31 Days of Halloween (2015) – Day 18 – “Nightmare on Elm Street”

Sorry for the late post! I actually spent my time working on comics last night and a little tonight, so I’m a bit behind. Here’s one by request:

Nightmare on Elm Street

“They burned him alive…”

Sticking with this theme, I’m going to do a few more movie baddies (slashers from when I was a lad.) I’m thinking Michael Meyers, Jason Vorhees, and Candyman, to name a few…It probably won’t give me enough for the whole month, but I’ll start dipping into some obscure monsters for the rest.

Thanks for sticking with me! I’m a bit tired to try and catch up tonight, so expect a double tomorrow!

31 Days of Halloween (2015) – Day 17 – “The World Doesn’t End in Flames”

I am exhausting my repertoire of ideas for major Halloween monsters quickly. Soon I’ll be moving on to really obscure creatures. If you think I’ve missed a big baddie, give me a shout—I probably have. Here’s tonight’s monster.

The World Doesn't End in Flames

“It ends in rain…”

Cthulhu, for the uninitiated. Honestly, I don’t know much about him. I know he’s really popular on the internet and that he’s from a book—Lovecraft?

It’s a bit late, so I’m going to bed. Look him up if you’re interested.

31 Days of Halloween (2015) – Day 15 – “Can’t Spell ‘Slaughter'”

Good evening, folks. There’s not really much to say about this one, just trying to get another one of the big baddies done before the end of the month. Here’s the psycho, killer clown:

Can't Spell 'Slaughter'

“…without ‘laughter'”

I don’t know how many of you guys are coming from Facebook, but I spend a hot minute trying to come up with clever titles and captions. Drop by the blog and read all of them, will ya?

Good night!

31 Days of Halloween (2015) – Day 14 – “Wings of Prophecy”

Tonight’s drawing is of the Mothman.

Wings of Prophecy

“…Glowing, red eyes.”

For those who are unfamiliar, the Mothman is some sort of supernatural cryptid that was reportedly seen in West Virginia and Ohio in the late 60s and early 70s. The collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967 was attributed to the Mothman, because the sightings of the creature seemed to stop for a period of time immediately afterward.

It is described as being a tall, man-like figure with wings and glowing, red eyes. Some in the supernatural community believe him to be associated with UFOs.

Wooo…Spoooky…

Hopefully I can make another one tomorrow. Good night!

31 Days of Halloween (2015) – Day 13 – “When I Sleep”

Good evening, folks! I apologize for missing last night’s drawing. I was inspired to do some writing so I stayed up doing that instead of the drawing. I’ll make it up to you with a double drawing tonight. Here’s the first.

When I Sleep

“I open my mouth to scream, but there is no sound.”

This drawing is based on something that’s been coming up frequently as of late, and that is the phenomenon known as sleep paralysis. A dear friend of ours talked about her experience with it, and lo and behold, we see a documentary about it on Netflix called The Nightmare.

The basic idea is that when your body goes into REM sleep, it becomes paralyzed. Sometimes, your mind wakes up before your body does, and you remain in a state of physical paralysis while your mind remains in a waking-dream state of limbo. People who have experienced sleep paralysis often report hearing sounds of people walking around them, or seeing shadow people out of the corner of their eyes. Some have reported direct confrontations.

In this image, imagine waking up to see them standing over you. There are three, and one is reaching toward you. The shape of the light coming through the window is projected on the ceiling and you can see it outlining their silhouettes, but that’s all. There are no other details you can gather about them.

Freaky!

Look for another post soon!

31 Days of Halloween (2015) – Day 12 – “Slender”

This one is by request. A few of the guys I work with were talking about it, and then my roommate asked about it as well. I give you: Slender Man.

Slender

“A hastily scrawled note reads: ‘Don’t look directly at him.'”

Slender Man is an interesting urban legend in that I’m a part of the generation that created and perpetuated it. From what I’m aware, he started life as a part of a Photoshop contest. The goal was to add something creepy to some old photos, and one of the entrants Photoshopped Slender Man into a bunch of old photos of kids (and I’m talking old, old.)

Throw in a convincing origin story, let the internet do its thing, and you have a bona fide urban legend from the internet age.