Rhode Montijo is one of my favourite indie comic book artists working today. From cult Flash cartoon Happy Tree Friends to comic series Pablo’s Inferno, his work spans from late-night cartoons, to sculpture, to books scattered on the floor of a Kindergarten classroom. One of those books would likely be The Halloween Kid, a 32-page hardcover published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. It tells the story of a mysterious masked boy on a stick horse and his crusade to defend Halloween! Because who wouldn’t want to lay everything on the line for the right to trick or treat?!
So why am I telling you all this? Well, the beloved book is being adapted into an animated holiday special and this is HUGE for Rhode! A panel discussion is happening TODAY at Anime Conji in San Diego, where they’ll reveal the first sneak peeks of the animated special. Rhode will also share exclusive, behind the scenes material on The Halloween Kid Facebook page as production progresses. Stay tuned for more info and hopefully a teaser trailer! http://dlvr.it/3DS4Kl
NEW POST: Ah, what better way to get the jump on Spring than with some fresh threads? Montreal’s fantastic indie art clothiers, Akumu Ink, has just released three new designs from their Spring 2013 catalogue: Top Hat (men’s), Necromancer (men’s) and Monster (women’s). Professionally printed from the sunny shores of California on uber soft, slim fit cotton, these tees will have you in the Halloween spirit whether it’s April or October. Grab ‘em here for $26 a piece and also check out their other killer designs, original art section and subscription offer! http://dlvr.it/39XK3c
Bloody brain shooter
1 1/4 oz. strawberry vodka such as Stoli
1/8 oz. Rose’s lime juice
3/4 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Splash of grenadine
Preparation: Chill vodka for better smoothness. Add vodka and lime juice to a shaker, shake and strain into a shot glass. Using a straw, dip some Bailey’s Irish Cream into the shot. Once you submerge the straw into the Bailey’s put your finger on top of the straw to hold the Bailey’s in the straw. Dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. The Bailey’s will curdle a little bit due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of Bailey’s.
Repeat the straw/Bailey’s process to build a “brain” in the shot glass. Add a splash of grenadine to the concoction to add the ‘blood’ to the mix. Down the hatch as a shot.
Alternatively, have a friend hold a shot of Bailey’s in their mouth and then add one of lime juice and swish it around. Cement mixer! Puke! Lose a friend! This was courtsey of brain shots [folkinz]Via Bloody Brain Shooters [neatorama]
It looks like October Toys is sold out of these now, but you can find exclusive red Z.O.M.B.I.E.s at Tsunami Tactical and exclusive color changing Z.O.M.B.I.E.s at Zombies & Toys!
The above items were made for only a couple dollars each! It’s easy if you have a few things around the house and a dollar store nearby. You just need a little imagination and an eye for mixing and matching.These are some really great ideas, and I thought it was really cool to see what was made just by using common items you can find around the house or at the store for really cheap. Have fun, and if you do use this tutorial to make some of your own, send em my way, I wanna see!!!!
Who needs off-the-shelf seasonal Halloween decorations when you can make your own in an afternoon for a fraction of the price and get ten times the quality - not to mention something wholly unique?
This is a process, rather than a specific How-To. Use a similar process on your own to mix and match different items to make your own jars. Wander through the dollar store and look at the various items in a whole new way!
The most important thing is to think of a story behind each creation. This will direct your efforts. Once you have a concept in mind, the rest of the jar will pretty much make itself.
Here is how the above items were made. Expand on this and make your own!
This 12 X 15 inch wood display case includes:
- 10 inch wooden stake with heavy twine handle
- Wooden mallot with leather strapping
- Cross with rope chain
- Bottle of holy water
- Communion wafers
- Vampire killing instructions
- Red felt backing
In celebration of Halloween, and all things orange and heavy, I present to you guys one of the sweetest pumpkin dropping montages I have ever seen… Note the awesome sound and actual reality of possible death (if hit by one of these beasts), as the cars get crushed like tin cans. Simply amazing…
P.S. I also love how the first guy who pulls the string slips as he dives away from the jack o’ lantern death machine. I bet he peed a little.