Awful Superhero Halloween Costumes I’d Love To See – Invisible Woman

I remembered this costume well from my youth. See if you can tell why:

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It took me a bit to find some decent pics of what apparently is referred to by fanboys as Invisible Woman’s “Slut Uniform,” but find them I did.

I think the best part of the new costume’s (ahem) reveal is Reed’s totally blase take:

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It’s nice?! It’s NICE?! THE ROOF?!?! Reed, honey, step away from the computer.

Anyway, I dunno how feasible this would be to make, but someone needs to make this happen. PRONTO!

OK, one more shot just for old time’s sake:

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BTW, don’t miss Zebra Batman, Bug Catcher Spidey or Underwater Wonder Woman!

Halloween Cartoons – Monsters

Recently I’ve been blogging about varieties of Halloween cartoons. First it was pumpkins, then witches, but this time I’m taking more of a potpourri approach and chatting about monsters in general.

Halloween gives a cartoonist plenty to play with, but I’ll start with one of my favorites – vampires.

Sexy young vampires may be very much in fashion, but for my money the good old fashioned widow-peaked, tuxedo wearing blood sucker is still the best. Give me Count Chocula or The Count from Sesame Street over that boring Edward any day!

Anyway, as far as the above comic, I’m not sure exactly how or if blood as a diet would affect one’s blood pressure, if a vampire did indeed even have blood pressure. But, as I’ve said before, cartoons, perhaps especially Halloween cartoons, are often better if not examined too too closely.

Ok, another vampire one, and sort of a wordy one at that for one without a caption per se.

For this one I had to actually go out to my car and take a picture of my side view mirror so I could get it to look right. What I won’t do for my art!

So this is what being a cartoonist’s wife is like. You get to hear this at dinner – “OK, so this wolf man is giving a presentation…” and you have to listen, take it in stride, and offer your point of view. So, before you marry a cartoonist, be sure you’re ready for that.

Few things are funnier to me than Phil Hartman’s “FIRE BAD!” Frankenstein from SNL. Honestly, just thinking about it is making me giggle as I write this.

I knew that I wanted to play with that classic phrase, but it took a great deal of staring off in space to transplant it from a dark castle or angry village to the boardroom.

This is also one of the few Halloween cartoons of mine that I look at and think that I pretty much got it perfect. I’d like to think Phil Hartman would have enjoyed it too.

Well, that’s it for monsters. Feel free to check out all of my Halloween cartoons, and be sure you give out good candy this year. Not raisins. Don’t be that guy.

BTW, don’t miss my other Halloween cartoon blog posts about pumpkins and witches!

Awful Superhero Halloween Costumes I’d Love To See – Zebra Batman

Yep, Zebra Batman:

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Batman and Robin encounter a magnetically-powered villain, the Zebra-Man. But a charge from the machine which gave Zebra-Man his powers turns Batman into a “Zebra-Batman” who repels all solid matter, and cannot regulate his powers.


Anyway, someone needs to make this costume for real!

While you’re at it, don’t miss Bug Catcher Spider-Man and Underwater Wonder Woman!

Halloween Cartoons – Pumpkins

Being a cartoonist, I love the fun artsiness of carving pumpkins. I’m not a huge fan of scooping out the the stuff, washing them, cleaning them up when they’re done, or, really, anything else, but I love carving them.

So, with All Hallow’s Eve fast approaching, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Halloween cartoons about pumpkins!

Being a cartoonist means always having that 1% of your brain awake and on the lookout for stuff to have fun with. This cartoon came from seeing my basketball in my garage. It was set in such a way that the seams lined up and sort of looked like a pumpkin.

Then it was just a simple matter of creating young love gone awry. Easy!

I love mixing different things together in my Halloween cartoons. Often I’ll combine nursery rhymes, business jargon, pretty much anything to see what happens.

For this cartoon I was looking for a way to combine two holidays. I started with the leprechauns and their pot of gold, then started thinking of other holiday items as a substitute. It wasn’t long before a pumpkin stood in, and then it took a bizarre turn into the business world.

Writing is weird like that sometimes.

I do lots and lots of tech cartoons. The businessman in me will tell you it’s largely because they sell well, and that’s true, but mostly it’s because I’m a huge nerd and I have a weak spot for the latest gadget.

So when emoticons really took off and were widely understood, this cartoon wasn’t far behind.

It struck me one year while carving with the kids that whatever emotion we chose for the pumpkin was it. And suddenly that’s a lot of pressure!

Do you want a happy one? Angry? Mournful? Philosophical? Whatever I choose, this pumpkin is stuck. Good thing this therapist is there to help.

Well I think I’ve scooped about as much out of these pumpkin cartoons as I can. Feel free to browse all of my Halloween cartoons!

(BTW, don’t miss last week’s Halloween cartoons about witches!)

Awful Superhero Halloween Costumes I’d Love To See – Bug Catcher Spider-Man

This week’s awful costume I’d like to see made real is from a toy I used to have on a shelf in my office, Bug Catcher Spider-Man:

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You know, if this was Insect Catcher Spider-Man, I’d be less concerned, but “bug” is so non-specific…

There’s all kinds of awesome details to this costume, so don’t miss checking out all my old pics. And, please, someone put this costume in production!