Halloween! A post that is late

And just like that it’s been a month since I posted anything here. A Whole month in which I worked on a new issue of The Anglerfish, went to FACTS, celebrated my nieces 3rd birthday and joined my nephews on a Halloween walk that scared the crap out of them. A month in which I lost my internet connection and re-established it, started my own Redbubble shop and watched a bunch of tv-shows and films.

So, Halloween! It’s an American holiday that is becoming more and more a part of Dutch culture too. I like it, I used to be a scaredy cat when I was little but now I love scary things. (Possibly because I don’t find them to be super scary anymore but just fun.) So in the week before Halloween when I was at my brothers to celebrate my nieces third birthday (I got her dress up wings and my little ponies and she enjoyed being all sweet and cuddly with me) at night there was also a Halloween themed walk that I joined my nephews on (4 and 6 years old). It was at night, we all got lanterns and there were people dressed up as all sorts of creepy crawly things hidden in the woods and telling stories, it was awesome. My youngest nephew got a little too scared, so in some parts I carried him and kept him away from any hidden monsters I could spot. I thought the walk was very cool and a great way of incorporating the holiday into our own lives without trying to trick-or-treat in a place where very few people would actually have candy to give out. On the actual evening of Halloween I got home late from work and spend the night building this awesome Haunted House lego set that I had treated myself to while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, a film which I love with all my heart.

And speaking of Halloween, it was naturally the theme of the October issue of The Anglerfish, for which I drew the cover. That’s right! I did a cover!

Halloween cover

This is the version without the logo, go look at the actual magazine to see it in context.

I’ll discuss some of the other stuff I did this month in other posts!

Picador anniversary editions

I love these covers, so beautiful. I want all of them. I have The Lovely Bones and The Sea, but I would like the series even though most of them are books I’ve never heard of. The design is just so awesome, and I figured that’s a just as valid a reason to try unknown books as any other.

It took me a long time to upload this video, I always have to convert the files from my camcorder in handbrake to a format my imovie can handle, but this one was just to heavy to import apparently. So I just gave up on any kind of editing and uploaded it like it is, in all it’s stupid drunkenness.

We got really drunk, and made stupid jokes and not very good music. (Normally Thomas and Ben are much better.) It was awesome, we should visit Ben in Paris more often. 🙂 I am terrible at recording video, as seen from me taping Thomas’s trousers while searching for my beer. All the comments on the percentage of smiles are in reference to my camcorders smile-o-meter.

I present to you: Thomas (Dutch) + Ben (French) + Bear (Stuffed) playing Falling Slowly (among other things). I think that Thomas is secretly a Nerdfighter, what with the putting of things on his head. (Susan had already gone to bed like the smart person she is and slept through all our ruckus.)

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