Once upon a time, I got a stick figure commission. It was to depict Spider-Man battling his nemesisisisisseses in The (original) Sinister Six: Electro, The Vulture, Sandman, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, and Doctor Octopus. That’s it, no other guidelines. I tossed pinup ideas around in my head for a while, finally settling on…well, being an overachiever and creating a three-page comic.
It was ridiculous amounts of fun to do. Drawn and lettered right on the boards, I couldn’t believe how much space I had to play with- one page has 27 freaking panels on it! It was a bit of a gamble in terms of “customer” “satisfaction”- it’s not at all what he asked for, after all- but ultimately he really dug it. Or at least he was mannered enough to lie about it to my face. Anyway, here it is for you to read. Click to embiggen, unless perhaps you have telescopic eyes.
Can you smell the October in the air? I can. I could smell it on September 1st. Once I spotted “Candles of DOOM” and knockoff versions of the Ghostface mask from Scream at my local grocery store, I knew that Halloween season (AKA the best season in the history of seasons and/or ever) was upon us.
Candles of DOOM, by the way, look just like plain old orange votives so beware! You may light an innocent-looking, plain old orange votive and find yourself ensconced in DOOM. And perhaps the smell of pumpkin pie. Which, if you have to be ensconced in DOOM, it might as well be a DOOM that smells like pie.
Anyway, the point is, it’s October. Which means over at Final Girl, it’s SHOCKtober. This year, I asked readers to send me a list of their 20 favorite horror movies; all throughout the month, I’ll be posting the results and much, much more. That’s because SHOCKtober rules. It must also be written in red. Doesn’t it remind you of blood? Don’t lie. I know it does. So, go visit Final Girl this month and revel in horror movies. It’s what all the cool kids are doing, I swear.Another thing you can do, if you feel so inclined, is check out episode 3 of Space Girls. It’s chock full of…mmm, one kind of goodness or another, I suppose. I know it was a long time coming, but it’s up now so you can GET OFF MY BACK.
Actually, no one was on my back about it, but I’m feeling sassy. Perhaps it’s my new hair conditioner.