Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Week - Part 2

Set of Halloween cards, using images of silk-screened art created for a 1994 Halloween art show.

Uncut silkscreen of black cat image, 14" x 18", 1994.

Uncut silkscreen of Jack-O-Lantern image, 14" x 18", 1994

Original Jack-O-Lantern line art. Pen & Ink, 14" x 18", 1994.

Front and back views of the package of "Halloween Hang-ups" made for the 1994 show. We only made around 65 of these packages, containing the hand-cut silkscreens. There were three different designs in each package, each with a stapled photocopied red cardstock header. It was all very "crafty" & low-tech & home-made. They were just intended to add a bit more fun to the show -- affordable souvenirs to be sold during the reception. When I had the opportunity to do a set of Halloween cards several years later, I decided to reuse these designs, since I was always kind of fond of them and was sorry we hadn't done a larger edition (the original group sold out within a week, although I set aside some for myself, most of which have since been sold). Below is the poster for the show:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Halloween Week

Top to bottom:
(1) Halloween illustration for The New York Times from several years ago.
(2) Monster who originally appeared on an Evil Eye letter page.
(3) Art for the poster of my 1994 Halloween Show at a now-defunct gallery in San Francisco.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Half-Minute Horrors Preview

Here is a sneak peak at the two-page comic I wrote and drew for the book mentioned in the previous post -- a new book of short scary stories for kids, perfect for Halloween! The story is called "The Old Man In The Picture."

Note: All proceeds go to a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own new books -- so this is one you don't have to feel guilty about buying.

New Book Of Short Scary Stories For Kids Book Description --

How scared can you get in only 30 seconds? Dare to find out with Half-Minute Horrors, a collection of deliciously terrifying short short tales and creepy illustrations by an exceptional selection of writers and illustrators, including Jonathan Lethem, Lemony Snicket, James Patterson, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, R.L.Stine, Faye Kellerman, Margaret Atwood, Lane Smith, Richard Sala and many more. With royalties benefiting First Book, a not-for-profit organization that brings books to children in need, this is an anthology worth devouring. So grab a flashlight, set the timer, and get ready for instant chills!

Edited by Susan Rich
Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins