Monday, October 31, 2011

All Hallows Eve

Just a little revamp of the old Mile High Club / Black Friday ones, but without the crazy eyes and awkward facial in widescreen.  Yeah, I know, I swore I wouldn't do another holiday themed one, but....ehhhh...what can yuh do?

I dunno, Halloween ain't what I remember it as.  Back when I was kid you could stay out Trick-or-Treating until almost ten o'clock in your store-bought custom with the likes of Spider-man or The Incredible Hulk screen printed on what amounted to an over-glorified garbage bag complete with matching (though impossible to see out of) mask and little or no need for ones parents to accompany you.  Even the lower middle class neighborhoods handed out full-size candy bars and everybody decorated for Halloween...a carved jack-o-lantern at the bare minimum.  You got home, plastic pumpkin completely full of sugar infused goodness, just in time for the late night news to watch the aftermath of the annual burning of Detroit...aka "Devil's Night".

Those days are long gone.  Even the oldest of kids (except for the un-costumed teenagers who've manage to tear themselves away from their Xbox once a year) have there parents with them, all parties adorned in glow-in-the-dark safety gear and sporting 100,000 candle power flashlights.  Costumes...what would have set my folks back about five dollars at the dollar store will now cost you ten to twenty times that...and gawd forbid your nine year old's "street cred" get ruined by purchasing a store-bought costume from Wal-Mart.  It's a sad commentary when the porch lights of undecorated houses (due to fascist / Nazi home owners association guidelines) start turning off at 7:00pm.  Nobody stays out smashing pumpkins, throwing eggs at houses, and it's rare to see anyone's yard "rolled" with toilet paper anymore.  Oh, and single bite "fun sized" candy bars are NOT fun.

 Original Sketch by Chris Sanders
Inks and Colors by Phillipthe2

Completely unrelated, but I had to mention that my DA account (bites down on razor-blade-filled candy bar) just went over 5,000 pageviews on this All Hallows Eve. vampire llamas for everyone. *rolls eyes*


  1. Are we sure that broom's rated for multiple passengers? There seems to be a slight trim issue, though no shortage of ballast to shift between this crew.

    Eldritch aerobatics aside, I dig Sanders' balance of curves (especially those hips) and cute, animated-girl-next-door facial features. Decent application of shading & background on your part, Phil.

    Back in the day, it was either a cheapsauce "Creature from the Black Lagoon" costume or toothy rubber dino masks for my door-to-door foraging...and though your confectionary grievances ring true, Halloween continues to provide unnecessary excuses for yours truly to binge on B-thru-Z-grade creature features in between answering the door to toss Midget Vader his yearly tithe of Tootsie Roll Pops.

    That said, a note to AMC: Yes, I'm aware that stiff-ass slasher gravy train starring the Other Mike Myers happens to have a namesake title to the holiday. Putting said formula on a two-week loop is still guaranteed to make me start channel-surfing with eyeballs locked in an upright position. Wake me up when 'Michael Myers vs. Predator' (or better yet, Godzilla) gets greenlit.

  2. Fortunately, I live just far enough off the end of the beaten path down a semi-frightening, unlighted gravel path that not even a full-sized version of the Dark Lord of the Sith would venture down on All Hallows Eve. That or it's the sign at the beginning of the drive that reads "Warning: Mine Field - Do not leave roadway" that I acquired over in Bosnia circa '94....after they cleared out the minefield of course.