Cryptoid is a book about monsters — giant monsters, tiny monsters, robot monsters, cosmic monsters. Some, like the heroic Resister, work for the benefit of humankind. Others are fearsome agents of chaos. And yet others are just trying to do their grocery shopping in peace. These bizarre creatures are featured in a series of interconnected stories, which all depict a world gone horribly wrong (sound familiar?).
These surrealist, self-reflexive, and superbly rendered comics surprise at every turn and showcase an inherent joy for the comics medium.
"I love Eric Haven's comics. He has that special device in his head that puts out all that wackiness, in a way you could never learn in a stupid classroom." —Jaime Hernandez
"Haven is a comics parodist of the highest order." — Booklist
"I don't think I've ever come across such an eclectic mix of hilarity and horror and wonderment." —Under the Radar
"Eric Haven takes an idiosyncratically weird approach to the horror genre of the Weird to produce a hybrid graphic novella that belongs to no genre but his own." — PopMatters