UPDATE: Whew! Look like this break I’ve taken needs a few more days to rest its legs and recharge its creative batteries. We’ll be back Monday with more 1PT.Rule — thanks for sticking with me!
Happy Halloween from 1PT.Rule!
I hope everyone enjoyed the tribute to the spookiest of holidays, and my selfish homage to The Spooky Old Tree. The Halloween Spectacular started off as a Clue-like murder mystery, and at another point (during the plotting stage) everyone was going to start getting murdered with various supporting characters from the strip popping up. In the end, I’m really happy with the way it went down, and the last panel of this eight-parter is one of my favorites I’ve ever drawn.
1PT.Rule will be back to it’s regular, non-Halloween schedule on Wednesday. I need a little time off after this endeavor to refresh (and wrap up a children’s book).
Looks like we’re going to get a Saturday, proper Halloween episode after all! Be sure to tune in tomorrow — SATURDAY — for the exciting conclusion!
Big delay but we’re still rolling on this tomb… er, tome. Whichever.
The Meat Puppets poster by the good fellows at Aesthetic Apparatus has long been a source of the feelings of both love and hate within my peer group. Basically it’s a poster-child (no pun intended!) for meaningless, clip-art driven design, and yet you can’t deny the thing is a beauty, and it kinda looks like the mask is made out of hamburger. So that’s hot. So for me I have days that go one way and days that go another, but I’ll bet you never knew what he looked like beneath that mask. As the piece that I can most directly tie to the resurgence of the gig poster as an art form, I have no trouble putting it along side the other works in this story, that’s for sure.
Mwa ha ha! Back again two days in a row to bring you the complete story.
Matt outed me in the comments of yesterday’s strip — this whole thing has been building up to a parody of the greatest scary book of all time, The Spooky Old Tree, which does, in fact, star the Berenstain Bears. This riveting piece of illustrated fiction is a high-bar for the entire publishing world, as far as I’m concerned, and while my copy has long since been destroyed, the story sticks with me to this day.
If you’re no Lester Beall fanboy today’s strip may be a bit obtuse. Start here and come back whenever you’re ready.
And here we have come to the meat of it… prepare yourselves for sheer, unadulterated terror!
Of some sort, I think.
Be sure to tune back in tomorrow, yes that’s right I said tomorrow, for the next chapter!