Up next in the Kaiju Roundup is In the Shadow of Extinction’s primary villain monster, the Breeder. These are an insectoid/crustacean inspired lifeform that spawns near water and overwhelms their opponents with superior numbers. Of the book’s kaiju roster, the Breeders are definitely the easiest to kill, but in death they drop a set of fertilized eggs, thus constantly replenishing their numbers. They infest cities and eradicate all life by draining their prey’s blood through a long, black tongue.
The art of the Breeder is drawn by Danielle Fey.
I really like Danielle’s depiction of the Breeder. It's sinister and alien and weird. The legs are so detailed. Love the tongue. The Breeders have no eyes but rather just a mask-like faceplate, which opens to reveal that nasty tongue.
The Breeders start out smaller than a man and can grow to the size of a five-story building. Beyond the basic insect/crab concept, the Breeders were inspired by Alien’s Xenomorphs as well as kaiju cinema’s Destoroyah and Legion. Also, Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds played a big influence on my creative vision for the novel, and the Breeders have some stuff in common with the Tripods.
The Breeders are a vicious, thoughtless species of monsters willing to sacrifice all in order to feed. Their quick reproduction cycles make clearing them out of a kaiju occupied city nearly impossible. They are like a plague on the earth and represent a great threat to man and monster alike.
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