My family and I just moved from good 'ol Plant City, Florida to Clearwater, Florida - just an hour away, but towards the coast - about 10 minutes from the beach.
It's been a long and tiring week of moving heavy furniture and unloading box after box. Most of our stuff is here, but there's still work to do.
This house we're in is awesome - I can't stop thinking about what to do for Halloween. Our last apartment was on a large plot of land that got zero trick-or-treaters last Halloween. This year, I know there are several kids in the 'hood and the house is set up perfectly for 'my kind' of haunt - great front yard, garage, small front porch, and the neighborhood has a sidewalk (much of the Florida neighborhoods lack sidewalks). I'm stoked, but also at a loss at what to do. I've got TONS of ideas as usual, but money, time, and effort always determine the final theme.
Here's the list so far. I'll accompany them with some doodles later on.
1. Pirates - this is basically a "go-to" theme. I've done it once, and it turned out well. I've got several props already and the rest is fairly easy to create. The area (Tampa Bay) already lends itself to this theme (we just had the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion a couple weeks ago). Fun, kids love it, not too scary.
2. Alien Invasion! - this is a theme I have always steered away from. I'm not big into aliens and the genre is just too 'catoonish' for me, but lately I've been sketching and researching some fun alien themes that are cartoonish, but also really fun. One-eye aliens crash into my house, laser blasters, etc. The creation is a bit more complex than pirates, but utilizes a lot of trash which makes things easier - I forsee a lot of silver spray paint.
Otherwise, I have several ideas that I'm just not sure will come to fruition. Help! Spit your Halloween theme ideas my way. Details don't necessarily matter. Comment below!
Contest Time! I've created a hand-drawn Valentine's cartoon, but it needs a caption. Submit your best caption for chance to win a brand new piece of artwork (see below).
Entry submission closes Wednesday, February 16th at 11:59p EST.
Submit your entries via the contact form. Be sure to include at least your first name and last initial. You can either copy the image and insert your own caption or just submit the text. Voting will begin Thursday, February 17th
Caption this!(click to embiggen)
First Prize: A new 11 x 17 poster, Kocham Cie (I love you), giclee on ultra smooth Epson art paper.
Crazy that hundreds of thousands of people can conduct a generally peacefull uprising and lead a major country's government to dissolve in 18 days. Superlative!
I just received my Walking Dead and Day of Anger posters from Fro Design! If you haven't seen his work, you must check it out immediately. Excellent movie-inspired posters. Super stoked these arrived today.
These will be my first wall adornments in my office at the new house.
The Walking Dead
Day of Anger