Here is my illustration of the Pterodactyl Ghost which appears in “Hang in There, Scooby-Doo”, an episode of The Scooby-Doo Show. A man named Johnny used the disguise to terrorize a hang-gliding contest and hide his music piracy operation.
Here are a few drawings from my sketch book that are my homage to Scooby-Doo. The original episodes from Hanna-Barbera Productions, “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You” and “The Scooby-Doo Show” were big influences on my interest in drawing and monsters. The Mantis was in an episode called, “The Creepy Creature of Vultures Claw”. In my memory, it was a particularly spine-chilling episode. The Mantis is an insectoid type of creature that keeps people away from some gardens. In the end, it turns out the creature was just the professor in a mask. He was keeping people away from the oil he had discovered in the gardens. When I was five, I fell for that person in a mask plot every time. I was going to try to get away with makings some more drawings and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids!