It snowed a little here last night, just enough to highlight the piles of leaves that I haven’t raked yet.
Last week Michael and I went to Gatlinburg with his family, they had rented a cabin between Pigeon Forge and Downtown Gatlinburg. It was a rainy and cold few days, but we managed to fill the time up with plenty of food, Phase 10, pool and a little exploring.
- Every year I get excited for October, for the fall season and Halloween. “I’m going to decorate, make pumpkin bread, build a monster for my brother’s Halloween party, make costumes for Michael and I, host my mom’s birthday…) Then inevitably every year I get stressed out and don’t do any of that (except my mom’s bday).I’ve never been prepared with an outfit for Halloween, which means I always end up throwing together a panic costume (How many stuffed animals can I pack into my T-shirt? Do I have any fake mustaches? What about fake teeth?). My costume always ends up leaving people confused and/or uncomfortable, which is the general state in which I like to leave people.
Last year I dressed up as a crazy old man with a blond frizzy wig, and ran around telling everyone my name was “Old Jeff” in a raspy voice. “I’m OLD JEFF gimmie a kish!” No one had any idea who I was, so that was loads of fun!
This comic short story only took me about an hour to sketch a first draft, then 45 HOURS to complete. So that’s mostly what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks. Whew!I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to stock up on candy before the trick o’ treaters come knocking!
(this comic is a side scroller so hit the little arrow on the right to see the next panel)