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terrifying and awesome

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Nothing is as scary as being in love. The stronger your love is, the deeper the connection is, the more terrifying the thought of losing it becomes. I’m not talking about love going sour. I’m talking about literally losing them…like at the mall or something. Hehe. No seriously, sometimes I think about how much I love Jim and it makes my blood curdle.

You know what is almost as scary as love? Drew Daywalt’s short horror films! Drew and I connected on Facebook last week and I became a huge fan in about 2:31 minutes as I watched Bedfellows. After which, I watched every other short on the Daywalt FearFactory Channel on YouTube. Some of my favorites are Jack (which might remind you of this haiku comic) and There’s No Such Thing From the dread filled atmospheres, to the fabulous creatures to the BOO! factor, Drew Dewalt’s films have put the fun back into horror for me. I am really looking forward to the web series coming out later this year – check out the Camera Obscura trailer and you’ll see why I’m so excited. You can also read Drew’s School of Fear blog on FearNet. I really enjoyed the article on introducing your kids to Horror films. It brought a lot of creepy movie-watching memories that I’m quite fond of.

News –

I collaborated with jewelry designer and silversmith Kathryn Cole. More info on the Calan Ree Blog, but here’s a photo of the our efforts:

Kathryn Cole and Calan Ree

Kathryn Cole and Calan Ree

Sorta News

I’m taking Mom tubing for her birthday so I’ll be away for a few days plus I’m having a wicked flair of carpel or whatever it is in my wrist that is made unbearable by typing and drawing on the computer so I might need to take a break. If you don’t see a post next week, you’ll know why. If I do take off, it should only be for a week.

Oh, btw, today’s comic was made as a possible card idea. I’m pretty pleased with it, so I think I’ll add it to the GingerDead Greeting Card collection. I’ll let you know when it’s available…

Thanks for reading! I’d love some haiku inspired by my illustration or the bunny ring or one of Drew’s films…

<3 calan

8 Responses to “terrifying and awesome”

  1. Jennifer Zoellner Says:

    Yes, it should be a card! FOr SURE!! LOVE IT!

  2. Jim Says:

    Love is scary, yes
    Even more than skydiving
    Leash me at the mall

    Working through the fear
    Multiplies the reward
    Rawr! Leash me now please

  3. Seraphine Says:

    her heart flutters
    gathering honey–
    bits of ear, the neck
    mucus from his eyes–

    until her heart can barely move.
    it clings to his chest, sleeps on his heart;
    in this way
    they keep time together.

    she chews his nectar
    until it is digestible.
    i love you so much it’s scary, she says.
    he rolls over and sleeps.

    around his shoulders
    her heart flutters and
    produces wax
    for a honeycomb.

  4. Seraphine Says:

    it’s not a haiku; or if you will, its a haiku that breaks all the rules until it no longer resembles a haiku.

  5. Matthias Farland Says:

    beautiful bunny
    sitting on my fingertip
    tiny metal friend

  6. calan Says:

    seraphine – whatever it is, i like it!

  7. Drew Says:

    HA! Thanks for the love, Calan. I’m you’re newest biggest fan.


  8. calan Says:

    Drew – to quote Astro (and later Scooby Doo!) may i just say, “Ruh Roh.”

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