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2 part mini-comic, GHOSTS is now up on the Comics page. The mini-comics are intended to accompany the song, Paper Moon, Paper Thief. The storyline in a nut shell:
“yeah well basically it’s about you know a guy who is . . .so ugly that he can only come out once a year and feel normal. because you know, he’s different from everyone else.” (summary by Allen’s Mom)
The title for “Paper Moon, Paper Thief” references the this 1933 song.
“Paper Moon, Paper Thief” references a guitar riff from this 1959 song.
On the last page of GHOSTS (1 of 2), there is a picture referencing this song about werewolves.
The cover design for the comics was loosely inspired by this Hitchcock film poster.
it seems as though i’m busier than i thought. working on a halloween mini comic (1 of 2) that i hope to have ready by the end of this week. will be right back soon part two. in the mean time, please watch this clip. charlie brown is forever my friend.
“Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en?” is a satire parody aid song by an all star cast of musicians by The North American Hallowe’en Prevention Initiative (NAHPI). you can read all about it here and here, but it’s basically a fun song with gratuitous appearances by the likes of beck, devendra banhart, feist, islands, thurston moore of sonic youth, wolf parade, yeah yeah yeahs, and more (david cross). i find david cross’ contributions to be absolutely hilarious. tobias can do no wrong. here’s the video:
There’s also an amazing Halloween episode of Freaks and Geeks where the mother sings “The Monster Mash.” It’s gut wrenchingly humorous as it is heartwarming. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a clip online, so you’ll just have to watch the show some how.
every year there are less kids that trick or treat at our house. i think the trend is to go trick or treating at shopping centers now. do they know it’s halloween?
finally, there is nothing better than a peanuts tv special to lift one’s ghoulish spirits. happy halloween.