Sift through grainy old monster pictures from artist Travis Louie, and reminisce about a time when monsters had a simple dignity. Louie has an amazing eye for creating cool scifi creatures putting them against a realistic historical backdrop. Not only that, but each painting comes with its own monster back story. Click through to meet the Queen of the Sea Monkeys and Karl The Humanzee.

Louie recently had a large showing at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle, Washington and he was at Comic Con at the Hi-Fructose table. Give Louie more scifi love, so his monster work can come to a gallery near you. [Travis Louie via BeinArt]