Welcome to the home page of the Happy Monsters' Network, an overview site for the business activities of the Belgium based firm, Happy Monsters' Studios. On this site you will be able to read a little about all of the businesses which are a part of the network, and be able to follow each project via their respective twitter feeds.
So what is the Happy Monsters' Network?
The Happy Monsters' Network is a family of businesses which are run by Chrischa Van de Voorde, under the Happy Monsters name.
The network was born from Happy Monsters' Studios, which was originally formed in 2002 by Chrischa, with the original intention of creating cover art for bands and authors. Over the years, the business has grown beyond it's original aim, and now offers a range of services which include not only illustration work, but also graphic and web design.
Whilst building up Happy Monsters' Studios, Chrischa also represented one half of De Spinnekoppen (a local slang word for spiders) face paint team. With her sister (Vanessa Van de Voorde) she helped to build up a wide range of clients for the Face Painting, ranging from local councils (Gent, Merelbeke, Aalst and more), to international companies, such as Mercedes, ING, Ikea and the political party Open VLD.
With the continued success of De Spinnekoppen, in 2004 Chrischa launched Het Spinnenwebje, an online face paint store, which stocks mostly Wolfe FX paint. In 2011 this store was relaunched and continues to be the leading European supplier of Wolfe FX face paint.
Since 2002, building Happy Monsters' Studios and Het' Spinnekoppen have taken up all of Chrischa's time, but towards the end of 2009, she got the idea to try her hand at creating an original comic book series. With her partner (David Perkins, who runs his own small business, One Man & His Laptop) the pair started to formulate ideas for an original story.
To back up the release of this work, Happy Monsters will be establishing a publishing arm of the business, which will initially be focussed on selling and promoting the forthcoming comic book series, but will hopefully expand from there to become a full comic book publisher.
With all of these activities on the go, and with the planned 2011 relaunch of Happy Monsters' Studios, it was felt that now would be a good time to create this network site, so that friends, clients and potential business partners can keep track of the latest Happy Monsters news and updates.
On This Site:
On this site, we have provided an overview of each area of our business, along with links to their respective websites and a twitter feed, so that you can keep track of all the events happening for each business.
We are always thinking of new ideas and initiatives which could help to expand or improve our network, but if you have any questions or comments, please use the form on our contact form.
Thanks for visiting, and we hope to hear from you soon.
All The Best: The Happy Monsters' Team