter of wading through some adminstrative marshlands, before I open the monster cages. It should all be unleashed before the end of February. Those of you who have already signed up, watch those inboxes for info in the coming weeks! If you have not, you know where to go:

Here is a dragon's head to celebrate the occasion. It is full of dragon spirit!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Creatures showing the way

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Speaks for itself. See you there!