The concept of monsters living under the bed is an old notion, and therefore a difficult subject to find a fresh approach. As a result, the literal interpretation of “finding a new perspective” inspired “The Boy Above My Bed,” and the perspective shifted from the child, to the monster. This quickly provided the framework from which the other elements—writing style, moral, layout—could grow.
As the story developed, it did not to dictate the illustration style. Naturally, this led to experimentation with new materials and forms of illustration. Ultimately a sculptural element was adopted using polymer clay to create bright, playful artwork.