Go To Sleep, Monster!

“In which Anna and George struggle to put a household of monsters to sleep.”

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About This Project


Go To Sleep, Monster!, published by Balzer + Bray, is my authorial debut. In it, Anna struggles to convince her brother George to sleep. The problem? A monster under his bed, who can't sleep. His problem? The monster under the floor boards, who can't go to sleep. Yelling, digging, and general all-around destruction of property ensues.

I did countless hours of concept and prep work to help tell the story of not just George and Anna, but the cadre of monsters who join their ranks. Some of my favorites sketches, concept art and roughs appear here.

This story was inspired by an illustration I did for the website Editorially, to accompany the article Email Is A Safe Place.

About Kevin

Kevin Cornell spends his days in Philadelphia, drawing made-up things. You know… like a “dog driving a bus”, or a “talking can of beets”. If you ever see a talking can of beets, tell Kevin. He's been trying to figure that one out for years.

He has illustrated several books, websites, and comics, and has been doing it for quite a long time now. There's a ton more work on his old site, if you've a hankering to see more. To see his most current sketches, comics and drawings, check out his instagram.

If you have a book you want Kevin to illustrate, please get in touch with his agent, the distinguished Steve Malk. If you wish to contact Kevin because he's behind on his payments and you need to know where to send the next toe… hmmm… send that to his agent, too.