What if driving a monster away didn’t involve complicated incantations or great feats of bravery? Maybe your lack of interest could be so frustrating, that it would cause a demon to return to Hell. What if you were such an annoying roommate that a ghost would rather go into the light than haunt your house? I was playing this little game of what ifs after a sleepless night thanks to a rather annoying talking cat and so this week’s comic was born.
Perhaps I found a good way to quell the fears of little ones who dread darkness? I imagine telling them that they snore reallllly loud…so loud that it scares the monsters and ghosts away, might be a great way to get a kid to hurry up and go to sleep! I don’t have any so I’ll have to leave it to one of my readers to try out. Let me know how it works.
That just got me thinking…Don’t you just love the white lies parents tell us. It would be awesome to start one of our own. They are sort of like urban legends for toddlers. My mom told me she had eyes in the back of her head. She sure seemed to, so I totally believed it, even though when I looked for them I couldn’t find them. My friend’s mom used to tell us if we swallowed pits a tree would grow in our stomachs. Let’s see what else…oh that all the nutrition was in the crust of the bread. What a load of crap! Oh, I’m sure there are just oodles of them!
I’d love to hear some of the lies you grew up with. Not the heartbreaking kind like ‘I’m going to quit drinking’ but the wacky stuff that was supposed to be for your own good. Do you remember when you realized that what they were lying? How did it make you feel? Personally, I don’t recall when I realized my mom did not, in fact, have eyes in the back of her head. She’s a little spooky to be honest so in a metaphorical way, I still think she actually might! Anyway, if you can recall any, please share. It doesn’t have to be in haiku form. I’m just genuinely curious and who know, it might inspire future art or comics.
Speaking of art, I’m going crazy trying to get ready for October. I’ll be in a few big shows (tba) and have to make an insane amount of jewelry, print cards and sculpt dolls and finger puppets. Oh, plus there’s a painting or two…eek! I only have a couple of weeks left to prepare! I’m working mad hours and at times straining the hell out of my wrist/arm where you already know I have trouble so if I miss another week or two, bear with me. The madness will end early October.
If you haven’t checked my art blog lately, I did release the new series of art doll inspired jewelry. I did some voodoo love doll pendants and designed a skeleton pendant seriess too. A few of each of these are available in my etsy store. I’m nearly done with an earring design and am working out some really cool skull head pendants and ring designs so stay tuned.
Before I go, here’s a fantastic VERY short horror film by Drew Daywalt about the monsters that lurk under our beds. This is one of my favorites:
And don’t miss his brand new release Doppelganger:
If you love Daywalt’s horror, please consider donating as little as a buck or as much as you can to his NAKED project. Naked is a full length fantasy horror film that is a total labor of love and will be produced by us fans. Mad Men’s Edin Gali just joined the cast. Visit IndieGOGO to learn more and donate. Your name can be in the special thanks credits for $10 or for $20 you can sort of pre-order the dvd AND be in the credits and so on. This is a great way to say F U to Hollywood and get a film made that you actually want to see. If you can only afford a dollar, I swear that will be appreciated too so please contribute. I feel like we are part of a revolution of sorts! 😀
That’s all for now. See you soon!