Since it’s Halloween, I thought it’d be fun to look back on the Halloween stories I did during the original run of Uptown Girl’s mini-comic.
The first Halloween issue was issue 7 which featured the infamous Werewolves of London.
I didn’t do a Halloween issue for 2 years, and when I did, it didn’t feature a scary villain or a spooky story, instead it had Frances the Mute, a weird mime that Rocketman befriended. It also had a side story of Ruby trying to paint a a pumpkin to win a contest.
The next year I did a story about a Halloween party at the newspaper Uptown Girl worked for. It’s always a challenge to think of costumes for the gang each year. Sulky Girl chose the scariest thing she could think of for her costume.
The last Halloween issue I did was issue #66. I knew this was going to be the last Halloween story (at least for a while) so I wanted to do something really fun. I threw a lot of cliches into this story including an abandoned amusement park and a corrupt businessman. The issue’s villain was the evil Halloweenhead.
One of the things I miss about doing a monthly comic is doing themed issues like Halloween and Christmas stories. I recently thought up a new ghost story about a haunted theater that I hope to get around to doing in a few…years, I suppose.