Always thought politicians were monsters? In one of Mike Freiheit's politically themed illustrations, he draws the members of the 2012 US presidential tickets as classic movie monsters. (Although Joe Biden looks less like the Wolfman than Michael J. Fox's dad in Teen Wolf, which is pretty perfect.) His editorial and personal illustrations take us into the gladiator's ring with Democrats and Republicans, inside the brain of Elliott Smith and smiling through some clever animations.

For several months, Freiheit worked as a chef for humans and monkeys at a primate sanctuary in South Africa, and turned some of his experiences there into the comic Monkey Chef. You can preview a few pages on his site and purchase the first volume from his store. I also recommend checking out his blog, where he posts some fun sketches and watercolors.