Halloween art

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This idea lived in my notebook for quite sometime. Finally got around to sketching it up. Originally, it was a little demon-like creature running up to the lady to make his requests. Then I had the idea of not being able to see the creature, which, many times is a bit spookier. Has a bit of an “Evil Dead” vibe.

Lots more of these to come. I have a notebook full of roughed out comics. And I’m constantly doodling more. Drawing these weird strips has always been my default mode. It also helps to give your mind a break from regular projects, and I never really found a home for the weird stuff. Truthfully, I do them because this stuff clutters my head. Best to get them out.
For now, I plan on drawing one a week, although I write a bunch during the week. Maybe a collection in the future? We’ll see. What would you think about making prints available? And since I’m asking, would you wear one of these comics on a t-shirt?

New Dog eat Doug Halloween T-Shirts

I'm still new to the t-shirt game and I've missed creating designs for a few holidays here and there but I certainly wasn't going to miss out on Halloween. Here's a few, some are Dog eat Doug inspired and some are for fun.

Halloween T-shirtThis is my favorite. Simple and cute. Looks a little Peanut-ish, don't you think?

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Patch the Pumpkin is from a Halloween story I wrote a while back. Hopefully I'll get around to finishing that book. I've always loved this little guy.

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This design was just because I wanted one. I thought it would be a little funny to say "Happy Holiday" at Halloween. That and who doesn't love a skeleton in a giant, flowery hat?

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One for my fellow Irish.

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Halloween T-shirt

Same as the first shirt, but sans moon. I like them both. Maybe I should do one with Sophie carrying a bone? Not sure how I didn't think of that before now.

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Click here if you would like to see all the Dog eat Doug shirts available on Amazon.  Hopefully soon they will add the ability to have a separate storefront. For now, I'm thrilled with the quality of the shirts and how easy it is for people to order them at Amazon. Only had on hiccup so far. If you do have any issues, or an idea you'd like to see on a t-shirt, drop me a line!

A Poem for Halloween

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween! Thought I'd reformat Sunday's comic to make it easier to read. I think you can tell I based the art on my favorite movie of all time, "Pan's Labyrinth". Well, it's tied with "The Nightmare before Christmas" but obviously it's impossible to compare the two.

Also, thought I'd share a link to a lovely bit of Halloween history, courtesy of History.com. The Irish roots of the holiday are almost as fun as free candy. Part of me wishes we kept some of those old traditions:

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And of course, it's the only time of year when it's socially acceptable to share my deep love of vintage Halloween photos. If you've never ventured down that rabbit hole, I highly recommend taking a stroll down the path of the creepiest, most unsettling images you'll ever see. I'll leave you with one of my favorites:

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Have fun tonight and stay safe.