Monday, October 31, 2011

Priscilla ~ The After-Halloween Party Week

Pinata Girl will either be having a nightmare tonight, or her Vampire Brother will have his wish come true!   Tune in each day this week to see just what happens after Halloween is over. . . !!

(by the way, hope your Halloween is a sweet one today!)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Crypt Kicker 5 - Kelly

The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds   /   Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds The coffin-bangers were about to arrive   /   With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five" 

Listen up all you Boys and Ghouls; It's the album every body is talking about! It'll make you rock -n- roll over in your grave!
Don't sit there like a zombie! Run out and catch this sound 'cause IT'S ALIVE!....IT'S ALIVE! 

available on FAT-EL Records.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Diandra-Monster Mash

"They did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash"

I've had the idea for this sketch for at least a year. Every time I tried getting it on paper, it fell flat. This time it finally came out! I am loving my monsters boogeying on down. I want to take this to final-quality so I have work to do, least of all to change the setting, but I look forward to spending more time with these monsters. ;)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Priscilla ~ It's a Monster Mash theme week!

"my monster needs some friends so they can have a mash party. i'm not sure what kind of party that is but it sounds fun."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ghoulish Dirt Dessert!

When I was younger, I used to make a really simple and fun dessert to bring to parties. I don't remember what it was called exactly, but we'll just call it dirt dessert. All you do is mix chocolate pudding with some crushed up OREO cookies! I used to line a flower pot and fill it with the mixture, then put in fake flowers. For Halloween, you can have a lot of fun with it by adding things like gummy worms or whatever else you can think of!

It's fun and taste yummy, too!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ghoulish Delights - Kelly

Why did Frankenstein kill his Bride? Ok- She did reject him with the "OH HELL NO!" look to end all "Hell No!" looks... BUT... little  known fact.... a tiny photo slipped from her dress, close to her heart, down to the floor. When Frankie saw this photo - it was a murder suicide of the undead kind.

 What Frankie didn't know- was Elsa went abroad for a semester in college to study German Expressionism. While shopping for furniture at The Cabinets of Dr. Caligari - their eyes met over a nice end table. It was love at first fright. The love they shared burned as hot as a witch at the stake - and was as short lived. Their first passionate weekend away together on the French Riviera, The Count forgot himself and his sunblock. Their future went up in smoke. Elsa vowed over her dead body-she'd never love another. She went thru the rest of her days like a zombie. Heartbreak sucks.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Diandra-Ghoulish Delights

What's more ghoulish and frightening than a witch fattening up a child so she can eat him?!

I love our topics for this month but I am having the hardest time getting pencil to paper, so I thought I'd share this old comic panel. (Note the dot eyes, the overworked watercolor and scanner induced color blow-out-augh!) I'd like to think I've grown significantly since this piece. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Priscilla ~ Ghoulish Delights!

who wouldn't love a yummy six-legged-grape-eyed peanut butter and jelly sandwich?! ....right?
this week will be a blast, as we share our Ghoulish Delights with you all!  Hope you're hungry.....!

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Pumpkin - Kathy Blackmore

The Pumpkin

"Oh! - fruit loved of boyhood! - the old days recalling,
When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,
Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!"

~ John Greenleaf Wittier (1850)

May your Jack-o-lanterns effectively guard against nasty spirits! ~ Kathy : )

I am very grateful for carving out friendships with my fellow illustrators. Thanks Kathy for filling in!
You can see Kathy's Tricks and Treats HERE.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


It's amAzing some of the jack-o-lantern designs people come up with! So cleaver and fun. I can't wait to create a jack-o-lantern with my son for the first time. Not to mention, just seeing his expression when he sees one!

Happy carving!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


You know, some of us are planners and need to have that face planned out perfectly before we start carving.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Guest Post-Nina's Jack O' Lantern's

   "I'd imagine that a scary witch would prolly carve happy faces into her pumpkins. "

    (Thank you so much for helping out in a pinch, Nina! You're a real peach!)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Priscilla ~ Jack-O-Lanterns this week!

"We're all in this together", sang the huddled bunch of fall friends.

And here below was my inspiration ~ a mini pumpkin that was just begging to have a bit of personality.  

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall means...PUMPKIN PANCAKES!!!

In our house, we watch the shelves of Trader Joe's at this time of year. Only in Fall do they carry their pumpkin pancake mix. It is mmm, mmm GOOD! We were so excited to see our old friend again, we bought TWO boxes!

Hmm, I think I'll go and make some now...

Do you have a favorite goodie you like this time of year especially?

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall for it! - Kelly

She felt more colorful than ever. 
It was her season to express herself. 

So much beauty bursting all around,
she would take it all in 
glow from the inside out.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Means...

Autumn is a second spring 
when every leaf becomes a flower.  
- Albert Camus

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Diandra- Fall Means...

When I was thinking about this week's theme, I went on and on listing my favorite parts of my favorite season: Cinnamon, sweaters, baked goods, apples, more baked goods, crisp breezes. Then I had a truly "duh" moment. In Texas, Fall means FOOTBALL!

Football is one sport I do enjoy watching. Hockey is a blast, baseball is okay, basketball is a snooze, but football is wrapped up in so many of my memories of Fall in Texas, that I have a hard time separating the two. In fact, when my husband and I were dating, football games were a significant part of our courtship. (Touchdown= a kiss from your sweetheart) Nowadays we don't go to so many games, but my husband is already looking forward to the day when we can bring our kids are old enough to go see this in person.