I am Galia Durant AKA Monstrous Pencil. I like making, drawing, bashing, singing, moulding and plotting. I am one half of multi-award winning electronic toy wielding band Psapp (where my pencils have sprouted a parallel universe filled with monochromatic cats, imaginary keyboards and friendly monsters that have walked their way onto album covers, T-shirts and animated videos.

I have exhibited in Paris and London, founded and run the original making and dancing Craft Night at the Notting Hill Arts Club, run children’s drawing workshops at the ICA, and my illustrations have adorned everything from comic strips and condom packets to money, wine bottles and t shirts for cult design agency Airside.

I also write about dogs and wine.

Email me: galia_pike (at) icloud (dot) co.uk

Find me on Instagram @monstrouspencil