Costumes & Horror on Halloween

Girls with Slingshots Halloween costume comic

Girls with Slingshots by Danielle Corsetto

Halloween is usually a fun opportunity for webcartoonists to dress their recurring characters up, but I haven’t seen a whole lot of that yet among the comics I normally read!  Where’s the holiday spirit, guys?

That being said, Girls with Slingshots by Danielle Corsetto is a reliable source of Halloween themed story lines and this year it’s built around a librarian-organized, kids’-book-character-themed costume party!  Lots of great costumes so far, but I thought the comics-themed couple costume at left was especially appropriate for us…

Aside from Halloween story lines, here are two seasonally appropriate comics.

Little Ghost is a cute monster mash story by Kate Leth, and its the first ongoing fictional storyline she’s serialized on her own website, though she also has several new monthly print comic projects out, including the new, ultra-Halloweeny Edward Scissorhands comic from IDW!

Little Ghost by Kate Leth

Little Ghost by Kate Leth

Also, Abby Howard, who I learned about through the Strip Search webcomic reality show and her hilarious comics at Junior Scientist Power Hour, is a big fan of horror as evidenced by her other webcomic, The Last Halloween!  I believe it was launched about a year ago after a successful Kickstarter…  At any rate, I started reading it, but it was  way too scary for me!  So that means it should be appropriate for anyone over, like, age 10 😛

The Last Halloween by Abby Howard

The Last Halloween by Abby Howard

Even Abby’s latest autobio JS Power Hour comic is Halloween themed, about the big farm home she moved into as a kid and the mysteriously threatening happenings that followed…

Alright, hope you all enjoy these alternately cute and horrifying comics on this spoOoOoky Halloween!  Anyone dressing up as a comic character?

Hourly Comic Day Tomorrow!

February 1st is International / Intergalactic / Universal  Hourly Comic Day, as decreed by John Campbell, who’s a pretty weird guy nowadays, but anyways.  I’ve participated in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and you can see lots more entries from  HCDs past on this forum.  Here are the guidelines if you’re interested in joining in (do it!).  Anyway, I thought this snippet of this unrelated Kate Leth comic was appropriate:

Kate Leth ALongStory 8-9-2012

(Kate Leth has lots of great, unflinching comics about sexuality, mental health, depression, etc., so definitely check her out beyond just that snippet!)

I apologize in advance for my own uneventful autobio comics…  But part of the fun of HCD is seeing so many people’s days, even if they’re not super exciting on their own…  A fun annual comics event for sure!