Saturday, October 27, 2012

Featured Creature: Liberty Spikes Zombie

Here we have a punk rocker who wasn't quick enough to escape the hordes.  He was changed some time ago and grown dry with age.

{Sharpie and Uni-ball Vision Elite Pen with tones added in Adobe Photoshop}


Featured Creature HZO: An Apology

I must tender an apology.  I have run up against a truly unexpected barrier with the Halloween Zombie Outbreak.

There is a fine line in film where a horror movie can turn into a snuff film.  I enjoy being frightened as simulated catharsis, but I am not into murder porn.  I feel like I've been dancing around that line with the HZO pieces and maybe even crossed over it at a couple of points.  In my searches for reference material for the Halloween Zombie Outbreak pieces, I've come across some real world images that have made my soul hurt.

Generally, I find myself inured to most horrific imagery, but there is real violence and real suffering in the world that is soul humbling.  I just can't draw anymore undead children with their intestines hanging out.  I'm not done with horror or with even with zombies, I just have to take a break.  I can't draw any more horror right now.

I may not be able to create anything new, but I do have some other zombie pieces that have been waiting in the wings that I will post to round out the Halloween Zombie Outbreak.

Thanks for understanding and viewing.


  


Friday, October 26, 2012

Featured Creature HZO: Black Cat

"I work security over at the park off main and north.  The first one I saw was when I was patrolling near the front.  Halloween night is usually pretty busy so I had one other guy, Ted, working with me. I don't wanna talk about what happened to him, okay?

Disappointment

Light brings the revelation of a brittle truth.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Featured Creature HZO: Werewolf

"My mom's dog came running past me, yelping.  Someone was banging on the back door.  I ran into the kitchen, but stopped in my tracks.    It took me several moments to process what I was seeing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Featured Creature HZO: Frankenstein

"There was a loud thump at the window.  I screamed and jumped back.  There was one of them at the window trying to get in.   He was struggling against the glass like a bird.  He was opening and closing his mouth as he pressed against the window.  I could hear the window  making popping and creaking noises as he flailed against it."

From The Sketchbook Archives: Ghastly Mcnasty

Last year I was working on a comic book piece for that year's issue of Hallowscream, but due to a change of residence I was unable to finish the piece, but in the warming up, I did this quick sketch of the magazine's creepy host, Ghastly Mcnasty.  Please go check out this year's issue of Hallowscream.  It should be available on Halloween.

{Sharpie and pen and ink}

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Featured Creature HZO: Clown

"I was out back when I got attacked.  I had to finish cleaning before I could leave for the party, but I'd been waiting tables all night and I needed a break.  I stepped outside for a cigarette.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Featured Creature HZO: Witch

"Halloween night, yeah, that was when it all started.  I think I saw my first one over on main and third.  I was waiting at the traffic light when I noticed movement in front of one of the buildings across the street.  Another car passed in the opposing lane and that's when I saw her.