Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tricky treat

Hallowe'en is now officially over for 2009, and I hope everyone who celebrated it had a great time. While going through a batch of files today, I stumbled across this funny illustration relating to the holiday that I drew years ago (back in the 1970's) for the "Hampshire Life" weekly supplement to Northampton's newspaper, "The Daily Hampshire Gazette". This was probably drawn for one of several columns I regularly illustrated -- probably "Life Line".

The thing I like most about this piece is how the grimace on the cheap molded-plastic "Hulk" mask accurately captures the likely disappointed reaction of the kid wearing the mask, who is given carrots instead of candy on Hallowe'en. -- PL

P.S. -- Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour today! (For those of you in "daylight savings time" regions.)


Anonymous said...

hahha he looks like so upset at teh carrots. i love it. halloween was crazy. i went as the mask. hope you had a lot of fun as wel!

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Tyrgermanic said...

i actually did forget.
funny drawing by the way.
makes you wonder what the article was about.

~ tOkKa said...

-->> Hulk kid looks angry..yeh i don't think we'd liek that kid when he's angry .