There are 1,850 billion tonnes of organisms on Earth.
A mattress contains on average between 100,000 and 10,000,000 mites. One gram of botulin extracted from Clostridium botulinum bacteria suffices to kill the entire population of an average modern city. We are made of over 90 per cent bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms. The Toxoplasma gondii parasite, for example, turns mice into zombies so they can be eaten by cats. Color them all in Microscopic Monsters, where you will also find the ebola and HIV viruses, pork tapeworms, crab lice and tardigrades.
Microscopic Monsters allows us to enter a world that is as alien to us as outer space in the form of detailed drawings of microscopic monsters from near and far. See these friends and enemies close up, color them and to learn some amazing facts about them.
Magnus Frederiksen is an illustrator and graphic designer who also teaches illustration and graphic design with a focus on creativity and innovation. Since graduating from Forsbergs skola in 2008, he has been working through his company, Glafisk. Previously published by Dokument Press are the Skateboarding Coloring Book and the Tattoo Activity Book. He has also published a number of illustrated works through other publishers, including Vertigo, Last Gasp of San Francisco, Start Media and Cobolt. Magnus Frederiksen is especially interested in everything that is unusual or absurd, and what can be stranger than the fact that we exist at all. Magnus lives and works in Stockholm.