Twenty Percent Ghouler

Chris Sims, Senior Writer at ComicsAlliance, cowriter of Down Set Fight and Subatomic Party Girls, writer of Radical Guardian Skater X, possible dracula

How the Garfield Halloween Special got me in trouble

benito-cereno:

benito-cereno:

Okay, so, here is some background information:

1) I was the kind of nerdy kid who often wore Halloween costumes based on characters of my own design. When I was…I dunno, nine, probably? I went as a character I had “created” (i.e. largely ripped off) called Ferocious Man. He was the superhero alter ego of a character based on myself featured in comic strips I drew in 4th grade that were “heavily influenced by” Calvin and Hobbes. Ferocious Man was, obviously, Stupendous Man. He was meant to have a cape and cowl just like Stupendous Man, except purple (my favorite color as a kid) instead of maroon. My mom couldn’t work out what I meant by a hood that exposed the mouth, so the hood she sewed was more or less just a pillow case with eyeholes in it. Also, she couldn’t find the deep royal purple I was hoping for in a fabric, so instead the cape and hood were more a dark, dull grey.

2) For most of my childhood I did not go trick or treating. True Benito fans know I spent most of my childhood being nearly murdered by a series of ghosts at a haunted church, and Halloween was no different. We did not have Halloween. We had church-sanctioned “fall festivals,” which mostly included dressing up as things that had not ever been previously dead (no, not even Jesus, you wiseacres) and getting small pieces of candy in exchange for playing games that were literally impossible to lose.

3) There is a scene in the Garfield Halloween special in which Garfield terrifies Odie by telling him Halloween has its origins in the ancient druidic festival of “Saman, the Lord of Death.”

So, the Halloween I was nine years old, I was milling around the church grounds, bouncing from game to game, and I was rapidly tiring of explaining to everyone I came across who I was dressed as. “It’s a character I made up,” I said again and again. “A superhero. Named Ferocious Man.” After an hour or two of repeating this every few minutes, a mischievous caprice came over me.

"Oh!" they would say. "Who are you supposed to be?"

"I’m Saman," I said, pulling my dark grey executioner’s hood down over my face. "The Lord of Death."

Guys, when you are nine years old and bored of a Halloween, do not tell a dozen people at a church that you are Saman, Lord of Death. Your mom will find out and she will beat the shit out of you.

Reblogged by request.

bettyfelon:

veronicaharmonica:

完了!「昭和40年代」って言う絵だわ。Prints available soon!
#Japan #pop #60s #イラスト

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bettyfelon:

veronicaharmonica:

完了!「昭和40年代」って言う絵だわ。Prints available soon!

#Japan #pop #60s #イラスト

life inspo

zdarsky:

Wokrin’ on some shirt ideas for my favourite characters

thechrishaley:

I’m selling all the original art from the Wolverine Comics, Everybody! I did this week for @comicsalliance!

Here’s the naked Wolverine and sneaky Hulk panel!

It’s $30+5(s&h)! Email me at thechrishaley at gmail if you’re interested!

You can also email me if you already know there’s another page you’d like! View high resolution

thechrishaley:

I’m selling all the original art from the Wolverine Comics, Everybody! I did this week for @comicsalliance!

Here’s the naked Wolverine and sneaky Hulk panel!

It’s $30+5(s&h)! Email me at thechrishaley at gmail if you’re interested!

You can also email me if you already know there’s another page you’d like!

Q
Do you have a favorite Kentucky ghost story or cryptid monster? I am a big fan of the Pope Lick Monster!
A

benito-cereno:

I think I’m a pretty well documented fan of the Pope Lick Monster. In fact, as I write this, I am actually wearing a Pope Lick Monster t-shirt that Sarah got me for my birthday this year. My story from last year’s BOO! anthology that I did with lesmcclaine is basically a Pope Lick Monster story with the serial numbers filed off, where I basically took all the different versions of the story and conflated/reconciled them into one account. There’s a preview page of that story here, or you can buy it (plus three other stories) here.

I am also fond of the idea that Spring Heeled Jack jumped his way over to Kentucky after terrorizing London for a while. I wrote about that here.

And here is a post where I outline different legends from around Kentucky, including Bearilla, the witches of Harlan, and all the insane shit that happened at Bobby Mackey’s Music World.

More locally speaking, Lexington has a number of haunted locations—the opera house, the Mary Todd Lincoln House, various older homes in the downtown area—but probably the coolest haunted place to go is in Richmond, at White Hall, the estate of Cassius Marcellus Clay aka the True American aka the Bluegrass Badass. They do ghost tours there at various times of the year, but I still haven’t been to one, which makes me sad.

Any other Kain-tucks got a local legend they favor?

comicsalliance:

THE X-MEN EPISODE GUIDE 5×10: THE FIFTH HORSEMAN
By Chris Sims
The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series.

This week, it’s the return of Apocalypse and Fabian Cortez, so if you want to stop reading now, I’ll understand.
BUT IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE… View high resolution

comicsalliance:

THE X-MEN EPISODE GUIDE 5×10: THE FIFTH HORSEMAN

By Chris Sims

The early ’90s were spoiled for choice when it came to comic book adaptations. Not only was Batman: The Animated Series on the air, but X-Men led Marvel’s push to get on the small screen, diving right into the often convoluted continuity of everyone’s favorite mutants, luring in a generation of fans, and paving the way for cartoons to follow. That’s why we’ve set out to review every single episode of the ’90s X-Men animated series.

This week, it’s the return of Apocalypse and Fabian Cortez, so if you want to stop reading now, I’ll understand.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE…

moviesludge:

you have the right to remain clotheslined

RRRRRRRAAAAAINMAKER!

moviesludge:

you have the right to remain clotheslined

RRRRRRRAAAAAINMAKER!

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Episode 46: Halloween Havoc 1993

kingimpulse:

Carrying on the all-October-long journey through a random assortment of WCW’s Halloween Havocs has brought us to 1993, which features a wheel, a deal and the greatest three minutes in wrestling history.

You can stream the show on Libsyn, or press play on that handy little button. We’re now on iTunes, so if you want to go through and subscribe/review, that’d be lovely. We’re also on Stitcher!

Chris is @theisb on Twitter, and the Senior Writer at ComicsAlliance. Check out his comics work at Comixology.

Chris Haley is on Twitter, @thechrishaley and is the artist of the excellent Let’s Be Friends Again.

You can follow me on Twitter, @KingImpulse, which is my personal account where I tweet about wrestling, pop music and comic books.

When I’m not podcasting, I’m a regular columnist for WhatCulture’s WWE section of the site.

If you want to ask me anything about wrestling, the best place to do is probably on Tumblr.

aninventoryofthepossible:

chipsandbeermag:

Warning Signs of Satanic Behavior. Training video for police, 1990

had that paperback of the Necronomicon, which you could buy at any chain bookstore.

Warning Signs of Satanic Behavior: Being rad.