Were-Rat


10/17

This started out as a werewolf, but looks more like a rat, so that’s what it is. A were-rat.

Chicago plans not going as smoothly as possible. Pissed off.

A stretch…


10/16

Kinda pushin’ it with this one. He COULD be scary. He just isn’t.

Gotta do some catch-up drawing tonight. Thank god I finally have money so I can eat dinner on my own.

I’ve got something to say…


You should retire today
You’re a joke and ruining a legacy,
and it’s gone to your head.

Too much horror business
At this late in life
1978
That’s when you should have stopped
And you don’t go to the bathroom on stage

and on and on.

Give it up for Jerry Atric and the All-Star American Punk Cover Band!

Frankenstein’s Monster


10/14

Frankenstein’s Monster was always one of my favorite classic creatures. I don’t know why, exactly, but it always appealed to me. I read the novel when I was in 3rd Grade. I was obsessed. I’ll probably come back around to him before the month is up.

Recording Gutter Trash tonight. Having dinner with my folks. Again. Sucks being broke.

Mummy


10/13

Not much to say. Tired. Hungry. Much like angry mummy.

Scary Monsters


10/12

Whooooo…

Nothing’s quite as frightening, however, as watching my drunk 47 year old, married brother try to pick up an 18 year old waitress at a sports bar. It was a special day.

Back to Lego Batman with me… er… I mean, reading a book.

Zombies


10/11

Gotta get this one done early, or it won’t get done today. I drew this one a while ago. Kind of experimental. I had just bought a big-ass funky marker, and just wanted to do something huge, crazy and sloppy with it. This was the result.

Just woke up. Nothing new to gripe about.

Nosferatu


10/10

A little late, was having dinner with my parents. Anyhoo.

Unless their name is Dracula, and they’re played by Gary Oldman or Bela Lugosi, attractive charming vampires can blow it out their ass. I love vampires as freakish, dirty, messy, sloppy motherfuckers who are, y’know, actually frightening. As much as I hate Steve Niles’ work, at least he had the decency to take that direction with 30 Days of way too fucking much hackery. However, with the popularity of crap like Twilight (the trailer to the movie looks fucking terrible, and I found out that my 13 year old nephew is obsessed with it – it has be shitty), it looks like pretty, vapid, toothless vampires ain’t goin’ away anytime soon.

So I based this nasty motherfucker on Orlok from the film Nosferatu, originally played by actor Max Schreck (also the name of Christopher Walken’s character in Batman Returns. Schreck himself would be portrayed – kinda – by Willem Dafoe in the criminally underrated Shadow of the Vampire). I decided to give this guy the leech/sucker tongue thing… just because.

My brother’s visiting tomorrow. I love him, wanna see him, but it really kinda fucks up my plans for Saturday (reading a book). I’ll just have to power-read through it on Sunday.

See ya.

Jason Vorhees


10/09

Another “re-imagining”. Though, as I’ve said, I’ve never seen a Friday the 13th movie, I always imagined Jason as a giant mutant baby. With a machete. So I drew him that way (hence the unmasked head shot).

Watched I, Madman last night. Not a very good movie, but I kept thinking that I recognized every single actor and actress in it from other things. Turns I only recognized one guy, who was in a very short-lived but pretty damn good show called G vs. E. He played Chandler Smythe.

Gas is below 3 dollars a gallon. If this is what happens when the economy collapses, I wish it would collapse every week. This just further fuels (get it?) my theory that people like me (poor) actually benefit when the world goes belly-up.

Manana.

Freddy Krueger


10/08

A “re-imagining” of Nightmare on Elm Street monster, Freddy Krueger. I watched the first NoES when I was about 5 years old, with my mom, while eating dinner. It was awesome. Freddy sorta became my favorite franchise guy – fitting as I’ve never seen a Halloween movie (I actually did see Halloween III: Season of the Witch, but since it’s got nothing to do with the others, I suppose it doesn’t count) or a Friday the 13th (Freddy vs. Jason doesn’t count either). After 3, and up until New Nightmare, the NoES series pretty much sucks, as Freddy became a jokey joke jokester – a warm and cuddly slasher your youngest children can love (then again, I was 5, but I was a weird fucked up little kid).

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t do likenesses, and it seems even more ridiculous to try to match a creature like Freddy to what Robert Englund looks like in the make-up. For that matter, whenever I see comic based on a tv show or movie, it always immediately disconnects with me to see that the drawings are so heavy photo-referenced just so the characters look like the actors. Film and Comics are two different things, and I think that, as long as an artist gets the “feel” of the character, who gives a fuck if they go “off model”. So fuck David Boreanaz and William Shatner (second Shatner mention! Score!) and their egos. Or their Eggos. Let artists… um… art. Leave them alone! The amount of photo-reference needed for licensed comics ruins any energy that makes a comic a comic.

And yeah, you can apply that to any comic that uses actors to sub in for characters.

Anyhoo, to help keep me in the Halloween spirit, I started my annual tradition of only listening to The Misfits in my car for the rest of the month, and I’ve reordered my Netflix queue to only get horror movies for the next few weeks. Feast 2 is at the top of my queue, but it’s a “Very Long Wait” at this point. So instead, today, I got I, Madman, May, and The Woods.

Be back tomorrow.